Acute Paediatric Highly Specialist Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Acute Paediatric
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 per annum
31/10/2017 23:59

From 1st October 2017, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT) and the University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (UHSM) has joined together to create a new Foundation Trust which has been named Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust. 

Our new organisation will provide a single hospital service across the city of Manchester and in 12- 18 months will also include the services currently provided by North Manchester General Hospital.  These changes will make a real difference to the health outcomes and quality of life for the people of Manchester.  That’s why this really is an extremely exciting and challenging period in the delivery of health and social care in Greater Manchester and one that provides a wealth career opportunities for great people right across our Group. 

This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced children’s physiotherapist with an interest in rheumatology and haemophilia. This post combines an operational team lead role as well as providing specialist physiotherapy management of children and young people with chronic conditions in liaison with community colleagues.

As an HCPC registered health professional, you’ll have gained extensive clinical experience with children and young people working in a children’s hospital and/or community setting. Confidence in delivering evidence-based physiotherapy to children and young people with rheumatologic conditions and musculoskeletal problems is essential. You will provide education, advice and support to patients and parents/carers and be able to respond to and resolve complaints effectively using excellent communication skills.

As clinical lead you’ll be responsible for 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’ll have an opportunity to develop your knowledge and skills in treating haemophilia patients with acute bleeding episodes as well as advising on joint care. The haemophilia service is a tertiary referral centre for paediatric haematology and you will support outpatient clinics, day cases and the walk-in centre.

Our physiotherapists work very closely with the multidisciplinary team, giving a holistic approach to care. A qualification in hydrotherapy is desirable and you must be competent to deliver hydrotherapy to children and young people with complex presentations in our state-of-the-art facilities. You will act as the lead clinician for hydrotherapy for the rheumatology, orthopaedic and MSK services.

You’ll be a flexible and resourceful individual assisting with cross cover across the wider children’s physiotherapy service. You will have line management responsibility providing feedback, support and training to junior staff, students and assistants.

You will have a proven track record of leading service developments and quality initiatives. With excellent organisational and problem solving skills you’ll thrive in a busy environment prioritising a busy workload and coping well under pressure.

Participation in the physiotherapy respiratory out of hour’s service is part of the role.

There is a comprehensive in-house appraisal system and multiple learning opportunities as the department is actively involved in audit and research. You will be supported by experienced senior colleagues and managers who offer clinical and professional advice and feedback supporting your professional and personal development.

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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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Chris Cammiss Clinical Team Lead Therapy and Dietetics
Tel 0161 701 2640

If you have problems applying, contact

Human Resources Recruitment Department
Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust
Trust Headquarters
Cobbett House
M13 9WL
0161 276 4744