Paediatric Physiotherapist

Solent NHS Trust
£27,055 to £32,934 a year 1.0
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you looking to develop your clinical leadership skills within the largest provider of community children's therapy? We pride ourselves on being ahead of the game and creating a dynamic and responsive service to meet the needs of children with physical needs. We are transforming our service, and this is an exciting time to join us.

We are looking to recruit a Highly Specialist physiotherapist with a special interest in children's Childrens musculoskeletal conditions as well as children with neurological, NMD and developmental difficulties. We are committed to putting patient care first and we are looking for dedicated professionals who share our HEART values and our passion for delivering high quality care.

We have an integrated model of care across Speech and Language Therapy, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Podiatry working together to provide holistic model of care with children and their families at the centre of what we do. We have excellent working relationships with early years services, schools, health, and social care colleagues.

Main duties of the job

Our Children's Therapy Team are looking for an innovative and pro-active Physiotherapist who would like to develop their clinical skills across a wide range of areas, including neurology, neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, developmental delay, and hydrotherapy, in this rewarding and fun role. This is a permanent position across parts of Portsmouth and East Hampshire. We work Monday to Friday with no evening or weekend working. Previous experience working with children (including Childrens' activity groups / football etc) is desirable but not essential.

We can support you to develop your paediatric Physiotherapy clinical skills by offering:

*A friendly and supportive network of colleagues

*Frequent Clinical Supervision and joint working opportunities

*Regular specialist peer supervision with colleagues across the Solent NHS Trust team.

*Professional training and update days with colleagues across the region.

*Training and development opportunities

You would be based in the East locality of Solent NHS and would be required to work directly with children and families in a variety of settings, clinic, educational settings, and home.

About us

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access

To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work

To deliver the best value for money

Our shared values support the development of a strong working culture. They breathe life into our organisation -- guiding and inspiring all of our actions and decisions. They enable us to be better at what we do and create a great place for our staff to work, whilst ensuring we provide the highest quality of care to our patients.

In creating our values, we spent time listening to our employees and members. Based on what people told us, we created our HEART values to reflect the deep belief that we are caring organisation at the centre of our community: Honesty, Everyone counts, Accountable, Respectful, Teamwork.

We are an accredited Real Living Wage employer.

We encourage and support our staff to be vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence against Covid-19.

Job description Job responsibilities

*To work independently, with guidance and support from senior colleagues, in community clinics, mainstream schools and specialist provisions providing a Physiotherapy Service to a variable caseload of preschool and school aged children many of whom will have special needs.

*To work in partnership with parents, school staff, and children, and in liaison with other healthcare staff and the primary care team, to deliver integrated specialised packages of care to children with a range of physical difficulties

*To train students, other healthcare professionals and staff from other agencies who work with children with physical difficulties

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Physiotherapy degree level qualification or equivalent.
  • Registered member Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Registered member of Health and Care Professions Council.
Experience Essential
  • Broad knowledge of experience through student placement.
  • Under-graduate experience of receiving clinical supervision.
  • Under-graduate experience of working in a changing environment.
  • Under-graduate experience of integrated working in multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Training and presentation experience.
Additional Criteria Essential
  • Pleasant personality.
  • Supportive and approachable.
  • Self-motivated, assertive, diplomatic and tactful.
  • Highly literate and numerate.
  • Sensitivity to the needs of a broad range of children and their families.
  • Positive attitude towards disability and handicap.
  • To be flexible to the demands of the workload including unpredictable work patterns, deadlines and frequent interruptions.
  • Ability to sit for long periods in awkward positions on the floor or small seats.
  • Ability to drive a car as required in delivering a service in several locations.
  • Is able to legally work within the UK.
  • Is able to work with children or vulnerable adults

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