Trauma Practitioner

£46,244 - £53,789
Town/City Edinburgh EH16 4SA
Payment type Pro rata
Region Scotland
Contract type Contract unspecified
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Job reference 149859
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer NHS Lothian
Workplace Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh

Vacancy details

Salary: Band 7

Department: Orthopaedic Service

Hours: 0.8 WTE (30 hours)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a registered nurse or AHP to join the Trauma and Orthopaedic Service at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

We are seeking to appoint a passionate, person-centered and highly motivated individual to support the completion of patient assessments, diagnoses and management of patients with Musculoskeletal (upper and lower limb trauma) problems.

Working in the Orthopaedic Department, Working in the Orthopaedic Department, within a small supportive team, is primarily based within a fracture clinic Out Patient setting, working to support the Orthopaedic Trauma Consultants. You will carry your own patient caseload. A key part of the role is requesting and interpreting x-rays, in order to formulate a treatment plan. Highly developed MSK clinical assessment skills along with a thorough understanding of soft tissue and fracture rehabilitation are a vital to this role.

The Orthopaedic service also has a telephone helpline and email enquiry service for patients and other health Professionals to contact. You will answer calls and emails and provide advice using your clinical expertise. A solid knowledge of Orthopaedic fractures and their management is an essential requirement for this role. An understanding of onward management in the Physiotherapy out patient setting is beneficial.

The postholder will have the ability to lead in the provision of MSK expertise, offering advice and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals when required. They will also be expected to work closely with colleagues of all disciplines to support the delivery of Orthopaedic outpatient care.

The successful postholder will also be expected to support relevant audit and research within the service and have the ability to organise and manage their own workload to ensure the delivery of a timely and effective Orthopaedic Outpatient service.

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

Please note: As this post is part-time the salary will be pro-rata.

How to apply

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification.

If after reading this information you have any questions please contact Wendy Parkinson on 0131 242 3461 or at

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