Paediatric Physiotherapist

Posted 16 November by HCA Healthcare UK
Salary icon Competitive salary
Location icon London , South East England
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Role: Advanced Band 7 Physiotherapist – Paediatric Neuro
Site: The Portland Hospital, London
Full time permanent: 37.5hrs per week
Salary: ?Competitive + Benefits (pension, health cover, flexible benefits and excellent career development)

We’re looking for an Advanced Band 7 Physiotherapist to join The Portland Hospital, currently rated “Good” by the CQC.

The Portland Hospital is the only private hospital in the UK dedicated to the healthcare of women and children. 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, occupational therapists, physiotherapists and counsellors, with an emphasis on privacy and dignity.

As an Advanced Paediatric Neuro Physiotherapist, you will be responsible for leading the Paediatric Neuro Rehabilitation inpatient ward, this will include working alongside the SDR Lead Physiotherapist to assist with the SDR service. There will also be some general paediatric, orthopaedic and respiratory patients as you may be required to provide cover for other members of the Physiotherapy team and also cover the weekend and on-call service.

You will have a full clinical caseload and work alongside other Paediatric Physiotherapists, and the MDT whilst supporting the Clinical Lead Physiotherapist and Head of Therapies with service development initiatives.

At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.  

What you’ll bring:

  • To be responsible for Neurorehabilitation caseload including: admission assessments, goal-setting and treatment planning, Equipment provision, orthotics and discharge planning. Providing high quality Physiotherapy care to Neuro patients across The Portland Hospital.

  • To be able to provide clinical support across other areas of the hospital, including PICU, orthopaedic surgery, cardio-thoracic surgery.

  • Use expert clinical reasoning to provide specialist intervention, support and advice to patients, ensuring best practice is applied at all times.

  • To maintain accurate, up-to-date and concise treatment records detailing the individual patient’s treatment plan and progress.

  • To ensure that physiotherapy sessions are commenced on time and patients are charged appropriately for their treatment.

  • To work flexibly to the needs of the service and to participate in the out of hours weekend and standby service as required.

Skills and experience

  • Be registered with the HCPC

  • Degree in Physiotherapy

  • Highly specialist experience in Paediatric Neurology and rehabilitation.

  • Experience working within in-patient and out-patient settings within an acute hospital

  • Experience working across other disciplines within physiotherapy e.g rotations


Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing. 

We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As an Advanced Physiotherapist you’ll be eligible for:

  • 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you

  • Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals

  • Private pension contribution which increases with length of service

  • Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme

  • Group Life Assurance from day one

  • Critical illness cover

  • Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay

  • Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland

  • Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you

  • Discounts with over 800 major retailers

Diversity and Inclusion

Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.

We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.

For more information get in touch with Tracy directly.  


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