Specialist Paediatric Physiotherapist

Salary Competitive
Town/City London W1W 5AH
Payment type Unspecified
Region London
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 0015215
Type of employer Private provider
Name of employer HCA Healthcare UK
Workplace Portland Hospital, London

Other benefits

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Vacancy details

About the Facility

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. We're the UK's largest private children's hospital with over 46 paediatric beds including a 10-bed intensive care unit, a neonatal intensive care unit, and a day case unit. Caring for over 40,000 children a year, we provide treatment for everything from general paediatric conditions to complex craniofacial reconstruction. We have over 175 paediatric consultants available to treat children from new-born up to the age of 18.

As the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK, delivering over 1,600 babies a year, we place great importance on providing safe and high quality care for expectant mothers. Both consultant-led and midwife-led maternity care is available, and our aim is to provide you with all the support you need during pregnancy, childbirth and beyond. Women’s health issues are treated by a team of 40 consultants, supported by nurses, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.


Job Description

As a specialist paediatric physiotherapist at the Portland Hospital you will carry out accurate physiotherapy assessment, clinical diagnosis and treatment of paediatric patients with diverse clinical presentations complex physical and psychological needs in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team.


This post is part of our 6 monthly specialist paediatric physiotherapist rotation programme. This allows specialist paediatric physiotherapists to rotate between various speciality areas such as: Acute Services (Incl. PICU and NICU), Neurological Rehabilitation and SDR services, Hydrotherapy, Orthopaedic and MSK inpatient and outpatients.


This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week, Monday-Friday, which includes additional weekend and on call shifts if required.The salary being offered is competitive and will be based on skills and experience.


This role is equivalent to an NHS band 6 and the salary being offered is competitive. The closing date for applications is 21/02/20.


Duties & Responsibilities

  • Undertake comprehensive assessments of paediatric patients, including those with diverse or complex pathology/presentations using appropriate clinical reasoning skills, observation skills and manual assessment skills to provide an accurate physiotherapy diagnosis and understanding of their condition
  • Formulate and implement an individual physiotherapy treatment program based on specialist knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, appropriate and accurate clinical reasoning, and knowledge of appropriate treatments e.g. physiotherapy techniques, patient education, splinting, exercise classes, hydrotherapy and other alternative options.
  • Provide physiotherapy intervention where there may be barriers to understanding such as foreign language or due to speech/hearing/visual impairment, cognitive/perceptual difficulties
  • Assess patient understanding of treatment proposals, gain valid informed consent and have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment
  • Evaluate patient progress, reassess and progress or alter patient treatment programs within the specified timeframes compliant with The Portland Hospital and physiotherapy service care pathways and guidelines.
  • Develop and implement comprehensive discharge plans in conjunction with other multidisciplinary team members.


Skills & Experience

  • HCPC Registration
  • Physiotherapy degree qualification or equivalent
  • Essential: Post registration experience in paediatrics
  • Desirable: Member of the chartered society of physiotherapists or equivalent.


About the Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.


If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

How to apply

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