Band 6 Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust
Eastwood, Leigh-on-Sea
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum
Closing date
29 Jan 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Community Paediatric Physiotherapy team at Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust. Two full-time Band 6 Senior Paediatric Physiotherapy posts has become available. This will involve working within a friendly, progressive and established team which sees children from 0-19 years in homes, clinics, nurseries and schools. We provide high quality, family-centred care to children and young people within the boroughs of Castlepoint, Rochford and Southend-on-Sea. We are based at the Lighthouse Child Development Centre, Snakes Lane, Eastwood, Southend-on-Sea, SS2 6XT.

Main duties of the job

You will have the opportunity to manage a paediatric caseload within the paediatric therapy teams. You will apply your clinical skills in delivering hands-on physiotherapy, thereby ensuring the provision of a high standard of assessment, treatment and advice to a manageable caseload of children, young people and their families. This post comes with excellent learning/training and development opportunities.

About us

EPUT are looking for motivated staff who shares our Trust values of Care, Learn and Empower. In return, EPUT can offer you a range of benefits and development including;

o Season Ticket Loans

o NHS discounts for staff

o Excellent Training facilities and opportunities

o Buying and Selling annual leave scheme

o The opportunity to work bank shifts and expand knowledge and experience in other areas

o Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars and Cycle to Work

o Day One Flexible Employer

Join our Staff bank

What is Staff Bank?

Our EPUT NHS staff bank is an entity managed by the trust that hires clinical and non-clinical healthcare professionals to take on shifts at our trust hospitals and community settings. Here at EPUT we maintain our own bank of specialist staff to ensure that we are able offer safe and effective care at all times.

All our permanent staff are automatically enrolled onto the staff bank however this does not mean you have to work any additional shifts, but the option is there for you if you wish.

If you are joining our Trust in a fixed term role, please indicate on your New Starter Paperwork that you wish to join our staff bank.

Job description Job responsibilities

You will carry a caseload of children aged 0-19 years and be responsible for clinics, providing services to children within the community, early intervention and functional improvement. This will include joint working with the multi-disciplinary team internally and externally.

You should have experience of working with children and young people and be able to demonstrate the transferable skills to all age groups. You will need to demonstrate you are able to complete paediatric assessments and interventions, able to prioritise your workload and time, and support others to do the same. You will also have the opportunity to experience hydrotherapy, serial casting and neuro-disability MDT clinics. Good communication skills are essential, as you will be working independently and alongside other health and social care professionals; supervising band 5s, assistants and students.

Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust therapy department is committed to evidence-based practice and the development of clinical skills are supported through a programme of regular in-service training, supervision and appraisal.

Person Specification Education/ Qualifications Essential
  • oRecognised Physiotherapy degree qualification or equivalent.
  • oRelevant CPD
  • Experience of supervising and supporting eg other B5 AHP, students and therapy assistants
  • oTo manage issues and concerns related to staff performance and conduct in line with Trust Policies and Procedures
  • oBroad range of therapy/rehabilitation experience at Band 5 in all core areas: neurology, orthopaedics and respiratory
  • oAbility to travel independently across sites and across Trust boundaries to attend meeting/training, etc. as required.
  • oMembership of CSP or equivalent.
  • oMembership of specialist group eg APCP
  • oKnowledge of current national policies such as NICE relevant to role.
  • oExperience of working with children with chronic conditions and complex co- morbidities.
Driving Essential
  • Full UK driving licence
  • Access to own vehicle

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