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Specialist Physiotherapist (Fracture Clinic)

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a committed Physiotherapist to join the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust as part of our Orthopaedic Outpatient Physiotherapy service working in the Fracture Clinic on the Royal Devon & Exeter, Wonford hospital site.

To actively assist in the smooth running of the service throughout the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role
  • The post-holder will provide assessment, advice and treatment at a high standard to complex cases for adults and paediatrics within the fracture clinic
  • The post holder will work closely with the Consultants and MDTs to ensure smooth transition of care and appropriate advice and treatment
  • The post-holder will be responsible for teaching and leadership as part of the Orthopaedic Therapy team providing specialist knowledge re adult and paediatric trauma and orthopaedic operations.
  • The post-holder is responsible for their own workload within the designated clinical area for the assessment and treatment of patients on a day-to-day basis contributing to the management and supervision of the physiotherapy team as appropriate. Caseloads will be flexible and at times will involve the provision of service to other areas of the Trust.
  • To provide cover at weekends and Bank Holidays on T& O inpatient rota as necessary.
  • To participate in seven day working as required.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust has a passion for pursuing perfection across all areas of its services. We are a welcoming Trust, focussed on valuing a persons differences and encouraging them to grow and flourish in their role in healthcare and is set in one of the most beautiful areas of the UK.

We have a part-time (22.5 hours per week) substantive position available in the Fracture Clinic. The post involves providing specialist advice and treatment to a dedicated caseload in the sub-speciality of Orthopaedic trauma. The post-holder will also act as a resource for the assessment and treatment of Achilles tendon injuries referred from inside and outside the Trust.

There will be an expectation that the post-holder will actively support the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in ensuring the provision of team development, supervision and training to provide an appropriately skilled team of registered and unregistered staff. They will contribute to the recording and analysis of performance measures for both the patients and the service and consider ways of service improvement to provide an efficient, effective and responsive service.

Caseloads will be flexible and at times will involve the provision of service to other areas of the Trust. The position carries an expectation to work weekends as overtime on the trauma and orthopaedic inpatient rota (approximate frequency is one weekend day per month).

The role comes with the added benefit of being in a modern city with a wide range of leisure activities and entertainment facilities. Based within the heart of beautiful Devon and just off the M5, Exeter has a lot to offer, with a stunning coastline and picturesque moors within throwing distance of the city.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week. Monday, Wednesday & Thursday (starting times vary but hours will be worked between 08.30-17.30)

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Sarah Chase, Clinical Lead Physiotherapiston or07557 489955

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Barrack Road




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