Allied Health Professionals - Highly Specialised Physiotherapist - Orthopaedics

  • Department Acute inpatient Physiotherapy - Orthopaedics
  • Salary £38,890.00 – £44,503 per annum
  • Closing Date 22/01/2021
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-HSP-009
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full time: 37.5 hours per week

Are you an experienced Band 6 Physiotherapist looking for a new challenge, or an existing Band 7 looking for a new area of work?  Then here at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, we have an excellent opportunity for a highly skilled Physiotherapist who is keen to develop the Therapy Orthopaedic Service. 

This is an exciting time to join The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust which is undergoing a period of transformational change following £312m of NHSE capital investment.  This will fund significant infrastructural improvement, with a strong focus on improving patient safety and offering care closer to home.

The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital is a dedicated Trauma Unit and is part of the Trauma Audit and Research Network.  This post offers a new exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Physiotherapist to develop and enhance the existing therapy team across both acute hospital sites.  The post will be based at The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital, but there will also be a regular commitment to work at The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

The post holder will take on clinical leadership of the Orthopaedic Therapy Team with a focus on teaching, advice, support, supervision, appraisal and service improvement including improving patient outcomes and hospital flow.  They will also work closely with the inpatient therapy coordinator to support and develop the inpatient therapy team.

The successful candidate will have experience in both trauma and elective orthopaedics, although prior experience working at a band 7 in these areas is not essential. 

The post is 37.5 hours to be worked over 7 days as part of the 7 day working pattern. The post holder will be an active member of the out of hours on call and weekend rotas.

We are looking for someone who is flexible, has good management and leadership skills, works well independently and within a team.  We have strong links with our multidisciplinary team colleagues and joint working is key to our practice.

We are a friendly, forward thinking team working in a fast pace rewarding environment.  High quality patient care is at the forefront of our decision making and we are enthusiastic about welcoming new ideas enabling the successful candidate to take an active role in service development and leadership.

We have a strong drive for personal and professional development, regular CPD and supervision.  You will receive and carry out appraisals and be given opportunity to develop your own leadership skills.  You will mentor and support student placements.

The Therapy Department are working towards being at the forefront of innovation in leading the way by undertaking development and service evaluation utilising the Virginia Mason Institute (VMI) methodology in Lean practice as the Trust is one of the only five Trusts in England to be affiliated with the VMI based in Seattle, USA.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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