Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist
NHS AfC: Band 7
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist mental health, learning disability, and community healthcare services for the population of the Black Country.
Across the whole of the region we provide:
- Adult and older adult mental health services
- Specialist learning disability services
- Mental health services for children and young people
- Community healthcare services for children, young people and families is Dudley
Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was formed on 1 April 2020, after NHS England and NHS Improvement approved the merger of Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and Dudley and Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust. Combining resources, strategies and talented workforce enables us to deliver a wider variety of outstanding services that are based on best practice and are continually improving.
We currently employ over 3,000 members of staff and just like the population we serve, we are made up of diverse cultures and backgrounds. Whatever your role, working in a NHS Foundation Trust, like ours, is a demanding and extremely rewarding experience. Knowing that every day you can help to make a positive difference to someone’s life is a very powerful feeling. We know that our Trust runs on this desire to help and support people, and our Trust vision expresses this. Our vision is to improve health and wellbeing for everyone, especially our colleagues to achieve the best possible work/life balance.
We proudly offer supportive, inclusive and family friendly employment and flexible working policies. We have a wide range of professional services and employee networks to help our colleagues be at their best - and find support if they need it. To find more about our staff benefits, please visit our website: blackcountryhealthcare.nhs.uk.
For further supporting information to apply for this role please see documents attached under ‘Additional documents’.
SPECIALIST PAEDIATRIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST
SALARY £38,890 – £44,503
Part-time 0.9 WTE
Due to a clinician relocating, we have an opportunity for an experienced enthusiastic Paediatric Physiotherapist to join the well established Community Paediatric Physiotherapy Team within Dudley to work within the Preschool Service, based at the Sunflower Centre.
The successful applicant will have extensive experience in both leadership and clinical skills within the speciality, having a proven track record and will be expected to have excellent clinical and interpersonal skills. The post holder will have a clinical caseload of pre-school children presenting with a variety of conditions, ranging developmental delay to complex neurological/neuromuscular conditions.
The service offers many specialities in house, including DCD, Serial Casting Clinic, Gait Clinic and CPIP. Our unique selling point being that we provide all paediatric physiotherapy for Dudley, having been able to develop services, which, in other areas, are provided by Acute Services.
We are committed to professional development and evidence based practice, offering regular in-service training and peer group / one to one supervision. Internal and external courses are supported. You will be expected to engage in appraisal process and be willing to further develop, both others and yourself.
In addition, the post holder will support the Manager and other leads with service delivery, activity and service planning.
The post is based at the Sunflower Centre, John Corbett Drive, Amblecote, a facility which offers excellent out-patient opportunities.
Applicants should hold a diploma/degree in physiotherapy and must be registered with the HCPC.
Due to the nature of the work some posts may be subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). (Police check), through the Disclosure and Barring Service as stipulated under part V of the Police Act 1997.
The Trust is committed to equal opportunities, providing opportunities for flexible
working and is a non-smoking organisation.
Please note, we reserve the right to bring the closing date forward for this vacancy at any time should we receive an overwhelming response of applications. We therefore encourage applicants to apply early if you wish to be considered for this post.
If you do not hear from the recruitment 4 weeks within the advertised closing date
please assume that you have been unsuccessful at the shortlisting stage. Please
ensure that you check your NHS Jobs Account on a regular basis for any recruitment updates regarding this vacancy.
The successful applicants will be notified in the same manner that they have applied and by telephone.
For example, online applicants will be notified via NHS Jobs using the email address provided (your NHS Jobs username). All further correspondence will be via the same method, so it is important that you regularly check your NHS Jobs account after the closing date for this post. For paper applications, applicants will be notified by post.
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.
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Louise Kelleher
- Job title
- Paediatric Physiotherapy Manager and Clinical Lead
- Email address
- Telephone number