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Rotational Physiotherapist - KMOC

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Our staff feel the trust offers progression from within and that they are valued as individuals. The therapies department places an emphasis on supportive learning and the sharing of knowledge and practices across all professional groups. We are now looking for new team members to take on an exciting new development between the inpatient orthopaedic physiotherapy and outpatient physiotherapy MSK teams.

As part of this specialist rotational Band 6 post, you will rotate into inpatient Trauma and orthopaedics, Musculoskeletal outpatient physiotherapy and outpatient hand therapy. These 8 month rotations may be either at Tunbridge Wells or Maidstone Hospital. Please visit the video link below to provide you with an insight as to why you should come and join our fantastic therapy department at MTW!

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working as part of an MDT and ensuring the clinical development of yourself and others and will demonstrate the ability to case manage through an understanding of the full patient pathway. You will be supported by experienced senior staff and will have the opportunity to develop both clinically and managerially, working with junior staff and students, depending on your level of experience.

We offer a friendly and supportive working environment which actively supports Continuing Professional Development, through an established appraisal system, in-service training, and post graduate library facilities. You will be required to travel between the sites of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. On your orthopaedic rotations you will be part of a 7 day service, whilst on your outpatient physiotherapy rotations you will be part of a 4 day working pattern (Please note all services are working towards 6-7 day working)

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

O nce 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)

Following your Corporate Induction you will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please if this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

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.

This post forms part of the new Kent and Medway Orthopaedic Centre team at Maidstone Hospital. Over 200 new posts will support the new Centre, which is part of a national scheme to deliver more than 50 new surgical hubs across England. The new Centre will open in spring 2024 and treat patients from across the region, increasing the Trusts capacity for planned surgical procedures.

The Centre will contain the latest novel open plan laminar flow theatres open-plan surgical areas where up to three patients are treated in a dedicated space with a specialised air canopy over each station to prevent the spread of infection. The new facility will also include a 14-bed inpatient ward and a 10-bed day case ward, with recovery, x-ray and therapy space, all within a dedicated elective building.

The Centre will expand orthopaedic surgical capacity across Kent and Medway, playing an important part in elective recovery and the reduction of patient waiting times across the region.

Interview Date: To be confirmed

Person Specification



  • Diploma /Degree in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses relevant to the clinical field
  • State registration


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement in CSP Special Clinical Interest Group



  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multidisciplinary team
  • Student or physiotherapy assistant supervision
  • Contribution to clinical education of less experienced staff or students or assistants


  • Experience of the working with stroke patients, general rehabilitation, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal Out Patients Orthopaedics
  • Knowledge of the workings of community physiotherapy services and intermediate care services
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues



  • Remain updated with professional practice and new research


  • Competent IT skills



  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or challenging patients and carers
  • Able to work as a team member


  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Cross site Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells

Tunbridge Wells


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