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Specialist Physiotherapist - Paediatrics

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
We are looking for a full-time (37.5 hrs per week) band 6 Senior Physiotherapist to work within our innovative paediatric team covering a maternity leave for 12 months from September. This job role would consider internal and external candidates on secondment, as well as fixed term. There is also scope for potential development opportunities between bandings.

The outpatient team is responsible for providing a quality service across all three sites (Peterborough City Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Hospital and Stamford Hospital) to a busy musculoskeletal out-patient department.

The in-patient team is responsible for providing cover to Amazon and Holly wards across Peterborough and Hinchinbrook consisting of a 30 bedded paediatric ward which includes a 2 bedded high dependency unit.

The therapy team is led by a Lead Therapist, supported by a Team Lead, MSK and Respiratory (including neonates and CF) Clinical Specialists in Paediatrics, as well as two other paediatric band 6 physiotherapy colleagues. The post is part of a rotation within specialities of respiratory, orthopaedics and rheumatology, each rotation lasting 9 months.

You should be forward thinking, dynamic, and have the desire to develop and improve the service further.

Main duties of the job

The senior physiotherapist working with the Paediatric Therapy Team provides clinical assessment to children referred to the service, making clinical decisions and treatment plans. The post holder will work applying sound knowledge and skills in the field of paediatric physiotherapy. Working within the paediatric multi-disciplinary team they will assess and treat patients, communicating with other professionals as appropriate. They will support and guide Band 5 and support staff in the management and delivery of therapeutic care plans

The post holder will ensure safe, efficient and effective delivery of patient focussed care in line with identified evidence based practice, local and national standards. To lead on service development, audit and assist in research initiatives to deliver on best practice evidence based care in line with trust and national priorities.

About us

We are dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusivity within our workforce and warmly welcome applications from individuals of all backgrounds, with a particular emphasis on encouraging those from disabled, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities, as well as candidates from our local area.

As part of our commitment to supporting our employees we offer a range of benefits including:
  • Generous annual leave entitlement starting at 27 days and increasing to 29 days after five years of service and 33 days after 10 years of service, in addition to the national Bank Holidays (pro-rata for part time staff)
  • Membership of the NHS Pension Scheme:
  • Flexible working opportunities
  • Enhanced hourly rates for unsociable hours e.g. night shifts, weekends, bank holidays
  • Opportunities for career development and training to help you progress in your role
  • Wellbeing support and activities to promote a healthy work environment
  • Access to our in-house physiotherapy service
  • On-site canteens offering subsidised meals
  • Subsidised staff parking (currently free)
  • Free Stagecoach Bus Travel to and from work within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough

We strive to create a supportive and inclusive workplace where employees feel valued and empowered to excel in their roles. Join us and become part of a team dedicated to making a positive difference in our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details of this role please see the Job Description and Person Specification attached to the post

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registered


  • Practice educator qualification



  • Previous experience in working within paediatric physiotherapy
  • Broad based junior rotations within the acute NHS setting



  • Experience using basic IT systems

Employer details

Employer name

North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust


Peterborough City Hospital

Bretton Gate



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