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Band 6 Elective Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Elective Orthopaedic Therapy Team as a Band 6 Physiotherapist at Chase Farm Hospital, within the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

The team is made up of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy Support Workers. As a senior member of the team you will work across the elective surgical ward and the day of surgery unit. You will be working closely with other healthcare professionals to ensure excellent patient care throughout the patient journey, in line with the principles of enhanced recovery.

Main duties of the job

Successful candidates will be expected to manage their own clinical caseload effectively, by utilising a high level of clinical reasoning, organisational and prioritisation skills. They must be flexible to fluctuating priorities, enjoy working in a fast-paced environment and be able to demonstrate efficient and effective discharge planning. They will need to apply excellent communication skills with MDT colleagues, including attending daily MDT and other meetings.

You will be required to teach, supervise and appraise junior staff and students, whilst being supported by highly skilled and experienced band 7 therapists. You will also be expected to have an active role in developing the Elective Orthopaedic service.

This is a fixed term, full time (37.5 hour) position. The post holder will also be required to work bank holidays and weekends, in line with the department's 7-day working policy.

About us

The Therapy Service is passionate about developing and delivering world class care, and will provide training and development opportunities, including supervision and appraisal, to ensure you are supported in your role.

The post holder will uphold the Royal Free World Class Values when interacting with service users, staff, colleagues, clients and patients alike so that everyone at the trust can feel:
  • Welcome all of the time
  • Confident because we are clearly communicating
  • Respected and cared for
  • Reassured that they are always in safe hands

Our catchment area spans diverse communities and we are committed to providing services that meet the needs of the people who use them. Enthusiasm for advancing equality for LGBTQ+, BAME and people with disabilities is essential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Full details of the job duties/responsibilities can be found in the attached job description document and are summarised below:
  • To undertake a role in the day-to-day management of patients on the elective orthopaedic ward and day of surgery unit.
  • To provide specialist assessment and treatment to patients who may have complex and or chronic conditions as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To work with patients and their families or carers to provide excellent individualised patient centred care.
  • To actively participate in the planning of complex discharges.
  • To work collaboratively with medical, nursing and therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service. This will include initiating and participating in case conferences, MDT meetings and ward rounds
  • To supervise, teach and appraise more junior members of staff and students.
  • To participate in Continuing Professional Development and quality improvement projects that will enhance the therapy service.

Person Specification

Education and Professional Qualifications


  • HCPC registration
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Membership of Special Interest Group e.g AGILE, BOA, ATOCP

Royal Free World Class Care Values


  • Demonstrate ability to meet the Trust Values



  • Experience in a broad rotational post including respiratory, neurology, orthopaedics and rehabilitation
  • Experience of discharge planning processes with complex patients
  • Experience of effective MDT working


  • Experience of working in a Band 6 post

Skills and Aptitudes


  • Able to make decisions and work under pressure
  • Able to document information accurately
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to participate in weekend and bank holiday rota
  • Evidence of teaching and supervision skills
  • Computer literate
  • Able to demonstrate clinical reasoning skills
  • Able to work independently and autonomously


  • Evidence of student or support worker supervision
  • Involvement in audit, research and an understanding of quality improvement

Personal qualitites and attributes


  • Knowledge of current physiotherapy in orthopaedics
  • Awareness of evidence based practice
  • Understanding of legal responsibilities including confidentiality, consent and documentation
  • Understanding of clinical governance and implications


  • Attendance at relevant post graduate courses

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Chase Farm Hospital

The Ridgeway



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