Band 7 Advanced Practitioner Childrens Physiotherapist

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust
£41,659 to £47,672 a year
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you enjoy therapeutic play, have you ever tried it? The sky is the limit when it comes to imagination; take them on an obstacle course across a desert or make tea for a pirate on a secret island.

Are you interested to take therapeutic principles of exercise and posture to the next level, enabling children and young people to achieve their independence? It may be to enable an early years child to develop key motor skills or it may be to support them towards independent play. Does this sound interesting? Then this may be just the creative and rewarding job you are looking for. We are interested in those who are passionate about making positive changes to children who have physical challenges and we are aiming high.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Advanced Physiotherapists to join our large innovative community based team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland as part of our childrens therapy team. These are full-time posts however part time would be considered.

The Childrens Physiotherapy Service seeks to provide a high quality service to children and their families in their home, nurseries and schools. We have developed pathways within Early Years, Complex Disability, Physical disability and Respiratory, and specialist interests in eating and drinking difficulties, neuromuscular conditions, postural care, seating, hemiplegia and orthotics and have the support of a Clinical Professional Lead.

Main duties of the job

You will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, to work as part of a Multidisciplinary and Multi Agency Team. You will need to be able to manage your time effectively and will be required to support other clinicians and manage a small designated caseload, alongside providing leadership within the service as part of the Early Years leadership team.

You will gain support and supervision in order to continue to develop your Physiotherapy skills with children and young people. We encourage continuous professional development through both internal and external training.

You need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of working in a community setting, the complexities of working within a family and a multidisciplinary multiagency environment, be familiar with childrens equipment and their use and be skilled in the delivery of a number of assessment tools and interventions used by physiotherapists in community childrens services.

Car owner/driver essential as it is unlikely that public transport will meet the needs of this job.

About us

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1 million people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

Here at LPT, our values are Compassion, Respect, Integrity and Trust, which we keep at the heart of everything we do.

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information are contained in the attached document titled Information for Applicants.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or varied working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

For all substantive roles, new staff (excluding medical staff) are appointed subject to a 6-month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants at risk within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview.

Job description Job responsibilities

If you would like more information on the duties and responsibilities of this role, please click onto the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • 1. Diploma COT/BSc Honours State Registered Physiotherapist (HPC).
  • 2. Health Professional Council Registration.
  • 3. Chartered Society of Physiotherapy membership.
  • 4. Attendance at Paediatric courses, seminars or study days.
  • 5. Fieldwork Educators Course Level 1 & 2.
  • 6. Qualification/courses, leadership, audit, research and development.
  • 7. Additional experience to post graduate diploma equivalent or in a specific field through short courses/training and experience to enable management of a specialist caseload of service users with complex needs.
  • 8. Professional knowledge acquired through degree or equivalent.
Experience Essential
  • 1. Evidence of relevant previous Physiotherapy experience.
  • 2. Previous experience of working as Physiotherapist for children.
  • 3. Previous experience of working with children within a community setting.
  • 4. Evidence of recent CPD relevant to children.
  • 5. Ability to organise and implement the assessment and treatment of
  • children within a specialist field.
  • 6. Experience working in an advisory, lead or management role.
  • 7. Partnership working across agencies including social care, education and the voluntary sector.
Knowledge and Skills Essential
  • 1. Knowledge Code of Members Professional Values and Behaviour for Physiotherapy.
  • 2. Knowledge of Core areas of Physiotherapy within a Paediatric Framework.
  • 3. Knowledge of national and local legislation and current issues relating to children within Health and Social Care.
  • 4. Knowledge of core skills of Physiotherapy.
  • 5. Good Observational and assessment skills.
  • 6. Good organisational skills and effective time and management skills.
  • 7. Evidence of Supervisory skills.
  • 8. Demonstrate effective intervention skills.
  • 9. Good communication skills with the ability to establish effective working relationships within and outside the organisation.
  • 10. Demonstrate ability to work effectively under pressure and in challenging situation.
  • 11. Ability to work using your own initiative.
  • 12. Ability to work in and lead a multi disciplinary/multi-agency team.
  • 13. Ability to develop specialist programme and/or care packages
  • within a specialist field.

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