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Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an exciting and unique opportunity for a Specialist Trauma and Orthopaedic Physiotherapist to be part of the clinical delivery and leadership for orthopaedic patients within the Conquest Hospital and their transition into the community. Your primary roles will be to:
  • enable clinical continuity to improve clinical standards, care pathways and the patient journey
  • manage complex clinical care in partnership with individuals, patients and carers
  • utilisation of specialist orthopaedic and discharge skills
  • be an integral member of the MDT
  • increase job satisfaction by assisting with supervision and training for the staff and students within the service

The team consists of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Associate Practitioners and Therapy Assistants.

If you would like to explore this opportunity further, we would encourage you to contact us for an informal chat or visit.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist orthopaedic physiotherapy to patients, working within the acute adult and paediatric wards, as part of an inter-professional team. This may also include supporting the delivery of pre- operative and post-operative elective orthopaedic clinics.

Participate as a member of the team, managing a clinical caseload within the clinical standards, guidelines, objectives and procedures of the team.This role will require weekend and Bank Holiday working on a rota basis.

To support service improvement and delivery within the trauma and orthopaedic physiotherapy service.Participate in health promotion and education of staff, patients and families.

The post holder will undertake regular Continual Professional Development (CPD) to support their lifelong learning and map their CPD Portfolio activities.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current registration with HCPC
  • Post graduate qualification or proven equivalent experience / training in a relevant field
  • Evidence of continued professional development


  • Membership of special interest groups such as ATOCP
  • Practice Placement Education Certificate.



  • Experience in Acute Trauma and Orthopaedic setting
  • Experience of training/supervision.
  • Experience of multi-professional working.
  • Experience of using client-centred goals.


  • Experience in Elective and Trauma Orthopaedics



  • Awareness of clinical governance and understanding of the NHS and challenges facing service delivery
  • Effectively communicate the clinical reasoning supporting treatment and management of complex trauma and orthopaedics.
  • Able to work flexibly within an inter-professional framework.
  • Evidence of initiative and ability to use own initiative within boundaries of role.
  • Effective time management skills
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate workload
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to implement and respond to change.
  • Ability to work alone when required


  • Knowledge of patient centred practice
  • Specialist trauma and orthopaedics knowledge and interest.

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust




TN37 7RD

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