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Physiotherapist (Paediatric Team) Band 6 to 7 Developmental Role

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc HCAS
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A new opportunity has arisen to become part of a dynamic service offering tailored, individualised care to patients under the care of the Paediatric Therapy Team.

The post is also available as a developmental role, facilitating progression from Band 6 to Band 7 through a period of intensive development and support over 12-24 months.

Main duties of the job

Job Purpose: To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse and complex conditions, to provide a physiotherapy diagnosis and to develop and deliver a patient focused treatment programme and act as a link person in the day to day running of the area of specialty, liaising with other professional team members.

To be responsible for own caseload working without direct supervision. All aspects of clinical duties will be undertaken as an autonomous practitioner. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions, problem case sessions and peer review. Access to advice and support from senior colleagues is available if required.

To supervise, educate and assess the performance of rotational staff and physiotherapy students. To take a lead on the unit in the absence of senior clinician.

To undertake evidence based audit and research projects to further own and teams clinical practice. To actively contribute to quality improvement and service developments within the team.

About us

You will be part of Inpatient Therapies team and will be working with Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Therapy Technician. You will be part of MDT and work closely with the surgeons, nursing staff and other AHP staff. The role will involve an inpatient caseload of post-surgical patients including spinal deformity, limb reconstruction, sarcoma and lower limb deformity.

You will be part of the RNOH Respiratory Physiotherapy Training Group, providing paediatric respiratory training.

You will assist the Team lead with operational leadership to the unit ensuring that in-patient services continue to be evidence based and delivered to a high standard. You will support the junior members of staff in the team.

You will work with the team lead to grow the paediatric physiotherapy service and development evidence based pathways for the paediatric patients as RNOH continues to work towards the development of a Children's Hospital.

You will be involved in improving education and teaching junior staff in Therapies team as well as presenting in training for MDT staff.

The successful candidate must have advanced clinical skills in managing complex orthopaedic conditions and rehabilitation.

You will be supported by a Paediatric Therapy Team Lead to develop your clinical, managerial and audit skills. You will have access to Clinical Specialists OT and PT colleagues within the wider therapies department

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information on the role requirements and duties.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in physiotherapy
  • Registered with Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD maintained portfolio including attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to this post


  • Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • 3 years experience as a junior grade in a broad range of rotations including orthopaedics/out patients, respiratory care and ITU, rehabilitation including a minimum of 6 months in non-rotational specialty
  • Experience working with patients with complex needs
  • Well-reasoned account of career intentions at RNOH
  • Experience of student or physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Involvement in audit and understanding quality issues


  • Involvement in research



  • Up to date knowledge of professional practice and new research
  • Understands legal responsibilities of profession
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear, concise and logical manner
  • Ability to communicate with patients with impaired communication abilities. Able to demonstrate empathy, motivate and persuade patients with impaired cognitive abilities or physical senses.
  • Demonstrates clinical reasoning, applying theory to practice
  • Demonstrates a sound understanding of clinical governance and its implications for physiotherapy
  • Ability to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day, often multi-tasking
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers


  • Competent IT skills Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust


Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital



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