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.