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Senior Physiotherapist Rotational

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a suitably qualified Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our rotations at the William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, Kent. The rotations include Surgery, ITU, Neurology (stroke at Kent and Canterbury), A& E, Medical / Respiratory and Trauma and Orthopaedics. If you are motivated, dynamic and enthusiastic WE NEED YOU!

The successful candidate will work as part of a highly experienced, friendly team of a Band 7 Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, 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

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

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.

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


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


William Harvey Hospital

Kennington road


TN23 0LZ

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