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Advanced Specialist Orthopaedic Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Band 7
37.5 hours per week (Full time and Part time)
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Southampton General Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata
Salary period
31/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for a suitably qualified Physiotherapist to join our dynamic Orthopaedic Therapy team.

We would welcome applications from suitable candidates seeking either Full-time (37.5 hours per week) or part-time hours of at least 0.6 WTE (22.5 hours per week) or more. Please state your preference in your supporting statement.


We pride ourselves on providing high quality care to patients on the busy Trauma and Orthopaedic wards, Day Surgery Unit and Rehabilitation Ward. The department has an excellent track record in leading and delivering service evaluations, audit, research and improvement initiatives.

UHS is a Major Trauma Centre and has excellent links with the University of Southampton, which helps to support our commitment to undergraduate and postgraduate student education. Our Specialist Physiotherapists are a resource for other local, regional and national centres providing advice and teaching regarding the ongoing management of complex patients. The Trust is proud to demonstrate a commitment to supporting the Health and Well-being of its staff, with established schemes which include self referral to free Physiotherapy advice and treatment, subsidised gym memberships, nutritional/dietary programmes, exercise/activity classes, and health screening amongst other measures.


The successful applicant will be able to call upon the support of an established team of experienced therapists, including Clinical Specialists and Consultant Physiotherapists and will both receive and contribute to a robust in-service training programme. Education, audit and service improvement are at the heart of our team’s ethos. The post holder will also provide supervision and take an active role in the development of their band 2 – 6 therapy colleagues and students.

Within our combined Therapy Department, we employ well over 200 WTE Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and B2-4 Therapy support staff.

Currently our Orthopaedic therapy core hours are 08:00 until up to 18:00 dependent on individual working patterns. However, all our Therapy staff are required to be able to undertake flexible working over a 7 day period (as part of a roster system where relevant e.g. weekend service) between 7.30am and 8.30pm in order to ensure we are able to respond to service demand and future developments.


We are looking for a Physiotherapist that can demonstrate a sound background of Orthopaedic experience, knowledge and skills to join our Adult Orthopaedic Therapy Department. The successful applicant will join our established Orthopaedic therapy leadership team on the combined major trauma and elective Orthopaedic Unit.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.               

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Monday, 08 February 2021.


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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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Warren Corbett
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Therapy Manager for MSK
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