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Band 6 Physiotherapist - Acute Stroke Unit

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Kingston Upon Thames
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa Inclusive of HCAS Outer
Closing date
28 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Band 6 Physiotherapist - Acute Stroke

Due to the relocation of the current post holder, we have an exciting opportunity for a Band 6 physiotherapist to join the Stroke Unit team at Kingston Hospital. The Stroke Unit is a 20 bedded ward with the majority of patients being admitted from the HASU at St George's or Charring Cross. The Stroke Unit benefits from a very strong MDT and the physiotherapists work closely with the occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, doctors and nursing teams. We have also developed excellent working relationships with our community providers and further rehab units such as QMH at Roehampton. The physiotherapy team consists of a Band 7 physiotherapist, 1 static Band 6 physiotherapist, and a rotational Band 5.

Main duties of the job

Band 6 Physiotherapist - Acute Stroke

We are looking for a highly motivated and experienced physiotherapist to join the acute stroke unit. The candidate will be able to demonstrate an advanced level of physiotherapy skills and expertise specific to this specialty. You should have a special interest in expanding and consolidating your skills in Neurological Rehabilitation. Please read the person specification closely before applying for this post. Effective communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well with all members of the multi-disciplinary team. You should have the ability to implement evidence-based practice and to promote the role of acute stroke rehabilitation. Staff have formal and informal teaching and supervision with an in-service training programme to support our development.

Please note, this role may become rotational with our community partners in the near future, with potential opportunities in stroke ESD (Early Supported Discharge) and CNRT (Community Neuro Rehab Team) roles.

If you are a highly motivated, enthusiastic and proactive individual who has a passion for stroke rehab and excellent team working and leadership skills then we would love to hear from you.

For further information please contact Anna Melvin (Inpatient Operational Physio Lead - or Eloise Frampton (Band 7 Physiotherapist - Acute Stroke Unit -

About us

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

-Caring- Design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wants.-Safe- Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first-Responsible- All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation-Value Each Other- Value each other's contribution-Inspiring- We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the supporting document attached, ensuring that your application refers specifically to the person specifications.

Person Specification



  • Demonstrate organisation/delegation/prioritisation
  • Evidence of team working


  • Suitable communication skills
  • Understanding of clinical governance



  • Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Suitable Band 5 experience within NHS
  • HCPC Registration
  • Supervision experience


  • Band 6 experience
  • Experience of audit/research/quality improvement

Employer details

Employer name

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kingston Hospital

Galsworthy Road

Kingston Upon Thames


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