Advanced Specialist Physiotherapist – Paediatrics

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust
Depending on experience
Closing date
16 Aug 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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Do you...
  • Have a strong clinical background in Physiotherapy for Children and Young people?
  • Have leadership skills and are keen to offer clinical support to more junior staff and contribute to service development?
  • Want to work flexibly within a supportive, friendly, and innovative community multi-disciplinary team?
  • Want to work within a team that has links with Addenbrookes Hospital; a renowned teaching hospital and research centre in Cambridge

If you're answers are Yes, we could be the employer for you!

We have a vacancy for a dynamic Band 7 Physiotherapist to work within our paediatric community service. This post is based in the South Team based at The Peacock Centre in Cambridge within an enthusiastic and well-established physiotherapy team. We work in close collaboration with the Paediatric Occupational Therapy team and run joint clinics with the Community Paediatricians. The successful applicant will have a caseload of children with various neurodevelopmental conditions, who will be seen in the community, clinic and special school settings.

This post is 0.6 wte (22.5 hours) permanent. Salary will be pro-rata. Flexible working hours are negotiable with the core working day being a Tuesday.

Main duties of the job

To ensure a high standard, cost-effective physiotherapy service to children and young people (CYP) living, or at school (mainstream and specialist) in a specified geographical area.

To work with other team members to co-ordinate and develop the physiotherapy service.

About us

Rated 'Outstanding' by the Care Quality Commission, we are proud to provide high quality innovative services across most of the east of England that enable people to receive care closer to home and live healthier lives.

There's one reason why our services are outstanding - and that's our amazing staff - who, for the seventh year running, rated us incredibly highly in the national staff survey.

If you share our passion for innovative and high-quality care delivery, then please submit your application and join us on our exciting journey as a leading-edge specialist community provider. All are welcome to apply and our promise to you is a culture which prioritises staff engagement and development.

Job description Job responsibilities

To supervise and give training to more junior members of physiotherapy staff, provide clinical and management supervision and act as a source of specialist advice.

To provide highly specialised paediatric physiotherapy assessment and treatment for CYP living or at school (mainstream and specialist) in the specified geographical area.

To work effectively within multidisciplinary and multi agency teams.

Where appropriate, to act as a key worker for CYP on their caseload, ensuring that there is good communication between all members of the team and that a coordinated programme is in place.

To supervise, educate and assess the performance of physiotherapy students; this would be to a graduate standard and involve working with universities to ensure the standard of practice and teaching meets the standards set down by the degree level qualification.

To work in a variety of settings such as mainstream schools, special schools, community settings and health bases (clinic-based work).

Person Specification Qualifications & Training Essential
  • Diploma or a degree in physiotherapy
  • State Registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development maintained in a portfolio
  • Recent attendance at relevant postgraduate courses
  • Paediatric Bobath Trained
  • Membership of relevant special interest groups (incl. Chartered Society or Association)
  • Masters or other Post Graduate Qualification
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working as a general physiotherapist
  • Experience of working as a senior community paediatric physiotherapist
  • Evidence of working as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of management of other staff
Knowledge & Skills Essential
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Ability to keep accurate, concise and legible patient notes
  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment
  • Good presentation skills
  • Ability to run internal/external courses
  • Experience of delivering services in clinic situations
  • Experience in contributing to CQC/SEND Inspections

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