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Band 7 Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 Per annum inclusive
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a passionate Physiotherapist with highly specialist skills and knowledge in the field of neonates and paediatrics to apply and join our small but expanding Neonatal & Paediatric Therapy Service. This post will support inpatient neonates, children and young people at Barking Havering Redbridge NHS Trust and is available full time (37.5 hours per week). Through structured job planning, this role will provide dedicated Physiotherapy cover to the Neonatal Unit at Queen's Hospital three days per week and cover for Paediatric inpatients two days per week. Through a holistic approach, to provide a specialist standard of Physiotherapy service to neonatal and paediatric patients and carers, facilitating and maximising patient and carer safety and potential within the service boundaries.

Main duties of the job

To be an integral member of the inter-disciplinary team (IDT) setting patient-centred aims, goals and targets within the comprehensive care packages including referral to community and other hospital settings health, social care and health, education, and the voluntary agencies in a locality.To take a lead role as a highly specialised clinician acting as an autonomous practitioner in the assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of a diverse caseload giving highly specialist guidance and advice to other members of the Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) on matters relating to your specialist area.To demonstrate sound knowledge and skills in the management of a diverse range of neonatal and paediatric neurological, developmental, respiratory and orthopaedic conditions and those with behavioural and learning difficulties.To assist the Therapies Service Manager in the planning, development, and delivery of the Children's Physiotherapy Service.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre Radiotherapy Centre Hyper Acute Stroke Unit and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Rebecca Hills, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5937. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • oDegree/Diploma in Physiotherapy.
  • oH.C.P.C. Registration.
  • oEvidence of CPD.
  • oAppropriate post graduate study in relevant specialist field.


  • oCSP Membership.
  • oLeadership training
  • oMember of appropriate specialist interest group.
  • oEvidence of attendance or completion of neonatal specific education (such as HEE modules, APCP course, assessment courses).



  • oAdvanced clinical knowledge and skills in neonatal and paediatric fields.
  • oAdvanced clinical skills in neonatal and paediatric neurodevelopment.
  • oHighly skilled in the assessment and treatment of a diverse range of neonatal and paediatric conditions and presentations, including orthopaedic, respiratory, and neurological conditions.
  • oUnderstanding of impact of neonatal journey.
  • oHighly specialised handling and observation skills for the assessment of pre- term infants.
  • oAbility to demonstrate excellent leadership, supportive and supervisory skills.
  • oAbility to communicate complex and sensitive information (verbal, non-verbal and written) in an accurate, clear and logical manner.
  • oAbility to cope with working in a stressful environment and deal with complex and highly emotive situations.


  • oCompetent IT skills.
  • oEvidence of negotiation skills across organisational boundaries at all levels both clinically and managerially.



  • oProven clinical experience within the neonatal and acute paediatric in-patient setting during Band 6 rotations in an acute hospital setting and substantial post graduate experience.
  • oExtensive post graduate experience in the field of developmental and neurological neonatal care.
  • oExperience in using specific neonatal and infant screening assessment tools.
  • oExperience of working within the Multi-Disciplinary Team.
  • oTraining of junior staff and MDT in relevant conditions, treatment and management.
  • oDesire to expand knowledge in neonatal physiotherapy.


  • oTraining of physiotherapy students on placements.
  • oExperience in audit and service development
  • oPrevious experience on a paediatric respiratory on call rota.

Employer details

Employer name

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust


Queens Hospital

Rom Valley Way



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