Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Are you a physiotherapist with a passion for paediatrics? Do you want to inspire and make a difference?

We have an exciting opportunity for a specialised Paediatric Physiotherapist to work within our team and further their career. You will be forward thinking, dynamic and must have demonstrated paediatric physiotherapy experience including working within an acute paediatric physiotherapy environment at either an experienced Band 6 or Band 7 level.

Main duties of the job

To provide a highly specialised paediatric physiotherapy service for children with a varietyof complex and challenging conditions.

To act as a role model for clinical, operational and professional leadership, setting andupholding agreed standards and processes to enable patients to receive high qualityevidence-based care.

To advise and educate carers, other professionals and voluntary agencies and maintaineffective communication within the multidisciplinary environments.

To advise and educate other members of the Children's Physiotherapy team on ownspecial interest areas and work closely with the rest of the team to ensure a seamlessservice.

To participate in the planning, development, and evaluation of the Children's Physiotherapyservice within the trust, holding responsibility for defined projects and activities andproviding regular feedback to the Head of Children's Physiotherapy.

Provide effective input into the work of the Trust, to support the achievement of our visionand values.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All of our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values






We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

We are a Defence positive trust, supporting our reservists, veterans, spouses and partners.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of the practitioners professional activities.

To undertake the highly specialist assessment, as an autonomous practitioner of childrenwith musculo-skeletal, developmental, neuromuscular, respiratory and other complex problems in a range of settings, as a lone practitioner.

To provide highly specialised physiotherapy care and treatment for paediatric patients based on theoretical knowledge and relevant practical experience, and to be consulted frequently for highly specialist advice and guidance by junior team members and other health care professionals both within and outside the trust.

To formulate, evaluate and reassess individualised physiotherapy management and / or treatment plans, using clinical reasoning skills and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options in order to formulate a specialised programme of care.

To demonstrate a sound understanding of clinical governance, clinical risk and todemonstrate the use of treatment plans with an evidence-based link.

To ensure that a high standard of clinical practice and patient care is maintained and to ensure that other physiotherapists in the team do likewise, through ongoing competency assessment and evaluation of treatment outcomes.

To keep up to date with clinical developments, analysing current research and discussing and implementing changes in clinical practice accordingly.

To participate in the daytime weekend and bank holiday on call service.

Improving patient and visitor experiences

Be a point of contact for patients and relatives

Lead on the development and sharing of patient and carer information

Implement methods of gathering and using patient feedback to improve and develop services.

Respect the individuality, values, cultural and religious diversity of patients and contribute to the provision of a service sensitive to these needs.

Reflect on ethical issues which impact on the Childrens Physiotherapy service provision and provide guidance to other staff as required.

Develop working guidelines, protocols and practices that enhance the patient experience in the clinical area in line with national and Trust policies in liaison with therapy and care group leads.

Person Specification

Education training and qualifications


  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of ongoing CPD relevant to specialist area
  • Evidence of current working registration within HCPC


  • Membership of APCP and CSP

Knowledge and Experience


  • Significant post-graduate experience of working within paediatric Physiotherapy in a wide variety of clinical settings.
  • Significant experience of working with children with complex neurological, orthopaedic, developmental and respiratory problems.
  • Specialist knowledge of paediatric physiotherapy adjuncts such as equipment and orthotics.
  • Experience of involvement in service development and evaluation


  • Experience of leadership.
  • Experience of clinical education and supervision of students whilst on placement.



  • Excellent organisational and time management abilities.
  • A very good working knowledge of and experience of use of IT systems.
  • Valid UK driving license, access to vehicle and ability to drive to different locations within working hours
  • Excellent communication skills including the use of verbal nonverbal and written communication

Key Competencies


  • The ability to carry out repeated tasks requiring physical effort
  • Ability to work under pressure and in potentially difficult and distressing situations
  • Excellent interpersonal, social and presentation skills.
  • To be highly motivated and to be able to motivate others

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