Senior Inpatient Physiotherapist

Schoen Clinic London have a fantastic opportunity for a Senior Physiotherapist to meet the needs of inpatients in line with Schoen Clinic enhanced recovery pathways

Our highly specialised spine and orthopaedic hospital  is looking for a Senior Physiotherapist to join our team of physios. 

As a highly specialised spine and orthopaedic hospital, the successful candidates will be working alongside leading consultants, offering rapid assessment, expert diagnosis and treatment leading to excellent outcomes. 


Principle Duties

The job holder will undertake a number of tasks in direct contact with patients, including:

  • To be professional, legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care
  • To ensure a high standard of clinical care to inpatients and outpatients (where appropriate) under your management
  • To undertake comprehensive assessment of patients and to formulate effective, clinical treatment plans in line with Schoen Clinic enhanced recovery pathways
  • To carry out timely assessment and treatment of your caseload of inpatients and to facilitate safe discharge home or onward referral from the hospital
  • To be competent in using a wide variety of assessment techniques and skills
  • To assess patients’ needs for any rehabilitative equipment and aids to improve safety and functionality within the home
  • To be accountable to the Physiotherapy Manager and communicate daily through informal meetings and regular supervision/teaching sessions,
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients and to organise this effectively and efficiently with regard to clinical priorities and service requirement with the support of the clinical team and Physiotherapy manager
  • To participate in the weekend rota system
  • To maintain and demonstrate your own clinical professional development by keeping up to date with new treatments and evidence based practice, sharing with others incorporating them into your work as necessary
  • To participate in different shift patterns through the week, covering early and late shift’s along with the rest of the inpatient team
  • To be able to fit and teach patients the use of specific braces and boots required post operatively, both on the ward and at clinic calls.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Managerial Duties

  • To work with the physiotherapy team to provide an efficient and effective service and to be involved in the proposal/development and implementation of departmental policies
  • To be an active member of the department’s in service training program
  • To attend departmental colleague meetings regularly and any other meeting agreed with Physiotherapy Manager
  • To participate in the departmental appraisal system
  • To demonstrate an understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management  and apply it to the work environment
  • To comply with organisational and departmental policies and procedures and ensure that patient treatment notes are kept to a quality in line with recommendations of the Health and Care Professional Council (HCPC) and the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Health and Safety

  • To comply with Health and Safety Policies of the hospital at all times to ensure the wellbeing of the post-holder, patients, visitors and other colleagues
  • To be aware of Health and Safety issues within the hospital and department, ensuring prompt reporting and recording of any accidents or near miss (Datix Incident Report System).




  • Nursing Practice (Schoen Clinic Newbridge)
  • Healthcare Outcomes (Schoen Clinic Newbridge)
  • Management Excellence (Schoen Clinic UK)
  • Hospital (Schoen Clinic London)


  • Hospital Group (Schoen Clinic London)
  • Nursing Practice (Schoen Clinic London)



Our culture of world-class medical excellence is based around our five key values:

Accountable: Taking ownership of the things I say and do

Caring: Treating others as I would like to be treated

Collaborative: Working together to make a winning team

Courageous: Being proud to be different and challenge the norm

Determined: Seeing things through to meet and exceed expectations


Please note:

Due to the volumes of applications, we expect to receive, Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London reserves the right to close the job advert before its assigned closing date if we find the ideal candidate for this position.

Due to the commitment to continuous improvement, it is likely that the post will evolve over time. These duties will be subject to regular review and any amendments will be made in consultation and agreement with the post holder.

Although we endeavour to reply to all applicants interested in opportunities here at Schoen Clinic, due to the large number of applicants we receive, we are not always able to reply directly to unsuccessful candidates. Due to this, if you do not hear back from us within 2 weeks of submitting your application, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.




Schoen Clinic Orthopaedic and Spinal Hospital London

Job Type

Permanent, Full-time




Up to £49,000

Closing Date

16 August 2022


25 days holiday + 8 Bank Holidays Salary up to £49,000 with an annual salary review Professional development opportunities Contributory pension scheme Enhanced Private Medical Insurance with BUPA including access to a private GP service, free screening & the inclusion of pre-existing conditions. Eye care scheme with Specsavers Online benefits portal with high street and online shopping discounts Cycle to work scheme Group Life Assurance Enhanced maternity & paternity pay Paid emergency leave Occupational Sick Pay above SSP Interest free season ticket loans Employee Assistance Programme with wellbeing support


  • Degree level qualified
  • HCPC Registered
  • CSP Membership
  • Skills and knowledge up to date on current nursing practice
  • Ability to plan care
  • Ability to manage a personal caseload
  • Understanding of ongoing personal development requirements
  • Excellent communication skills – verbal and written
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer care skills
  • Understanding of private medicine and the relevant legislative framework
  • Knowledge of clinical governance
  • Understanding of the role of CQC
  • Enthusiastic
  • Extensive orthopaedic
  • Extensive Post-surgical
  • MSK
  • Independent sector experience
  • Self motivated and flexible