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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Employer
Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sidcup
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa inc
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking a highly motivated and flexible Physiotherapist to join our team to provide a community service to children in Bexley between the ages of 0-19 years. There will be a varied caseload including MSK, complex neurological conditions, DCD, baby and gait clinics and mainstream and special schools.

Services are provided across health, education and community care settings. This includes seeing children in their own home, school, in the Child Development Centre and Special schools. We aim to maximise the potential of children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions.

We are a proactive and supportive team and you will receive regular supervisions and opportunities for external training as appropriate. You will also support and supervise staff and students.

You will be responsible for working within clinical governance guidelines and in line with national and local policies and procedures. You will demonstrate an ability to comply with Professional guidelines for practice and be registered to practice with the Health Professions council (HCPC) with evidence of ongoing professional development (CPD).

An awareness of the national trends in child and family services would be to your advantage.

Main duties of the job

You will be working within a proactive, dynamic and supportive team to:
  • Deliver a specialist children's physiotherapy service in the community of Bexley
  • Independently manage a varied caseload across all areas of children's physiotherapy
  • Assess the functional needs of children and young people (CYP) in order to develop and implement specialist children's physiotherapy treatment and intervention
  • Assess and treat across all areas, demonstrating a high level of problem solving, reasoning skills and judgement.
  • Provide advice and education to others regarding the management and care of children across the service
  • Liaise with all professionals in the multidisciplinary team, in the best interests if the child or young person.


About us

Oxleas offers a wide range of NHS healthcare services to people in community and secure environment settings. Our services include community health care such as district nursing and speech and language therapy, care for people with learning disabilities and mental health care such as psychiatry, nursing and therapies. Our multidisciplinary teams look after people of all ages and we work in close partnership with other parts of the NHS, local councils and the voluntary sector and through our new provider collaboratives. Our 4,300 members of staff work in many different settings including hospitals, clinics, prisons, secure hospitals, children's centres, schools and people's homes.

We have over 125 sites in a variety of locations in the South of England. In London we operate within the Boroughs of Bexley, Bromley Greenwich and into Kent. We manage hospital sites including Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup and Memorial Hospital, Woolwich, as well as the Bracton Centre, our medium secure unit for people with mental health needs. We are the largest NHS provider of prison health services providing healthcare to prisons within Devon, Dorset, Bristol, Wiltshire and Gloucestershire, Kent and South London. We are proud of the care we provide and our people.

Our purpose is to improve lives by providing the best possible care to our patients and their families. This is strengthened by our new values:
  • We're Kind
  • We're
  • We Listen
  • We Care


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please See Attached Job Description for Full Details

The post will involve providing specialist physiotherapy intervention to children 0-19. The caseload will be mixed, to include MSK, complex neurological conditions, DCD, baby and gait clinics and mainstream and special schools.

You will be working as part of a team delivering, assessments, interventions, group sessions and liaison within education settings.

Services are provided across health, education and community care settings. This includes seeing children in their own home, school, in the Child Development Centre and Special schools. We aim to maximise the potential of children with a wide range of disabilities and conditions through the development of comprehensive care plans.

There will be a high standard of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and advice to children and their carers/families, working as an autonomous practitioner with responsibility for own case load and working without direct supervision.

The post holder will be required to delegate work to assistant staff, within the Paediatric Physiotherapy team

You will be expected to support the team in evidence-based audit and research projects to further your own and teams clinical practice, making recommendations to the clinical lead and, when appropriate, leading the implementation of specific changes to practice or contributing to service protocols.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • State Registration


Desirable

  • Membership of special interest group relating to Paediatrics
  • Membership of professional body - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience at undergraduate/postgraduate level, 2 years minimum post registration
  • Relevant specialist experience in paediatrics, post qualification


Desirable

  • Experience working with children in Special Schools or with complex needs
  • Experience working with children with DCD and or with fine motor skills
  • Experience working with neurodivergence
  • Experience working in musculoskeletal


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Ability to work autonomously, set own priorities and manage time effectively
  • Core Physiotherapy skills obtained in a Band 5 Role or equivalent
  • Evidence of caseload management
  • Ability to be clear and concise when documenting information
  • Evidence of time management and prioritisation


Desirable

  • Wide range of knowledge of paediatric assessments and interventions
  • NHS Experience
  • Experience of working in the Community
  • Experience of working with children in any area (not necessarily health care)


Other

Essential

  • Commitment to client-centred non-discriminatory practice


Employer details

Employer name

Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Acorns, Queen Marys Hospital

Frognal Avenue

Sidcup

DA14 6LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

277-6422203-CYP

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