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Paediatric Physiotherapist - NICU

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)
Location
Bristol
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children is a specialised tertiary hospital, often taking the most complex referrals from both local and national centres and a designated major trauma centre for the South West of England.

The successful candidate will a provide highly specialist physiotherapy service for babies on the Neonatal Intensive Care Units at St Michael's Hospital and their high risk follow up service as per the NICE guidelines. The postholder will also support the neurodevelopmental caseload (under 2 years) within Bristol Royal Hospital for Children and will be a valued member of this team, including supervision and development of rotational band 6 physiotherapists. The postholder will assist in the development of this service as a member of the multidisciplinary team and provide a source of expertise locally, nationally and internationally.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's hospital and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children are specialised tertiary centres, taking the most complex referrals from both local and national centres. St Michael's Neonatal Unit is a level 3 surgical and regional therapeutic hypothermia unit. You will work within an experienced therapy team and have access to wider teams at BRHC.

Main duties of the job

  • o provide a highly specialised service that includes the assessment, treatment and management of babies on the neonatal intensive care units and their 2 year follow up, assisting in the development, planning and progression of service provision.
  • To act as a source of expertise and demonstrate advanced knowledge and experience in the highly skilled management of high risk preterm and full-term babies and infants, using standardised assessment tools to inform their clinical skills e.g. Hammersmith Neonatal Neurological Examination and Bayley Scales of Infant Development.
  • To provide specialist advice to other members of the multi-disciplinary team and to provide clinical education and training to others within the trust and externally.
  • To take a lead role in the management of more difficult and complex cases within a multi-disciplinary team approach, acting as an autonomous practitioner.
  • To assist across the physiotherapy service, supporting colleagues to provide suitable assessment and neurodevelopmental opportunities for all babies and toddlers.

The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at St Michael's hospital and the Bristol Royal Hospital for Children are specialised tertiary centres, taking the most complex referrals from both local and national centres. St Michael's Neonatal Unit is a level 3 surgical and regional therapeutic hypothermia unit. You will work within an experienced therapy team and have access to wider teams at BRHC.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England.

UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and Person Specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • Degree or equivalent in physiotherapy
  • Registration with HPC
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate continued professional development


Desirable

  • Membership of the CSP
  • Post graduate courses related to baby and infant development


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Execellent Organisational and Time Management Skills
  • Execellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to work independently as an autonomous practitioner
  • Proven responisibility for own decision making whilst working closely within a team


Desirable

  • Sound IT Skills eg Word, Excel, Internet, Video Conferencing
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Significant and appropriate post graduate experience across a wide range of acute specialities
  • Experience of working within paediatrics neurosciences at a senior level (Band 6 or above)
  • Evidence of working within a multidisciplinary team
  • Previous experience of working with preterm infants and young children, including on the neonatal intensive care unit
  • Knowledge of a wide range of approaches to the management of complex patients in neonatal intensive care, (respiratory , surgical, orthopaedic and developmental)
  • Knowledge of appropriate assessment and outcome measures in the management of high risk infants
  • Knowledge of standardised assessments e.g. AIMS, BSID, GM's, HINE/HNNE, NBO


Desirable

  • Proven experience of clinical audit, data collection and research
  • Previous experience of service development
  • Previous experience within a community setting
  • Knowledge of current national policies/standards/initiatives in Paediatrics / Neonatal care


Aptitudes and Behaviours

Essential

  • Execellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to be a team player
  • Be able to speak fluently English to an approriate standard


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Bristol Royal Hospital for Children

Upper Maudlin Street

Bristol

BS2 8BJ

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