A new opportunity has arisen within the Children's Therapy Team at St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust for the position of 'Highly Specialised Neonatal Physiotherapist', based at St George's Hospital. This post is part time (0.6wte).
Due to very exciting additional funding across neonatal therapies at St George's Hospital, the Children's Physiotherapy Team is expanding. The post will be integral in the design and development of this growing team and delivery of new physiotherapy services provided to neonates and high-risk infants accessing inpatient services.Main duties of the job
The post-holder will be responsible for a varied clinical caseloadandwill be expected to have a high level of clinical skill and be able to work in the following specialty areas:
For inpatients amend as needed
- Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Neonatal High Dependency Unit (HDU)
- Special Care Baby Unit (SCBU)
- Post-natal wards
- Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- General Paediatric Wards
St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a major acute hospital and major trauma centre that offers highly specialist care for complex injuries and illnesses, including trauma, neurology, cardiac care, renal transplantation, cancer care and stroke. The work of its emergency department was seen on Channel 4's '24 Hours in A& E' programme. The hospital also provides all the usual care you would expect from a local NHS district general hospital.
Children's Therapies sit in the Children's Directorate and services for Children and Young People were rated Outstanding
in the most recent CQC inspection and staff reported feeling 'respected, supported and valued'.
We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the trust - being excellent, kind, responsible and respectful - and behave in a way that reflects these. More information on the vision and values of St. George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is attached below.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The successful candidate will have skills and experience in neurological, developmental, orthopaedic and respiratory assessment, treatment and management of neonates and infants and discharge planning of this varied and specialist caseload. Theywill work closely with the wider Childrens Therapy Team including colleagues across four AHP professions in children's services, Consultants, Specialist Medical Teams, Nurse Specialists, Nursing Staff, other members of the MDT, to provide a multi-disciplinary approach. The physiotherapist will work with the B8a Neonatal Clinical Lead Physiotherapist to support teaching across the MDT in addition to more widely promoting the role of a physiotherapist on the unit.Person SpecificationEssentialEssential
- Current HCPC Registration
- NHS experience as a specialist Physiotherapist in neonatal physiotherapy
- Experience in Staff support/supervision
- Experience as Band 7 Physiotherapist in relevant clinical area
- Experience in service development
- Experience in Lecturing/teaching
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Knowledge and experience in specialist neonatal assessments i.e. HINE LAPI PRECHTL
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St George's Hospital
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