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Senior Physiotherapist Musculoskeletal Outpatients

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

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital is at the leading edge of developments in orthopaedics and provides highly specialised care for a national, regional and local population. 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 looking for a dynamic physiotherapist with good communication skills, enthusiasm and flexibility to join us to work in musculoskeletal outpatients. Flexible working hours apply and the ROH physiotherapy outpatient service operates extended hours and you may be required to work at weekends.

As a member of the ROH physiotherapy outpatient team you will be expected to manage a caseload of outpatients utilising skills in assessment and treatment. This will include outpatient services provided both at The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital and in community clinics.

The ROH physiotherapy department supports staff development and provides a weekly 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.

Applicants for this post should have significant musculoskeletal outpatients experience.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will manage a caseload of musculoskeletal outpatients utilising skills in assessment and treatment. Static musculoskeletal physiotherapists in the department have opportunity to work within paediatrics, gymnasium rehabilitation, foot and ankle clinics, pain management and hydrotherapy as well as being involved in medical student teaching and supervision of more junior staff.

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 participate in providing musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy services being responsible for implementing and reviewing clinically effective and evidence-based programmes of physiotherapy care for patients, liaising with more senior staff as appropriate.


To provide physiotherapy services to musculoskeletal outpatients to a high standard within the Trust and community clinics.

To perform advanced assessment of patients with diverse and complex presentations, to determine a clinical diagnosis and provide effective treatment plans as an autonomous practitioner, in line with CSP and department standards.



To be professionally and legally accountable and responsible for all aspects of your own work, including the management of a caseload of patients without direct supervision. This may include clinics at community venues.

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 lead member of staff on duty and feedback as appropriate to them.

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.

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 weekend inpatient physiotherapy rota.

To work evenings and weekends as part of contracted hours as required.

To be able to travel to community venues for meetings and clinical commitments.


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 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.

To adhere to professional codes of conduct outlined by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Organisational and Managerial

To maintain high professional standards with respect to patients, colleagues, the service and the environment.

Liaise with other staff as appropriate, with all issues relevant to service delivery and development.

To be responsible for the safe and competent use of equipment within the department and community clinics by patients and colleagues.

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.

Please see the attached job description for further information.

Person Specification



  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • Significant Musculoskeletal Outpatient Experience
  • HCPC registration


  • Validated courses

Special Aptitudes / Abilities


  • Evidence of on-going CPD
  • Experience of MDT work.

Experience and skills


  • Significant previous musculoskeletal outpatient experience
  • NHS Experience


  • Previous Orthopaedic experience

Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


ROH at College Green, Health and Wellbeing Centre,

1, Bristol Road South,


B31 2GH

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