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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist - Respiratory Evening

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced physiotherapist with an interest in acute paediatric respiratory. This post is for band 6 Physiotherapist to join a team of evening physiotherapists who provide acute respiratory services to a range of patients across RMCH and NICU. The evening service is provided between 7pm and 10pm and is a lone service although support can be given via the on-call physiotherapist. The majority of your clinical time will be spent within the critical care area however services are offered into cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular (respiratory) and general respiratory specialities.

As a HCPC registered health professional you will have recent clinical experience in ICU and acute respiratory alongside a broad rotational background. You will also have participated in a respiratory on-call service. Experience of working with children and young people is desirable. The physiotherapists work very closely within the multidisciplinary team often caring for patients with complex needs and therefore excellent communication skills are essential.

Main duties of the job

You will provide education, advice and support to members of the MDT, patients and parents/carers and be able to respond to and resolve complaints professionally and effectively. With excellent organisational and problem-solving skills you will thrive in a busy environment prioritising a busy workload and coping well under pressure.

We will provide access to quarterly training and support for CPD with annual appraisals and peer support to further develop specialist clinical skills.

You will be required to commit to an initial period of daytime individualised training (minimum 1 week) to support and develop your competencies. The successful candidate will preferably commit to 1 evening per week (1-2 of which will be at the weekend) however this could be flexible to a minimum of every other week.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity MattersMFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Knowledge, Skills and Experience


  • Recognised BSC Honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • State registration via HCPC
  • Experience of respiratory on-call (overnight)
  • Broad postgraduate clinical experience in a rotational post in the NHS, including in both a rehab and respiratory capacity
  • Extensive knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques (in relevant area), including examples of reasoning for choice
  • Experience of teaching/education of junior members of staff/students including to meet a range of learning styles
  • Experience of and commitment to interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary team working, to include examples of personal involvement in complex MDT working
  • Aware of the principles of clinical governance and evidence-based practice, to include examples of complex clinical reasoning
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills, including examples of complex communication with a range of people - staff and patients/parents
  • Able to handle sensitive situations, including examples of difficult scenario's involved in


  • Experience in a paediatric setting

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Manchester Children's Hospital

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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