Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Wye Valley NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
13 Jun 2023

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

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 7 musculoskeletal physiotherapist to join our friendly and dynamic children's community physiotherapy team.

We have one post available:

A full time permanent post (37.5 hours) working at Band 7 level. You will be joining the Children's Physiotherapy Team based at The Benet Building, Ruckhall Lane, Belmont, Hereford, HR2 9RZ

The post holder should have relevant experience of maintaining a musculoskeletal paediatric physiotherapy caseload and be committed to providing high quality, evidence based practice and excellent patient experience. Physiotherapists with significant adult musculoskeletal experience and an interest in paediatrics will be considered as part of a developmental band 6 to band 7 role.

If you are a Physiotherapist with a passion for working with children we would love to hear from you.
For an informal chat, please contact Jade Llewellyn, Team Lead for Children's Physiotherapy on 01432 269584 or 07790 945842

Main duties of the job

The team comprises of nine qualified members of staff and one physiotherapy assistant. We are a friendly and supportive community team providing a comprehensive physiotherapy service to children aged from 0 to 18 years with a variety of conditions.

This post will be focused on providing musculoskeletal assessments and treatments in a variety of clinic locations across Herefordshire including one to one sessions and group work. You will provide specialist assessment and treatment to a variety of children, demonstrating clinical autonomy, clinical reasoning and working as part of the multi-disciplinary team.

You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, being able to prioritise your workload, manage your time efficiently and work effectively within the team. You will be involved in day to day management of the physiotherapy service and work with the team lead to develop the service further.

The team meet together every week to allow the opportunity to share information and support each other in their clinical development alongside monthly clinical supervision and in-service training sessions. You will build close links with our adult msk physiotherapy colleagues to share skills and knowledge alongside joining multidisciplinary, general paediatric teaching sessions. You will play an active part in this ongoing training providing leadership, support and teaching to colleagues and students in order to support your own professional development and others.

About us

Wye Valley NHS Trust is a member of an NHS Foundation Group with South Warwickshire NHS FT and the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust.

Located on the border with Wales in the shadow of the Black Mountains, we provide acute and community services across Herefordshire and into parts of Powys and run Hereford County Hospital and the community hospitals in Bromyard, Leominster and Ross-on-Wye.

We are a progressive and forward looking trust with ambitious plans to improve quality and integrate patient pathways through close collaborative working with our partners to deliver the quality of care we'd want for our family and friends.

More than 3,000 people work for the Trust - they tell us it's a great place to work, blending the busyness of a DGH with the benefits of working in a beautiful rural and unspoilt county like Herefordshire.

We can offer a great work-life balance and have a fine tradition of working with staff to help them achieve their full potential.

Russell Hardy, Trust Chairman: \The strength of the Trust is its amazing staff; a great place to work, a great place to develop your career and a great place to reach your potential.

Our values -Care, Accountability, Respect and Excellence - are at the heart of all we do. We believe in providing the right care in the right place at the right time...all the time.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To view role requirements and role responsibilities in full, please view supporting documents linked to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications


  • Professional Qualification to degree level or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered


  • vidence of Post Grade specialist qualification and willingness to undertake further training at Masters level
  • Leadership/Management qualification



  • Extensive NHS or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2 years musculoskeletal physiotherapy experience


  • Experience of team leadership, management and positive role modelling
  • Student practice placement educator and experience of having students
  • Supervisory experience
  • Paediatric physiotherapy experience

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities


  • Broad, developed and advanced knowledge of relevant patient conditions and therapy interventions
  • Demonstration of knowledge of core and highly specialist Therapy skills
  • Extensive evidence of ongoing CPD in relevant area
  • Experience of multi-disciplinary communication, assessments and record keeping
  • Computer Skills including word processing and e-mail
  • Able to make independent, sound, advanced clinical decisions and problem solve
  • Ability to meet the travel requirements of the post

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