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Paediatric Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 150-AD3773-CWS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Physiotherapy
Crawley Hospital, Crawley

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
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  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) are seeking to appoint a dynamic and motivated individual with excellent communication and organisational skills to join the Paediatric Physiotherapy team based in the Crawley Child Development Centre in Crawley Hospital. The caseload will consist of a range of paediatric neurodevelopmental and musculoskeletal conditions including pre-school orthopaedic patients, e.g. toe walkers and foot posture concerns.

The post holder should ideally have experience in the assessment and treatment of children and young people with neurodevelopmental and orthopaedic conditions.

The Paediatric Physiotherapy service at SCFT aim to provide expert assessment, treatment and advice to children and young people between 0 and 19 years of age. We work to educate and support families, carers and other healthcare professionals including school and early years settings staff. Support will also be given, when necessary, to enable the seamless transition of young people into adult services.

You will be an effective team player who is flexible, enthusiastic and focused on the delivery of excellent quality patient care to the young people in the locality and its surrounding area. You will be required to support students, assistants and technical instructors as part of your role. Motivation to assist and support service development is essential. Excellent time management skills are required in order to manage this busy and fast-paced caseload. Service delivery is primarily based at the Crawley Child Development Centre, but there will also be a need to deliver care in patients' homes, schools and the wider community. You will need to be a car owner and driver. You will need to have current HCPC registration.

We offer regular in-service training, peer supervision and clinical support. There are dedicated paediatric special interest groups and the Paediatric Physiotherapy service is supported by a Countywide Professional Lead.

The Paediatric Physiotherapy team are committed to SCFT’s core values: Working Together, Achieving Ambitions, Delivering Excellence and Compassionate Care.

If you possess the above qualities and are seeking to further your career in Paediatric Physiotherapy, we will be delighted to hear from you.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Watson - Clinical Service Manager, 01293 301010

Jenna Carter or Anna Redman - Senior Physiotherapists,

01293 301010, 01444 414100

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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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