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Band 6 Paediatric Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a high standard of physiotherapy service to musculoskeletal in and out-patient paediatric patients at the Royal Free Hospital Hampstead.
  • Provide specialist advice regarding the musculoskeletal physiotherapy assessment, diagnosis and treatment for patients referred to the service.
  • Act as a source of expertise on the management of musculoskeletal conditions and to provide an advisory service to patients, other physiotherapists, other healthcare professionals and the primary healthcare team including GPs.
  • Be responsible for the safe and correct use of physiotherapy equipment within the department.
  • Ensure staff are competent to use physiotherapy equipment within the department.
  • Supervise more junior and student physiotherapists as needed
  • To maintain associated records as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Responsible for organising groups
  • Teaching and clinical supervision of student physiotherapists
  • Contribute to in service training for the wider paediatric team
  • To support the community and schools team and complex needs service as and when needed.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top For more information please follow link

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional qualifications


  • Degree, or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Member of CSP
  • Member Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists
  • Evidence of CPD including attendance at appropriate postgraduate, specialist short courses relevant to paediatric PT
  • Post-graduate paediatric training in paediatric MSK
  • Post-graduate paediatric training in respiratory physiotherapy


  • HPC Registration



  • Experience of a wide range of assessment and treatment tools used in PT for children in Paediatric MSK and respiratory physiotherapy
  • Demonstrates using evidence-based practice in paediatric physiotherapy
  • Knowledge of clinical governance and its implications for service, including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Knowledge of child safeguarding procedures


  • Advanced knowledge of Paediatric MSK
  • Advanced knowledge of paediatric respiratory physiotherapy
  • Previous experience of paediatric physiotherapy service development
  • Experience in developing and providing training to others, both within paediatric physiotherapy and MDT
  • Experience of leading in audit/research
  • Experience in paediatric physio in a variety of settings including schools, community and hospital

Skills and aptitudes


  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills and experience in Paediatric MSK
  • Demonstrates knowledge, skills and experience in Paediatric respiratory physiotherapy
  • Able to make clinical decisions based on knowledge / experience / circumstances using advanced reasoning skills.
  • Demonstrates use of evidence-based practice in paediatric physiotherapy
  • Able to supervise junior staff clinically
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate as appropriate and to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to prioritise workload using time management skills
  • Able to document service development and audit the service.
  • Motivated to work collaboratively with MDT and Multi-agency
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities


  • Demonstrates high level teaching, presentation skills and IT skills

Personal Qualities & attributes


  • Flexible
  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Playful
  • Empathetic with children, their parents/carers and colleagues
  • Approachable team lead and member
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Ability to communicate effectively both written and verbal to diffuse situations
  • To make sound judgments and reliable decisions in a variety of demanding situations.
  • Able to manage time effectively
  • Supportive of others, with a caring, mature and patient attitude to work
  • Professional manner and appearance.
  • Able to work flexibly based on the needs of the service.
  • Be fluent in written and spoken English

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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