Specialist Children's Physiotherapist

East London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year per annum inc HCA
Closing date
2 Oct 2022

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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Do you want to develop your neuro- developmental knowledge by working in the community and progress your career within an innovative team? Do you want to be part of a multidisciplinary team and support the band 7s develop integrated pathways?

We are a small team of dedicated and experienced physiotherapists, who are committed to continuous improvement to ensure the best possible support and outcomes for the children and young people known to our service.

We are dedicated to staff development, which includes a scheme to fully fund the introductory Bobath Course to all our band 6 Physiotherapists. We have a strong culture of service and quality improvement, which is supported by regular in-service training and supervision.

This post provides opportunity to develop both clinical skills and develop special areas of interest within a supportive team of therapists. The Clinical caseload will include:
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Neurological conditions
  • Musculoskeletal conditions
  • Ex-premature infants
  • Orthopaedics -including clubfoot ( CTEV)

Children are seen in a variety of settings including clinic, mainstream and resourced schools, nurseries and the child's home.

Working alongside experienced band 7, band 6 and PTA staff you will be given opportunities to provide:
  • clinical supervision of a Physiotherapy assistance
  • clinical education for students
  • support the development of clinical pathways
  • Manage a clinical workload with support of a band 7

Main duties of the job

We have developed exciting joint working opportunities with OTs and SLTs and have many MDT pathways in place. In addition there will be opportunities for you to work alongside other members of the multidisciplinary team including paediatricians in specialist clinics.

About us

Our mission is to make a positive difference to people's lives by improving the quality of life for all we serve. Our values are: We Care, We Respect, We are Inclusive - so we are looking for people who live and breathe these qualities when supporting service users and carers, and in their relationships with colleagues in the Trust and our partner organisations

Job description Job responsibilities

For more information, please call Liz Drayton, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist on 020 8586 6380 or liz.drayton@nhs.uk

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent acceptable to HCPC
  • Registered with CSP
  • Current State Registration HCPC
Experience Essential
  • Post graduate physiotherapy experience, preferably in a rotational post, to have included experience of paediatrics and or neurology
  • Experience of community
  • Experience in supervising assistants or participating in student supervision desirable
Knowledge Essential
  • Ability to assess, manage & treat patients with complex multi pathologies at a specialist level, having good knowledge and clinical reasoning
  • Ability to educate patients, carers, physiotherapy staff and other health professionals
  • Good problem solving skills and use of initiative
  • Ability to deal appropriately with difficult situations and to work under pressure
  • Good organisational skills e.g. time keeping and management, ability to prioritise clinical and non-clinical work
Other Essential
  • Ability to demonstrate a prior interest in working with children
  • Willingness to work in schools and educational sites
  • General good health and reliability of attendance

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