Job Description

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic Clinical Paediatric Specialist Physiotherapist, Band 7, with an interest in supporting and further developing our paediatric orthopaedic services in collaboration with our consultants. An interest in DDH and CTEV is essential to support the departments current service provision. Previous experience in leading DDH and CTEV services, and working in a multidisciplinary team would be highly desirable. The post holder will be expected to have advanced clinical knowledge, preferably with previous clinical experience of Ponseti technique and Graf Hip screening,  or a plan to complete level 1 & 2 Ponseti and Graf Ultrasound courses. We are keen to recruit an individual with ambition for continuous personal and professional development relevant to paediatric orthopaedics.


Main duties of the job


To support to the Consultant team with provision of orthopaedic outpatients clinics, as a competent and autonomous clinician, assessing and treating children across a range of common orthopaedic conditions including normal variants.

To support the consultants in the running of the Neuromuscular/Cerebral Palsy service according to the CPIPs guidelines, including clinical assessments, X-ray interpretation and data collection/input in line with these requirements, and facilitate coordination between the hospital and community services.

To work as an autonomous clinician who is professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including management of patients in your care.

Please see more detail on job description.


Working for our organisation


The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic NHS Trust (RJAH) is one of the leading orthopaedic hospitals in the country, with some of the highest levels of staff and patient satisfaction, as well as a strong reputation for research and innovation.

Joining RJAH is more than just a job – we want our people to have the best opportunities to thrive in their role. 

We have a range of fantastic staff benefits on offer to everyone who joins RJAH and you'll have access to outstanding professional development opportunities and state-of-the-art facilities – including our recently-opened £6 million Headley Court Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre (the first unit of its kind in the UK).

RJAH has strong links with a range of universities including Staffordshire, Keele, Glyndwr, Chester and Birmingham.

The hospital is located on a site outside Oswestry in Oswestry, just off the A5. The nearest train station is in Gobowen, approximately two miles from the hospital. The station is part of the Chester to Birmingham line.

We are based in North Shropshire, close to the border with North and Mid Wales. It is one of the most attractive parts of the country, with a rich historic culture and excellent transport links. It offers outstanding opportunities for anyone who enjoys an outdoor lifestyle or is looking to raise a family.


Detailed job description and main responsibilities

To work with and support the paediatric multi-disciplinary team (MDT), led by the consultant paediatric orthopaedic surgeons in the Children’s Out Patient Department, to provide an effective and high quality orthopaedic service to children with a range of musculoskeletal conditions.

To further develop services based at RJAH under the direction of the consultants, which include physiotherapy led clinics and out patient physiotherapy care.

To assist in the development and organisation of the efficient and effective provision of a high quality orthopaedic/physiotherapy service for patients attending the Children’s Out Patient Department, with guidance from Team Leader and in collaboration with the other members of the MDT. To prioritise workload as required.

To attend network meetings, training sessions and to collect agreed data for audit of services.

To work autonomously, without direct supervision and be accountable for the efficient and effective provision of the highly specialised physiotherapy service to a complex group of patients.

To use highly advanced assessment and clinical reasoning skills and draw on knowledge of a range of specialist treatment options to meet the changing and complex needs of the patient group, and subsequently plan and deliver individual or group treatment programmes for these patients.

To provide specialist advice for and act as a source of expertise regarding the management of paediatric patients with orthopaedic and neurological conditions to other professionals including clinicians of a variety of disciplines inside and external to the Trust, and support the pathways between primary and secondary care.

To initiate and take responsibility for clinical audit, evidence based projects, evaluation and implementation of significant changes to working practice for the Physiotherapy management of pediatric patients within the out patient setting.

To assist and support the Therapy Manager and Therapy Team leads in the improvement and modernisation of Therapy Services

Person specification


Essential criteria

  • Degree in Physiotherapy or Grad. Dip. Phys. (or equivalent) MCSP
  • HCPC registration
  • Experience Minimum of five years post-registration experience
  • Multidisciplinary team working experience.
  • Knowledge and interest in the management of DDH in the infant and Ponseti management of CTEV
  • Ability to work as an autonomous clinician dealing with the common musculoskeletal problems in children / normal variants.
  • Current advanced clinical knowledge and skill in specialty
  • Evidence of continuous personal and professional development relevant to paediatrics

Desirable criteria

  • Masters degree in relevant specialty
  • Member of relevant special interest group
  • Experience of leading infant DDH services, including the Graf Method (completed or plan to do Graf DDH USS course)
  • Experienced in the Ponseti method of serial casting with completion or plan to complete Level 1&2 Ponseti course.
  • Experienced with the CPIPs pathway.
  • Experience with Research, and/or clinical audits
  • Experience in Clinical Governance

** Please Note **

We are committed to Equal Opportunities and welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race, disability or sexual orientation. We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the post.

We reserve the right to close a job advert early where sufficient applications have been received. The Trust does not offer interview expenses to shortlisted candidates unless indicated in the advert.

All employees of the Trust are expected to demonstrate our five values which underpin the delivery of outstanding patient care (Friendly, Excellence, Caring, Professional, Respect)

Prospective employees are therefore also expected to demonstrate these values throughout the process, and we would like to make you aware that every interaction with the Trust during the recruitment and selection process will be assessed against the Trust’s Values.

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The Trust reserves the right to withdraw any offers of employment if pre-employment checks are not satisfactory, including references and previous attendance record.


43,742 - 50,056 GBP

Yearly based


England , United Kingdom

Paid time off
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Job Posted:
11 months ago
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