Senior Physiotherapist

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
3 Jun 2023

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Job summary

18 months FTC

We are looking for an enthusiastic band 6 Physiotherapist join our band 6 senior inpatient speciality rotation scheme for a year. The post holder will work across the Princess Royal University Hospital and Orpington Hospital as part of King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Applicants should have wide ranging clinical experience, good communication and interpersonal skills, and a passion for delivering high quality patient centred care, wishing to further those skills at a senior level.

The post holder will rotate on an 8 monthly basis through the following clinical specialisms:
  • Intensive Care
  • Respiratory, cardiology and oncology
  • Surgery
  • Acute Medical Unit and ED
  • Frailty
  • Elderly Care
  • Health and Ageing Unit
  • Stroke and HASU
  • Neurology Outpatients
  • Neurological Rehabilitation on the level 2b Ontario Unit
  • Neurological Rehabilitation on Frank Cooksey Level 1 Rehabilitation Unit
  • Elective Orthopaedics
  • Trauma Orthopaedics.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will independently manage a clinical caseload within the inpatient multi-disciplinary speciality teams. They will supervise and support band 5 members of staff. There is a strong emphasis on student education in all rotations and a variety of models, with support from senior clinical leads.

There is a well-established in service education programme, where you can build upon your clinical skills, and develop managerial skills with support from senior clinical leads. The post holder will also contribute to the in house training and development programme.

Attendance at post registration courses is also supported.

Candidates will be expected to join and partake in our overnight emergency on-call rota and weekend working rotas, so previous experience of working on an on-call rota or working within respiratory / intensive care field is essential. You will also be expected to work as part of a seven day rota or extended hours during some of the rotations.

We are looking for someone ready to progress professionally to an in-patient Band 6 role, or to further develop their Band 6 skills within the smaller sites in the London borough of Bromley, as part of the wider King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post requires a flexible approach to working and may require the post holder to work as part of a rotad seven day working pattern as necessary.

Staff may be required to work across multiple sites dependent upon the needs of the service. This includes both static and rotational posts.

Infection Control Statement

The post holder has an important responsibility for and contribution to make to infection control and must be familiar with the infection control and hygiene requirements of this role.

These requirements are set out in the National Code of Practice on Infection Control and in local policies and procedures which will be made clear during your induction and subsequent refresher training. These standards must be strictly complied with at all times.

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy degree
  • HCPC registration


  • MCSP



  • Wide ranging post graduate band 5 experience
  • undertaken post graduate courses


  • Experience in on-call respiratory service



  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to pass on skills/knowledge to others
  • Able to support others
  • Able to work collaboratively within an MDT
  • Able to assess, plan and progress treatment appropriately
  • Able to organise own workload and that of junior staff using prioritisation and delegation
  • Work flexibly


  • Supervision of undergraduate students

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