Advanced paediatric physiotherapist - orthopaedics

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust - More jobs by this advertiser

Due to service re-design we are seeking a band 7 paediatric orthopaedic physiotherapist, to join the paediatric therapy team within Southampton Children’s Hospital

Looking for a new challenge for a new year? Are you a proactive, enthusiastic children’s physiotherapist who wants to work across the whole spectrum of paediatric orthopaedics? Then this job is perfect for you!

This unique post enables the holder to incorporate the whole repertoire of their orthopaedic/MSK skills working across the children’s orthopaedic ward and day care unit, outpatient MSK service, orthopaedic clinics and hydrotherapy pool. As a major trauma centre we treat all complex multi-trauma children from the region but also house multiple other specialist orthopaedic services including scoliosis repair, multilevel surgery and sports injury clinics.  As a centre also dedicated to providing excellence in patient care this is a very exciting period for our orthopaedic therapy team, as we are seeing increasing patient complexity as well as developments in surgical techniques which require us to be innovative in our approach to rehabilitation.

The therapist in this role is therefore expected to work alongside other band 7 MSK/orthopaedic therapists to provide high calibre assessment and intervention to children of all ages and abilities on an individual or group basis, to supervise and educate less senior staff and undertake regular service development work to ensure our team can continue to provide excellent care to all. 

Southampton Children’s Hospital is one of 10 largest children’s hospitals within the UK and located within Southampton General Hospital which is a large regional teaching hospital with links to the university and welcome trust research facility. We have a vast range of Paediatric specialities including a level 3 PICU, a designated cardiac centre, regional neuromuscular services, a level 2a neuro-rehabilitation service and tertiary oncology.

The successful post holder will become an integral part of our 30 strong combined paediatric occupational and physiotherapy therapy team and wider therapy services department. We are a friendly, knowledgeable and dynamic team that encourage individual progression and development.

Due the unique nature of this post we welcome informal enquires or visits.

The UHS Therapy services department is a large department with over 180 therapy staff and runs a 7 day service, using a rota system so weekend working will be expected.

Closing date for applications will be Thursday 24 January.

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:   Information on Southampton as a place to live and enjoy   See what fantastic training and development we have on offer at UHS   learn about the Trust through visiting our YouTube channel 

Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789

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23 January 2019
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £ 33,222 - £ 43,041 pa GBP per year
Work type:
Full time
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
PLEASE! No enquiries from Recruitment Agencies or Headhunters.

Only direct applications will be considered.

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