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Specialised Band 6 Neonatal Physiotherapist

Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum / pro rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Supported by the West Midlands Neonatal Delivery Network, The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Trust (SaTH) is delighted to have been awarded new funding for permanent therapy roles in Neonatal care here at the Princess Royal Hospital, Telford.

The successful candidate will deliver specialist Physiotherapy care on the neonatal unit, working alongside the Neonatal Physiotherapy Clinical Lead, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists and Dietitians in addition to the well-established nursing and medical neonatal team all specialising within the field of neonates.

The successful candidate will be expected to join the respiratory on-call rota which covers patients across the acute areas of paediatric and adults. Support and personalised training would be given to the successful candidate to ensure their confidence and competency prior initiation onto the rota. Regular on-call training is delivered through a variety of mediums including Sim-Lab scenario's to maintain knowledge and skills.

Working in this highly rewarding specialist clinical area, you will have the opportunity to grow and develop your clinical knowledge and skill set in a supportive and collaborative environment . Together with your newly recruited AHP colleagues and Clinical Leads you will be part of delivering a developing service building strong relationships with stakeholders, infants, families and their care givers will be key to achieve best possible care.

Main duties of the job

*Applicants must have NHS experience working within a physiotherapy setting*

Working with infants preterm, high-risk infants and those receiving palliative care, physiotherapists provide intervention to support both the infant and their parent/caregiver to develop functional physiological and practical strategies to develop parent and child relationships and preventative disability strategies.

Successful candidates will be required to deliver a service achieving the following best practice criteria:
  • Assessments and treatment planning which manage risk of harm through competent examination and intervention procedures.
  • Pro-actively continues own professional development
  • Uses evidence based practice within own practice
  • Assessment of movement patterns and postural dysfunction
  • Encouragement of age appropriate postural and movement activities
  • Management of orthopaedic conditions
  • Management of Neonatal respiratory presentations
  • Developmentally supportive care
  • Pain management
  • Skin-to-skin care
  • Infant feeding
  • Parent engagement
  • Maintains a wider peer support network with involvement in the Neonatal Network AHP strategy

About us

As SaTH continues its improvement journey, the development of this post is incredibly exciting and will make a real difference to the experience mothers, babies and their wider families have at such a special though often challenging moment in their lives.

The successful candidate will have the benefit of working in a rewarding and unique specialist area, but you will also be a part of a much wider therapy team. As an employee within SaTH's Therapy Centre, you will have access to a wide range of professional support, including Professional lead for Physiotherapy. On joining the team you will become an integral member of SaTH's Therapy Centre, shaping and developing services for the benefit of patients, their families as well as colleagues.

The Therapy Centre at SaTH consists of over 300 employees, including clinical and non-clinical support staff, apprentices, consultant therapists and Heads of Profession for Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Dietetics, all working together to achieve the same vision: To provide excellent care for the communities we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy degree
  • HCPC registration



  • Evidence of specialist CPD in relevant areas to Neonatal and/or paediatric care


  • Evidence Leadership training
  • Previous experience in audit or research



  • Experience across a range of therapy settings and rotations at band 5 or junior level within an NHS setting
  • Experience within Neonates/Paediatrics in both/either acute or community NHS setting
  • Evidence of leading clinical supervision, Teaching, Mentorship and appraisals within NHS setting
  • Experience of communicating difficult and/or complex messages to service users and team members
  • Evidence of collaborative or team working alongside an MDT
  • Evidence of adaptive and creative problem solving skills
  • Experience of delivering respiratory assessment and/or intervention within an NHS setting


  • Previous experience of on-call physiotherapy practice in the NHS.

Employer details

Employer name

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust


The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford

Apley Castle



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