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Paediatric Physiotherapist posted by Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Applications close in 6 days
Full Time
Whitehaven, Cumbria
£30,401 - £37,267 / year
NHS Band 6/7

Job Description

We are the largest provider of NHS services across the County of Cumbria. Around 3500 staff operate 60 community and mental health services from over 20 main sites and many other premises shared with other health or community services such as GP surgeries. In any one year we see around one fifth of the population providing health care services to people in Cumbria, from newborn babies to care of the frail and elderly. Our services are organised into care groups, designed to put clinicians in control of decision making with patients and carers so that services are run by experts in the clinical area.


If you enjoy working with children and young people aged 0-19 years, this is a rare opportunity to further develop skills in the area of paediatric physiotherapy. We are looking for a full-time (37.5 hours per week) Physiotherapist to join our friendly and supportive multidisciplinary team, based at Footsteps Child Development Centre in Whitehaven. You would be responsible for the assessment, treatment and management of babies, children and young people who present with a wide variety of conditions in both community and acute settings, including acute, chronic, complex, disabling and life limiting conditions, under the guidance and support of senior colleagues. As well as excellent clinical skills, you will need communication and time management skills to enable you to work effectively as part of a team or autonomously in the community. You would be required to travel independently as the role includes visiting children in clinics, at home and in the school or nursery setting, as well as to NHS bases around Cumbria to attend meetings and training or development.

Working in coastal West Cumbria on the edge of UNESCOs Lake District World Heritage Site means that in your spare time you have the opportunity to take part in fell walking, mountain biking, rock climbing and water sports. You could visit various festivals and country pubs as well as experiencing lively nightlife, great shops and culture. Cumbrian local authorities dominate a list of top ten areas that offer both low pollution levels and affordable property prices for homebuyers (Future Climate Info, 2017). There is easy access to transport links to larger cities, such as Glasgow, Edinburgh, Newcastle, Manchester or Leeds. This is a great post in a picturesque area.

Closing date for applications: 22nd Sept 2019

Healthcare Professionals returning to practice, moving into new roles or changing clinical environments, may access an agreed preceptorship period.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK CPFT future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability




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We welcome your feedback via NHS jobs to how we can improve our recruitment service and we hope to see you working for us soon.




Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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Reference Number

262-A-19-57458

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