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Highly Specialist Children’s Physiotherapist

Job Description

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 340,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision is;- “Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key promises to the people of Croydon is to ensure:

  • You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff, who respect you as an individual
  • You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff who work well together in clean clinics and hospitals
  • You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians who listen to you and keep you informed
  • You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
  • You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

The Trust Staff Pledges, are as follows

You are the difference –Staff Pledges

  • I will always introduce myself to patients and other staff “Hello my name is”
  • If I see that someone looks like they need help, assistance or they look lost – I will always ask – Can I help you?
  • If I can’t help you I will always ensure that I refer you to someone who can
  • If I see behaviour that is inappropriate I will feel empowered and supported to always challenge it

Highly Specialist Children’s Physiotherapist - Band 7

Part time (195 hours) Band 7 Children’s Physiotherapist, Croydon University Hospital, Croydon Health Services

This job share opportunity has arisen for an experienced Children’s Physiotherapist to work together with the current post holder to maintain full-time band 7 Children’s Physiotherapy provision to Croydon University Hospital.

Based at Croydon University Hospital, CUH, the post holder will be responsible for the provision of physiotherapy for children on the acute Children’s Ward, Day Surgery Unit, SCBU and provision of a predominantly MSK out-patient service at CUH.

The post holder, together with the job-share partner, is responsible for the day to day support, teaching and supervision of a small team of Children’s Physiotherapists.

As part of a child and family centred service the post holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining links with the wider team around the child including other health professionals, early years, education and social care teams. There are well established shared working practices with the various Paediatric and Orthopaedic teams at CUH.

CHS provides an integrated Children’s Physiotherapy Service supported by regular whole team meetings. There is close collaborative working between hospital and community based team members. The post holder is expected to support continuity of care for children as they move between acute and community locations by close liaison with their community team colleagues.

Applicants should have substantive acute hospital based experience including experience at band 6 level of physiotherapy for children in the acute in-patient and / or out-patient setting.

Previous experience within the NHS is essential. Excellent communication skills are essential as the role requires the ability to communicate complex and/or sensitive information to groups of people or individuals with a range of background and previous knowledge. Knowledge, experience and enthusiasm for the provision of aquatic therapy are desirable.

A car driver is desirable.

The post is 052 WTE, to be worked over 3 days per week.

If you would like to discuss this vacancy please contact Jacqui Borgia, Children’s Physiotherapy Team Manager on  ( Phone number removed )  or Shelley Chatter-Singh, band 7 Children’s Physiotherapist (job-share partner) on  ( Phone number removed )  x4261.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However please be aware that the organisation is unable to guarantee Certificates of Sponsorship for successful candidates. Please note, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely in these circumstances to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note that no job offer will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please telephone the Human Resources Department on  ( Phone number removed ) .

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.


Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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