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Paediatric Physiotherapist

Job Description

Portsmouth is a dynamic and vibrant waterfront city.

Ideally situated on the south coast of England, with easy links to London, Brighton, The New Forest and the beautiful South Downs, Portsmouth and the surrounding area offers something for everyone.

There are lots of things to do in the UK’s only island city. It has a proud maritime & naval history with museums, live music venues, contemporary art galleries, two cathedrals, a diverse literary heritage, night-life, festivals and countless events throughout the year.

Solent NHS Trust is looking for a dynamic and pro-active Children’s Physiotherapist to join our friendly and supportive team in Portsmouth City who would like to develop both their acute and community clinical and management skills. The successful candidate will display a strong commitment to patient centred and evidence based care. Good communication skills with children, families and professionals is essential. Although this is a Band 6 position there is the potential for it to be a development post progressing from Band 5 to Band 6. Therefore it could be suitable for somebody who may need some more experience working in paediatrics with the opportunity to move into Band 6 role when competencies have been achieved (ideally within 12 months of starting the post). 18 months to 2 years postgraduate experience is essential , together with a particular interest in paediatrics and a broad knowledge and skill mix. Part-time options would be considered.

We are looking for innovative, creative and caring individuals who enjoy working with children and families to work as part of a multi-agency team within our integrated health and social care model of service delivery. You will work in partnership with families, other professionals from health, education and social care agencies. You will provide services for children with musculoskeletal, developmental delay, acute respiratory, neurological and neuromuscular pathologies and will work as an autonomous practitioner to deliver packages of care in line with integrated clinical pathways. We offer ongoing Clinical & Professional Development via training linked to regular and robust supervision and appraisal.

As this is a community post, your own transport is essential. We offer a wide variety of clinical opportunities within our large team. This includes caseloads within the acute hospital setting (there is a commitment to work excess hours at weekends at Queen Alexandra Hospital, Cosham), community clinics, special schools and nurseries as well as mainstream schools.

For further information please contact Kelly Shaw, Clinical Lead Children’s Physiotherapist on  ( Phone number removed )  or e-mail ( Email address removed ).

Please note that should this post attract sufficient interest and we are inundated with applications, we may choose to close at an earlier date. We strongly suggest that you apply at an early stage. In order to keep administration costs to a minimum, the receipt of your application will not be acknowledged. If we have not contacted you within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected.

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