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Physiotherapist Orthopaedic Oncology

Employer
Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Stanmore
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per annum including HCAS
Closing date
12 Dec 2023

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
Physiotherapist - Orthopaedic Oncology Team - 9 month FTC /Secondment

Full time (37.5 hours)

Are you up for a rewarding challenge? Do you like problem solving and thinking outside the box? Do you enjoy working in a collaborative environment that has focus on individuals goals? Then we may have the job for you.

The Ortho-oncology therapy team at the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital are hiring a band 6 physiotherapist (37.5 hours). This will be for duration of 9 months and Fixed term contract or secondment will be considered. We are a specialist Tertiary hospital that specialise in treating bone and soft tissue sarcoma, metastatic bone cancer, metastatic spinal cord compression and myeloma across inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation settings.

You will work collaboratively with a large MDT team including orthopaedic surgeons, spinal surgeons, plastic surgeons, oncologists, nurses, specialist cancer clinic nurse specialists, psychologists/psychiatrists, occupational therapists, dieticians, speech and language and orthotists to perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment and treatment of patients with diverse and complex orthopaedic conditions.

We have a strong focus on patient centred care, teamwork, research and revolutionising therapy care. We would encourage experienced Band 5 and Band 6 Physiotherapists with a background in orthopaedics, oncology and rehabilitation to apply.

Main duties of the job

To work as an experienced physiotherapist within the ortho-oncology team at RNOH.

A static band 6 physiotherapist must have
  • Advanced clinical skills in complex orthopaedic surgery and rehabilitation with job experience and personal development to demonstrate this
  • An ability to undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentations, using advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques.
  • An ability to formulate and deliver an individual and holistic physiotherapy treatment programme based upon sound knowledge of the evidence of the treatment options available. This could be across inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation settings in a collaborative manner.
  • Strong communication skills
  • Please see the attached job description for more detail


About us

  • We are a supportive team of 5 physiotherapists, 3 occupational therapists and a therapy tech who are passionate about rehabilitation of ortho-oncology patients. We are part of the London Sarcoma-one of the largest sarcoma services in Europe with an international reputation for providing the highest quality of care to patients with sarcoma. The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital has a strong reputation as a leader in the field of bone and soft tissue sarcoma and metastatic bone surgery and rehabilitation and is a leader in limb salvage using bespoke endo-prostheses, bone transportation and bone grafting

We are fortunate to have the opportunity to drive forward our research agenda with the embedding of our Senior Sarcoma Research Therapist Dr Sherron Furtado (PhD in Sarcoma Survivorship, MSc, B.P.Th). This has resulted in an increase in publications as well as project presentations at national and international conferences increasing the evidence base for rehabilitation in orthopaedic oncology. We encourage our staff to engage regularly in research projects.

We have direct access to surgeons, advanced practice AHPs and nurses and network of charities. This enables us to have high quality, exciting and regular training to upskill our team members and build a collaborative and inclusive culture at RNOH. Our static staff also complete training in advanced communications and managing difficult conversations and have regular supervision.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with diverse or complex presentations, using advanced clinical reasoning skills and manual assessment techniques.
  • To formulate and deliver an individual and holistic physiotherapy treatment programme based upon sound knowledge of the evidence of the treatment options available. This could be across inpatient, outpatient and rehabilitation settings in a collaborative manner.
  • To be a part of the 7 day therapy service at RNOH including on-call/twilight rotas
  • To plan and prioritise your own patients case load and that of more junior staff where necessary
  • To supervise Band 5s or therapy tech staff members and engage in appraisals

To be involved in quality improvement, quality improvement and research projects

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/degree in physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD maintained portfolio including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to this post


Desirable

  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement in CSP clinical interest group


Experience

Essential

  • 3 years experience as a junior grade in a broad range of rotations including orthopaedics/out patients, respiratory care and ITU, rehabilitation including a minimum of 6 months in non rotational specialty
  • Experience working with patients with complex needs
  • Well reasoned account of career intentions at RNOH
  • Experience of student or physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Involvement in audit and understanding quality issues
  • Experience of teaching less experienced staff or students


Desirable

  • Experience in NHS
  • Involvement in research


Skills

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of professional practice and new research
  • Understands legal responsibilities of profession
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • Ability to organise and prioritise
  • Ability to communicate with patients with impaired communication abilities. Able to demonstrate empathy, motivate and persuade patients with impaired cognitive abilities or physical senses.
  • Demonstrates clinical reasoning, applying theory to practice
  • Demonstrates an understanding of clinical governance and its implications for physiotherapy
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day, often multi-tasking
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers
  • IT Skills (to be tested during probationary period)


Desirable

  • Competent IT skills Presentation skills


Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust

Address

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

Brockley Hill

Stanmore

HA7 4LP

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392-RNOH-647

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