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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist - Rotational

Central & North West London NHS Foundation Trust
£38,762 to £45,765 a year pa inc
Closing date
31 Mar 2023

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CBT Therapist / Other
Child & Adolescent / CAMHS
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join our Paediatric rotational scheme.

The successful applicant may have contact with patients or service users. As an NHS Trust we strongly encourage and support vaccination as this remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients and service users when working on our healthcare settings.

Main duties of the job

This scheme offers the opportunity to gain a broad experience in Paediatrics through yearly rotations in the following areas of services:-
  • Acute/MSK
  • Pre-school Special Needs & Special School
  • Schools Services (mainstream and special schools)

Based within a multidisciplinary team, we can offer you well established support/supervision systems, access to in-house/external training programmes and regular appraisal and individual development plans.

About us

You would work along side colleagues in Occupational Therapy and Speech & Language Therapy, providing both acute and community services in the London Borough of Harrow. We are a well established, dynamic friendly team based at Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care Centre

There is a strong commitment to continuing professional development and evidence based practice through the provision of regular in-service training, journal club and access to external courses. Support is also provided through regular supervision sessions, peer support meetings and the staff appraisal programme.

Harrow has one of the largest Paediatric Therapy Teams in North West London. You will work alongside colleagues in Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy, providing both acute and community services in the London Borough of Harrow. We are a well-established, dynamic team working collaboratively with colleagues in Health, Education and Social Services.

Alexandra Avenue Health and Social Care centre is situated about 35 minutes from central London on the Metropolitan line.

Job description Job responsibilities

These rotations are preschool special needs/primary special school, mainstream schools/ secondary special schools and acute paediatric inpatients and Musculoskeletal (MSK) outpatients. Each rotation is one year duration. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner providing a specialist physiotherapy service to a designated caseload of children with a range of physical and mobility difficulties and Special Educational Needs (SEN) within the specified rotation. A significant proportion of these children will have English as an additional language (EAL). He/she will be expected to manage their own caseload, travelling between community and acute settings and working alongside teaching, medical and nursing staff to ensure specialist therapy programmes and educational plans are in place for children under their care.

Person Specification Training and Qualifications Essential
  • Recognised Qualification in Physiotherapy and Registered Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP)
  • Health Care Professions Council - Registration
  • Evidence of CPD including attendance of post graduate short courses relevant to paediatric physiotherapy in
Experience Essential
  • Experience at post graduate level of working in the following fields: orthopaedics, outpatients, respiratory, neurology, paediatric
  • Experience of assessment treatment and management of children including ; Writing clinical notes and reports; Managing own caseload ; Teaching other professionals / parents; Working at part of an MDT
  • Working with parents and carers.
  • Range of appropriate therapeutic interventions and equipment relevant to Children and young people
  • Awareness of the differences of a Paediatric versus adult caseload
  • The role of the physiotherapist in the Education system
  • Awareness of the roles of other professionals in Health Education and Social Care involved with CYP, including national policies and procedures in particular safeguarding children, SEN and disability , Children's & Families Act , Foundation Stage and National Curriculum
  • understanding and application of the principles of both record keeping and reporting and clinical governance/ audit
Skills, Abilities and Attributes Essential
  • Good written and spoken English
  • Excellent interpersonal skills negotiation and Problem solving Skills - including observation, listening and empathy skills
  • Demonstrates good analytical and reflection skills and Well-developed concentration skills.
  • Good presentation skills, both written and verbal
  • Good organisational skills and ability to work in an unpredictable environment and to prioritise own workload.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with children and young people of all ages and abilities.

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