Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Paediatrics Ortho & MSK

The Portland Hospital
11 Jan 2018
12 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

About The Facility

Internationally renowned for clinical excellence, The Portland Hospital is the only independent hospital in the UK entirely dedicated to women and children. Our inpatient and outpatient specialties reflect this, providing clinical expertise in Paediatrics, Obstetrics and Women`s Health.

The hospital has been consistently growing over the past few years, almost doubling since 2008.

Our Paediatric wards hold 56 inpatient beds + 11 day case and are equipped with the latest technology to provide advanced medical and surgical care, including a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit which reflects the acuity and complex nature of the children who are admitted to our hospital. The Portland Hospital has a large number of international Paediatric patients, often funded by relevant embassies.

The Portland Hospital is the only fully private maternity hospital in the UK. The hospital provides for both consultant-led and midwifery-led deliveries, having an 18 bedded ward to facilitate this. Alongside this there is a 12 bedded Gynecology and Women's Health in-patient ward. The Portland Hospital also has a large outpatient department for all areas of its clinical expertise, to facilitate continuous care or simpler procedures.

The culture at The Portland Hospital is to provide support, an inspiring environment and positive ways of working to ensure everyone has a better day. This is accomplished through our core set of 'Positively Portland' values that all employees will work to:

Greetings, Respect, Teamwork, Initiative, Responsibility and Acknowledgement

Job Description

As the Orthopaedic/MSK Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, you will provide highly specialised assessment, diagnosis, treatment and management of children across inpatient and outpatient settings and will ensure that care is consistent with HCA values and ethics.

You will also plan, deliver and evaluate the provision of physiotherapy in partnership with Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) colleagues and the Therapy Services Manager and will act as a highly specialist source of expertise to physiotherapy colleagues and other healthcare professionals both within the Portland and across HCA.

Salary: £43,048-£49,043 (Dependent on candidate experience)

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of work undertaken.
  • To work within the standards and guidelines of the team, the Hospital, CSP and HCPC code of ethics.
  • To use expert clinical reasoning, critical thinking, and advanced assessment skills to assess clients with complex, acute and chronic conditions.
  • To evaluate intervention and progress through reflection, analysis and use of outcome measures.
  • To work with the MDT (e.g. Nursing staff, Consultants, Allied Health Professionals) to deliver client centred care.
  • To ensure client and service records are kept according to hospital policies. To write reports, therapy programmes and communicate with all relevant parties about client care.
  • To support the Therapy Services Manager in overseeing the organisation and management of the children's physiotherapy team, including setting priorities, identifying shortfalls and issues to be addressed as well as developing the most cost effective ways of working that ensures continued quality including monitoring of staff hours and productivity.
  • To support the Therapy Services Manager in promoting the Physiotherapy service within the Portland Hospital and externally. This includes attendance at relevant training and networking events.
  • To assist the Therapy Services Manager to recruit, select and appoint staff with regard to skill mix, budgeting, and salary guidelines. Ensure company policies and procedures and employment legislation are adhered to.

Skills & Experience

  • Chartered Physiotherapist with valid HCPC registration
  • Extensive experience in children's orthopaedics/MSK physiotherapy
  • Awareness of safeguarding adults and children
  • Previous experience of leadership is desirable

About The Individual

The successful candidate will have excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills as they will be communicating with all staff and users of the service. They will have excellent leadership skills with the ability to work under pressure and manage conflict. Exceptional organisational skills and ability to prioritise and delegate workload effectively are a must.