Physiotherapist (Fixed Term Part-Time post for 1 year with possibility of becoming permanent & Bank posts)

£25,940 - £35,143
Town/City Newtownabbey BT366WB
Payment type Pro rata
Region Northern Ireland
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Job reference 19121
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer Northern Ireland Hospice
Workplace Northern Ireland Childrens Hospice & Northern Ireland Hospice

Other benefits

Attractive terms and conditions apply. Continuous service from NHS is recognised in entitlements to Pension, Annual Leave, Sickness, Maternity etc 

Award winning Flexible working employer. Free Car Parking, Subsidised canteen, cycle to work scheme, training and development opportunities.

Vacancy details

Post:                       Physiotherapist – Paediatric Palliative Care

Contract:                Fixed-Term 1 year with possibility of being made permanent

Department:         Children’s Services

Band:                      Based on Band 6 (£25,940 - £35,143 per annum pro rata)

Hours:                     22.5 – 30 hours per week (negotiable- 22.5 hours in Childrens with possibility of 7.5 hours contributing to Adult Services)

Location:                Horizon House, 18 O’Neill Road, Newtownabbey,  BT36 6WB & Somerton House, 74 Somerton Road, Belfast, BT15 3LH

***We are also recruiting for PERMANENT BANK CASUAL STAFF in our Childrens Hospice, Adults Service and a dual Bank contract in both Childrens and Adults sites. Please see our jobs site for more details on these posts***


The post holder will be a member of the multidisciplinary palliative care team within the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice.  He/she will carry out all duties associated with the provision of therapy including the undertaking of physiotherapy assessment, treatment and review of children with life limiting or life threatening conditions, many of whom will have associated complex healthcare needs.  He/she will contribute to the development, supervision and governance of children’s palliative care physiotherapy across the children’s hospice sites. He/she will contribute and where appropriate lead on projects, teaching initiatives and research and will be responsible for their own personal and professional development through liaison with the Head of Children’s Hospice Services, Care Team Manager and colleagues.  He/she will take a lead role in the moving and handling training for care team staff and other staff groups as appropriate.

For further information please refer to the Job Description and Specification below. Alternatively contact a member of the People & Development Team on 02890 781836.

The closing date for applications is Monday, 28 October 2019 at 4.00 pm.

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It is essential that candidates meet the following criteria;

* a Degree or Diploma in Physiotherapy and Current registration with the Health Professions Council (HPC)/ Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

* 3 years post graduate experience including 2 years’ experience in the last 5 years in the field of caring for children with life limiting conditions or complex healthcare needs, or with respiratory needs including children reliant on ventilatory support.

*  Experience in Aquatic Therapy.



How to apply

To apply please click on link below and access the relevant physio post you are interested in to apply online and/or review job description. To arrange a site tour or further information please contact HR on 02890 781836 or email us through contact email details.

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