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Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We have an opportunity for a Band 5 Physiotherapist to join our friendly, innovative and dynamic Therapy Team.

Are you a new graduate or existing Band 5 looking for the next step in your career, to develop your leadership skills and consolidate your clinical knowledge? Or are you a physiotherapist looking to return to practice?

Working across the fast paced environments of ED through to the respiratory community team, or from intensive care through to orthopaedic trauma wards we have rotations to suit everyone. This is very exciting for us to add in additional posts to our rotation and offer yet more varied and specialist clinical environments for you to learn, grow and develop as a physiotherapist.

We offer the opportunity to gain clinical development in a variety of areas:
  • Accident & Emergency, Urgent Care Wards
  • Acute Medicine
  • Orthopaedics - trauma , day case and elective
  • Critical care and ICU, Respiratory Wards
  • Community Respiratory

We offer an established preceptorship programme for new graduates, extensive on-calland respiratory simulation training in our new simulation lab, a Band 5 Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy development forum and mentorship to support your career development.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide a diagnosis and develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.
  • To plan and prioritise own patient caseload, working with direct support of a senior member of staff. Supervision takes the form of regular formal training and clinical reasoning sessions and peer review.
  • To undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner. (Minimum of 65% of working time to allocated for the delivery of Direct and Indirect Clinical care).
  • Assist in audit and/or research projects to further own and team's clinical practice within each rotation.
  • To provide high quality, evidence-based care across the seven day service and participate in the oncall rota for adults, children and young people as the service requires.

About us

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey.Our mission is to provide safe, compassionate, and clinically excellent patient care, by being an outstanding employer for our people. We have entered into a Group Model with neighbouring Northampton General Hospital and have become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values:






Job description

Job responsibilities

If you are a Physiotherapist looking to return to practice - we have an exciting initiative to be able to provide a return to practice Band 5 physiotherapy post for physiotherapists who have had relevant previous experience in an acute setting and are ready to begin their return to practice. We will support you with experience working in different clinical settings andcompetencies to enable you to successfully complete your return to practice and re-registration with HCPC. You will initially be paid as a pre-registration Band 4 for 6 months until your return to practice process is completed and you have successfully gained your HCPC registration, when you will be re-graded as a Band5 within the team.

All band 5 posts offer the opportunity to acquire specialist skills across the clinical settings, these posts are ideal in not just developing your clinical skills but developing key leadership roles in the service. The posts are full-time, however staff work across 7 days with the addition of overnight on-calls 7 days a week. You will need to be a car driver or be able to travel to the trust within 45 minutes when responding to oncalls (24 hours).

For further information on the advertised role, please refer to the job description located under the Supporting Documents heading. The full person specification can be accessed under the Shortlisting Criteria section of the document

Person Specification



  • Professional Physiotherapy qualification.
  • State Registered Physiotherapist


  • Member of CSP



  • Good range of core pre-reg student placements
  • Previous experience of working within an Acute NHS setting
  • Experience of working in multi-disciplinary teams.


  • Previous working in a care / public sector environment



  • Evidence of well-developed good clinical reasoning skills.
  • Proven Physiotherapy Respiratory skills appropriate to Band 5 level
  • Able to demonstrate a good understanding of Physiotherapy working practices within an Acute NHS setting.
  • Good communication and customer service skills.
  • Able to undertake moderate to intense physical effort throughout the day
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible notes.
  • Evidence of having developed a wide clinical knowledge base within student placements and early professional career.
  • Good awareness of national and NHS strategies
  • Able to demonstrate an understanding of the principles underlying the appropriate delegation of tasks to others
  • Ability to work across 7 day service and participate in the overnight oncall rota (adults, children and young people).
  • Car driver or able to travel to the trust within 45 minutes when responding to oncalls (24 hours)


  • Evidence of post graduate training if not 1st post
  • Ability to work in a stressful environment.
  • Understanding of legal responsibilities of the profession.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Detailed knowledge of national strategies and impact on service provision.



  • Team worker.
  • Prepared to be flexible in order to gain good rotation base within the Acute setting.


  • Good sense of humour.

Employer details

Employer name

Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kettering General Hospital

Rothwell Road


NN16 8UZ

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