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Paediatric Physiotherapist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum, pro rata
Closing date
25 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Paediatric Physiotherapist - Band 6 Permanent position

We have an exciting opportunity for a qualified physiotherapist to join our acute children's physiotherapy team at Blackpool Victoria Hospital. We are looking for a dynamic, enthusiastic and forward thinking physiotherapist to join our hospital based paediatric physiotherapy team. The post holder will gain experience in:
  • Acute paediatrics to include in and out-patient services (MSK 0-5yrs)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Service
  • Congenital Talipes Service

This is a permanent static position within the Families and Integrated Community Care Division. The hours are part-time 15 hours.

We offer a full induction and development package, in-service training, clinical supervision and the opportunity to develop your skills within the paediatric specialist areas.

Ideally, applicants would have some general paediatric experience.

For further information regarding this position please contact Helen Hartley/Jayne Ditchfield on 01253 953937.


Main duties of the job

The paediatric physiotherapy team deliver high quality physiotherapy to patients on the children's ward with various conditions including, for example, respiratory/ orthopaedic and developmental/ neurological conditions. The team are also involved in the physiotherapy led congenital talipes service, cystic fibrosis clinics and offer an out-patient service to patients age 0-5years with MSK conditions.

The post will allow you to further develop your assessment, treatment and handling skills of babies and children referred to the paediatric physiotherapy service. You will also be able to use your teaching skills and support the delivery of the paediatric physiotherapy on-call competency package.

You will receive excellent clinical support from experienced paediatric physiotherapists and will be supported to further develop your specialised skills in the above areas.

About us

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is situated on the west coast of Lancashire and operates within a regional health economy catchment area that spans Lancashire and South Cumbria. The Trust are a large, integrated provider of acute and community services to the 445,000 population of the Fylde coast health economy and provide urgent and emergency care services to around 18 million people who visit Blackpool every year.

We provide specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology services across this region and host the National Artificial Eye Service, which provides services across England.

With patients and families at the heart of all we do, we are committed to creating a culture that empowers our staff and inspires us all to deliver first class clinical care.

We offer support via:
  • a full induction programme
  • regular clinical supervision opportunities
  • yearly appraisal leading to the development of a personal development plan
  • in house training as required

Job description

Job responsibilities

(Please see full job description and personal specification)

To Work within and adhere to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct, The Health Care Professionals Council (HCPC) standards of practice and The Trust relevant policies and guidelines.

The post holder is responsible for provision of assessment, treatment, intervention and discharge planning of children referred to the service.

To hold responsibility for own paediatric caseload and be responsible for a defined area of the service to include inpatients and outpatient services, working without direct supervision

To work in a flexible manner responding to the current and future needs of the paediatric service.

To work in close collaboration with consultants and doctors in paediatrics and orthopaedics to establish an efficient and effective service to include attendance at clinic sessions (CF clinic)

To complete training in the ponseti technique and with supervision and support to be able to treat patients with a diagnosis of congenital talipes from birth to skeletal maturity

To be an active member of the in-service training programme by the attendance and

delivery of presentations and training sessions at staff meetings, tutorials, training sessions.

To support the delivery of the paediatric physiotherapy on-call competency package.

To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing and therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated multidisciplinary service.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 18 months post graduate NHS experience in general rotations, including respiratory
  • Management and development and supervision of students/ physiotherapy assistants
  • Experience of teaching students and assistants
  • Experience of audit process


  • Experience in respiratory physiotherapy including paediatrics
  • Attended post-graduate courses in respiratory/paediatrics
  • Participation in an On Call Respiratory Service
  • Active participation with In-Service Training
  • Experience of student placement or rotation in paediatrics



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • The Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) Registered
  • Evidence of continuous professional development (CPD) maintained in a portfolio, including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to the speciality


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent communication skills with all ages
  • Committed to personal and departmental development
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills and knowledge
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Motivation, drive and enthusiasm for delivering a quality service as part of the paediatric physiotherapy team
  • Confident
  • Ability to be empathic and discuss sensitive issues
  • Evidence of self directed learning

Other factors


  • Clear vision of role and commitment to speciality
  • Have good computer and telephone skills
  • Current full drivers licence valid for UK use
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Ability to carry out moderate physical effort


  • Experience of virtual assessment platforms

Employer details

Employer name

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Blackpool Teaching Hospitals

Whinney Heys Road



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