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Children's Physiotherapist

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro Rata Per Annum
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Doncaster and Bassetlaw Children's Therapy Service is looking to recruit an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist. This exciting role will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to provide specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment to the children and young people of Doncaster and Bassetlaw within inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The successful applicant will be responsible for a musculoskeletal outpatients caseload and a neurodevelopmental community caseload. The team also provide intervention to orthopaedic and respiratory inpatients when required.

We are looking for a motivated and dedicated physiotherapist to join our established and supportive therapy team. A comprehensive supervision and training package is in place and opportunities for further development are available. There is also the potential to participate in research projects.

We will consider a Band 5-6 development role. Flexible working can be discussed.

Main duties of the job

  • To be a specialist clinician within their children's physiotherapy.
  • The prime function of the role is to provide clinical expertise in supporting the delivery of high standards of therapeutic care for patients within their care / speciality.
  • To manage own caseload and to provide a high standard of assessment, management, treatment and advice to meet the needs of patients.
  • To work collaboratively with colleagues in health, social care, local authority and other agencies to meet the needs of patients.
  • To ensure the efficient and effective use of resources available within the team.
  • To work with other members of the team in the development of the service.
  • To ensure Clinical Governance is integral to service delivery within the specialty area.
  • To represent the Therapy Team and contribute to the development of the wider Therapy service within Clinical Therapies.
  • To participate in a Physiotherapy Cardio-Respiratory On-Call Service or agreed alternative 7 Day Service.

About us

DBTH is one of Yorkshire's Leading acute trusts, serving a population of more than 440,000. Our services are based over three main hospital sites and several additional services employing over 7,000 colleagues.

It is our goal to give those who join Team DBTH the tools and opportunities to grow their career, it's our pledge to help you Develop, Belongand Thrive, Here.

As an organisation that supports flexible working, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applicants from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including those with disabilities, members of our ethnic minorities and LGBTQ+ communities.

We offer a range of benefits to support our people including:o Extensive range of learning opportunitieso NHS Pension Schemeo Generous holiday entitlement in line with Terms & Conditionso Comprehensive health and wellbeing supporto NHS Car Lease schemes and a range of salary sacrifice schemeo Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping and finance through external providers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached to the advert a job description and person specification for further details. Please ensure you read both documents carefully.

Please note, if your application is successful you will be required to present original certificates of qualifications that are listed in the person specification under essential.

Person Specification



  • Minimum of 18 months post graduate experience
  • Experience of networking within physiotherapy and in the wider Health & Social Care community
  • Clinical education and development of physiotherapy staff and other members of the MDT
  • Experience in clinical audit, research and effectiveness


  • Experience of working in paediatric physiotherapy



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Portfolio evidence of reflective practice, relevant experience and CPD
  • IT skills
  • Evidence of post graduate training in specialist area
  • Knowledge of current issues affecting NHS e.g. NSF's, Modernisation Agenda


  • Student Accreditation Course
  • Membership of CSP

Interpersonal Skills


  • Good communication and listening skills with an understanding of the needs of people with disabilities and their carers
  • Presentation skills
  • Ability to work in collaboration with others and positively influence or coach others in development of skills and knowledge
  • Able to present information, both written and verbally, in a clear accurate and logical manner
  • Self-motivated
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Positive approach to problem solving
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Have commitment to own and others' Professional Development

Organisational Skills


  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies and data protection and comply with equal opportunities, health and safety to meet the differing needs of patients and others
  • Ability to prioritise manage own and others caseload
  • Critical appraisal skills
  • Ability to delegate effectively
  • Ability to work flexibly
  • Effective time management skills



  • Driving Licence

Employer details

Employer name

Doncaster & Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


Doncaster Royal Infirmary

Armthorpe Road



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