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Band 6 Paediatric Physiotherapist

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for assessment and treatment of own caseload
  • Assessment of children with a range of different presentations neurological, orthopaedic, musculoskeletal and developmental
  • Responsible for provision of individualised home and school exercise programs
  • Updating of programmes teaching for Teaching Assistants/Manual Handling Plans
  • Liaison with parents/carers/education staff and the interdisciplinary team including school based staff in relation to physiotherapy programme
  • Maintenance/reviews of patient equipment.
  • Review of orthotics.
  • NP/ F/U booking appointments for - booking / telephone calls.
  • Correspondence: emails / answer-phone messages/letters
  • Documentation / correspondence/ out coming patients/educational annual reviews/equipment provision/ orthotic monitoring/ joint manual handling plans
  • Responsible for organising groups
  • Teaching and clinical supervision of student physiotherapists
  • Contribute to in service training for the wider paediatric team

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top For more information please follow link

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification

Royal Free World Class Values


  • Demonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values



  • Degree (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy
  • State registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD through maintenance of a portfolio
  • Able to demonstrate learning from experiences and have specific evidence of paediatric training
  • 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 Paediatrics.



  • Significant and relevant experience in general physiotherapy to include respiratory,orthopaedics, msk and neuro


  • Specific post qualification training relating to paediatrics
  • Supervision skills
  • Understanding of use of evidence based practice in paediatrics
  • Experience with development of group activities for children
  • Previous training /experience in provision of moving and handling profile for pupils/children on ward/home
  • Evidence and CPD of personal development in paediatrics
  • Knowledge of current expected changes re education/health care plans for children in UK

Skills & Aptitudes


  • Able to apply a range and depth of knowledge to Paediatric physiotherapy
  • Able to use knowledge of a range of treatment approaches in the management of paediatric conditions.
  • Able to make sound clinical decisions based on knowledge / experience / circumstances and utilise advanced reasoning skills.
  • Able to carry out manual therapy techniques, therapeutic handling and respiratory physiotherapy techniques requiring skillful and strenuous physical effort during the working day
  • Ability to remain up-dated with professional practice and research and integrate this into daily patient management
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate as appropriate and to manage time effectively.
  • Ability to cope with working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients or carers.
  • Ability to seek guidance and assistance when required and to be aware of personal limitations.
  • Ability to work with patients in confined spaces (at bedside, on treatment mats or in the home).
  • Competent IT skills
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Able to collect and collate monthly statistics utilizing spreadsheets and databases as required.
  • Able to adapt approach to work in school environment


  • Previous experience in of work in msk clinic
  • Previous experience in mainstream school or nursery environment
  • Able to adapt treatment approach to involve Hydrotherapy, Rebound therapy, Group exercises
  • Previous experience in developing safe handling procedures within a school setting
  • Specific paediatric respiratory skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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