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Paediatric Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 301-SP-22-145156

Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Physiotherapy
Lichfield, Burton on Trent & Tamworth
£25,655 - £31,534

An award winning organisation with over 9000 employees across services in North & South Staffordshire, Shropshire, Hampshire, Isle of Wight and Essex, we are one of the largest integrated Health and Social Care providers.

What can we offer you?

  • Our SOOTHE resources are supporting staff across the trust with their physical and mental health. In addition to the support offered from our occupational health provider Team Prevent.

  • Counselling support and lifestyle information with advice on a variety of personal matters

  • Annual Big SOOTHE week provides time to reflect on the demands following the pandemic and connect with others to feel able to face future challenges as we move forward.

  • “In our Gift” provides a platform for your voice to be heard to implement change

  • Purchase additional annual leave as well as wellbeing days

  • Career development opportunities and coaching

  • Access to in house training programs, leadership management and NVQ qualifications as well as our wellbeing and recovery college

  • Innovative research training program entitled STARS (Supporting the advancement of Research Skills)

  • Flexible working wherever possible including opportunities for homeworking

  • Opportunities to connect of important issues such as Sustainability and digital working

  • Empower and engage our staff with LOVE awards, LOVE long service awards and STAFF Surveys

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Commitment to create a more diverse and inclusive organisation through our Staff Equality Network

  • NHS pension scheme

  • You would be eligible for NHS discounts including blue light card and red guava

Paediatric Physiotherapist Band 5 – Full Time 37.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday) (WTE 1.00)

Are you a Physiotherapist looking for a new challenge in Paediatrics or a newly qualified Physiotherapist with a keen interest to focus your career in Paediatrics? Then look no further, this is the post for you.

We are currently looking to recruit a full time Band 5 Physiotherapist in the Staffordshire area, which cover Lichfield, Tamworth, Burton on Trent and Rugeley (with potential for other surrounding areas), covered by Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust.

This is a community based post suitable for a qualified individual looking to develop and progress in the Paediatric field. The successful applicant will be supported to hold a varied caseload of children and young people aged 0-19 years with neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

You will be working in a variety of settings which could include clinics, children’s centres, homes, special schools, mainstream schools and nurseries across Staffordshire, it is essential you have a driving license and access to a vehicle.

Candidates should have an interest to work in the field of Paediatrics and ideally have experience and an understanding of children. A basic understanding of paediatric musculoskeletal and neurological conditions would be desirable. Support and further training will be provided to meet the individual needs of the successful candidate.

Why choose our team?

We provide regular clinical, management and peer supervision.

Opportunities will be available to develop leadership skills, provide supervision to less experienced staff members and assist with service development and clinical audit.

Opportunity to work alongside senior members of staff in order to build on skills of managing a more complex caseload.

The successful applicant will have an initial induction period, including shadowing of other team members.

Specific Band 5 competencies will also be provided for the successful candidate to work through and is designed to support your learning.

We partnership work with other professionals including Community Paediatricians and Occupational Therapists and have regular liaisons with the Social Care Team, involving multidisciplinary meetings and joint clinics working for information sharing.

Our Team delivers the Cerebral Palsy Integrated Pathway (CPIP) programme and this role would involve training and delivery for this programme for our client group.

Our Trust mission is “Together We Are Making Life Better for Our Communities” and the Paediatric Physiotherapy Team objectives link in and support the Trust Objectives.

We are a dynamic, friendly and pro-active team looking for like-minded applicants to join us and are committed to supporting the health and wellbeing of our team members.

We would welcome applicants from a diverse population.

Please see the job description and person specification for further details.

If you have any further questions about the roles please contact Yvonne Feasey, Paediatric Physiotherapy Team Lead on 07507361790 or

IMPORTANT INFORMATION about your application. Please read. .

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1. UPDATES & CORRESPONDENCE – All correspondence will be sent via email to the email address you used when making your application. Please check your email regularly. If you have selected updates by text messaging we will also correspond via this method.

2. EMPLOYMENT CHECKS – If selected for interview, you will be sent an email with the details of the documentation you need to bring along with you to verify your Right to work in the UK, your identity and DBS Check. Failure to bring the documentation will delay your employment if you are successful at interview.

3. REFERENCES - Please ensure you provide email addresses for all referees for the last 3 years of employment and advise of any gaps in employment. We will not request references prior to interview unless you have given permission on your application form to do so, however, if you are offered a position with the Trust, references will be requested at the point of offer and by completing this application you are giving your approval for this information to be requested.

MPFT is committed to the equality of opportunity for all with the right mix of talent, skills and potential and welcome applications from a wide range of candidates from all areas of the community, who meet the specific criteria of the post regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, physical / mental disability or offending background.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of individuals and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

The Trust has a positive attitude to employees and job applicants with mental health issues.

PLEASE NOTE: should we have a high volume of applications the Trust may close the vacancy early

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

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