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Paediatric Physiotherapist (Rotational)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital is part of a leading Trust for teaching, research and specialist services in the North West of England. A vacancy has arisen for a Band 5 physiotherapist to join our specialist team. You should have broad clinical, rotational postgraduate experience in the NHS or equivalent, this should include experience in both rehabilitation and respiratory environments. A degree in Physiotherapy and HCPC registration are essential.

This post would suit physiotherapists who have a strong desire to build on their existing foundation physiotherapy skills in acute paediatric physiotherapy, with training provided. Royal Manchester Children Hospital is a tertiary centre and as such the work is both varied and challenging.

You will be required to support the respiratory on-call and weekend/Bank Holiday service following the completion of competency training.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant should be able to demonstrate complex clinical reasoning based on evidenced based practice. They should also be able to demonstrate excellent communication skills within highly sensitive situations and complex MDT working. There is the opportunity to work across several paediatric specialties that includes respiratory care, orthopaedics, MSK, neurology, rheumatology including chronic pain, burns and oncology. The department has state of the art facilities that include a hydrotherapy pool.There is support through an appraisal system and training programmes and the department is involved in a number of research projects.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Educational / qualifications /


  • Recognised BSC Honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • State registration via Health Professions Council

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad postgraduate clinical experience in a rotational post in the NHS in both a rehab and respiratory capacity
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques, including examples of reasoning for choice
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working, to include examples of complex MDT working
  • Aware of the principles of clinical governance and evidence-based practice, to include examples of complex clinical reasoning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, including examples of complex communication with a range of people - staff and patients/parents
  • Able to handle sensitive situations, including examples of difficult scenario's involved in


  • Experience in a paediatric setting
  • Experience of respiratory on-call (overnight)
  • ICU experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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