Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Barnet, Enfield & Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year Per annum, inclusive of Outer London HCAS
Closing date
1 Feb 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
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A wonderful opportunity has arisen for you to join a well-established, highly professional, warm and welcoming children's physiotherapy team at Enfield. We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic Physiotherapist, with established specialist skills and a passion for working with children and their families in a thriving MDT environment.

You will join a long established, supportive, forward thinking team of highly experienced Physiotherapists working in Enfield Community Services. This is a community role based at St Michael's Primary Care Centre, delivering physiotherapy services in a range of settings including, schools, homes and clinics.

The post may offer opportunities to work in a range of areas across the service, including within our large Musculoskeletal Service, as well as the Neurodisablity Service. All areas of the service are well supported by band 4, band 6, and band 7 colleagues. There is regular in-service training, and your professional development will be well supported by the Clinical Lead.

This has been the best team I have worked for. Not only is there a wealth of experience (which everyone is more than happy to share and learn from one another), but everyone is so approachable, helpful and it's great to be part of a team who are friends both in and out of the workplace. - previous team member

Main duties of the job

Job summary

The Specialist Children's Division is a highly experienced and Professional multi-disciplinary provision delivering Therapeutic services for children with the London borough of Enfield.

The services currently comprise of: Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech and language therapy, Dietetics, Complex Needs and Palliative Care Nursing and Specialist Family support. The service works closely with other disciplines within the Child Development Team and Primary Care Team (Health Visiting, School Nursing and Safe guarding services) to provide services across the borough.

The service also works closely with the Local Authority (in particular Joint service for children with Disabilities and Special Education Needs Department) including Schools in the provision of a joined up Health, Education and Social Care provision.

The Physiotherapy service is an established Musculoskeletal (0-14 years) and Neurodisability (0-19 years) service which provides specialised Physiotherapy assessment and intervention to children with varying needs in community settings, special schools, clinic and the CDC.

The band 7 physiotherapist will have a mixed caseload consisting of children of all ages.

About us
Would you like to work for an organisation that is passionate about equality, diversity and inclusion; one that prides itself in developing the leadership capabilities of its employees, looking after their health and wellbeing, creating safe spaces for staff to speak up and providing opportunities to mentor and be mentored?

With locations at the heart of our community, we know this means shorter commutes, working closer to home and can help colleagues to have a better work/life balance.

We offer flexible working too, which can fit around family and caring responsibilities, or training and development needs.

Our employees play a fundamental role in our delivery of excellent outcomes and excellent patient experience, so it is our aim to create a happy and healthy working environment where you can thrive and succeed.

We are committed to professional and personal development for staff in their current role and with an eye on career development.

Job description Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job description and Person Specification for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification Education/qualifications Essential
  • oGraduate diploma or BSc Physiotherapy oEvidence of ongoing CPD oHCPC registration oCSP membership
  • oMember of APCP oMember of special interest group oEvidence of relevant postgraduate education and/or qualifications
Personal attributes Essential
  • oStrong desire and passion to work within a Children's Physiotherapy Team and share your knowledge and skills within the team. oAbility to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and tact
Other Desirable
  • Car driver and own car available
Experience Essential
  • oEvidence of broad experience working in paediatrics including neurodevelopmental delay, complex needs and/or MSK oExperience of working as part of an MDT oEvidence of appraisal and supervision of junior members of staff and students oPrevious working within the NHS in the UK
  • oSome experience of managing a Paediatric MSK caseload oEvidence of involvement in service development
Skills and Knowledge Essential
  • oDemonstrates specialist knowledge of paediatric assessment and treatment interventions in neurodevelopmental physiotherapy and/or MSK oDemonstrates advanced clinical reasoning skills oAble to work independently and able to manage own caseload oDemonstrate use of evidence-based practice oHave a sound knowledge of clinical governance and risk oEvidence of participation in research or audit
  • oExperience of hydrotherapy oKnowledge of specialist postural management equipment and orthotics

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