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Rotational Physiotherapist Trauma & Orthopaedics

Band 6

Main area
Trauma & Orthopaedics
Band 6
Permanent: full time
Full time - 37.5 hours per week (7 day working rota (1 in 4 weekends))
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Royal Gwent Hospital
£33,706 - £40,588 per annum
Salary period
09/10/2022 23:59

If you are successful at interview for this post you will receive your conditional offer of appointment and information pack via email.


We reserve the right to close this vacancy at any time. Therefore we encourage early applications to ensure consideration for this post. If you are short listed for this post, you will be contacted via your email account you used to apply for this post, therefore please check your account regularly.


Applicants are invited to apply in Welsh, any application submitted in Welsh will not be treated less favourably than an application made in English


Please check your email account regularly. Successful applicants will receive all recruitment related correspondence via the email account registered on the application form.


Aneurin Bevan University Health Board support flexible working.

Please note that this vacancy may be withdrawn at any time should it be filled via the internal redeployment process


Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Trauma & Orthopaedic rotation within Aneurin Bevan University Health Board.

We are looking for a driven, forward thinking clinician who is a strong team player with the ability to demonstrate leadership qualities and excellent communication skills. Possessing a solid foundation in core clinical skills you will embrace service improvement, innovation and display a commitment to following evidence based clinical practice.

Main duties of the job

The post provides an excellent opportunity to develop and consolidate skills within trauma and orthopaedics. As a rotational physiotherapist, you will support the physiotherapy trauma and orthopaedic 7-day service, working across elective and trauma wards within ABUHB. The hospitals you would rotate around are the Royal Gwent, St Woolos, Nevill Hall  and The Grange University Hospitals.

Your professional development  will be supported through working alongside other senior clinicians and a Clinical Specialist. The Physiotherapy Service encourages staff development through local and Health Board wide in-service training programmes, as well as participation in speciality forums, clinical audit, research and clinical supervision and mentoring.
We have a structured personal appraisal system with annual reviews. You will be actively involved in assisting in the education and mentoring of rotational staff and physiotherapy students whilst on placement from Cardiff University.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Working for our organisation

Aneurin Bevan University Health Board is a multi-award winning NHS organisation with a passion for caring. The Health Board provides an exceptional workplace where you can feel trusted and valued. Whatever your specialty or stage in your career, we have opportunities for everyone to start, grow and build your career. The health board provides integrated acute, primary and community care serving a population of 650,000 and employing over 16,000 staff.

We offer a fantastic benefits package and extensive training and development opportunities with paid mandatory training, excellent in-house programmes, opportunities to complete recognised qualifications and professional career pathways including a range of management development programmes. We offer flexible working and promote a healthy work life balance, provide occupational health support and an ambitious plan for a Wellbeing Centre of Excellence to support you at work.

Our Clinical Futures strategy continues to enhance and promote care closer to home as well as high quality hospital care when needed. This includes the Grange University Hospital which provides specialist and critical care and is the newest addition to the clinical futures strategy opening in November 2020.  Join us on our journey to pioneer new ways of working and deliver a world-class healthcare service fit for the future.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registered
Desirable criteria
  • MCSP


Essential criteria
  • Broad range of band 5 rotations incl MSK, Resp & Neuro
  • Experience in delivering IST
Desirable criteria
  • Previously worked as a HCPC PT
  • Evidence of working unsupervised
  • Evidence of having participated in oncall/seven day working
  • Previous band 6 position

Skills & Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of complex clinical reasoning
  • Ability to act upon adverse clinical signs
  • Awareness of relevant national clinical guidelines
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team, with patients, other professionals and relatives
  • Evidence of inititive
  • Good time management
  • Awareness of and implementation of effective clinical governance
  • Awareness of challenges facing the NHS and physiotherapy service
  • Ability to supervise staff
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Demonstrates critical appraisal skills
  • Clear reason given for applying for this specific post
Desirable criteria
  • Commitment to research
  • Evidence of teaching
  • Evidence of participating in clinical/organisational audit
  • IT Literate
  • Ability to speak welsh

Other Requirements

Essential criteria
  • Ability to adapt to changing work routines
  • Available for oncall/ HASU seven day working
  • Ability to travel to different health board sites

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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.

Welsh language skills are desirable

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Heather Garrard
Job title
Physiotherapy Operational Manager
Email address
Telephone number
01633 238345