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Job summary

Main area
Paediatric Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time - 21.75 hours per week (Weekend working / daytime on-call approximately 1:6)
Job ref
320-CDCS-1365
Employer
University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
NHS
Site
Royal Derby Hospital
Town
Derby
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 pro rata pa
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
28/09/2021 23:59

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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Senior Physiotherapist

Band 6

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together.

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

With over 13,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

Job overview

This post would suit a physiotherapist with comprehensive paediatric experience particularly for management of children with orthopaedic, musculoskeletal, neurological and respiratory conditions. This can include children with chronic pain, post-operative care, neuro rehabilitation, and potentially long covid.

Main duties of the job

It is desired that the applicant also has some previous clinical experience in musculoskeletal and respiratory care.

Ward cover includes input for patients post orthopaedic surgery for rehabilitation and discharge. It also involves reviewing respiratory patients with conditions such as cystic fibrosis or acute respiratory impairments, as well as for those with non-invasive ventilation or longer term ventilation needs.

The successful applicant will be expected to achieve on call competency in order to participate in the weekend or bank holiday on call rota, for paediatrics only.

Previous on call experience is desirable, although training for this will be given. 

Working for our organisation

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs

Closing date of applications: 28 September 2021

Interview date: 12 October 2021 

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

  • Assess, plan and treat a wide variety of paediatric outpatients including MSK and chronic pain (neuro and respiratory outpatients are mostly seen by our specialists). Hydrotherapy may be included.
  • Assess, plan and treat a wide variety of paediatric inpatients across our 3 wards (small allocation of ward time most days).
  • Participate in our weekend on-call rota (daytime) covering for emergency / planned, respiratory and orthopaedic discharge.
  • Act as clinical mentor / jointly supervise our band 5 staff, and students.
  • To provide training to members of the MDT and other health care professionals within the orthopaedic/MSK  area.

For additional detail please refer to the job description

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • BSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent Qualification
  • Registered with HCPC
Desirable criteria
  • Accredited student supervisor

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable post qualification experience working in an acute Hospital Setting
  • Previous experience of working in Paediatric Outpatients
  • Experience of supervising students
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of mentoring junior staff

Knowledge & Skills

Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable skills in the management of MSK / Orthopaedic Patients
  • Competent to undertake lone working at weekends on the on call respiratory rota
  • Recent CPD activity related to area of specialism
  • Basic supervisory skills
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of working in hydrotherapy
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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 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

Name
Joanna Coates
Job title
Lead Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist
Email address
joanna.coates@nhs.net
Telephone number
01332 785539
Additional information

Sally Penny Paediatric- Clinical Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Tel: 01332 785539

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