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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
20 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you enjoy working with children and young people in a variety of community settings?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Specialist Physiotherapist, to come and join our Community Paediatric therapy team in the South Cheshire Locality, predominantly working at Springfield School in Crewe.

You would carry a caseload of children and young people between the ages of 4-19, within the school and will be working with some brilliant children and young people across the locality, with varying conditions and diagnoses including neurodevelopmental conditions like Cerebral Palsy, gait abnormalities and musculoskeletal issues amongst others. Within the school you will work alongside our wider Health team including OT, Therapy Assistants, SALT and nursing teams.

You will have the support of an experienced and supportive Therapy team, including a Team Leader and Advanced Clinical Specialist Physio. The team are extremely welcoming and supportive, and work closely as an MDT alongside our education colleagues. We are extremely keen to promote continuing professional development, and regularly complete supervision and peer training / review sessions.

If you have any queries or questions, please feel free to give me a call or an email. We look forward to hearing from you!

Main duties of the job

Assessment and intervention of a wide range of conditions including but not exhaustive to neurodevelopmental, Musculoskeletal, Gait abnormalities

Management of a community based caseload, with therapy sessions taking place in a variety of locations, including schools, nurseries, patient's homes and clinics.

Contribution to Statutory Assessments in regards to Education Health and Care Plans

Involvement in additional physiotherapy interventions including hydrotherapy & orthotics

Contribution to Continuous professional development plans within the team and peer supervision sessions

Working alongside and providing supervision to therapy assistants

Collaborative working with other members of the MDT

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond. The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The detailed job description and main responsibilities for this role can be found in the attached job description and person specification

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Postgrad Qualifications
  • HCPC registration


  • Student mentor
  • Musculoskeletal experience



  • Previous paediatric experience
  • Evidence of community based working



  • Evidence of paediatric Assessment and treatment skills

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Springfield School

Crewe Green Road



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