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Specialist Acute Paediatric Physiotherapist

Band 6

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Specialist Acute Paediatric Physiotherapist - Rheumatology
Band 6
19.5 hours per week
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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 per annum (pro rata)
25/01/2019 23:59

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (MFT) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the UK, employing over 20,000 staff.

We are responsible for running a family of nine hospitals across six separate sites, providing a wide range of services from comprehensive local general hospital care through to highly specialised regional and national services.

We are the main provider of hospital care to approximately 750,000 people in Manchester and Trafford and the single biggest provider of specialised services in the North West of England. We are also the lead provider for a significant number of specialised services including Breast Care, Vascular, Cardiac, Respiratory, Urology, Cancer, Paediatrics, Women’s Services, Ophthalmology and Genomic Medicine.

Our vision is to improve the health and quality of life of our diverse population by building an organisation that:

  • Excels in quality, safety, patient experience, research, innovation and teaching
  • Attracts, develops and retains great people
  • Is recognised internationally as a leading healthcare provider

Do you have a recognised BSc Honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent, a broad NHS post graduate experience in a rotational post in an acute setting and a keen desire to develop specialist acute paediatric skills?

This part time static post is an excellent opportunity to develop your physiotherapy skills working with children and young people in both inpatient and outpatient settings. You'll contribute to the day to day management, co-ordination and provision of the physiotherapy inpatient and outpatient services for children and young people referred with conditions such as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, systemic lupus erythematous, hypermobility, biomechanical joint pain and chronic pain. You will run tailored one to one hydrotherapy sessions for some patients on your caseload.

You will work within a specialist multi-professional, integrated AHP team with the support from senior clinicians to develop your expertise in these areas.

You should have sound clinical skills and be a good team player with strong communication and interpersonal skills. You should have experience of training and supervising junior members of staff and students. 

You will be required to support the respiratory on call and weekend/bank holiday service and experience of respiratory on call is essential. There is also the opportunity to work on the major trauma service at weekends/bank holidays.

There is a strong emphasis on professional development with excellent in-service training and support for external courses. An established appraisal programme is in place. We aim to maintain our reputation as a centre of clinical excellence and to support research activities that aim to deliver the best evidence based practice and improve the outcomes for our patients now and for the future.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Christine Cammiss, Clinical Team Lead/Professional Lead for Childrens Physiotherapy on or 0161 701 2640


If you have problems applying, contact

0161 276 6198