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Specialist Physiotherapist - Paediatrics

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Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) works across London and Hertfordshire, and is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are committed to continuous learning and helping our staff develop their skills and careers. We are proud to be ranked in the top employer lists from the HSJ/Nursing Times and Stonewall. Our staff say we are the best amongst community trusts for staff motivation, satisfaction with quality of care given, and quality of non-mandatory training (NHS Annual Staff Survey 2015).

Join us and enjoy being part of great NHS community healthcare.

Do you aspire for your next career move to work for an NHS organization that is not only rated Good by the Care Quality Commission but are also in the HSJ best places to work list and in Stonewell’s top employers’ index? If so, look no further than Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH). CLCH currently works across London and Hertfordshire.

From April 2016 we provide community services across Merton and Harrow. We are recruiting to a range of roles in these new services and are looking for the best community clinicians to join our expanding teams. As London’s largest NHS Trust dedicated to community healthcare we offer leadership, learning and career opportunities for community healthcare professional that few can match.

Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

Band 6 Paediatric Physiotherapist (Special Schools)
Merton Community Children’s Physiotherapy Service
375 hours per week

We are looking for a dynamic, self-motivated Physiotherapist with experience in Community Paediatric Physiotherapy including Special Schools, to join our new Community Health Service in Merton Borough.

Your role will be to provide assessment, advice and treatment to children with a range of neurological, neurodevelopmental, and coordination disorders within the Special School environment; however it may also require work in the community in patient homes, or at a community clinic.

You will work closely with established multi-professional teams within Merton Community services and with outside services to deliver physiotherapy advice and treatment meeting the needs of children and young people. You will have had experience of working with children in the community setting or similar and your communication and team working skills will be excellent.

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 required to have at least 4 years’ experience working as a practitioner with appropriate transferable skills working with children, engagement in post graduate training and education in areas related to working with neuro developmental conditions is desirable. You should have experience of engaging in appraisal processes and be willing to further develop clinical skills.

We offer a range of staff benefits including travel loans, childcare vouchers and accommodation support. Find out more at

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community including: disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Communication regarding this post will be by email using Health Jobs UK (TRAC), therefore please ensure you check your emails regularly.

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.

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