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Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to appoint a highly specialised paediatric orthopaedic physiotherapist based at The Royal London. You will be joining a Barts wide Paediatric Orthopaedic department with 4.5 consultant surgeons.

This is a new role with a focus on further developing the developmental hip dysplasia (DDH) service at Barts Health including the Royal London hospital, Whipps Cross and Newham hospital. There is an established team including paediatric orthopaedic surgeons and an advanced practice physiotherapist who will support the growth and development of this service. The Highly Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist will be accountable for the provision of a high-quality service for patients taken from the Consultant's waiting list/referral pathway acting as a first point of contact in Paediatric Orthopaedics and within this tertiary care setting.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be required to work autonomously as well as within an MDT using expert skills to provide specialist assessment, diagnosis and treatment. They will be supported in using specialist skills and diagnostic tools (particularly ultrasound and xray). Specialist assessment, treatment, clinical reasoning skills will be required. There will be support and guidance from the Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and the Paediatric Orthopaedic Consultants to assist in the formulation of diagnoses, defining and implementing individualized programs of care to patients. They will work in collaboration with Orthopaedic Consultants, Allied Health Professionals and members of the Medical and Administrative teams.

The post holder will be responsible for triaging referrals and making onward referrals as needed. The post holder will have a key role in further developing and improving pathways and databases with our central appointments office and with referring centres.

The post holder will offer a variety of appointment types including face to face consultations, outreach consultations, telephone and video liaisons. They will be involved in the further development of clinics.

The post holder will be a vital member of the multidisciplinary team providing specialist assessment, treatment and monitoring for patients with Musculoskelatal conditions, Normal variants, Developmental Hip Dysplasia.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification



  • oDegree/Equivalent in Physiotherapy State Registration
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development and significant and relevant post graduate study



  • Specialist post graduate experience in paediatric orthopaedics and/or musculoskeletal care
  • Previous experience working within clinic settings
  • Triage experience
  • Experience of service evaluation, clinical audit and service development
  • Experience of supervising / appraising staff Self motivation
  • Previous experience writing formal reports on therapy intervention and liaising with an MDT team


  • Clinical experience within the NHS as an autonomous practitioner



  • oKnowledge of evidence based practice, physiotherapy, government and medical guidelines in Paediatric Orthopaedic practice
  • oExcellent knowledge of Paediatric Orthopaedic conditions and their management
  • oKnowledge of current NHS

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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