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Children's Specialist Physiotherapist

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Milton Keynes
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
7 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Children's Specialist Physiotherapist - 12 month rotations within Children's Physiotherapy.

Department: Therapies

Band 6 �35,392 - �42,618 per annum pro rata

Hours: 22.5 per week, all MKUH roles will be considered for flexible working

The Therapy team at MKUH are looking for an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our Children's Physiotherapy Team. The team delivers physiotherapy services to children and young people aged 0-19 years within acute and community settings. There will be opportunities to work in the children's outpatients with both musculoskeletal and neurodisability caseloads, the children's inpatient ward, Redway special needs school and hydrotherapy. We are re-establishing 12 month rotations within Children's Physiotherapy to allow experience in these different areas.

The post will involve working in the Children's Physiotherapy department based in Stony Stratford Health Centre, Milton Keynes Hospital and Redway School. Being able to drive between the sites is essential.

We offer comprehensive induction, ongoing clinical and managerial support from experienced specialist staff, regular in-house training, as well as opportunities for involvement in service development.

If you would like to progress your career in a forward-thinking therapy department then we want to hear from you.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Sarah Knight, Children's Physiotherapy Service Lead, via email

Interview: 15/12/23

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality evidence-based assessment and treatment of children and young people aged 0-19 presenting with a range of conditions.

To hold responsibility for own caseload and assist other team members with theirs as required.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

To undertake evidence-based audit and quality improvement projects to further own and teams clinical practice as required.

Make recommendations to the Lead Physiotherapist for changes to practice by the team as appropriate.

About us

You can expect a warm welcome at Milton Keynes University Hospital, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviours. At MKUH we appreciate our staff and reward them with an outstanding benefits package including:
  • Free on-site parking
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Great flexible workingopportunities
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Lease car scheme
  • Generous annual leave and pension scheme
  • On site nursery (chargeable)
  • Extensive staff health and well-being programme

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients. The hospital is undergoing significant investment, and we are proud to be rated good by the CQC. Visit our website to catch up on our latest news.

MKUH is committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and as such we offer a range of flexible working practices. We promote an inclusive workforce and encourage applications from applicants from all backgrounds.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications have been received.

MKUH uses identification scanning technology to confirm the authenticity of documents all prospective employees of MKUH will have their original documents verified using this technology.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be professional and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management, and support more junior staff to do likewise
  • To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation.

  • To maintain own continuing professional development (CPD) by keeping abreast of any new trends and developments and incorporate them as necessary into your work
  • To be responsible for:
    • Teaching student physiotherapists to graduate level on physiotherapeutic skills and knowledge within core clinical areas.
    • Providing support & guidance to junior physiotherapists and physiotherapy clinical support staff.

  • To be responsible for the supervision and coordination of junior staff, students, and assistants on a daily basis, in conjunction with the Lead Physiotherapists.
  • To ensure that your own practice and that of staff under your supervision meet the required professional standards of physiotherapy practice

Please refer to the attached Job Description for more information on the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and knowledge


  • Physiotherapy Degree or equivalent professional qualification
  • Registered with UK Health and Care Professions Council
  • Evidence of post registration CPD in paediatrics
  • Awareness of NHS & Trust systems, policies, procedures & current changes


  • Membership of CSP
  • Sound therapeutic and clinical knowledge in paediatrics
  • Experience working with therapy assistants



  • Relevant post registration experience in hospital
  • Active member of multi-disciplinary team
  • Able to independently manage caseload


  • Experience working at band 6 level within paediatrics
  • Completed Band 5 rotation in paediatrics
  • Supervision & training of assistants
  • Undertaken project within area. e.g., best practice project, guideline benchmarking, audit



  • Proven time management skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise your own caseload
  • Written & verbal communication skills
  • To have an understanding of the importance of flexibility within their own practice and the wider healthcare system
  • Practice Evidence Based therapy
  • Ability to thrive in a multidisciplinary environment
  • High level of IST including presentation of IST, with the ability to teach other staff: juniors, assistants & students
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Able to appropriately apply a range of neurology techniques


  • Ability to do 1:1 sessions and appraisals with juniors, assistants & students
  • To be IT literate
  • To have an understanding of audit and outcome measurement

Personal and people development


  • To be self-motivated and be able to motivate others. To show evidence of self-development
  • To be able to work under pressure
  • To actively take part in IST both presenting and receiving
  • To mentor students as required


  • To be confident mentoring staff more junior than themselves



  • Excellent verbal and nonverbal communication skills


  • To have experience of dealing with challenging patients or carers within a hospital environment

Specific requirements


  • Able to perform the duties of the post with reasonable aids and adaptations
  • Car driver with own vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Paediatric Therapies (Dept)

Milton Keynes


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