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Band 6 Specialist Community Children's Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 313-A-21-101634-SB

Leicestershire Partnership Trust
Children's Physiotherapy
Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland
£32,306 - £39,027

Can you demonstrate our values of Trust, Respect, Integrity and Compassion? Do you share in our ambition to create high quality, compassionate care and wellbeing for all?

Then take a step towards LPT...

Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust (LPT) provides a range of community health, mental health and learning disability services for people of all ages. Delivered through over 100 settings from inpatient wards to out in the community, our 6,500 staff serves over 1m people living in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

2 x Permanent Contracts

(Flexible hours considered 21 – 37.5 hours)

An exciting opportunity has arisen for two experienced, enthusiastic and motivated Physiotherapists to join our large innovative community-based team working across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, as part of our City and South teams, based in Leicester and Hinckley respectively.

The Children’s Physiotherapy Service seeks to provide a high-quality service to children and their families in their home, nurseries, schools and in clinic settings. The service has well established pathways within Early Years, Complex Disability and Physical Disability, and specialist interests in eating and drinking difficulties, palliative care, neuromuscular conditions, hemiplegia, postural care, spasticity management and orthotics. Support is provided through band 7 pathway leads and a band 8 Clinical Lead.

You will need to demonstrate flexibility and initiative, to manage your workload effectively and will be required to manage a designated caseload. You need to be able to demonstrate an understanding of working in a community setting, the complexities of working within a family and a multidisciplinary multiagency environment, be familiar with children’s equipment and its use, and be skilled in the delivery of several assessments and interventions used by physiotherapists in community children’s services.

The service can offer you regular support and supervision from clinical leads and through locality teams. Continuous professional development is offered through internal service training and you will take part in the appraisal process. The role is subject to a six-month induction.

Car owner/driver essential as public transport will not meet the needs of this post.

For further information or an informal visit please contact Suzanne Ziegler on 0116 295 2492 at Bridge Park Plaza, Bridge Park Road, Thurmaston, Leicester, LE4 8PQ.

We are committed to providing the best care that we can to our patients. Some roles involve a Maths and English assessment. Where this is so, details will be shared with you in the recruitment process.

Details of our benefits, leadership behaviours and other important information about applying and working for us are contained in the documents linked to our advert.

It is a statutory requirement for roles that involve work in care homes that staff are up to date with their Covid vaccination status to be able to work in that environment, unless the person has a valid medical exemption. Where a role requires this, they will need to demonstrate that they meet this requirement during the recruitment process.

For areas where our teams work to staffing rosters, these are set in advance at a team level and you will join an established roster. Your rostered shifts will be confirmed to you when arranging your start date.

We will consider requests to work alternative hours or vary working patterns in line with our flexible working policy.

To make the most of your application, we may consider appointable applicants for similar vacancies in different locations where this is appropriate and meets our mutual requirements.

For all substantive roles the appointment of new staff (excluding medical staff) is subject to a 6 month probationary period (see Probation Policy).

We aim to develop a workforce that reflects our community. We actively implement equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and seek people who share our commitment. We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community, particularly from underrepresented groups.

All jobs will require permission to work in the UK.

For all jobs the cost of any DBS disclosure required will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from salary once started.

Applicants ‘at risk’ within the local NHS who meet essential criteria will have preference for interview over other candidates who apply for posts.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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