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Senior Physiotherapist - Specialist Physiotherapist (XR06)

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time

Job Details

We have an opportunity for a skilled, enthusiastic clinician who enjoys working with children in an integrated multidisciplinary team. As a band 6 Paediatric rotational physiotherapist you will gain experience in various specialist areas including acute respiratory, neurology, neurosurgery, neuromuscular, neonatology, oncology, orthopaedics, musculoskeletal, cystic fibrosis, primary ciliary dyskinesia, surgery, nephrology and hepatology.

The post holder will work along side the band 7 team providing a service to the above areas and helping develop the physiotherapy service across the trust. Children may be managed on the wards, intensive care units, neonatal units, specialist clinics, in the out patient department and in the community.

The post holder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team including medical staff, nursing staff, occupational therapists, speech therapists, play therapists, dieticians and psychologists. They will also be encouraged to liaise with other agencies that support children and their families.

The Childrens Physiotherapy Team is committed to the concepts of clinical governance and staff development through appraisal, training, research and audit. Our mission is to make a positive difference in children's lives through the use of specialist, individualised and fun therapy in partnership with the MDT, the child and their family.

The post holder will contribute to the Paediatric Oncall service

Main duties of the job

Assessment and treatment of children as inpatients , outpatients in hospital and at home and school

You will have the opportunity to work with the Multidisciplinary team and collaborate with other hospitals around the region and across the country.

All staff are encouraged to be involved in quality improvement

About us

The childrens physiotherapy team is a team of approximately 40 physiotherapists and physiotherapy assistants who work across Leeds Childrens Hospital. They have a wide scope of experience and enjoy developing and teaching new members of the team. The team is based on the Leeds General Infirmary site but also covers the Neonatal Unit at St James Hospital. Transport is available to move between sites for staff.

Leeds Teaching Hospitals is committed to our process of redeploying 'at risk' members of our existing workforce to new roles. As such, all our job adverts are subject to this policy and we reserve the right to close, delay or remove adverts while this process is completed. If you do experience a delay in the shortlisting stage of the recruitment cycle, please bear with us while this process is completed, and contact the named contact if you have any questions.

Job description

Job responsibilities


To perform physiotherapeutic assessment of paediatric patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

He/She will participate in the Band 6 paediatric rotational scheme which involves working across a range of settings.

To be responsible for their own continuing professional and personal development.

To participate in the Paediatric Out of Hours service


To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision. Access to advice and support from a senior physiotherapists is available if required, clinical work is not routinely evaluated.

To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner within this specialist field.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Health Professions Council Registration


  • Member of CSP



  • Substantial post graduate clinical experience including relevant core areas of respiratory medicine, neurology, musculoskeletal in and outpatients with at least one rotation in Paediatrics


  • Experience in Paediatric Respiratory care
  • Oncall Respiratory Competencies

Skills & Behaviours


  • Knowledge and experience in a range of approaches to the management of patients in this area of practice
  • Professional, hardworking and flexible with a positive attitude
  • Confident and able to take appropriate responsibilities
  • Caring and compassionate
  • Use transferable skills to ensure effective patient care
  • Contribute to effective team working including prioritisation, organisation of self and others and delegation of workload
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Participate in clinical education of less experiences staff/students
  • Ability to cope working a stressful environment including the ability to impart information, on a daily basis regarding poor prognosis for rehabilitation.
  • Able to deal with emotional or aggressive patients and carers
  • Ability to demonstrate an attention to detail


  • Involvement in APCP
  • Ability to participate in the organisation of internal/external clinical courses
  • Competent basic IT skills
  • Involvement in audit and an understanding of research and quality issues
  • Good presentation skills using various media

Other Criteria


  • Reliable work record
  • Moving and handling patients and equipment is a requirement of this post
  • Able to fulfil Occupational Health requirements for the post (with reasonable adjustments if necessary), including clearance on blood borne viruses in compliance with Trust Policy

Employer details

Employer name

Leeds Teaching Hospitals


Leeds General Infirmary

Great George Street



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