Senior Physiotherapist Paediatric MSK / Orthopaedics

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
21 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We're looking to recruit a new member to our paediatric musculoskeletal (MSK) and orthopaedic service. Have you always wanted to work in paediatrics or are looking for a change? If you have transferrable skills, we want to hear from you! We're a successful Trust with a strong commitment to delivering the highest standards of clinical quality, patient care and staff experience. The key to our success is simple: our people. Their experience, knowledge, passion and ideas are our greatest resource. We work in partnership with children and their families to maximise a child's physical abilities and independence. Your job, alongside your team colleagues, will be to deliver an excellent paediatric musculoskeletal outpatient and orthopaedic inpatient physiotherapy service. We're looking for a skilled physiotherapist, with experience of delivering physiotherapy to patients with complex needs in outpatient and inpatient settings.

Main duties of the job

As a member of the MSK outpatient physiotherapy team, you will support the Lead Senior Physiotherapist for Paediatric MSK / Orthopaedics and Team Leads for MSK Out-patient Physiotherapy, to develop & deliver the paediatric MSK physiotherapy service. There will also be some responsibility for providing paediatric inpatient orthopaedic care. Alongside other team members, you'll embody our proud to CARE values to contribute to a truly inclusive workplace. At the heart of this role is providing specialised paediatric MSK & orthopaedic physiotherapy assessment, treatment & rehabilitation, including identifying appropriate treatment pathways for children and young people aged 0-18 years. You will work collaboratively with our current team, paediatric orthopaedic consultant, paediatricians & colleagues in the children's and adult therapy service, to develop and implement the plans, procedures and governance to contribute to the system wide MSK service. We're not shy about celebrating our people at the Trust and taking them with us on our collaborative, system working journey. We want you to contribute to developing the paediatric MSK physiotherapy service at our Trust. Here's a message from Jennifer Harris, our Lead Physio in Paediatric MSK / Orthopaedics: if you are a compassionate and enthusiastic physiotherapist who is keen to use their knowledge and expertise to help children, young people and their families reach their potential, we would love to welcome you to our team

About us

We provide a full range of district general services including urgent and emergency care, specialist children's services, maternity and community midwifery. Our vision is exceptional care provided by exceptional people. Our mission is to bring our people, communities and partners together- providing patient care we can all be proud of. Your energy and leadership will be critical to our success.

We are firmly rooted in the founding principles of the NHS, and we have built on this by Leading the Chesterfield Way, and with our Proud to CARE values. This means leading with care, openness, integrity and embedding an inclusive culture. We know that people have a life and responsibilities outside of work and we offer flexibility and a whole raft of support to care for your physical and mental wellbeing. This role is hugely important to us and we look forward to hearing from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for further details.

For further information please contact Jennifer Harris, Lead Senior Physiotherapist Paediatric MSK / Orthopaedics Tel: 01246 512173 or email: Candidates will be required to attend a face-to-face interview at Chesterfield Royal Hospital as part of the recruitment process.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Training


  • Qualification in Physiotherapy at degree level (or equivalent)


  • Post-graduate training with accreditation towards Masters degree



  • Post graduate experience working as a physiotherapist in outpatient and inpatient settings.
  • Experience of managing patients with complex needs within out-patient musculoskeletal settings.


  • Experience of managing children and young people within outpatient musculoskeletal settings in NHS settings

Skills & Knowledge


  • Specialist knowledge and clinical reasoning in the management of musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions
  • Evidence of post registration CPD


  • Specialist knowledge and clinical reasoning in the management of paediatric musculoskeletal and orthopaedic conditions
  • MSc Module in MSK Outpatients or Paediatric Physiotherapy

Personal attributes


  • Excellent communication skills

Trust Values


  • Compassion, Ambition, Respect, Encouragement- Proud to CARE

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Chesterfield Royal Hospital



S44 5BL

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