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Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist (Band 6)

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Come and join the fantastic team of Physiotherapists at Birmingham Children's Hospital and experience a variety of rotations that will excite and challenge you to learn.

Birmingham Children's Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides a range of children's health services for Birmingham the West Midlands and beyond. We are a nationally designated specialist centre for epilepsy and liver transplantation and a major trauma centre for the West Midlands. We also have one of the largest Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services in the country with a dedicated Eating Disorder Unit.

We are seeking enthusiastic physiotherapists to join our friendly and motivated team. These posts are suitable for physiotherapists with broad based post-graduate experience ideally including paediatrics. We offer opportunities to consolidate your existing skills and extend your knowledge by working alongside Advanced Physiotherapist's in a variety of areas.

Rotations are currently 6 monthly and may include PICU, Neurosciences, Respiratory/CF, Musculoskeletal, Burns, Orthopaedics, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Livers, Oncology, Community and Special Schools. In addition, you will participate in a comprehensive in-service training programme and individual performance review scheme. The successful candidate will also be required to participate in the emergency out of hours respiratory rota and be able to work flexibly to meet the needs of an evolving and exciting service.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide an effective and efficient physiotherapy service including assessing, treating, prioritising, and delegating the changing workload within the designated area
  • To improve paediatric skills and knowledge by rotating through the various specialty areas.
  • To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of own work including the management of complex patients requiring specialist paediatric physiotherapy intervention
  • To provide effective and efficient physiotherapy interventions in accordance with clinical guidelines and Trust policies and procedures
  • To participate in audit/research to promote quality standards and evidence-based practice
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, using investigative and analytical skills and to plan, implement and evaluate individualised physiotherapy intervention
  • To keep up to date with clinical and professional issues and undertake training and development activities to maintain competence to practice
  • To manage, supervise, train and support others
  • To participate in the emergency on-call, weekend, and evening service to provide 24-hour cover (involves working unsupervised)

Rotations may include:

PICU, medical/surgical wards, oncology, livers, neurosciences, orthopaedics, musculo-skeletal out-patients, rheumatology, general paediatrics, special schools, and community.

About us

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust is the first of its type in the UK. Our Trust was formed in February 2017 to drive forward our commitment to provide the highest quality, world-class physical and mental health care for our women, children and families. Uniting our hospitals means more seamless care more investment to make greater advances in our specialist treatment and world-leading neo-natal and fetal work. Importantly, it also gives us a greater voice in shaping the future of family-centred care.

Birmingham Children's Hospital is a UK leading specialist paediatric centre with an international reputation in several areas.

Birmingham Women's Hospital is one of two dedicated women's hospitals in the UK, with the busiest single site maternity unit, delivering more than 8,200 babies a year offering a full range of gynaecological, maternity and neonatal care.

Forward Thinking Birmingham (FTB) Mental Health Services are a unique, innovative community and inpatient mental health partnership. Alongside partners FTB offers care pathways of mental health assessment and treatment for young people aged 0-25 years old.

Our Trust is committed to creating the best place to work. We believe in promoting and enhancing inclusion, diversity and equality and encourage applications from all areas of the community, who meet the criteria for the role, regardless of age, gender identity, disability, race, religion or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification to view the full details for this opportunity at Birmingham Womens and Childrens NHS Foundation Trust.

When completing your application, please ensure you have evidenced how you meet the job description and person specification to include transferable experience, qualifications, skills along with professional registration details (if applicable).

Occasionally we receive a large number of applications for our roles and when that happens we sometimes bring the closing date forward, so please apply promptly to avoid disappointment.

Person Specification



  • Diploma or Degree in Physiotherapy (MCSP)
  • HCPC Registration


  • Relevant post graduate courses/training

Knowledge and skills


  • Broad based post-graduate experience including paediatrics and respiratory care
  • A good level of ability to clinically reason and problem solve through complex patients
  • Evidence of participation in audit/research/service development
  • Evidence of good communication skills with patients, families and the MDT


  • Paediatric experience in a variety of settings
  • Experience of supervising staff/students

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Women's and Children's NHS Foundation Trust


Birmingham Children's Hospital

Steelhouse Lane


B4 6NH

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