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Clinical Specialist in Paediatric Obesity Management

Job Reference: 358-3322800-CSI

University Hospitals of Leicester
Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester
£38,890 - £44,503 pro rata

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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Paediatric Obesity Management 22.5 hours/week

*** with potential to increase hours in line with service developments***

We are excited to be supporting the creation of the brand new East Midlands Treatment of Complications Related to Excess Weight (CREW) with the hub jointly provided by UHL and NUH as a two centre model. We are looking to appoint a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Paediatric Obesity Management to provide this service across both geographical areas, working alongside a Band 4 Physiotherapy Technical Instructor and an experienced Multidisciplinary Team.

Your role will be to develop and provide the physiotherapy element of the Obesity Management Service. This is a new service which will allow us to identify, develop and provide innovative new ways to address obesity among our young population. As such, service evaluation will be a key element to allow the team to showcase the success of the service.

There are opportunities on the horizon for further service development within the Paediatric Therapy service at University Hospitals of Leicester (UHL), so it is anticipated that this role could increase beyond 22.5 hours.

As the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in the Obesity Management Service team, you will join the Paediatric Therapy Team at UHL. The Paediatric Team provide a service to the Childrens and Womens Services and provide care within the following areas: paediatric intensive care, high dependency unit, neo-natal unit, surgical and medical wards, orthopaedics, oncology, neurology, respiratory clinics and the maternity wards, as well as outpatient services, Regional Long Covid Hub and attending clinics for the specialities mentioned above to provide optimum patient care and the effective, efficient working of the paediatric team ensuring on going service development.

The post will work equally between both UHL and Nottingham sites so you will also have strong links with the paediatric therapy team at Nottingham Hospitals.

The Nottingham Children's Hospital (NCH) is based at the Queens Medical Centre campus and is part of Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust (NUH) and provide In-patient and out-patient care for children up to the age of 19 years old.

With 97 beds, NCH cares for around 40,000 children each year from Nottinghamshire and beyond, treating a full range of conditions, including planned and emergency treatment and surgery, Burns and Plastics, Neurological conditions, Oncology, Paediatric critical care, Renal conditions and transplantation, and Spinal and Orthopaedic care.

The Childrens Therapy team at NCH is a friendly and supportive department who work closely alongside the wider MDT, providing excellent evidence based care and innovative ways of working.

In addition to this, you will also work closely with our colleagues in the community paediatric services and schools across Leicester, Leicestershire, Rutland and Nottingham to ensure best care for patients of the CREW clinic. With covering such a large area, the ability to travel is essential.

We are seeking an experienced physiotherapist with a passion for working with children. You will have current, advanced clinical knowledge and skills within paediatrics or obesity management and will support our vision to provide an age-appropriate service for children and young people with a focus on outstanding, compassionate clinical care.

Serving the population of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland, Leicester Childrens Hospital is one of the busiest acute and general paediatric centres in the United Kingdom. Our Children’s Assessment Unit currently sees around 14,000 children a year in addition to the children who attend our Paediatric Emergency Department. The majority of our wards have recently undergone a full or partial refurbishment and we have benefitted from the construction of a brand new Paediatric Theatre Reception, Paediatric Recovery area, Paediatric Emergency Department and a Paediatric Observation Ward. Plans for an integrated, single site Childrens Hospital accommodating all Children’s services on the Leicester Royal Infirmary site continue at pace, with East Midlands Congenital Heart Centre due to relocate to Leicester Royal Infirmary in August 2021.

As a large, acute NHS Trust with established links to the University of Leicester and De Montfort University there is a strong focus on teaching and development of our staff, including qualified, non-qualified and multi-disciplinary staff and the successful applicant will provide teaching and supervision for physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and members of the Multidisciplinary Team working within the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust.

The Physiotherapy Department provides a seven day rostered service and the successful candidate will work on the relevant weekend and bank holiday service rosters.

If you would like further information relating to this post please contact Kate Lee, Therapy Clinical Team Leader via email at or 0116 2586822.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Kate Lee

Job title: Therapy Clinical Team Leader - Paediatrics and Pelvic Health

Email address:

Telephone number: 0116 2585114

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

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UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

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COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

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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