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Specialist Neurodisability Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2019-24920

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 Physiotherapy Respiratory (916509)
£37,570 to £43,772 pa

The dynamic physiotherapy department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapist to join the acute neurology physiotherapy team, in delivering a tone management and rehabilitation service.

The paediatric neurosurgical and neurology department at Alder Hey Children’s Hospital is a tertiary care facility for Cheshire, Merseyside, North Wales and wider areas in the North West. The department deals with acute and rapidly evolving disorders requiring in-patient or out-patient assessment and works in close partnership with the Neurosurgical Unit providing surgical treatment for spasticity and movement disorders both regionally and nationally for children up to the age of 18.

We need a suitably experienced Physiotherapist with a strong interest in children with cerebral palsy and movement disorders to join our specialist multi-disciplinary team. This post will support the clinical specialist physiotherapist, in conjunction with two Band 7, and one Band 6 physiotherapists, in the assessment and management of patients requiring interventions including Botulinum toxin injections, Intrathecal Baclofen, Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy, and Deep Brain Stimulation. The post-holder will also be part of the neurology team providing specialist physiotherapy assessment for patients with neurological disorders, including formulating comprehensive therapy management programmes to maximise outcomes.

Alder Hey is one of five centres in the country providing SDR and ITB, and one of three hospitals providing DBS for children. This post has been developed in response to the increasing demand for specialist intervention including preoperative assessments, post-operative rehab programmes and a vital link between community and tertiary services.

We are looking for someone who is keen to provide high level specialist skills in tone management, and be proactive in further developing this service. The successful candidate will undertake undertake clinic reviews, pre- and post-operative assessment, admission and discharge planning and post-operative therapy on an in- or outpatient basis.

A high level of knowledge in the management of patients with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions and movement disorders is required. Experience of liaison across various multi-agency teams, both locally and regionally, is essential.

This post encompasses acute paediatric neurology, neurosurgery and neuro-rehab. The post holder will be expected to work with the physiotherapy neurology team and the MDT. Flexibility is essential to meet service demands, which includes planned long days and weekend/bank holidays. They will be part of the Physiotherapy service and may also be expected to take part in the weekend and on call rota.

Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

Please ensure you check the email account from which you apply regularly as we will contact you using this regarding your application. All candidates will be notified via email whether or not they have been shortlisted.

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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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