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Specialist Acute Paediatric Physiotherapist (Ortho Rot)

Band 6

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Specialist Acute Paediatric Physiotherapist - Rotational
Band 6
37.5 hours per week
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Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
£26,565 - £35,577 per annum (pro rata)
30/11/2018 23:59

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 full time rotational post is an excellent opportunity to develop your physiotherapy skills working with children and young people in both inpatient and outpatient settings. You will work across related specialities of orthopaedics, metabolic bone disease (MBD), rheumatology including chronic pain, burns, haematology, neonatal conditions and hydrotherapy. 

RMCH is one of the biggest major trauma centres in the country and currently treats in the region of 160 children who have the most serious injuries such as road traffic accidents and falls. Inpatient tertiary elective orthopaedic surgery is varied and includes multi-level surgery, spinal surgery and leg lengthening surgery. Working in one of the largest specialist paediatric burns unit in the country you will provide inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for children and young people with serious thermal injuries. As part of our specialist MBD team you will deliver intensive physiotherapy for complex patients with osteogenisis imperfecta focusing on assessment, treatment and advice on mobility and physical function and contribute to specialist outpatient clinics.

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