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Children's Physiotherapist - East

North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust
Springboard CDC Carlisle
£32,306 to £39,027 a year per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jun 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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The post holder will report to the Integrated Team Manager for Physical Health and will receive management supervision.

They will be required to work autonomously but will receive clinical supervision from band 7 children's physiotherapist
  • To be responsible for the provision of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and management of babies, children and adolescents who present with a wide variety of conditions in both community and acute settings. These include acute, chronic, complex, disabling and life limiting conditions.
  • To demonstrate knowledge and skills in the management of acute paediatric orthopaedic conditions as well as neurological and developmental conditions and learning disabilities.
  • To participate in educating other healthcare and multi-agency professionals and physiotherapy students in paediatric physiotherapy in conjunction with senior colleagues.
  • To participate in the management of complex paediatric cases within a multi disciplinary team setting, under the guidance of a more senior therapist.
  • To work in the community as a lone practitioner in line with NHS Cumbria lone worker policy.
  • To provide assessment for and provision of equipment for complex children in the community

Part time hours considered for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

To deliver a range of commissioned community based health and wellbeing services to all children and young people in Cumbria aged 0-19, working in partnership with other agencies also involved in the provision of care for this population in order to achieve and improve agreed outcomes.

About us

At NCIC, we have an ambition to deliver outstanding hospital and health services to half a million people. Established on 1st October 2019, the Trust is creating a centre of excellence in providing rural and remote healthcare and provides a wide range of community and acute services throughout north Cumbria and beyond. We're responsible for delivering over 70 services across 15 main locations and we employ more than 6,500 members of staff.

Our 5 key principles demonstrate our belief in the delivery of 'safe, high quality care every time'.
  • Being a clinically led organisation
  • Quality and safety at the heart
  • A positive patient experience every time
  • A great place to work
  • Managing our money well

As an organisation we are serious about supporting a diverse workforce that reflects our local community and are very much focused on being an inclusive and compassionate place to work.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job description and person specification for further information regarding the role and the essential and desirable criteria required to be met by applicants.

Relocation assistance may be available for successful applicants moving to the region for certain posts. Please see our policy for eligible vacancies?

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.
  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

Important Information

Candidates who have been successfully shortlisted for interview will be asked via an email notification to log on to their Trac account to select an interview time. This will usually be within 2 weeks of the closing date.

For candidates applying using a Hotmail account or have strict firewall settings please ensure the following:
  • Junk Mail is checked regularly

Disclosure and Barring Service:

On 28 November 2020, the new Disclosure and Barring Service filtering rules will come into effect.

The changes mean that:
  • youth cautions, reprimands and final warnings will no longer be subject to automatic disclosure
  • the multiple conviction rule has been removed, meaning that if an individual has more than one conviction, regardless of offence type or time passed, each conviction will be considered against the remaining rules individually, rather than being automatically disclosed.

If you are unsure about whether you need to disclose certain criminal record information, free confidential advice may be sought from one of the charity bodies listed below. These bodies can advise you on what you are legally required to declare and may also be able to advise you on how you can disclose criminal record information to a prospective employer and your legal rights when doing so.

Nacro Tel: 0300 123 1999, or email:

Unlock Tel: 01634 247350, email or complete the online form on the Unlock website

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £18 + Administration cost of £3.85 = £21.85. Deducted at £6.85 from 1st month salary and £5 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

Enhanced Check: £38 + administration cost of £3.90 = £41.90. Deducted at £11.90 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • oState registration
  • oDegree or equivalent in PT
  • oFull UK driving licence
  • oComputer Literate
  • Evidence of CPD
Knowledge Essential
  • oBroad knowledge of a range of paediatric treatment techniques
  • oSome knowledge of the appropriate legislation relating to children
  • oKnowledge of current NHS trends which influence service provision
  • ooPost qualification training in paediatric therapy or techniques.
Skills and Aptitude Essential
  • o Organisational skills demonstrated for example by the involvement in a particular project
  • oCompetence in therapeutic handling.
  • oExcellent verbal and written communication skills
  • oAbility to work alone as well as part of a team
  • oPresentation skills
  • oCaseload management skills - especially identifying priorities and meeting deadlines.
Personal Circumstances Essential
  • oThis post will require working in Community settings and therefore include travel to these sites.
  • oSome flexibility in work pattern may be necessary.
Other requirements Essential
  • oEquality and Diversity: Support equality and value diversity (Level 2)
  • oExperience of working in acute or community settings
  • oPost graduate therapy experience in a multi disciplinary team
  • oPrevious use of a computer based data collection system
  • oExperience of working with children in a professional or voluntary capacity

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