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Band 7 Paediatric MSK Physio

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Other allied health
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paediatric Physiotherapist who is currently working or looking to specialise in the field of MSK. We are looking for someone who is motivated to help grow and develop the service for children aged 5-16years old.

The individual should have a depth of paediatric physiotherapy experience with a special interest in paediatric MSK and orthopaedics.

As well as a clinical caseload, candidates will have responsibility for the training and supervision of junior staff.

You would be based at Heartlands Hospital but expected to work cross site at Good Hope and Solihull Hospital as required.

We would consider a Paediatric Physiotherapist who is currently at a Band 6 level but may require further training and development to specialise further in MSK.

Main duties of the job

Main Duties

- You will complete specialist physiotherapy assessments and provide ongoing advice and treatments for children over 5 years old with MSK problems.

- You will assist with the management of the Paediatric MSK Physio team including triaging referrals and dealing with queries form referrers, parents and other members of the MDT

- To provide supervision and teaching to Band 6 and 5s, students and support workers.

- To drive improvement in clinical and professional practice and performance within the team, utilising current research and evidence-based practice.

- To act as a source of expertise, demonstrating advance knowledge and skills in the role and educate other health care professionals.

- To manage data and use this to guide improvements in the Paediatric MSK Service.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • * Good standard of general education including English language and mathematics, A levels or equivalent
  • * Degree in Physiotherapy
  • * Registered with HCPC as a Physiotherapist.
  • * Evidence of relevant postgraduate training in specialist area


  • * Leadership training
  • * Postgraduate advanced accredited training within specialist area
  • * Registered member of the Chartered society of Physiotherapists
  • * Registered member of Association of Paediatric Chartered Physiotherapists



  • * Relevant postgraduate experience in specialist areas relevant to the post
  • * Experience of NHS based work
  • * Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including recent courses relevant to Musculoskeletal physiotherapy
  • * Evidence of IT skills
  • * A range of suitable experience of working within a Primary Care setting and/or acute Musculoskeletal outpatient paediatric setting
  • * Ability to use Musculoskeletal clinical skills to systematically diagnose/assess patient/client problem.
  • * To understand and evaluate complex situations and information to formulate an appropriate course of action. The ability to frequently modify planned activity to suit the need of the individual
  • * Experience of paediatric Musculoskeletal physiotherapy with management of complex patients
  • * Experience of effective staff management and leadership
  • * Experience of managing students at clinical tutor and supervisor levels
  • * Experience of training staff groups at all levels
  • * Evidence of working effectively in partnership with others within multi-disciplinary teams and across agencies


  • * Experience of conducting or being involved in audit, implementing outcome measures and/or research in the specialist area.
  • * Experience of providing Musculoskeletal physiotherapy care within a paediatric inpatient setting
  • * Considerable experience of NHS work
  • * Working knowledge of Government initiatives, NSF's etc.

Additional Criteria


  • * Advanced knowledge of Musculoskeletal assessment tools and a range of therapeutic interventions relevant to the client group
  • * Advanced knowledge of trends and best practice within the clinical specialism
  • * Good working knowledge of national policies and procedures (relevant to the client group) and their implications for Therapists
  • * Understanding of the principles of clinical governance /audit
  • * Understanding of the roles of other professionals (relevant to the client group)
  • * Understanding of the impact of local cultural and demographic factors influencing service
  • * Good knowledge of IT and clinical systems
  • * Good negotiation and influencing Skills.
  • * Excellent problem-solving skills
  • * Excellent analytical and reflection skills
  • * Excellent organisational skills and prioritisation skills
  • * Demonstrates ability to be a good team member and function effectively in the multidisciplinary team, leading where appropriate.
  • * Demonstrates ability to be a good team leader.
  • * Able to judge limits of skills/competence and recognise professional boundaries.
  • * Supportive attitude towards other staff
  • * Excellent interpersonal skills
  • * Able to work collaboratively with physiotherapy colleagues, multidisciplinary team e.g., doctors, OT's, other allied health professionals, relatives, care givers, Education and Social Services and voluntary staff
  • * Able to demonstrate persuasive, motivational, negotiating skills when dealing with highly sensitive information. Patients may have barriers to understanding e.g., children, those with a learning disability, hearing /speech, or language problem
  • * Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to pass on skills and knowledge
  • * Able to provide and receive complex information and manage contentious situations in an empathic sensitive manner
  • * Able to demonstrate therapeutic skills responding promptly to continuously changing clinical situations.
  • * IT skills appropriate to the workplace Ability to access evidence-based practice [internet sites/journals etc.]
  • Personal Attributes
  • * Demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation, and a desire to achieve.
  • * Demonstrate an interest in developing expertise and services within Musculoskeletal physiotherapy.


  • * Able to demonstrate highly skilled therapeutic skills responding promptly to continuously changing clinical situation.

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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