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Senior Physiotherapist: Children's

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year Pa Inclusive
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
The children's physiotherapy team, based at St Mary's Hospital, provides a comprehensive acute and community service to Central and North Westminster and North Kensington and Chelsea localities. An exciting opportunity has arisen for a 8 month fixed term Band 6 Paediatric Physiotherapist within the Woodfield Child Development Service (CDS) covering maternity leave from 1st September 2024. CDS physiotherapists work within an established multi-disciplinary team providing community physiotherapy for 0-19 year olds with SEND in North RBKC and Westminster. The post holder will deliver physiotherapy for children and young people across a community caseload in homes, educational facilities and outpatient clinics at Woodfield Road Medical Centre. Support is provided by an experienced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and from Band 7 and Band 6 community physiotherapy colleagues. Close working relationships exist between children's community multi-disciplinary service and the acute paediatric and neonatal services, to promote clinical excellence and provide continuity of care for children and young people. Face to face interviews will be held for this post. If you require further information or clarification about the post and what it entails please contact us directly to discuss further.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to patients in all service areas
  • To acquire and demonstrate knowledge of relevant pathologies, conditions, normal values relating to the specialist area of physiotherapy.
  • To be responsible for own caseload and be responsible within a defined area of the service and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To supervise and contribute to the training and development of therapy support workers, band 5 physiotherapists and students.
  • To undertake service development projects to further own and team's clinical practice within each area.
  • To make recommendations for service development, with active involvement in the implementation of changes to practice or service protocols.
  • To participate in one of the out of hours weekend working and overnight respiratoryon-call rota (specific rota details are held locally within departments) dependant onspeciality area

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification



  • Degree (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy
  • State registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD through maintenance of a portfolio
  • Demonstrate learning of personal effectiveness and first line leadership from experience and from both formal and informal CPD activity.


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of CSP special interest groups relevant to speciality



  • Recent substantial and sustained experience in relevant physiotherapy specialities and clinical settings
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy and multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of clinical education of staff, students or assistants
  • Experience of on-call and weekend working in an acute hospital
  • To have undertaken audit and/or research, either within area of physiotherapy speciality or as part of the MDT


  • Previous experience in the NHS as a qualified physiotherapist
  • Previous senior physiotherapist experience in relevant post
  • Involvement with Clinical Governance issues and an understanding of their relation to patient care

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Able to apply a range and depth of knowledge to this specialist area
  • Able to make sound clinical decisions based on knowledge/ experience/circumstances and utilise advanced clinical reasoning skills.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • Ability to cope with working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients or carers.
  • Able to work flexibly responding to the needs of the service.


  • Evidence of CPD relevant to role and specialist area.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




W2 1NY

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