Band 7 Specialist Paediatric Physio in (FES)

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
11 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre offers a wide range of integrated services for children and adults with neurological and amputee conditions across the whole West Midlands. Services include: Specialist Orthotics, Amputee Rehabilitation, Access to Communication/Environmental technologies, Posture & Mobility, Counselling /Psychology and Neurological Rehabilitation services. The latter are Consultant led and include Spasticity, Intrathecal Baclofen, Multiple Sclerosis, Non traumatic Spinal Injury, Young Adults, Neuro-muscular, General Rehab and FES which is therapy led.

Due to increased demands on the FES service we are able to offer a permanent post for a Band 7 Paediatric Physiotherapist with neurological experience in our large FES Service. This post has leadership opportunities as you will be supporting the FES Service Lead in delivering clinical and managerial aspects of the Service. A key role will be supporting the Lead of the Service in developing the Paediatric FES Service.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic qualified, HCPC registered Physiotherapist who has extensive rehabilitation and neurological experience within Paediatrics. You will work in a multidisciplinary team and autonomously to provide high quality assessment and FES interventions. Formal training in FES is desirable but not an essential requirement. Regular clinical supervision and support will be provided by the Consultant Therapist and Paediatric Physio Lead in FES.

You must have good organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and time management skills and be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up to date clinical trends and practices which are evidence based. You must be able to communicate effectively with patients/parents/carers/colleagues and other agencies and be able to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible. Proven ability in managing complex clinical caseload with highly skilled communication skills and ability to provide holistic support for children and families to maximise their rehabilitation. Proven knowledge and skills in safeguarding.

About us

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Be Part of Our Team...

BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification

Qualifications/ training


  • HCPC registration
  • Grad Dip Phys / Diploma in Physiotherapy / Physiotherapy Degree
  • Evidence of relevant CPD


  • Training in FES
  • Active member of clinical interest group.



  • Varied comprehensive rotations at junior grade.
  • Significant experience as a Peadiatric Physiotherapist - working with children with neurological conditions, managing symptoms e.g. spasticity and using current treatment methods within the NHS.
  • Significant experience of assessing complex disability including children/ young adults with brain injury, spinal cord injury and progressive neurological disorders


  • Experience in adult neurology and management of symptoms e.g. spasticity

Skills and Knowledge


  • Knowledge and understanding of the paediatric rehabilitation process.
  • Proven highly skilled ability to assess and treat children/ young adults with neurological conditions, using clinical reasoning
  • Understanding of community support agencies and other professions, and ability to work and liaise with them
  • Knowledge of orthotic interventions and ability to evaluate effect on gait
  • Basic computer skills - Microsoft packages
  • Evidence of good organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and time management skills, and ability to work independently.
  • Ability to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up to date clinical trends, practices and models used in the treatment of children/ young adults with neurological conditions, using evidence based practice.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of Clinical Governance, standard setting, the audit process and evidence-based practice (understanding of principles of clinical governance).
  • Ability to demonstrate individual responsibility in Health and Safety.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with paediatric/young adult patients/parents/carers/colleagues and other agencies, which may include sensitive and/or contentious information. This may require explanation, instruction, persuasion, motivation, negotiation, reassurance and require expert verbal and non-verbal skills. Use of simple and more complex communication technology may be used by patients and interpreters may be used on occasions. May need to convey sensitive and/or contentious information to clients and carers.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible.
  • Ability to manually handle patients and/or equipment safely to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical assessments and treatments
  • Ability to demonstrate highly developed manual and palpatory skills, physiotherapeutic handling and positioning skills, gait re-education and exercise programme development skills for children/young adults with neurological problems.
  • Understanding of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) & clinical indications for its use (formal training desirable but not essential)
  • Ability to use cognitive, behavioural and communication strategies to ensure optimal treatment outcomes and rehabilitation goals are met.
  • Presentation skills, including the use of PowerPoint.
  • Participation in clinic audits


  • Knowledge of use of augmentative aids to communication
  • Knowledge of wheelchair assessment and postural management.
  • Ability to demonstrate knowledge of current legislative changes affecting the NHS especially those relevant to physiotherapy.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Basic skills in digital photography and use of associated computer software.

Personal Qualities


  • Reliable
  • Ability to demonstrate initiative and motivation when working in a variety of situations
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility within the changing NHS environment
  • Willing to develop new skills as required by relevant services
  • Commitment to interdisciplinary team working
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Demonstrates commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and valuing diversity



  • Able to travel when required to various work locations eg. for meetings, home visits.
  • Flexible disposition

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre

91 Oak Tree Lane


B29 6JA

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