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Static Paediatric Physiotherapist

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Static Paediatric Physiotherapist

Band: 6

Salary: �35,392 - �42,618 per annum/pro rata

Interview Date: Provisionally - Week Commencing 16th June 2024

We are recruiting for a Senior Physiotherapist Therapist who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

The successful post holder will be expected to provide excellent patient-centred care across our paediatric wards and clinics, utilising evidence-based practice to ensure the best of care is provided to patients.

As a Senior Physiotherapist you will ensure that you are an effective member of our integrated team, being proactive in your approach to your own learning and development and supporting other members of the team to do the same. This role is within a paediatric and pelvic health team so training would be provided for you to support, as required with the management of pelvic health patients.

Supporting other therapy teams/services within the Trust may be required at times.

The role will involve evening and weekend working.

In addition, you will be an active member of the emergency On Call Physiotherapy rota.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work including responsibility of an allocated patient caseload /workload

To undertake assessment of patients including those with diverse and complex presentations and conditions: using clinical reasoning skills and assessment techniques to formulate individualised treatment plans and programmes.

To deliver individualised physiotherapy treatment programmes using a broad range of physiotherapeutic skills in individual and group settings

To continually reassess patient progress, adapting treatment plans accordingly, and developing discharge plans.

To refer patients appropriately to other health and social care services according to protocol providing timely and detailed information to ensure good continuity of care.

To communicate effectively with patients and carers and other health care professionals using a wide range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to share assessment findings, agree treatment plans, progress rehabilitation, give advice, teaching etc. This will include patients with communication and comprehension difficulties and those who may be unable to accept diagnosis /prognosis.

To assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack the capacity to consent to treatment.

To be an active member of the weekend working and on-call service treating acutely ill patients and providing advice to medical and nursing staff regarding respiratory function and condition. This may involve challenging or requesting changes to treatment plans.

To keep up to date, accurate, problem orientated medical records in therapy and MDT notes in line with Trust policy, legal requirements and professional standards and to provide written reports, discharge summaries etc. as required: to support the therapy team leader in ensuring all team members achieve these standards.

To attend and actively contribute at MDT meetings, Ward Rounds, Case Conferences etc. discussing patient care, treatment programmes, goals and discharge planning.

To liaise with health and social care professionals regarding patient care, treatment progress and discharge planning.

To work with, and delegate work under protocol to, Therapy Assistants, Senior Therapy Assistants and Therapy Assistant Practitioners.

To be responsible, and assist the therapy team leader with the team, in ensuring the safe and competent use of all equipment and facilities, ensuring faulty items are removed from use and reported for action.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • Current Health Professions Council registration
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Post Graduate training e.g. courses, other CPD activities



  • Broad range of experience at junior level including highly acute environments with high demand for prioritisation of workloads
  • Experience of responding to demand / prioritising work / managing a caseload
  • Delivering teaching and development to therapy and wider MDT workforce
  • Paeds experience - including resp
  • Supervising and developing team members



  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to communicate clearly with other team members and patients/ carers
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Basic IT skills
  • Able to demonstrate a holistic approach to patient management
  • On call competence
  • Supervision and appraisals of junior staff and students

Values Based Question


  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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