Specialist Physiotherapist, Trauma and Orthopaedics

Worcestershire Acute H
Competitive salary
02 May 2021
07 May 2021
Role Type
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Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

We're a large organisation, providing acute services from the Alexandra Hospital (Redditch), Kidderminster Hospital and Treatment Centre and Worcestershire Royal Hospital (Worcester) to a population of over 575,000 people in Worcestershire, as well as caring for patients from surrounding counties and further afield. We also manage a Surgery ward at Evesham Community Hospital.

Our workforce is nearly 6,000 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

It's an exciting time to join the Trust. In partnership with staff, patients and partners, we are developing of our Clinical Services Strategy which will outline how our services will be organised effectively across our sites into the future. Our Clinical Services Strategy will build on the improvements already put in place in recent years, following the Future of Acute Hospital Services in Worcestershire review which has seen improved outcomes in a number of areas, including maternity and children's services.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people.

If you can help us to achieve these; if your vision matches our vision; and you believe in Putting Patients First, we would love to hear from you!

In return, we commit to investing in our staff to ensure that we retain and develop the right people, with the right skills, who care about and take pride in, putting patients first.

Specialist Physiotherapist, Trauma and Orthopaedics (part time 18.75 hours per weekto be worked over 3 days Wednesday-Friday)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic team lead within orthopaedics at Worcester Royal Hospital. The orthopaedic service covers 36 trauma beds with plans to increase in the future. The trauma capacity is due to increase with reconfiguration of services across the trust. You will work closely with the Clinical lead and team lead from Redditch to develop these services and ensure equity of service provision across the trust.

You will have previous experience of working within in-patient orthopaedics, demonstrate a good broad base of orthopaedic knowledge and have the ability to manage a team of staff and students. We support students primarily from Birmingham and Worcester Universities but to also include other local universities that are running new Physio degree courses. We are hoping to take part in the apprenticeship route for entry into physiotherapy

The trust comprises of three hospitals and you will work closely with the team lead on each site and the clinical specialist in order to develop and promote physiotherapy services within the trust and take an active role in training and appraisals.

We run a 7 day service and you will be responsible for co-ordinating and taking part in the rota. The post also includes a commitment to the on-call service dependant on experience.

You will be required to work 18.75hrs worked over 3 days - Wednesday to Friday.

For further information or to organise an informal visit please contact Helen Hawkes, Clinical lead Physio 01527 512114 or email h.hawkes@nhs.net

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Important information about your application

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  • You must fulfil all of the essential criteria in the person specification
  • References from current and previous employers must cover at least three years
  • Due to the large number of applications we receive, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted
  • All correspondence will be sent through NHS Jobs, so please check NHS jobs and your email account regularly
  • If you have not been contacted within four weeks of the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion
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Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and supports flexible working. We offer excellent learning and development opportunities, career progression, and are part of the NHS pension scheme. All of our sites are completely smokefree.

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