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Senior Physiotherapist Paediatrics

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated physiotherapist to join the paediatric physiotherapy operational division as a band 6 rotational physiotherapist. This is a permanent contract and will be part of the annual rotation. The band 6 rotations are 12 months in length and across 12 clinical areas. These clinical areas include, respiratory, respiratory-developmental, cystic Fibrosis, long term ventilation, Rheumatology, Haem-oncology, Neuro-rehabilitation, community primary and young people, community early years and community special school.

This is an ideal opportunity for an existing Band 6 physiotherapist who would like to broaden their experience by working into this speciality area or for a band 5 physiotherapist whishing to specialise in paediatrics.
  • Interview date: 29th May 2024
  • 37 hours 30 minutes /week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

Role and responsibilities:
  • Rotational areas covered are: Cardiothoraic, Respiratory, Respiratory/Developmental, Cystic Fibrosis, Long Term Ventilation, Neuro-rehab, Haem-oncology, Rheumatology, Orthopaedics, Community Mainstream and Community pre-school.
  • To be an active member of the appropriate multi-disciplinary team within the rotational area, providing specialist advice when needed
  • Following a period of in-house assessment, induction and training (as appropriate), to be part of the emergency duty on-call and weekend rota.
  • Good time management and the ability to work closely with families are also essential requirements of this post.
  • As there is a community rotation the successful applicant will be required to have a driving licence

About us

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of �1 billion.

We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 2 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide a high standard of physiotherapy care to a complex patient group in each Paediatric rotational area.
  • To participate in the Senior Physiotherapy Paediatric rotational scheme, which involves working across the Trust in a range of clinical settings both acute and community for 12 month periods.
  • Senior rotational posts are designed to consolidate and build on skills and academic knowledge gained during the first two years post graduation allowing the physiotherapist an opportunity to spend longer in specific areas of work enabling further development of more specialist clinical and managerial competencies.

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.

Person Specification



  • Advanced knowledge of a range of medical conditions and their impact on patient's functional abilities
  • Sound knowledge of the physiotherapy process


  • Knowledge of undertaking research and audit projects
  • Knowledge of current NHS issues e.g. NSF's Improving Working Lives



  • Organisation and time management skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Commitment to personal and service development
  • Ability to present information, written and orally in a clear and logical manner
  • Car driver


  • IT Skills
  • Presentation Skills



  • Previous experience as a junior physiotherapist in a rotational post providing a broad range of experience across the core areas of physiotherapy
  • Experience of working as part of a multi-disciplinary team


  • Previous experience in a Senior post
  • Experience of working with families



  • Degree or Equivalent Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • State Registered with Health and Care Professions Council


  • Member of Chartered Society Of Physiotherapists
  • Involvement in the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Paediatrics (APCP)

Employer details

Employer name

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Victoria Infirmary

317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary


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