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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist - Rotational

Employer
Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are:
  • A large supportive, sociable and friendly MDT team of 60+therapists
  • Committed to the well-being of our staff
  • Easily accessible via public transport from central London and neighbouring counties

We can provide:
  • Flexible working
  • Time to ensure access to regular and ongoing CPD
  • Opportunities for shadowing in a range of settings
  • Clearly structured caseloads and prioritisation system
  • Highly structured induction
  • Access to clinical specialists in all areas

In joining you will receive:
  • Regular and ongoing developing therapist training as well as peer supervision
  • A consistent caseload to see through assessment, ongoing therapy and up to discharge

We are seeking an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Paediatric rotational scheme. This scheme offers the opportunity to gain a broad experience in Paediatrics through yearly rotations in the following areas of services:-

Acute/MSK

Pre-school Special Needs & Special Schools

Schools Services

.This is an experienced rotational post, providing specialist physiotherapy to children and young people (CYP) in a variety of settings. These rotations are preschool special needs/primary special school, mainstream schools/ secondary special schools and acute paediatric inpatients and Musculoskeletal (MSK) outpatients. Each rotation is one-year duration

Previous NHS experience is essential.

Interviews will be in person at Alexandra Avenue Clinic, Harrow

Main duties of the job

To manage a specialist caseload of children with special needs including physical and learning difficulties or the acutely sick child appropriate to the specific rotation.

The rotations are:

a). Preschool children (0-4) with special needs and children within primary special schools (4-12 )

b). Children in Mainstream schools (aged 4-19) and secondary special school's (aged 11-19) with special needs and DCD service

c). Acute inpatient and musculoskeletal outpatients (children aged 0-16)

This includes:
  • Gaining appropriate consent
  • Comprehensive assessment and diagnosis of individual children with diverse and complex presentations/multi-pathologies using range of assessment tools (GMFM, ABC)
  • Planning, delivering and evaluating specialist treatment programmes in particular in the area of physical disability/difficulties
  • Carry out risk assessments and implementing recommendations such as hoisting
  • Referring on to other services/professionals as appropriate including other medical professionals, social services, wheelchair services
  • Demonstrating skills in dealing with complex issues to generate appropriate strategies for caseload management
  • Negotiating with CYP parents/carers, and others around individual case management
  • Writing reports reflecting specialist knowledge of physical disabilities/mobility needs and providing specific advice for Education Health and Care Plans.


About us

You will be joining and welcomed into a diverse therapy team who actively promote and advocate for equality and diversity.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description and person specification for main duties and responsibilities required in this post.

Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Recognised Physiotherapy Degree Qualification and Registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • Health Care Professions Council - Licence to Practice
  • Evidence of CPD including attendance of post graduate short courses relevant to paediatric physiotherapy


Experience

Essential

  • Experience within NHS of post graduate level of working in the following fields: orthopaedics, outpatients, respiratory, neurology, paediatrics
  • Experience at a postgraduate level: of assessment treatment and management of children, Writing clinical notes and reports, Managing own caseload
  • Experience of working and teaching other professionals / parents / carers and of Working at part of an MDT


Knowledge

Essential

  • Well established knowledge of Assessment, treatment and management of children
  • The role of the physiotherapist in the Education system.
  • Range of appropriate therapeutic interventions and equipment relevant to CYP
  • Awareness of the differences of a Paediatric versus adult caseload
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Good organisational skills and to prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities.


Employer details

Employer name

Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Alexandra Avenue Clinic

275 Alexandra Avenue

Harrow

HA2 9DX

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333-G-HCS-0164

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