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Senior Neurological Physiotherapist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for enthusiastic, dynamic and motivated Band 7 Physiotherapists to join the Stroke Team at Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells Trust. The Trust is delighted that the Maidstone Hospital has been chosen as one of the sites for a Hyper acute Stroke Unit in the Kent and Medway Sustainability Transformation in 2020/21, and the post holders will be integral to this exciting and transformative service. We are based in the heart of Kent and with easy links from London and the Kent coast.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has come up in a stroke 'Early Supported Discharge' team. This B7 role would be responsible for supervising a B4 therapy assistant and a rotational B6 neuro physiotherapist under the supervision of a band 8a clinical specialist.

This unique service works closely with an in-house team of stroke specific carers, O.Ts and SLTs to provide intensive rehabilitation to patients within their own home in the West Kent area. Referrals into the service are made from the local HASU/ASU and due to the nature of the service, the physiotherapists are able to pick up the patients within 48 hours of discharge from hospital. To optimise patient experience, there is the opportunity to in-reach into the acute service in order to provide a seamless transition of patient care on discharge from hospital and into the ESD service. SSNAP scores over the past year have seen the ESD physiotherapy service consistently scoring an 'A' grade.

The service would welcome an innovative and passionate neuro physiotherapist with a keen eye for quality improvement and evidence-based care.

About us

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is a large acute hospital Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced Level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification



  • Degree/Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • HPC State Registered Physiotherapist
  • Specialist knowledge acquired through post graduate accredited supplementary courses eg. Basic Bobath course, (1 MSc module.)
  • Evidence of working towards/at the level needed to obtain an MSc qualification
  • Commitment to advance clinical and professional development


  • Member of a Professional Body, (CSP)
  • Member of a Specialist Interest Group
  • Accredited Clinical Educator
  • Advanced Bobath course



  • Significant post graduate experience, including working at a senior level within Neurology
  • Previous experience of team management responsibility including managing junior staff & student supervision/education
  • Supervisory experience


  • Experience/formal training in splinting and specialist seating
  • Actively involved in teaching to MDT.



  • Awareness/experience in clinical audits and research
  • Evidence of CPD at Master's level
  • Evidence of team management responsibilities
  • Understanding of role of physiotherapy within current evolving health environment


  • Actively involved in teaching to MDT



  • Pro-active in service development
  • Ability to work in an unpredictable working pattern


  • Understanding of quality issues
  • Experience/knowledge of working in Primary and Secondary care

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane


ME16 9QQ

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