Specialist Physiotherapist

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
North Shields
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
3 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated Physiotherapist with excellent communication and organisational skills, who is keen to progress within the area of Paediatric Physiotherapy. The individual should have proven experience working independently and as part of a team. Having previous experience in paediatrics would be beneficial, but is not essential. We offer regular in-service training, peer supervision and clinical support.

The Paediatric Physiotherapy service, provides a service to children and young people throughout Northumberland and North Tyneside. Although the post holder will be based with at Wansbeck General Hospital they will be expected to work in other areas of the trust as the needs of the service commands. The caseload will include a range of neurodevelopmental and musculoskeletal conditions.

The Paediatric Physiotherapy service provides expert assessment, treatment and advice to children and young people, from birth to 16 years or until 19 years if the young person is in full time education, who present with physical difficulties. We work to educate and support families, carers and other professionals, including school and early years settings staff, in meeting the needs of the children and young people. We treat the children and young people in the environment which is most suitable to meeting their individual needs. These environments include, homes, nurseries, clinic venues, the hospital physiotherapy department and schools.

Main duties of the job

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients.

To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations/multi-pathologies use advanced clinical reasoning and problem solving skills

To participate in holistic multi-disciplinary assessments as required to determine client needs.

To follow clinical risk management processes within own patient caseload.

To formulate, deliver and provideadvice and training on evidence based intervention/ treatment programmes, including advice to carers, other professionals and agencies.

To raise any clinical concerns about patients with line manager/specialist physiotherapists in a timely manner and be willing to seek support from senior staff

To liaise and work with other professional agencies to ensure the correct and safe service provision is delivered for clients.

To maintain and develop own competency to practice through Continuing Professional Development activities

Maintain registration with the Health Professional's Council.

To fully participate in the Trust's appraisal system review and personal development planning process

Participate in clinical supervision and peer review

To be involved in supporting staff from Band 5 and below as well as student education.

To take part in and contribute to in-service training and keep your own Personal Development plans up to date

About us

We manage three major locality hospitals at North Tyneside, Wansbeck and Hexham, plus a number of smaller community hospitals and clinics from Tynemouth to Berwick on Tweed, in addition to our state-of-the-art Northumbria Specialist Emergency Care Hospital, the first of its kind in England. We also care for people in their homes and provide services from facilities in local communities such as health centres. We give people greater choice and control over their care to help them to live independently at home and avoid hospital admission where appropriate. High quality patient care is at the heart of everything we do and we strive to ensure every single patient and service user has an exceptional experience with us. We have one of the most extensive patient experience programmes of any trust in England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To assess, diagnose and treat an independent clinical case load.
  • To work as part of the Paediatric Physiotherapy team under the guidance and support of more experienced highly specialist senior Physiotherapy staff.
  • To provide a comprehensive physiotherapy service to children and young people throughout the area covered by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust in many environments including homes, schools and clinic settings.
  • To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promoteownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries.

Person Specification



  • BSC Honours degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent experience and/or qualification
  • Member of the Health Professionals Council
  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Employer details

Employer name

Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Tyneside General Hospital

Rake Lane

North Shields

NE28 9NH

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