Senior Physiotherapist Rotational

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our rotations the QEQM Hospital as a job share. The rotations include Surgical / ITU, Neurology (stroke at Kent and Canterbury), Hot Floor Discharge Team, Medical / Respiratory and Trauma and Orthopaedics. If you are motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic WE WANT YOU!

The successful candidate will work as part of a highly experienced, friendly team of a Band 7 Physiotherapist and Occupational Therapist, Band 6 Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists and also rotational band 5s, Band 4s and support workers. A good range of Band 5 rotations is essential. The post holder will be expected to provide regular post graduate training within their clinical specialty and work alongside Band 7s to complete some departmental managerial duties.

We can also offer development roles for the successful candidate who may require additional support

Please note previous applicants need not apply.

Main duties of the job

Band 6 Physiotherapists work closely with all users of our services and their families, friends and carers who all play an invaluable contribution in how our users experience our services. Band 6 therapists are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services provided across the health economy by:
  • To manage daily a clinical specialist caseload within each of these rotationsand be responsible for the assessment, formulation and treatments and to give highly specialised therapy advice to members of the MDT.
  • To deputise for Team Leader on clinical and managerial issues within the team
  • To be actively involved with training within the Department

Each clinical area has friendly supportive teams where regular meetings, CPD and supervision is available

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with five hospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 695,000 people.

Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'.

We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

NHSEI have always been clear that staff have a professional duty to get vaccinated and it remains our best line of defence against COVID-19. As such NHS organisation including Primary Care, are encouraged to continue engaging with and supporting their staff to inform their decisions in order to drive vaccine confidence, protect themselves, patients, and everyone else. NHSEI has produced COVID-19 vaccine communication materials.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in 'supporting documents'.

Person Specification



  • 18 months post graduate experience in relevant clinical area
  • Proven record of providing high quality intervention for high risk patients


  • Clinical Audit

Skills and abilities


  • Highly developed clinical skills in relevant area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Up to date therapeutic moving & handling skills
  • Basic IT knowledge
  • Effective and strong team player
  • Ability to travel independently between sites as required by the service


  • Competent presentation skills



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS and Primary Care including Clinical Governance, NICE and CQC
  • Knowledge of up to date clinical / evidenced based practice.



  • BScPhysiotherapy
  • HCPC registration


  • Member of CSP

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the team lead / service manager.
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures.
  • Ability to organise own work
  • Ability to cope with change and use initiative



  • To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Able to travel around East Kent, and between Trust hospital sites

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother Hospital

Ramsgate Road



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