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Senior Physiotherapist-Peterborough

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a band 6 or experienced band 5 physiotherapist with an interest in paediatrics?

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join the paediatric physiotherapy team at North West Anglia Foundation Trust. The post holder will work within the paediatric physiotherapy team and supported by the wider therapy team and multidisciplinary team.

We are looking for an passionate, motivated physiotherapist, who is Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered, to work across a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. The post holder will be supported by experienced team members with CPD opportunities and peer learning. The post holder will work through paediatric physiotherapy rotations experiencing paediatric respiratory, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal and speciality clinics such as Ponseti and Cystic Fibrosis.

Previous paediatric experience is essential. There is an expectation that the post holder will have a strong interest in service development. The postholder will be required to participate in the on call and weekend rota (children and adults), with being a car driver essential. A development post would also be considered for this role for a band 5 therapist with paediatric experience.

Main duties of the job

  • To enable Physiotherapy to provide Therapy Skills within the inpatient and outpatient paediatric service
  • To ensure safe, efficient and effective delivery of patient focussed care in line with identified evidence based practice, local and national standards
  • To work collaboratively within Multidisciplinary and Multi-agency Teams
  • To participate in delegated projects for service development with the team
  • To act autonomously in the assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have a complex presentation
  • To demonstrate a flexible approach to working in support of the whole in patient/outpatient team
  • To undertake weekend and on call working as required within service developments
  • To be available to provide Clinical Supervision
  • This role entails 90% Clinical Contact and 10% Operational Management as appropriate within team requirements
  • To guide Band 5 and support staff in the management and delivery of therapeutic care plans

About us

We are committed to ensure a work-life balance to all our staff by offering full time and part time roles, flexible working hours on a shift pattern to fit around your family life.

We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) and candidates form our local communities.

Benefits to you
  • 27 days annual leave for new starters, rising to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, plus 8 Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Increased hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Career development and training
  • Wellbeing support and activities
  • In-house physiotherapy Service
  • On-site canteens with subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free).
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details regarding this role please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached to the post.

Person Specification



  • Independently mobile to access all work sites within job role i.e. Manual car driver with full UK driving licence



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registered



  • Wide variety of fieldwork placements in core rotations, including respiratory and musculoskeletal
  • Previous experience of working within paediatric physiotherapy
  • NHS Acute Hospital Experience



  • Clinical knowledge of clinical conditions associated with paediatric physiotherapy
  • Knowledge of the multi-disciplinary team
  • Experience in use of basic IT system for data recording



  • Good Clinical Reasoning skills



  • Ability to demonstrate personal and clinical effectiveness to achieve optimum patient care

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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