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Senior Physiotherapist: Paediatrics

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Children's Physiotherapy Service is based at St Mary's Hospital. It provides comprehensive acute services across paediatric and neonatal inpatients and children's musculoskeletal outpatients and is contracted by CLCH to provide children's physiotherapy community services to North Kensington and Chelsea and Central and North Westminster localities. The post holder will be responsible for providing children's physiotherapy within these settings, participating in specialist children's physiotherapy rotations. Rotations are within the Child Development Service, children's musculoskeletal outpatients, neonates and paediatric inpatients (7 day service across paediatric wards and Paediatric Intensive care Unit).

Close working relationships exist between the acute and community teams in order to provide continuity of care for children living within the area. Professional development opportunities and Quality/Service Improvement projects are encouraged and the post holder will be well supported clinically and managerially by a range of specialist physiotherapists across each rotational area.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a high standard physiotherapy service to patients in all service areas
  • To acquire and demonstrate knowledge of relevant pathologies, conditions, normal values relating to the specialist area of physiotherapy.
  • To be responsible for own caseload and be responsible within a defined area of the service and to undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To supervise and contribute to the training and development of therapy support workers, band 5 physiotherapists and students.
  • To undertake service development projects to further own and team's clinical practice within each area.
  • To make recommendations for service development, with active involvement in the implementation of changes to practice or service protocols.
  • To participate in one of the out of hours weekend working and overnight respiratory on-call rota (specific rota details are held locally within departments).dependant on speciality area
  • Paediatrics only: The job holder will help to provide a 7 day 24 hour paediatric inpatient service when completing the acute inpatient rotation (specific rota details are held locally within departments).

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy
  • State registration with the Health Professions Council.
  • Evidence of CPD through maintenance of a portfolio.
  • Demonstrate learning of personal effectiveness and first line leadership from experience and from both formal and informal CPD activity.


  • Membership of CSP special interest groups relevant to speciality



  • Recent substantial and sustained experience in relevant physiotherapy specialities and clinical settings
  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy and multidisciplinary team
  • To have participated in service development projects.
  • Experience of supervision of students/ physiotherapy assistants, with development of basic supervision skills


  • Experience of on-call and weekend working in an acute hospital

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Able to apply a range and depth of knowledge to this specialist area.
  • Able to carry out manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling, requiring skilful and strenuous physical effort during the working day.
  • Ability to remain up to date with professional practice and research and integrate this into daily patient management.
  • Competent IT skills.
  • To make sound judgments and reliable decisions in a variety of demanding situations.


  • Well-developed abilities for communication and consensus building skills, to speak to groups.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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