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Static Senior Physiotherapist Paediatric Neurodisability

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 5
Contract Type
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Physiotherapist to join the Paediatric Neuro-Disability team in a B6 post or B5/6 progressive post. The team treats children from 0-19 years across Norwich and Norfolk, in a variety of outpatient and community settings including MDT clinics, mainstream and special schools. The job holder will be supported by very experienced senior clinicians for supervision and teaching. Days and hours to be discussed at interview but there is a requirement to offer some after school appointments.

This post will suit individuals who have an interest and experience working with children and young people with long term neuro-disability.

Continuous Professional Development is actively supported through an established appraisal system, in-service training and post graduate library facilities.

Main duties of the job

As post holder your duties will include:
  • To be able to assess and identify common neuro-disability conditions including Cerebral Palsy, Muscular Dystrophy and Developmental Delay.
  • To manage a caseload of mainstream and special school children with long term conditions and to be actively involved in the orthotics provision, postural and tone management of these children.
  • To be involved in the delivery of hydrotherapy, neuro outpatient review clinics, and developmental follow-up clinics. To attend and participate in MDT clinics including Cerebral Palsy MDT clinic, Orthotics clinic
  • To be involved in the supervision and training of band 5 physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistant practitioners, assistants and students.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work.
  • To maintain a high standard of clinical care for patients under your management.
  • To accept clinical responsibility for a defined caseload of patients and to organise this efficiently and effectively with regard to clinical priorities and use of time.
  • To use communication tools (verbal and non-verbal) and assess understanding of treatment proposals to gain valid informed consent. With support, to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.
  • To collect relevant patient information from a variety of sources e.g. radiology imaging systems, other investigations to assist with clinical prioritisation and patient management. This may also include ward handovers, observation charts, medical and nursing records etc.
  • To undertake the comprehensive specialist assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills.
  • To make a clinical diagnosis based on presenting signs and symptoms.
  • To formulate an individual management and/or treatment programme using clinical reasoning and a wide range of treatment skills and options.
  • Factors to consider may include altered sensation, decreased perceptual awareness, decreased muscle power, abnormal muscle tone, pre-morbid status.
  • To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date clinical records in line with legal and departmental requirements.
  • To continually evaluate patient progress, reassess and modify treatment programmes as required
  • To recognise, using clinical judgement, when physiotherapy is not indicated and refer to other healthcare professionals as required.

Please see the attached job description for both Band 5 and Band 6 job descriptions.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health & Care Professions Council (UK)



  • Significant postgraduate experience as a Physiotherapist in a post with broad-based rotational opportunities.
  • Postgraduate experience in areas relevant to the clinical specialty
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team
  • Involvement in service improvement, audit, research and understanding quality issues



  • Excellent command of the English language
  • Ability to demonstrate good written, verbal and non-verbal communication skills

Attitude, aptitude


  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence

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