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Senior 2 Adult/Paediatric Physiotherapist




Facility:The Portland Hospital


Closing Date:23/03/2018

About the facility

Develop your career with HCA Healthcare UK – World’s largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016

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 Neurorehabilitation Unit and 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

The role involves providing a high standard of physiotherapy assessment and interventions to your own caseload of children with complex needs and responsibility for the clinical development of staff and the growth and development of the service appropriate to the needs of the hospital. Therefore solid clinical, leadership and communication skills are required.

Salary between £30,979 and £37,814 plus HCA benefits

Working hours 37.5 per week Monday-Friday

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 carry out appropriate and accurate assessment and treatment of patients with diverse clinical presentations and complex needs, utilising appropriate assessment tools.

  • To formulate and implement individual treatment programmes based on information from assessment, clinical knowledge and using a sound clinical reasoning process.

  • To provide treatment interventions in an adaptable manner where there may be barriers to understanding such as foreign language, sensory impairments or cognitive and perceptual difficulties.

  • To apply clinical reasoning, critical thinking and reflection to effectively contribute to team clinical decision making, client diagnoses and/or in identifying the scope of impairment.

  • To evaluate intervention and progress through reflection, analysis and outcome measures and document appropriately.


  • To support patient centred care across the team, ensuring that patients and their carers are involved in the planning and delivery of their own care and that cultural and linguistic differences and issues are recognised and intervention is adapted accordingly.

Skills and Experience

  • Physiotherapy degree qualification or equivalent.

  • Health Professions Council Physiotherapy registration.

  • Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapists or equivalent is desirable.

  • Member of professional interest group is desirable.

  • Evidence of postgraduate education in the field of paediatrics and neurology.

  • Post registration broad clinical experience in all areas of paediatrics.

  • Post registration specific experience working with children with neurological conditions and complex disability.

About the Individual

A problem solver, you will demonstrate care and dedication in the treatment of patients and in interaction with all other staff members. You will have the ability to work to a high standard, with commitment to quality and best clinical practice at all times.  

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!