East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) supports families and cares for children and young people with life threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Physiotherapist Development (Band 6) - Treehouse, Ipswich & Milton, Cambridgeshire
Hours – 37.5 (22.5 hours minimum)
Band 6 per annum FTE (pro rata for part time)
We have an exciting new development post at EACH. We are looking for a Band 6 Physiotherapist who is passionate about working with children and young people and has some previous relevant experience. The Physiotherapist will be responsible for the co-ordination and delivery of the Physiotherapy service at both the Milton and Treehouse Hospices but will be supported and work alongside an experienced Band 7 Physiotherapists based at the Quidenham Hospice, a Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist at the Milton Hospice and the Physical Therapies Lead / Occupational Therapist at the Treehouse Hospice. The successful candidate will have the opportunity for further internal and external training in paediatric respiratory care, moving and handling, 24-hour postural care and therapeutic positioning and hydrotherapy. Once appropriate competencies and experience has been gained the post holder will have the opportunity to progress to a Band 7 position. This is an unique opportunity for a rewarding career working within an experienced and highly skilled Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Team within an established and well-respected children’s charity.
You will be working alongside a passionate and knowledgeable team of people and have opportunities to network with other professionals. EACH offers a comprehensive induction programme, ongoing training, regular support and clinical and safeguarding supervision with a commitment to continued learning and professional development.
You will have the time and opportunity to provide evidence based, needs led, person centred holistic care. Your role will be to provide specialist physiotherapy input to the children and young people, and their families, both in the hospice and in their own homes. This will include, once relevant training and competency has been gained, being responsible for the hydrotherapy provision at both sites. Your role will also include advising, supporting and educating the EACH multi-professional team on physiotherapy matters including positioning, the proper use of specialist equipment, moving and handling and to ensure we provide excellent care and support to the children and young people.
Benefits include generous annual leave and pension package (including NHS pension if already contributing), subsidised meals, free parking, Cycle to Work scheme, enhanced maternity pay and a childcare voucher scheme. You will need to use your car for travel between hospices and other work usage, but mileage is generously supported and there is the opportunity to use pool cars at times.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check prior to appointment
How to apply
Please visit our website and complete the online application form.