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MSK Physiotherapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
20 Jun 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the high number of applicants we usually receive we are unable to review applicationswith a personal statement over 750 words. The post will close if we reach a sufficient number ofapplications.We highly discourage the use of AI tools to write a personal statement, please note AI detectionsoftware is used to screen applications. We strongly recommend that each statement ispersonalised and written to reflect the role applied for.The MSK Physiotherapy service provides outpatient MSK services across Kent. We operate within four teams covering North Kent, Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet, South Kent Coast and, WestKent.We are recruiting for posts in:o North Kent team working between Gravesham Community Hospital and Sheppey CommunityHospitalo Ashford, Canterbury and Thanet team working between Queen Victoria Memorial Hospital(Herne Bay) and Whitstable and Tankerton Hospitalo West Kent team working between Churchill Centre (Aylesford), Sevenoaks Hospital and,Tonbridge Cottage HospitalIf you have a preferred location please clearly state this at the top of your application.Although full time hours are preferred. Part time hours may be considered for the right candidateat a minimum of 22.5 hours over 3 days.This role is open to both current registered physiotherapists and students.

Main duties of the job

We provide outpatient MSK Physiotherapy services to the residents of our local area. Whilstworking closely with our colleagues' in other areas, to provide a Kent wide service. We form partof the Integrated Musculoskeletal (IMSK) service which incorporates the Community Orthopaedicand First Contact Practitioner team and, the Community Chronic Pain team.

Your main responsibilities will include managing a clinical caseload of musculoskeletal patients as an autonomous practitioner both virtually and face to face. Developing and maintaining a highlevel of skill and knowledge in all areas of clinical practice supported by your clinical supervisorand a structured capability framework.

You will be able to consolidate and build on your skills with regular in-service training, clinical supervision and allocated personal Continued Professional Development (CPD) time there arealso Trust-wide Clinical Special Interest Groups available. We have an established appraisalsystem to actively support your CPD.

The ability to work independently, proactively and under pressure with a positive and a welcoming disposition towards our patients and staff is important.

You will likely be required to travel across trust sites in a timely manner. However, as we are a community trust some travel is to be expected in West Kent and, ad hoc throughout Kent fortraining and to help meet service demands.

About us

Rated 'outstanding' by the CQC, we've got a passion for delivering high standards of patient care and excellent services to improve the health of our communities. To do this we need outstanding people who share our valuesCompassionate Aspirational Responsive Excellent

We know a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion leads to better patient care and a happier workforce. We pride ourselves in being diverse and welcome applications from people with varied backgrounds, perspectives and experiences

We ask for information about your protected characteristics on our application forms. This isn't visible to anyone involved with shortlisting or interviewing you, except when you choose to be considered under the guaranteed interview scheme due to disability. Short listers will see two ticks alongside your application to ensure they apply the principles of the scheme to your submission

The data we collect helps us to ensure we are attracting diversity in our applicants, that all our colleagues have equitable access to career opportunities and supports us on our journey to being a Great Place to Work

As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want you to be able to work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Talk to us about a flexible working arrangement that won't involve sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We'll support you to work flexibly in a way that will suits us both

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Job description

Job responsibilities

The job description and person specification gives you all the information you need about this role. Please look carefully at the criteria in the person specification and tell us what you have done that shows you meet this in your application. If you need an application form in an alternative format please let our recruitment team know. All information you supply on your application should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate.

Still have questions? The recruiting manager would love to hear from you, their contact details can be found in the job advert.

We can get a lot of applications for some roles so to be in with the best chance of being shortlisted please make sure you apply as soon as possible. A vacancy may close early if there is a lot of interest in the job.

Although vaccination against COVID-19 is not mandatory, we are strongly encouraging colleagues in clinical and non-clinical roles who have direct or social contact with patients to be fully vaccinated. In this way we will be doing all we can to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues and the patients we serve.

We plan to conduct these interviews face to face on the 2nd and 3rd of July 2024. If you are unableto attend a face to face interview please clearly state in your supporting information. If you areinvited to interview for the role the interview can be completed virtually. If you are unable toattend the interview please wait until your application has been shortlisted and contact a memberof the interview panel.

Find out more about the community difference here.

Good luck! We cant wait to meet you and welcome you to #teamKCHFT, #cometocommunity.

Person Specification



  • Registered health care professional (HCPC registration) with a degree in Physiotherapy or current student working towards the above



  • Recent healthcare experience in a community/acute setting gained through student placement or previous employment


  • MSK experience gained through education, student placement or previous employment NHS experience, whether as a band 5 physiotherapist, physiotherapy assistant or student on placement



  • Awareness of professional issues and recent developments in the NHS Knowledge of up to date clinical practice


  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development



  • Ability to communicate information effectively to individuals and groups
  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post
  • Ability to use own initiative.
  • Ability to travel between sites in a timely manner
  • Ability to manage time effectively and prioritise workload


  • UK Driving Licence
  • Access to own vehicle to enable candidate to travel between sites



  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice.
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work under pressure



  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda for health under the guidance of the senior.
  • Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Multiple sites, please see advert for details


ME20 7NJ

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