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Band 6
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
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Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Fairfield General Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
10/07/2022 23:59

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Senior Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

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The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) brings together staff and services from the former Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. The sheer size, scale and potential of our combined service is huge. Together, we’ve a wealth of skills and resources to share and tap into and, a wide range of career paths for you to develop and explore. If you want to join a team of around 20,000 NHS experts in delivering high-quality, local care across Salford, Oldham, Bury and Rochdale and beyond – come and take your place with us. 

Job overview

As a senior orthopaedic physiotherapist you will gain experience working in our elective orthopaedic unit.  You will work with the wider MDT to provide high quality care .  In return you will have the opportunity to develop your leadership skills by deputising for the team leader.  You will have:

  • Opportunities to gain experience at a senior level.
  • Exposure to elective care patient caseload on both the in-patient and day case units
  • Full support from the Team Leader,  Physiotherapy Operational and Professional Leads and peers

Main duties of the job

  • Perform specialist assessment and treatment of patients undergoing elective orthopaedic procedures and develop, implement, evaluate and modify individualised treatment programmes, ensuring appropriate pathways of care and communication via liaison and referral to other agencies as required.

Within this role, you will have the opportunity to provide support to lead a team of  Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and working closely with the MDT.

You will be expected to provide some  day-to-day management of the team  and caseload in the absence of the Team Leader, as well as develop and supervise other more junior staff/assistants and students.

The Physiotherapy service is working towards a 7 day model and as such you will be expected to be flexible in terms of working patterns including weekday hours, weekends, bank holidays and extra hours if necessary. This is a full-time post, however, the options for working hours will be discussed.

Working for our organisation

Bury Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. Rated as ‘outstanding’ by the Care Quality Commission, our Fairfield site delivers innovative patient-centred care, and boasts an award winning Stroke centre and Heart Care unit. Supported by our community services in Bury, a mix of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors, Bury exemplifies the benefits of a joined up approach to health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: 

In line with the Trust’s Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups.  Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Degreee in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Evidence of post graduate training
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training/courses in specific clinical areas appropriate to post.


Essential criteria
  • Appropriate Level of post grad experience
Desirable criteria
  • Audit experience
  • Research and developent awareness
  • Leadership experience

Skills Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of clinical Governance
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to present info in clear and logical manner
  • Organisational skills
  • Teamwork
  • Able to work automomously with senior support
  • Comprehend and work with trust policies
Desirable criteria
  • Teaching, Supervisory and appraisal skills

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the service

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Disability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingWorkplace Wellbeing Charter LogoDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - Silver

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Lucy Knott
Job title
Operational and Professional Lead Physiotherapist
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Telephone number
0161 778 3830
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