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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 11/06/2021.

Children's Physiotherapist (Two Posts)

Job Reference: 833-RK-CS-258-21

(CS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Integrated Children's Additional Needs (ICAN)
£38,890 to £44,503 per annum (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Leeds Community Healthcare is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Children's Physiotherapist to work in their Integrated Children's Additional Needs team (ICAN) as a band 7 Physiotherapist.

The team delivers services to children 0-19 years with complex needs and long term neuro/neurodevelopmental conditions. Children and families can access the service in a variety of venues including, health centres, schools, nurseries, Children's Centres, home settings and other community and NHS venues.

We are looking to recruit a physiotherapist who already has extensive experience working with children who present with neurological and neuro developmental conditions and wishes to continue to develop their clinical and professional skills within the service. The role will involve carrying a complex clinical caseload as well as significant leadership and day to day staff management commitments including leading on projects and clinical development.

We offer a comprehensive induction, ongoing clinical and managerial support from experienced specialist staff, regular in house training, as well as opportunities for involvement in service development.

This is an exciting opportunity for physiotherapists to work within a dynamic multidisciplinary team and to develop their skills as a leader in this specialist area.

The role will involve carrying a complex clinical caseload as well as significant leadership and day to day staff management commitments including leading on projects and clinical development.

The successful applicant will be expected to take an active role in development of the service, leadership of the team and innovative working practices within ICAN.

The role will involve working with a professional team distributed across 3 bases, multidisciplinary colleagues, as well as outside organisations such as Education and Local Authority. You will have strong negotiation skills and the ability to handle complex, and often challenging conversations. You will be able to handle multiple tasks and priorities whilst also identifying key workstreams to develop the service further.

Successful applicants must have a variety of clinical experience, as well as extensive knowledge and experience of working within this field. We are looking for someone who has proven leadership skills.

Two posts are available:

18.75 hours per week - Fixed Term / Secondment post - 12 months

30 hours per week - Permanent post

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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

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