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Orthopaedic Practitioner

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking to recruit an Orthopaedic Practitioner to join our Multi-disciplinary Team, who is able to demonstrate knowledge and enthusiasm for the role. A person, who respects others, has the ability to work effectively within the environment processing several clinics with a variety of activities, whilst supporting a diverse Multidisciplinary team. A key part of this role will be to contribute to the development of our casting services and therefore must hold a current casting pin with The British Orthopaedic Casting Association.

This Role will be based in Fracture Clinic at The Royal Victoria Infirmary. Providing services to both Paediatric and Adult patients. Within Fracture Clinic we care for patients of all ages who have suspected fractures, confirmed fractures and those who are being reviewed following fracture or Musculoskeletal injury.

Alongside the Fracture Clinic we provide care for patients attending elective clinics including spinal, shoulder and knee clinics. We also provide support services for Musculoskeletal Outpatient Department at Freeman Hospital Site, Accident and Emergency Directorate, Plastic Directorate, Community Physiotherapy, and Podiatry Services. As well as providing casting service to all inpatients within our Trust
  • Interview date: 5th December 2023
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain a high standard of clinical work when carrying out musculoskeletal procedures.
  • Responsible for the safe and effective care delivery within the MDT.
  • Ensure compliance with our clinical governance framework, you will motivate colleagues, champion service user safety and dignity and drive continuous improvement.

Our Clinic is open 7 days a week, including Bank Holidays. We constantly strive to improve the patient experience so are keen to explore new ways of working.

If you feel you have the people skills and necessary qualities to become part of a forward and innovative thinking team, with ambition to deliver a high standard of care then we would look forward to hearing from you and please apply. Full time hours, however, this is negotiable for the right candidate.

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder is expected to deliver casting/splinting and bracing services across a wide and varied patient group.
  • Direct patient contact, children and adults to measure, apply and remove casts / splinting and bracing for emergency and elective patients. This may involve splinting for children with non-accidental injury.
  • Work collaboratively as an effective member of MDT.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • In depth knowledge of trauma and orthopaedic conditions and treatment options
  • Highly developed knowledge of casting techniques
  • Post registration Experience
  • Evidence of CPD



  • High standard of communication skills
  • Liaise with multi-disciplinary team.
  • Work independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent interpersonal and relevant practical skills
  • Promote patient education



  • Post registration
  • High level of clinical skill
  • Undertake ordering of stock





  • Teaching and assessing cert

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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