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Paediatric Physiotherapist (Rotational)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
24 Apr 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an excellent opportunity for a full-time band 5 rotational paediatric physiotherapist at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital. This is a tertiary hospital and provides a regional and supra regional service to include most clinical paediatric specialities.

Rotations occur across the range of specialities including neurorehabilitation, respiratory, orthopaedics, MSK/rheumatology and oncology, some of which include hydrotherapy.

The successful candidate will have broad clinical undergraduate experience in the NHS, to include placements in rehabilitation and acute respiratory. A degree in Physiotherapy, HCPC registration and previous experience of working with children are essential.This is a training post and would suit physiotherapists who demonstrate a strong desire to develop their foundation physiotherapy skills in acute paediatric physiotherapy.

You will be required to support the respiratory on call and weekend/Bank Holiday service and an ability to develop competencies in paediatric critical care within 3 months of training is essential.

Due to practical elements of the interview process all interviews will be held strictly in person. Applicants who would therefore be unable to attend should not apply as virtual interviews would not be possible.

Main duties of the job

Royal Manchester Children Hospital is a tertiary centre and as such the work is both varied and challenging. You should therefore be able to demonstrate strong communication skills and experience of dealing with sensitive situations, including those involving the MDT.

There is support through an appraisal system and training programmes and the department is involved in many audits and research projects which there would be opportunities to gain experience in.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Educational Qualifications


  • Recognised BSC Honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • State registration via Health Professions Council

Knowledge and Experience


  • Broad undergraduate clinical experience in a rotational post in both a rehab and respiratory capacity
  • Knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques, including examples of reasoning for choice
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working, to include examples of complex MDT working
  • Aware of the principles of clinical governance and evidence-based practice, to include examples of complex clinical reasoning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, including examples of complex communication with a range of people - staff and patients/parents
  • Able to handle sensitive situations, including examples of difficult scenario's involved in
  • Working with children


  • Experience of respiratory on-call (overnight)
  • ICU experience

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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