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Senior Physiotherapist - Paediatrics

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Part Time
Fixed Term Contract/Secondment Opportunity until 10th March 2025

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Paediatric Acute and Respiratory physiotherapy team. As post holder you will work with Physiotherapist and Assistant staff undertaking a variety of clinical and non-clinical tasks to support the delivery of paediatric respiratory physiotherapy services to our patients. This will include working on the acute wards which have a mixed caseload of specialties, outpatient clinics for CF and respiratory at the NNUH and satellite clinics and supporting complex respiratory patients in the community.

You will support junior staff and students and will work alongside and delegate to assistant staff and have a significant role in the team with teaching opportunities.

You will receive supervision and annual appraisal and take an active role within your own personal development via internal and external training opportunities .

If you are considering applying for this post on a secondment basis, please discuss with your Line Manager prior to applying to ascertain whether this could be supported

Main duties of the job

To assess, prioritise, treat and manage own caseload of patients within the specific speciality. To determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated and maintain records as a legally autonomous practitioner. Patient presentation may be complex.

To work closely with the MDTs to ensure high quality patient care and participate on behalf of the Physiotherapy team in daily MDT meetings.

To train, supervise and monitor other physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistant practitioners, assistants and to performance manage students.

To have an active role in the planning, development, coordination, delivery and evaluation of the Physiotherapy service provided to patients within and out-reaching from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

To support the delivery of a high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare service, all staff are expected to act as a role model to others in all aspects of their work and consistently demonstrate NNUH's 'PRIDE' values of People focused, Respect, Dedication, Integrity and Excellence.

Excellent communication, time management and people management skills are essential for this role.

Participation in the out of hours rota for weekend and Bank Holiday working is a requirement of the post.

About us

Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff!

The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world.

We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N& N Hospitals Charity

We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
  • Flexible working hours
  • Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
  • Multi Faith prayer room
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
  • Wagestream - access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
  • Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
  • Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
  • On-site Nursery
  • On-site cafes offering staff discounts
  • Support in career development
  • Flexible staff bank
  • Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please view the attached job description for full details of the role, and use your supporting statement to confirm how you meet the essential and desirable criteria on the job specification.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Registration with the Health Professions Council (UK)



  • Postgraduate experience as a Physiotherapist in a post with broad-based rotational opportunities.
  • Experience of as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team



  • Ability to take an active role in the development of physiotherapy services
  • Ability to undertake comprehensive specialist assessment of patients using investigative and analytical skills and to make a clinical diagnosis based on presenting signs and symptoms



  • Effective role model, demonstrating NNUH's PRIDE values of People focussed, Respect, Integrity, Dedication and Excellence
  • Demonstrates understanding and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Ability to work as a team member

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital


Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital

Colney Lane



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