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Trauma & Orthopaedics Physiotherapy
Band 7
37.5 per week
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Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust
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Royal Liverpool University Hopsital
£31,696 - £41,787 pro rata
30/05/2018 23:59
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Senior Physiotherapist

Band 7

We are one of the busiest university teaching hospital trusts in North West England. We manage three hospitals based on two sites: the Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool University Dental Hospital and Broadgreen Hospital.  Our hospitals have often been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs during our long history at the heart of the city.

We will soon be opening a new state of the art hospital. The new hospital will provide every patient with a single bedroom with en-suite facilities. We believe that modern healthcare is as much about privacy, comfort and dignity as it is about pioneering treatments and cutting-edge technology. Please look at our digital pack for videos and further information: Recruitment Info 



Band 7 Physiotherapist - Trauma and Orthopaedic Lead

Full time; 37.5 hours 

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Therapies department as a Band 7 Physiotherapy Clinical Lead; this covers the trauma orthopaedic wards at the Royal Liverpool University Hospital.

You will be responsible for coordinating the physiotherapy care for a wide range of multi trauma cases, and also elective work, predominantly spinal and limb reconstruction. A proportion of high risk, elective patients are also operated on at the Royal site. The unit consists of 53 beds.

You will be responsible for a team of therapists, assistant practitioners and assistants working across the trauma wards supporting integrated working across 7 day pattern.

There are close links with other clinical departments, e.g. Medicine, Surgery, Rheumatology, Biomechanics, Vascular Surgery, and Urological Surgery and Neurosurgery, Thoracic Surgery and Plastic Surgery in neighbouring hospitals.

Applicants must be a registered Physiotherapist with relevant clinical skills and experience in managing and leading teams, service development and organisational change.

As a clinical lead you will be supporting and contributing to the Transaction and Integration programme between Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital and Aintree University Hospital in relation to orthopaedics. This programme is a proposal to remodel the delivery of trauma and orthopaedic services across the city.

You will work closely with the Therapy managers, CSP’s and the MDT in supporting wider Therapy initiatives and developments.

You will need to work flexibly across the team and be proactive in meeting the challenges of Trust objectives, along with the changing face of Health care both Regionally and Nationally .

We are committed to staff development and training. You will have a named supervisor, the support of clinical specialist physiotherapists and the opportunity to attend courses and training including leadership development. You will be responsible for the supervision and support of qualified therapy staff and assistant practitioners.

Therapists work over a 7 day shift pattern to maintain an MDT approach and ensure they are responsive to patient and service needs.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 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

Lynn Jones, Therapy Manager ,

Ryan Taylor, Deputy Therapy Manager,

0151 7062761



If you have problems applying, contact

0151 706 4666