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Senior Paediatric Physiotherapist

Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£33,706 to £40,588 a year pa
Closing date
4 Apr 2023

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CBT therapist, CAMHS nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are currently seeking a Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our experienced Paediatric Physiotherapists within our Community Paediatric Physiotherapy and Young Adult Service (0-25 yrs.)

Our wonderful team of Paediatric and Young Adult Specialist Physiotherapists would be delighted to help you to further your career development in the exciting world of Children's and Young Adult Physiotherapy.

The successful applicant will be required to work in a variety of settings including clinics, travel to homes, and educational settings (Mainstream and Specialist settings) in the City of Derby and Derbyshire.

The service is forward thinking and supportive of new ideas. We operate flexible working arrangements. Regular supervision is provided and we encourage training and personal development. Access to transport is required, allowances are payable.

Main duties of the job

To manage a mixed caseload of children and young people within a community setting and provide physiotherapy assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation interventions and advising parents, carers and schools leading to an effective package of care using clinical reasoning and evidence based/child centred principles thus ensuring a quality service is delivered.

To supervise and teach technical instructors and students and provide clinical supervision for colleagues in order that all staff achieve their full potential.

To participate in planning and development of the service to ensure a quality service is delivered against national agendas.

To work closely with the multi-agency team to ensure physiotherapy is fully integrated into the child's care programme.

To deliver an age appropriate package of Physiotherapy intervention for older children and young adults to support transition into adult services.

About us

Join 'Team Derbyshire Healthcare' and become part of a talented, compassionate and enthusiastic workforce committed to a vision of 'making a positive difference in people's lives'.

Benefits include:
  • Commitment to flexible working where this is possible
  • 27 days annual leave/year plus bank holidays, increasing to 29 days after 5 years & 33 days after 10 years' service
  • Yearly appraisal and commitment to ongoing training
  • Generous NHS pension scheme
  • Good maternity, paternity and adoption benefits
  • Health service discounts and online benefits
  • Free confidential employee assistance programme 24/7
  • Access to our LGBTI+ network, BAME Network and Christian Network
  • Health and wellbeing opportunities
  • Structured learning and development opportunities

Job description Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. To apply, please click APPLY FOR THIS JOB - this link will take you to the TRAC Recruitment Site. You will need to register if you do not already have an account

Person Specification Attainment and qualification Essential
  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registered (Health & Care Professions Council)
  • Post graduate experience in a broad range of specialties equate to at least 2 years
  • Evidence of relevant post, grad courses/CPD.
  • Basic working knowledge of IT packages
  • Relevant Band6/Band 5 Paediatric experience
  • oAPCP member
Skills Essential
  • Ability to assess and treat CYP with physical disabilities.
  • Ability to plan and evaluate treatment programmes
  • Demonstrate evidence of problem solving skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team/cross agency working
  • Committed to personal and team development
  • Good interpersonal skills including negotiation and conflict resolution
  • Able to work well with others and pass on skills/knowledge e.g. training/teaching skills
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments
  • Ability to prioritise, supervise delegate and organise.
  • Ability to use Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel (or similar office software packages)
  • Research
  • Good presentation skills
  • Knowledge of documentation using electronic patient records.
  • Evidence of: Ability to contribute to audit and outcome measures.
  • Experience of additional professional roles e.g. CSP Steward/Health & Safety/Leadership/Journal Club
  • Experience of alternative therapy tools such as MOVE / Hydrotherapy .
  • Relevant specialist Paediatric Physiotherapy training e.g. Bobath / Oxford Seating / Biomechanics of Gait
Knowledge and Experience Essential
  • Minimum 2 years post-graduate experience with a broad range of specialties
  • Relevant Band6/Band 5 Paediatric experience
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative
  • Knowledge of a variety of adjuncts to therapy e.g. orthotics, mobility aids, specialist equipment for postural management
  • Knowledge of legislation relating to professional practice and CYP / safeguarding / disability.
  • Sound understanding of, and ability to contribute to, clinical governance and risk
  • CPD evidence to support post graduate courses and learning opportunities
  • Knowledge of a variety of paediatric conditions relating to physical disability in CYP, including cerebral palsy, Muscular dystrophies and other neuro-developmental conditions who may also present with multiple and complex needs
  • Knowledge of CYP development and conditions affecting this including Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Member of the APCP
  • Experience of working in a community setting
Disposition Essential
  • Passion for Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Ability to demonstrate empathy, sensitivity and tact.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with CYP of all ages and abilities and their carers
  • Accountability: Takes responsibility for own actions and promotes good team working
  • Openness: Shares information and good practice appropriately
  • Mutual respect: Treats others with courtesy and respect at all times
Special demands of the post Essential
  • Current European driving licence/ access to a vehicle
  • Positive and flexible approach

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