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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist - Rotational

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time band 6 rotational paediatric respiratory physiotherapist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. This is a tertiary hospital and provides a regional and supra regional service to include most clinical paediatric specialities.

This post works within the paediatric respiratory physiotherapy team and involves 18 month rotations between critical care and cystic fibrosis. The caseload will include PICU, PHDU, NICU, cystic fibrosis alongside some neuromuscular respiratory complications, LTV and bronchiectasis.

As a HCPC registered health professional you will have recent clinical experience in respiratory care including critical care alongside broad rotational experience as a band 5. Previous experience of working on an overnight on-call service is essential.

You will be expected to participate in the respiratory on-call and weekend/bank holiday rota.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to line manage and support junior members of respiratory staff and participate in delivering training to students. Previous experience of teaching others is therefore essential. You would be expected to contribute to service development and provide clinical support to other respiratory areas during planned or unplanned absence.

The team is looking for a motivated, flexible and professional individual who is able to provide care to patients and families in an empathetic manner. The post is suitable for somebody who is a good team player with strong communication skills.

We will provide access to training and support for CPD with annual appraisals, peer support and specialist networking and training opportunities to further develop highly specialist clinical skills. Physiotherapy is well recognised and respected within RMCH where we are considered valuable members of multi-disciplinary teams.

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

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Knowledge skills & experience


  • Experience of respiratory on-call (overnight)
  • Broad postgraduate clinical experience in a rotational post in the NHS, including in both a rehab and respiratory capacity
  • Extensive knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques (in relevant area), including examples of reasoning for choice
  • Experience of teaching/education of junior members of staff/students including to meet a range of learning styles
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working, to include examples of personal involvement in 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



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

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital

Oxford Rd


M13 9WL

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