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Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Band 6

Main area
Physiotherapy
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full or part time
Job ref
395-ET732-18
Site
Community
Town
Thurrock
Salary
£28,050 - £36,644 pa pro rata (plus HCAS)
Closing
20/11/2018 23:59

Do you want to be part of an innovative, dynamic organisation that is committed to delivering the best care by the best people? We are looking to appoint people who are as passionate about high quality care as we are.

NELFT provides award winning community and mental healthcare for over 2 million people. We work to ensure our patients, their friends and family, feel confident that their health needs are well met. With an excellent reputation for research and development, our skilled health professionals are at the cutting edge of evidence-based innovation, opening up the possibilities for better ways of working and delivery of care.

We are committed to the delivering the best care for our patients. The successful candidate will share this commitment and demonstrate our Trust values.

We are committed to continuous learning to improve patient outcomes so this means that we are also committed to the professional development of our workforce. We want to ensure you have the opportunity to grow and progress within NELFT, so take the first step on this journey by joining us now.

We are seeking an enthusiastic physiotherapist who has some experience with children and would like to join a thriving integrated therapy team serving children with physical and developmental disorders including MSK in the SW Essex area. There will be an opportunity to work in the community in homes, schools and nurseries as well as in special schools and community clinics. There will be the opportunity to experience hydrotherapy and trampolining.

The post is part of a 9 month band 6 rotation working in Thurrock, Basildon or Brentwood but initially will be based in Thurrock at a community hospital treating children with MSK problems and developmental delay.

The successful applicant will be able to work as part of a team, be able to manage their own caseload, have good communication skills and good IT skills in order to use electronic patient records. They will also need to be able to travel quickly and efficiently between sites and to schools and children’s homes.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for a physiotherapist to further his/her career within a specialist setting and work closely with colleagues from a wide range of disciplines.

Probationary Period

This post will be subject to a probationary period. Internal applicants are exempt from the probationary period (unless you are an internal applicant currently part way through a probationary period or currently a bank member of staff).

Assessment/Interview info

At NELFT we set very high standards to ensure we provide quality services. We require prospective employees to carry out an online literacy and numeracy test, equivalent to NVQ Level 2. For more information regarding our assessments, please visit our website. If you are shortlisted, invited for interview and successfully offered the post, you will be required to undertake an assessment for these skills during the pre-employment checks.

Starting with NELFT

NELFT place a great deal of importance on new starters being properly welcomed and inducted into the Trust. All new starters will join the Trust on the first Monday of each month and will undertake a comprehensive induction of up to two weeks which will include mandatory training, systems training and the allocation of equipment.  As part of the process new starters will have the opportunity to also meet the executive team, senior managers and attend a number of drop in sessions focussing in engagement, health and wellbeing and key processes. The induction will be held at our head office in Rainham, Essex.

High Cost Area Supplement – Essex

This post also attracts payment for High Cost Area Supplement of 5% of the basic salary (with a minimum of £1,000 to a maximum of £1,733).

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jackie Ullyart Children's therapy lead for Brentwood and children's physiotherapy lead for BB&T on 07710 365410

If you have problems applying, contact

Telephone
0300 300 1530 option 2