Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Acute Paediatrics
NHS AfC: Band 7
An exciting opportunity has arisen University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust for the appointment of a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Paediatrics to cover maternity leave until September 2021.
The successful applicant will work alongside the established paediatric physiotherapy team, which includes our Clinical Specialists that work within the following specialities, Cystic Fibrosis, Long Term Ventilation, Primary Ciliary Dyskinesia and Outpatients. You will also work alongside our multidisciplinary teams and our colleagues within the Community Paediatric service.
We are seeking an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for working with children. You will have current, advanced clinical knowledge and skills within this specialty and will support our vision to provide an age-appropriate service for children and young people with a focus on outstanding, compassionate clinical care.
Serving the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester Childrens Hospital is one of the busiest acute and general paediatric centers in the United Kingdom. Our recently refurbished Emergency Department is one of the busiest in the country and provides a single point of access to the Leicester Children’s Hospital. The majority of our wards have recently undergone a full or partial refurbishment and we have benefitted from the construction of a brand new Paediatric Theatre Reception, Paediatric Recovery area, Paediatric Emergency Department and a Paediatric Observation Ward. Plans for an integrated, single site Childrens Hospital accommodating all Children’s services on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site continue at pace, with East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre due to relocate to Leicester Royal Infirmary in April 2021.
The Paediatric Team provide a service to the Childrens and Womens Services and the successful applicant will provide care within the following areas: paediatric intensive care, high dependency unit, neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology, respiratory clinics and the maternity wards to provide optimum patient care and the effective, efficient working of the paediatric team ensuring on going service development.
As a large, acute NHS Trust with established links to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University there is a strong focus on teaching and development of our staff, including qualified, non-qualified and multi-disciplinary staff and the successful applicant will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.
The Physiotherapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the weekend, bank holiday and the emergency on-call respiratory service rosters.
Interviews will be taking place on the 8th October
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
Kate Lee, Therapy Clinical Team Leader - Paediatrics; email@example.com; 0116 258 6822
Naomi Dayman, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist for Acute Paediatrics and Cystic Fibrosis; firstname.lastname@example.org ; 0116 2585714