Specialist Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

£27,635 - £37,010
Town/City Kirkcaldy KY2 5AH
Payment type Per annum
Region Scotland
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Job reference HH150/07/18AP
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer NHS Fife

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Vacancy details



BAND 6 - HOURS: 22.5

We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic Physiotherapist with developed orthopaedic inpatient clinical skills to join our Orthopaedic Team. The team covers; elective, trauma and day surgery orthopaedics; individuals work pro rata 5 days out of 7 to provide a weekend service and the service operates across 2 sites; the Victoria Hospital in Kirkcaldy and Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline.

 You must be flexible, and will be expected to operate across both sites and fully participate in the teams seven day working rota.  You must be able to demonstrate a broad range of post graduate experience and sufficient knowledge and skills to manage a complex orthopaedic in-patient caseload.  You must have notable inpatient experience inclusive of inpatient orthopaedics and previous Band 6 experience or equivalent is desirable.

 You will be expected on occasions to deputise for the Team Lead in their absence therefore experience of staff supervision and service improvement would be beneficial. There will be an expectation to participate in and deliver on; clinical audit, in-service training, and evidence based practice.  There will also be an expectation to undertake the clinical supervision and appraisals of more junior staff as well as lead the supervision and development of undergraduate/pre-reg students.

 Car sharing is available from Edinburgh and Dunfermline.

 For informal enquiries please contact Karen Henderson, Orthopaedic Team Lead Physiotherapist on 01592 643355 ext 29775 or Karen Gray, Lead Inpatient Physiotherapist ext 21646.

 A requirement of this post is to become a member of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme Prior to appointment.

 NHS Fife is legally obliged to ensure all its employees are legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom. All applicants are required to confirm their right to work in the UK in their application. If you are not a United Kingdom (UK), European Community (EC) or European Economic Area National please state the visa category under which you are legally entitled to work in the UK on your application form and the expiry date of your leave to remain in the UK.

How to apply

Application forms can be downloaded from www.jobs.scot.nhs.uk, saved to your PC and returned to the recruitment team by email attachment. You can also request an application pack by email quoting the job reference number.   Our email address is fife-uhb.recruitment@nhs.net

 We will acknowledge all returned application forms within 24 hours of receipt.

 We do not accept CV applications. Applications may be considered on a job share basis.

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