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Rotational Physiotherapist - Physiotherapy

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust
£29,828 to £36,311 incl HCAS per annum
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for a Physiotherapist with excellent communication skills to join the Physiotherapy team at Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust. You will be based at Darent Valley Hospital. Rotations will include intensive care, stroke, acute medicine/respiratory and orthopaedics, MSK outpatients, 7 day working in an Integrated Discharge team and a rehabilitation role at an off-site unit.

A professional attitude is essential along with the skills to work in a busy acute setting. The post is for a qualified Physiotherapist.

Essential experience required:

BSc or equivalent in Physiotherapy

HCPC registration or shortly pending for new graduates

Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Evidence of clinical placements in core areas.

Informal visits will be available to shortlisted candidates only.

For further information and an informal discussion about the post please contact Stuart Waterman (

Working days and or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service.

Main duties of the job

To participate in the four-monthly rotation which involves working across the Trust in a range of ward and department settings.

To provide a high standard of physiotherapy service in each speciality including services in orthopaedics, neurology, medicine, including care of the elderly, surgery and ITU, out-patients and hydrotherapy and respiratory care, integrated discharge team and Acute Frailty Unit

To take part in the teaching programme of each unit and the service to further own level of knowledge and clinical skills.

To be an effective team member within each speciality and support the relevant senior/superintendent physiotherapist.

To promote the role of physiotherapy within the inter-professional team, and ensure that good communication exists with the medical, nursing and other professional staff.

When on rotation working with the admission services to work to provide care across a 7 day service delivering care 08:00 - 20:00

About us

We are committed to being an inclusive and diverse employer. We strive to employ people who reflect the communities we serve, and aim to create an inclusive culture where everyone can reach their full potential. Whatever your race, ethnicity, belief, generation, sexual orientation, gender or gender identity, disability or experience, you'll appreciate the opportunities we give you to work in an inclusive atmosphere. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences to build on the progress we've achieved to make our Trust diverse and the best place to work. We celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that help us overcome challenges and embrace new possibilities.

If you are considering applying for a role, please be aware that as an NHS Employee you may have contact with vulnerable service users. We strongly encourage that all of our staff are double vaccinated against COVID-19 and are vaccinated annually against Flu, in order to protect the health and safety of our staff and our patients. Your commitment will help us to put the safety and care of our patients first, as well as helping us to protect you and your colleagues.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Job Description for this post details the main responsibilities for this band 5 physiotherapy post

The specific responsibilities are divided into

Clinical Responsibilities

Managerial Responsibilities

Professional Responsibilities

Educational and Development Responsibilities

There are also some General Trust responsibilities detailed as part of the role

Person Specification



  • HPCP registration
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • BSc or equivalent in Physiotherapy
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio



  • Evidence of clinical placements in core areas
  • Previous related work experience/ voluntary work


  • Clinical placement in paediatrics



  • Up to date knowledge of professional practice including new research
  • Knowledge of the legal responsibilities of the profession.
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Awareness of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise caseload.
  • Able to keep accurate and legible patient records
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet differing needs of the patients.
  • Able to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers
  • Demonstrates ability to problem solve in clinical situation.
  • Evidence of taking initiative


  • Evidence of undertaking specific responsibilities.
  • Experience of delegating tasks to support workers/physiotherapy assistants
  • IT skills
  • Presentation skills

Employer details

Employer name

Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust


Darent Valley Hospital

Darenth Wood Road



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