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Senior Physiotherapist In-Patient Orthopaedics

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata if part-time.
Closing date
10 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is a Centre of Excellence for the treatment of a range of orthopaedic conditions. We are proud of being one of the best providers of Specialist Orthopaedic Services, regionally, nationally and internationally. The trust is also a GIRFT accredited surgical hub.

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 to join our in-patient team. You will be able to develop your skills alongside experienced senior staff at this centre of excellence for orthopaedic surgery. Treating a variety of routine and complex patients following orthopaedic surgery.

The post holders will have the opportunity to work and gain experience on the orthopaedic wards supporting the Jointcare pathway and also the spinal and orthopaedic oncology wards. You will be required to work regular weekends as part of your contracted hours, support the on-call respiratory service and work extended hours to support the Jointcare programme.

For further information about the role please contact, Chris Aspland, Orthopaedic Team Leader on 0121 728 9442 option 2/ or Alison Woodbridge, Deputy Therapy Services Manager

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. Flexible working requests will be considered.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work on in-patients at the Royal Orthopaedic Hospital.
  • 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, 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 Orthopaedic Team Leader, including clinical and managerial duties. To delegate appropriately to Band 5 Physiotherapists, Students and Therapy Assistant Practioners/Technicians/Assistant staff.
  • 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 weekends as part of contracted hours and bank holidays on rota basis in line with service requirements.
  • To work extended hours to support the Jointcare programme working 11:00-19:00 on a rostered basis.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • HCPC registration
  • BSc/MSc degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy


  • Validated post graduate courses

Experience and Skills


  • Substantial post graduate experience
  • Post graduate experience in In-Patient orthopaedics
  • Experience of Respiratory On-call
  • Current NHS experience as qualified physiotherapist


  • Experience in staff development

Special Aptitudes


  • Shows initiative
  • Experience of MDT working
  • Knowledge of audit and clinical governance


  • Experience in service development

Motivation and Disposition


  • Good Communication


  • Innovative

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHSFT

Bristol Road South, Northfield


B31 2AP

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