Specialist Physiotherapist – Neonatal and Acute Paediatrics

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic professional to join our dynamic and supportive Acute Paediatric Physiotherapy team at Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust.

Our vision is to provide an efficient, accessible service to children and young people and their families in an open, friendly environment and to inspire, support and motivate our team to continue to develop. Our forward thinking and responsive staff aim to maximise potential, promote healthy lives, wellbeing and development. Central to our vision is proactive working with our partners and patients, parents / carers using collaboration to achieve their goals with the needs of the child/young person and family foremost in our approach.

Main duties of the job

Due to the nature of this specialism we require a therapist with excellent communication and problem solving skills, a flexible compassionate approach and knowledge and skills across a breath of clinical areas. Paediatric experience is desirable but we are a supportive team and able to provide specific training to enable the transfer of skills into this speciality.

Through focused clinical rotations, this role would involve
  • Working across City, Sandwell and Rowley Hospitals
  • Providing therapy within acute paediatric wards, musculoskeletal outpatients, respiratory out-patient clinics, maternity and neonatal units
  • Working closely with a wide range of health professionals within the hospital, in the community setting and across other Paediatric centres
  • Assisting with leading and co-ordinating the team to ensure service priorities are met
  • Participation in education of Band 5 team members and the wider physiotherapy team to ensure on call competence
  • Student education
  • Upon development of skill and competence, active participation in the 7 day service

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see attached job description.

    To understand the full extent of this exciting role and gain further information please contact our Service Lead, Sophie Baggott at sophie.baggott@nhs.net or 07866004566, or our Team Lead, Lucy Styles via lucy.styles2@nhs.net

    Person Specification



    • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
    • HCPC Registration


    • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



    • Post graduate experience as Band 5 Physiotherapist in a rotational post. Experience must include working with paediatric patients & in clinical areas involving respiratory and MSK/orthopaedics skills in an acute hospital environment
    • Experience of working as part of a Physiotherapy team and the wider MDT
    • Experience of delegating to and supervising Physiotherapy/ Rehabilitation Assistants
    • Contribution to the clinical education of less experienced staff or undergraduate Physiotherapy students


    • Clinical experience with neonatal care
    • Involvement in audit and research

    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

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust


    B18 7QH

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