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Specialist Paediatric MSk Physiotherapist

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Passionate about Paediatric MSk Physiotherapy and looking for your next career move? If so, we have the perfect opportunity for you!

We are seeking a dynamic and motivated individual, with excellent communication and organisational skills, to join the Paediatric MSk Physiotherapy Team at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust.

The post holder must haveexperience of working within paediatric physiotherapy and proven clinical skills for assessing and treating of trauma and orthopaedic conditions.

Within the dedicated Paediatric MSk Physiotherapy Team, our aim is to provide expert physiotherapy intervention and advice to children and young people from 0-18 years. We provide advice, education and support to their families, carers and other professionals working alongside them and support seamless transition into adult services where required.

You will be an effective team player who is flexible, enthusiastic and focused on the delivery of a high quality, safe and effective care.Services are delivered from community clinic bases within Bolton, requiring you to be a car owner and driver. Excellent time management skills are needed for effective caseload management. Commitment to service development is essential.

Previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

  • Assessment and treatment of a broad range of specialist MSK conditions within the outpatient setting, including group sessions.
  • Advanced clinical reasoning skills and a problem solving approach to patient care.
  • Managing a caseload of patients, including children and young people with complex presentations.
  • Working effectively, both independently and as part of a team.
  • Dealing with complex, sensitive and emotive situations.
  • Communicating effectively with children and young people, their families/carers and the MDT.
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and evidence based practice.
  • Supervision and support of physiotherapy learners, therapy assistants and Band 5 physiotherapists.
  • Deputising on behalf of Band 7 colleagues.
  • Contributing to service improvement.
  • Participation in the team in-service training programme.
  • Knowledge of quality governance and the wider healthcare agenda.
  • Adherence to relevant local and national policies/guidance.

About us

At Bolton NHS Foundation Trust Our Values incorporate:

Vision -We will deliver excellent health and care for future generations, working with partners to ensure our services are sustainable. We make decisions that are best for long term health and social care outcomes for our communities.

Openness - We communicate clearly to our patients, families/carers and our staff with transparency and honesty. We encourage feedback from everyone to help drive innovation and Improvements.

Integrity - We demonstrate fairness, respect and empathy in our interactions with people. We take responsibility for our actions, speaking out and learning from our mistakes.

Compassion - We take a person-centred approach in all our interactions with patients, families/carers and our staff. We provide compassionate care and demonstrate understanding to everyone.

Excellence - We put quality and safety at the heart of all our services and processes. We continuously improve our standards of healthcare with the patient in mind.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the job description and person specification attached for full details of the role requirements.

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy degree/diploma
  • HCPC registration
  • Post-graduate MSk training


  • CSP member
  • Clinical interest group member
  • Pilates qualification
  • Acupuncture qualification
  • Practice educator training



  • Car owner/driver
  • Flexible to meet service needs



  • Range of MSk experience
  • Paediatric experience
  • Team working
  • Supporting/supervising others
  • Service development/improvement


  • Paediatric MSk experience
  • Hydrotherapy experience
  • Virtual clinic experience



  • Clinical reasoning/problem solving
  • Assessment and treatment skills
  • Communication
  • Caseload/time management
  • Emotional/stressful situations


  • Paediatric specific assessment and treatment skills
  • Pilates
  • Virtual clinic experience



  • MSk conditions
  • Local and national position


  • Paediatric specific conditions
  • Wound care

Employer details

Employer name

Bolton NHS Foundation Trust


Breightmet Health Centre

Breightmet Fold Lane



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