Paediatric Physiotherapist

North East London NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa plus HCAS
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work with the Havering Integrated Children's Services Physiotherapy Team. Physiotherapy provision is provided over a variety of settings i.e. clinic, home, nurseries and schools to children with a variety of complex conditions.

If you are passionate about working with Children and have an interest in empowering children and families, we look forward to hearing from you.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. An enhanced DBS disclosure will be required.

Havering Integrated Children's Services is comprised of Paediatrician, Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and CAMHS. We have a strong focus on integrated working across health and education and social care.

Close proximity to local train station and office base is on local bus route for ease of travel

Main duties of the job

  • To act as an autonomous, registered practitioner who is legally and professionally accountable for own unsupervised actions guided by the CSP professional code of conduct and Trust guidelines and protocols. The post holder will be registered with the HPCP.
  • Further professional knowledge may have been gained through accredited courses, workshops, study and in house training programmes.
  • To be responsible, and accountable, for all aspects of delivering physiotherapy to clients/patients.
  • To develop the skills to assess, diagnose and develop individual care/treatment plans for a range of paediatric conditions, some of which will be highly complex or will be for clients with complex psycho-social difficulties, with advice and support from a senior physiotherapist.
  • To provide patients and relatives with information and education thus ensuring they have meaningful choices that promote dignity, independence and quality of life.
  • To ensure practice is supported by research, evidence based practice, literature and peer review.
  • To be responsible for organising and prioritising own caseload in order to develop a high standard of physiotherapy assessment and treatment, with support from senior colleagues.
  • To delegate appropriately to health care assistants and physiotherapy students.

About us

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment. As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

Higher cost area supplement

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of the basic salary (with a minimum of �4,108 to a maximum of �5,177).

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be responsible for organising and prioritising own caseload in order to develop a high standard of physiotherapy assessment and treatment, with support from senior colleagues.To delegate appropriately to health care assistants and physiotherapy students.To have organisational knowledge relating to Trust protocols and procedures and adhere to them.To be responsible for providing accurate records of information required by the Trust for audit purposes.

To ensure effective risk management at team level by accident/incident reporting, assessing and controlling risk and ensuring residual risks are added to the Trust register.

To take an active interest in working parties and groups within the Trust, if appropriate to develop and improve on service delivery, protocols and guidelines.To participate in the audit process, linking in with the clinical governance agenda

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • NVQ level 2 or equivalent standard of literacy and numeracy


  • Post graduate courses relevant to paediatric physiotherapy



  • Previous experience of working in paediatrics either as a student, post graduate or in the voluntary sector
  • An awareness of NHS Plan, NSF and clinical governance priorities


  • Post graduate courses relevant to paediatric physiotherapy



  • Basic awareness of IT and IT skills
  • To be aware and demonstrate the Trust Values
  • To be a member of the CSP
  • To be able to travel efficiently throughout the area

Employer details

Employer name

NELFT North East London Foundation Trust


The Acorn Centre

306 London Road



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