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Paediatric Complex Needs Physiotherapist

Organisation
Demelza Hospice Care For Children
Post date
9 July 2021
Closing date
8 August 2021
Location
Sittingbour
Salary
Band 6 equivalent (£31,992-£38,648 FTE)
Hours
22.5
Contact email
recruitment@demelza.org.uk

Demelza provides specialist care and emotional support for children and young people with serious and terminal conditions and their loved ones, across Kent, East Sussex and South East London.

We help with every element of life for a child or young person with a serious or terminal condition by providing tailored care. From diagnosis through to end of life and bereavement services, we’re there for that journey.

Are you looking for a new challenge? We seek a Paediatric Complex Needs Physiotherapist to join Demelza in this new and innovative role, to shape the physiotherapy service across the organisation.

Benefits of working with Demelza include:

  • keep your NHS pension* or join our contributory pension scheme
  • 36 days holiday (FTE) which includes an allowance for bank holidays and increases with long service
  • flexible working patterns
  • training and career development

You will be responsible for developing the delivery of holistic physiotherapy techniques and support for the children and young people accessing Demelza services at all sites. Supporting the management, implementation and review of physiotherapy plans for children aged from birth to 18 years, you will ensure safe practice at Demelza whilst preserving maximum benefit to the child.

This new role aims to support a child’s safety, comfort and achieve stability in their complex, long-term condition while being cared for by Demelza, and is not to replace statutory services. This will involve liaising with external therapists to gain a deeper understanding of the child’s therapy plan and ensuring that your colleagues in the care teams are well-informed, confident and competent in delivering these techniques.

This will require working as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing a high-quality service to children and young adults and their families; contributing to interagency and inter-professional collaboration and teamwork to ensure that delivery of care is timely, well-coordinated, effective and appropriate to need. You will be a chartered Physiotherapist with current HCPC registration.

The role will involve travelling across sites on a regular basis in order to support care delivery.

*must have contributed in the last 12 months

Apply now to join #TeamDemelza and be part of our passion and dedication to be there when we are needed the most.

For an informal chat please call Gemma Jones, Occupational Therapist Clinical Lead, on 07919 324937

Closing Date – Sunday 8th August 2021
Interview Date – Wednesday 1st September 2021

For more information and to apply for this role, please visit our website – www.demelza.org.uk

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