Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Long Term Conditions

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a motivated and experienced physiotherapist with a passion for rehabilitation and a good working knowledge of specialist equipment for children and young people with complex and rare conditions? An exciting opportunity has arisen within our well-respected, integrated paediatric physiotherapy team at Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. As a highly specialist physiotherapist you will have recent substantial experience of working directly with children/young people with complex and changing health care needs and with their families in an acute inpatient and/or community setting.

Due to the changing needs of this group of patients ideally you will have respiratory skills or if not, a willingness to undergo a training programme delivered locally.

Participation in the physiotherapy respiratory or weekend orthopaedics and major trauma out of hour's service is part of the role depending on your knowledge, skills, and experience.

Main duties of the job

Physiotherapy is part of a dedicated highly specialised nationally funded service to deliver treatment to patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders (e.g. Mucopolysaccharidoses (MPS), Niemann Pick and Batten's Disease).

You will develop a sound understanding of the issues relating to the identification, assessment, treatment, and management of this group of patients. You will be involved with the children and their families from diagnosis right through to transitioning to the adult service, seeing them through various surgical interventions and communicating their needs with the local services. You will be the lead physiotherapist for children and young people with a diagnosis of Batten's Disease as part of a newly established multidisciplinary team.

You will be a proactive core member of the multidisciplinary Lysosomal storage disorders team managing these patients. There are many exciting research trials in this area which you would also be involved with.

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 resourcing@mft.nhs.uk.

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



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

Knowledge and Experience


  • Evidence of relevant knowledge gained through post graduate learning
  • Member of relevant clinical specialist interest group
  • Significant NHS postgraduate clinical experience or equivalent at a senior/specialist level in a relevant field, following postgraduate clinical experience as a junior in a broad rotational post
  • Experience of managing less senior staff
  • Highly comprehensive specialist knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment technique
  • Working knowledge of local and national policies and procedures e.g. Manual Handling, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists/Health Professionals Council Code of Conduct/Ethics, Health and Safety, Infection Control, CPR, Equality and Diversity
  • Evidence of recent relevant Continual Professional Development to a specialist level
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working
  • Experience of supervision of qualified staff, students and assistants
  • Evidence of contribution to clinical education and in-service training of less experienced staff/students and assistants
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services including experience of quality issues, audit and evidence based practice


  • Experience of respiratory on-call

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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