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Senior Rotational Physiotherapist

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata if part time
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. Our 200-year heritage of innovation and excellence still drives us today as we continue to push boundaries to deliver the best care possible. We are rated among the best in the NHS for both clinical outcomes and patient experience. We are in an exciting period of strategic change which includes new service development and growth particularly in Therapy Services.

Staff development is positively supported including an active in-service training programme. With strong links and involvement within the research and development team, this is an excellent environment to develop in.

We are a collaborative team who prioritise amazing patient care and outcomes. The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital offers a unique experience to Physiotherapists.

Main duties of the job

An excellent opportunity has arisen for Physiotherapists with an interest in musculoskeletal and orthopaedic treatment. As a Senior Rotational Physiotherapist, you will be an integral part of the Trust, helping patients recover and restoring independence. Your six-month rotations will cover:
  • Musculoskeletal outpatients including upper limb, spinal and paediatric rotations
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Gymnasium rehabilitation including specialist groups
  • Orthopaedic inpatients including spinal and private wards
  • Orthopaedic oncology

For further information please contact Katy Kidson,Specialist Orthopaedic Spinal In-patient Physiotherapist on0121 728 9442 option 2

About us

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest specialist orthopaedic units in Europe. We offer planned orthopaedic surgery to people locally, nationally and internationally.

Our Trust is a very special hospital big enough to deliver world class services and small enough to offer exceptional patient and staff experience. We offer a working experience unique in the West Midlands and we're always on the lookout for passionate people to join our award-winning team.

The ROH is an equal opportunities employer. We employ people of difference and are committed to growing an inclusive culture, where difference is celebrated, and people feel able to bring their whole and authentic self to work.

We are a Disability Confident Leader and offer a range of inclusive, family friendly and flexible working arrangements and policies, to support our people in the workplace.

The Trust is committed to the Disability Confident Interview Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy and consider them on their abilities.

If you have a disability and need any support with your application or require any reasonable adjustments to be implemented please do get in touch with the Recruiting Manager for this position so that the team can support you.

To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities


  • To work on a six monthly rotational basis in the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital undertaking rotations in out-patients, gymnasium rehabilitation, hydrotherapy, orthopaedic in-patients, orthopaedic oncology and out-patient paediatrics
  • To be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of your own work, including the management of your caseload of patients within your area of rotation, without direct supervision
  • To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse and complex presentations, using manual assessment techniques, analytical skills and clinical reasoning to determine a diagnosis
  • To formulate and deliver individual treatment programmes based on evidence-based practice, using clinical reasoning and a wide range of manual physiotherapy techniques. To evaluate and modify treatment plans according to assessment and patient needs, discharging them when appropriate
  • To communicate effectively and gain informed consent from patients, carers and other professionals to maximise rehabilitation potential and ensure understanding of condition and/or surgery. This will, on occasions, include complex and sensitive information requiring skills of explanation, motivation and persuasion to overcome physical, emotional, mental and cultural barriers
  • To take delegated responsibility from the Team Leader within area of work, including clinical and managerial duties. To delegate appropriately to Junior Physiotherapists, Students and Assistant staf
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation in line with departmental and CSP standards, including communication of assessment and treatment results to appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters
  • To represent the physiotherapy service and/or individual patients at ward rounds, clinics and case conferences where appropriate. Liaise with members of the multidisciplinary team regarding patient care and progress to ensure co-ordinated service delivery
  • To act as professional advisor to other hospital staff where appropriate, providing specialist advice, teaching and instruction regarding physiotherapy
  • To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other professionals to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care
  • To be an active member of the evening and weekend on-call physiotherapy service
  • To work at weekends and in the evening as part of contracted hours depending on rotation

  • To maintain own clinical professional development and portfolio by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments, incorporating them into current clinical practice as necessary
  • To be an active member of the in-service training programme, through attendance and presentation at tutorials, training and peer review sessions within the physiotherapy department
  • To provide clinical experience and supervision for undergraduate physiotherapy students appropriate to your rotation
  • To undertake the measurement and evaluation of work and current practices through the use of evidence-based practice, audit and outcome measures, either individually or with more senior physiotherapists
  • To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply to work situation, following department and Trust Policies.

Organisational and Managerial
  • To deputise for the Team Leader in their absence, taking responsibility for daily team management, allocating and organising the work of staff to meet service priorities on a daily basis
  • To maintain high professional standards with respect to patients, colleagues, the service and the environment. Encourage staff under your supervision to follow your example
  • Liaise with senior staff as appropriate, with all issues relevant to service delivery and development
  • To be responsible for the safe and competent use of equipment within your current area of practice by patients, colleagues and student physiotherapists through teaching and supervision
  • To comply with all Health and Safety standards of the Department and the Trust, including prompt reporting of accidents and incidents and ensuring that equipment usage is safe
  • To remain up-to-date and attend all mandatory training provided, in line with Trust policies

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and a regular review will take place with the postholder as part of their ongoing development and performance management.

Full job description available as a supporting document.

Person Specification



  • HPC Registration
  • BSc degree / diploma in Physiotherapy



  • Post Graduated Experience in In-Patient Orthopaedics and MSK Out-Patients
  • Experience of Respiratory On-Call
  • Current NHS experience as a qualified physiotherapist

Special Aptitudes


  • Self directed CPD

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


The Royal Orthoapedic Hospital

Bristol Road South


B31 2AP

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