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Paediatric Physiotherapist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
**Rotational Paediatric Physiotherapist**

Full time, up to 37.5hours,

Are you looking for your next challenge? Are you passionate about paediatrics? Perfect - come and join us!

We have an opportunity for a permanent band 6 physiotherapist in our paediatric team. You will join the existing group of rotational band 6's, who cover Cystic Fibrosis, Outpatients, Inpatients, Children's Intensive Care and the East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre. The Paediatric team provides services to paediatric intensive care and high dependency units, neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology, respiratory clinics and the maternity wards, providing optimum care and ensuring delivery of a safe, effective and efficient service.

The Therapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the weekend, bank holiday and the emergency on-call respiratory physiotherapy service rosters.

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside the established paediatric therapy team, which includes our Clinical Specialists Physiotherapists who work in exciting specialities such as Cystic Fibrosis, Long Term Ventilation, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia, East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre and Outpatients as well as our new regional services: East Midlands regional Long Covid hub for Children and Young People and CREWS, a tier 3 obesity management service for LLR and Nottinghamshire children and young people with Complications Relating to Excessive Weight Service. You will also work alongside our multidisciplinary teams and our colleagues within the Community Paediatric service.

We are looking for a passionate and motivated Physiotherapist with a desire to expand their paediatric skills and develop their band 6 experience. Your enthusiasm and drive will support our vision to provide an age-appropriate service for children and young people with a focus on outstanding, compassionate clinical care.

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030).

We have four primary goals:
  • high-quality care for all,
  • being a great place to work,
  • partnerships for impact, and
  • research and education excellence

And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities.

Our strategy is underpinned by new values and we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all:
  • we are compassionate,
  • we are proud,
  • we are inclusive, and
  • we are one team

This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve.

About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To carry a Paediatric physiotherapy caseload with specialist assessment and treatment of children, (0-16 years or 18 years with special needs).
  • Rotating between paediatric inpatient and paediatric outpatient specialities.
  • To work with the Paediatric Physiotherapy team to ensure the effective, efficient working and service development.
  • To assist in providing specialist teaching, supervision and competencies for physiotherapists working on call or weekends/bank holidays and liaise with the MDT to ensure continuity of patient care.
  • To participate in the paediatric Band 6 rotation programme between paediatric inpatient and paediatric outpatient specialities and on-call and weekend / bank holiday rotas.
  • Plan, deliver and progress treatment interventions using clinical reasoning and decision making skills in order to work towards and achieve identified patient goals.
  • To facilitate annual appraisal and personal development planning for relevant members of the Physiotherapy Team.
  • To participate in the induction of Physiotherapy Staff
  • You will need to have access to a vehicle for work purposes

Please see attached job description for more information.

Person Specification

Training and qualifications


  • Diploma/BSc/MSc physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration



  • Recent significant clinical experience at a band 5
  • Postgraduate experience in relevant clinical area


  • Experience of supervising others

Communication and relationship


  • Demonstrates effective written, verbal and non-verbal communication

Other requirements


  • Expresses enthusiasm for post and desire to work in clinical areas

Out of hours


  • Evidence of working on call/weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Leicester Royal Infirmary



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