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Band 6 Physiotherapist in Paediatrics - FES

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Provide physiotherapy input to the Regional Specialist FES Clinic, co-ordinating with other specialist services as appropriate e.g. Orthotics, Spasticity Clinic, MS Clinic and ITB Clinic. Assess Paediatric patients for FES treatment, plan, deliver and coordinate an individual treatment plan using sound clinical reasoning skills and evidence-based practice. Supply FES units, train patients and carers in their use, arrange and deliver follow-up reviews in line with Medical Devices Policy and clinical needs of patients. Support patients, carers, HCP with holistic management of neurological conditions for optimal rehabilitation potential.

Main duties of the job

Supervises Physiotherapy Assistants and students,Responsible for safe use of expensive equipment and delivery to patients.

About us


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BCHC has more than 5000 staff working across Birmingham and the West Midlands in a wide range of community nursing and specialist healthcare roles. BCHC delivers over 100 clinical services, in people's homes, health centres, clinics and inpatient facilities. We deliver a wide range of services for children, young people and families as well as adults and community services, two community hospitals, services for people with learning disabilities, the internationally recognised West Midlands Rehab Centre and one of Europe's leading Dental Hospitals and School of Dentistry. We deliver all of this with a commitment to integrated, personalised care that is rooted in our local communities. We have an ambition to deliver outstanding, integrated care as one of the key NHS providers in the West Midlands.

If you want to 'Be Part of Our Team' and work with a Foundation Trust which is continuously striving for best care and healthy communities, we want to hear from you.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details on the main responsibilities, please see the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification

Qualifications/ Training


  • oHCPC registration
  • oGrad Dip Phys / Diploma in Physiotherapy / Physiotherapy Degree
  • oEvidence of relevant CPD


  • oTraining in FES desirable but not essential
  • oActive Member of clinical interest group.



  • oVaried comprehensive rotations at junior grade, undertaken with significant relevant post-registration experience in neurology.
  • oExperience in neurology.
  • oPaediatric experience


  • oSome experience of assessing complex disability including clients with brain injury, spinal cord injury and progressive neurological disorders.
  • oExperience of wheelchair assessment and postural management.



  • oProven ability to assess and treat patients with neurological conditions, using clinical reasoning skills.
  • oAbility to demonstrate developed manual and palpatory skills, physiotherapeutic handling and positioning
  • oKnowledge and understanding of the rehabilitation process.
  • oBasic knowledge of Orthotic interventions
  • oUnderstanding of community support agencies and other professions, and ability to work and liaise with them.
  • oBasic computer skills -Microsoft packages, basic skills in digital photography and use of associated computer software
  • oEvidence of good organisational skills including prioritisation of workload and time management skills, and ability to work independently.
  • oAbility to demonstrate sound knowledge and application of up to date clinical trends, practices and models used in the treatment of people with neurological conditions
  • oAbility to demonstrate knowledge of current legislative changes affecting the NHS especially those relevant to physiotherapy
  • oAbility to demonstrate knowledge of Clinical Governance, standard setting, the audit process and evidence based practice (understanding the principles of clinical governance
  • oAbility to demonstrate individual responsibility in Health and Safety
  • oAbility to communicate effectively with patients/carers/colleagues and other agencies, which may include sensitive and/or contentious information. This may require explanation, instruction, persuasion, motivation, negotiation, reassurance and require expert verbal and non verbal skills. Use of simple and more complex communication technology may be used by patients and interpreters may be used on occasions. May need to convey sensitive and/or contentious information to clients and carers
  • oDemonstrate ability to work effectively in a team
  • oAbility to manually handle patients and/or equipment safely to attain positioning necessary to perform safe and effective clinical assessments and treatments
  • oAbility to use cognitive, behaviour and communication strategies to ensure optimal treatment outcomes and rehabilitation goals are met
  • oAbility to generate written communication, which is relevant, concise, accurate and legible


  • oSkills in gait re-education and exercise programme development skills for patient with neurological problems
  • oUnderstanding of Functional Electrical Stimulation (FES) & clinical indications for its use and be prepared to develop skills
  • oBasic skills in digital photography and use of associated computer software
  • oBasic presentation skills, including use of PowerPoint.
  • oSupervisory experience

Personal qualities


  • oReliable
  • oAbility to demonstrate initiative and motivation when working in a variety of situations.
  • oAbility to demonstrate flexibility within the changing NHS environment.
  • oWilling to develop new skills as required by relevant services.
  • oCommitment to interdisciplinary team working.
  • oAbility to work under pressure.
  • oDemonstrates commitment to anti-discriminatory practice and valuing diversity.

Other job requirements


  • oAble to travel when required to various work locations eg. for meetings, home visits

Employer details

Employer name

Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS FT


West Midlands Rehabilitation Centre

91 Oak Tree Lane


B29 6JA

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