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Senior Children's Physiotherapist: Child Development Service

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Pro Rata Inclusive
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The children's physiotherapy team, based at St Mary's Hospital, provides a comprehensive acute and community service to Central and North Westminster and North Kensington and Chelsea localities. Following additional investment, an exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint to a new post: a full time Band 6 Paediatric Physiotherapist within the Woodfield Child Development Service (CDS).

CDS physiotherapists work within an established multi-disciplinary team providing community physiotherapy for 0-19 year olds with SEND in North RBKC and Westminster. The post holder will deliver physiotherapy for children and young people at QEII Jubilee Special School and across a community caseload in homes, educational facilities and outpatient clinics at Woodfield Road Medical Centre. QEII Jubilee School has a dedicated and experienced Band 7 physiotherapist to support this new role and the CDS physiotherapy team is led by a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, with support from highly specialised Band 7 physiotherapists.

Close working relationships exist between the acute paediatric and neonatal multi-disciplinary services and children's community services, to promote clinical excellence and provide continuity of care for children and young people.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to children referred to the Children's Physiotherapy service.
  • To acquire and demonstrate knowledge of relevant pathologies, conditions, normal values relating to children's physiotherapy.
  • To be responsible for own caseload and be responsible within a defined area of the service and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To be responsible for the clinical education of physiotherapy students.
  • To supervise and contribute to the training and development of physiotherapy assistants and junior physiotherapists.
  • To undertake evidence-based audit and research projects to further own and team's clinical practice within each area.
  • To make recommendations for service development, with active involvement in the implementation of changes to practice or service protocols.
  • The job holder will help to provide a 7 day 24 hour paediatric inpatient service (specific rota details are held locally within departments).
  • The job holder is required to participate in overnight on-calls and will do so once they have completed the relevant induction and achieved the required competencies (specific rota details are held locally within departments).

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more details on the vacancy please refer to the job description and functional requirements form.

Person Specification



  • Degree (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health and Care Professions Council
  • Able to demonstrate specialist learning from junior rotations, formal post-graduate level learning and informal CPD (both general and specific to clinical fields of speciality)


  • Membership of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of Paediatric Special Interest Group



  • Recent substantial and sustained experience in physiotherapy working in acute or community settings
  • Experience in core physiotherapy specialties - Musculoskeletal, Inpatient Rehabilitation and Respiratory
  • Undertaken audit and/or research, either within paediatrics or as part of MDT
  • oKnowledge of the influence of psychosocial and cultural factors on health / illness behaviours


  • Previous experience in children's physiotherapy (band 5 or 6)
  • Knowledge of the workings of community-based physiotherapy services
  • Governance issues and an understanding of their relation to patient care

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Able to use knowledge of a range of treatment approaches in the management of paediatric conditions
  • Able to make sound clinical decisions based on knowledge / experience / circumstances and utilise advanced reasoning skills
  • Able to carry out manual therapy techniques, therapeutic handling and respiratory physiotherapy techniques requiring skilful and strenuous physical effort during the working day
  • Ability to cope with working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients or carers.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St. Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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