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Senior Physiotherapist - Vascular/Surgical

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Would you like to be part of our friendly Vascular and Surgical Therapy Team at Kent & Canterbury Hospital working in the newly expanded Vascular Centre? You will have the opportunity to progress your skills by working within vascular and amputees as well as supporting across surgery, ITU and renal as required. Within vascular, the role will provide the chance to work across inpatients and out patients and see patient through their whole pathway from preoperative assessment to follow up classes in out patients.

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 Physiotherapists are expected to be kind and responsive but professional and informative and contribute to the quality of the services provided across the health economy. Main duties include:
  • To manage daily a specialist caseload within the services detailed above.
  • To deputise for Team Leader on clinical and managerial issues within the team.
  • To be actively involved with training within the Department. We are a friendly supportive team where regular meetings, CPD and supervision is available.
  • To be responsible for appraisal and supervision of Band 3-5 staff within the team.
  • To be an active clinical educator for students from a range of Universities.
  • To be involved with clinical audit and service development within the team.

Main duties of the job

Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and discharge planning for patients. To be an integral part in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients in this clinical area.

To see both vascular inpatients and out patients and cover across site as required to support the vascular service.

The development of integrated care programmes and discharge plan with the patient.

Line management (including clinical supervision) of staff (e.g. Band 5, therapy assistants and students)

Provide professional advice and leadership

To actively work as a member of the multi-professional team to provide high quality therapy intervention to patients.

Manage a caseload of patients on a daily basis including patients with complex needs and multi pathology.

Clinicians working at this level will be expected to evaluate their outcomes, review non-responding cases either with their peers or clinical specialists and refer on as appropriate using documented clinical reasoning.

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.

Our therapy department prides itself on being friendly, supportive and inclusive.

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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification



  • A degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Member of CSP
  • Member of relevant Clinical Interest Group



  • Highly developed clinical skills in relevant clinical area
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Excellent time management
  • Up to date therapeutic moving & handling skills
  • Effective and strong team player


  • Competent presentation skills
  • On Call Respiratory Competent



  • 18 months post graduate experience in relevant clinical area


  • Clinical audit
  • Previous experience supervising staff or supporting students



  • 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 relevant to clinical area.

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



  • Car driver with access to own transportation


  • To be aware of and adhere to the Trust's Vision, Mission and Values

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Kent and Canterbury Hospital

Ethelbert Road



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