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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist - Critical Care and Surgery

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata per annum
Closing date
25 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time

Job Details

Following some recent successful recruitment into the QEQM Therapy team, we have a rare opportunity to further develop the senior leadership within the critical care and surgical team.

This clinical specialist position offers the exciting prospect of leading the development of this service collaboratively with a well-established multidisciplinary team. This will include inpatient work in critical care, general and gynae-oncology surgery, with opportunities to contribute to EKHUFT's award winning critical care follow up and rehabilitation service.

Main duties of the job

This post holder will lead, develop and evaluate critical care and surgical Physiotherapy services at QEQM hospital.

They will provide therapeutic clinical expertise, high quality advice and support to the multi-disciplinary team. Clinical supervision, appraisal and teaching will be key components of this role.

They will demonstrate excellent communication and collaborative working, along with other clinical specialists across the Health Economy, in order to provide a high quality, efficient service.

In conjunction with the Clinical and Site Lead they will ensure clinical governance targets are met, including the development of clinical standards and protocols, specialist evidence based practice, audit, research, clinical and non-clinical risk management.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 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.

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.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • 5 years post graduate experience in relevant clinical area
  • Proven record of providing high quality intervention
  • Clinical educator experience
  • Participation in clinical audit
  • Evidence of clinical supervision
  • Participation in service development/quality improvement initiatives


  • Lead a Clinical audit



  • Highly developed clinical skills in relevant area
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Teaching / facilitating training
  • Up to date therapeutic moving & handling skills
  • Effective and strong team player
  • Proven effective leadership and managerial skills


  • Competent presentation skills



  • Knowledge of up to date clinical / evidenced based practice
  • Evidence of using clinical outcome measures
  • Awareness of NHS initiatives and developments appropriate to this role



  • Bsc Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Relevant post-grad training


  • Member of CSP
  • Member of SIG
  • Leadership training

Personal attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Own transport or ability to travel to patients homes

Abilbity to manage


  • 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

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust


Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother Hospital



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