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Acute Medical Physiotherapist

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year plus high cost allowance
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
East Surrey Hospital Physiotherapy Department is a friendly, forward-thinking and innovative department with a well-established Clinical Governance programme and a focus on developing staff.

The Medical Team is responsible for the assessment, management and discharge planning of a varied and diverse clinical caseload across a range of areas.

Our team offers opportunities across the following areas:o General Medicineo Gastroenterologyo Haematology/Oncology

This is an exciting opportunity to work in an evolving team, and to develop your clinical and managerial skills in a supportive, friendly environment. You will be involved in the supervision and training of more junior members of staff, as well as opportunities with students. Your own development will be supported by a team of Band 7s, within the acute medical team and the wider therapy department.

We are looking for:o A physiotherapist who has completed their junior rotations and is ready to take on increased responsibility or, a senior physiotherapist interested in specialising or in expanding their roleo A physiotherapist who has experience working within the acute setting, managing a wide range of medical patients including the acutely unwell patient, discharge planning and liaising with other agencieso Flexibility in working practice within an evolving and expanding teamo A physiotherapist interested in developing their skills in supervision and leadership

Main duties of the job

This position will require participation in the respiratory physiotherapy weekend service and the on-call rota.

For further information, please see the attached trust job description and person specification for a full list of duties and responsibilities.

About us

We provide emergency and non-emergency services to the residents of East Surrey, North-East West Sussex, and South Croydon, including the major towns of Crawley, Horsham, Reigate and Redhill a community of over 535,000 people. We provide acute and complex services and a range of outpatient, diagnostic services whilst Crawley Hospital and Horsham in West Sussex and Caterham Dene Hospital and Oxted Health Centre in Surrey provide less complex planned services. In 2019 the Care Quality Commission (CQC) rated our services as 'Outstanding' and we are one of the best performing Trusts in England:
  • Winners of Health Service Journal Acute Trust of the year award 2021
  • National Patient Safety Awards winner and strive to be a beacon for safety in all that we do
  • We are in the top 20% nationally for staff recommending the Trust as a place to work or receive treatment

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once you understand the requirements outlined in the advert, please ensure your application accurately reflects where you match them. For further information regarding the role please read the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification



  • Evidence of a good standard of written English appropriate to the role
  • A complete and accurate application
  • Suitability for role evidenced in supporting statementEvidence of essential experience for role.
  • Meet the essential education/qualifications required for the role
  • Hold the necessary mandatory professional/clinical registration
  • Evidence of the Trust values and behaviours
  • Evidence of any other essential criteria outlined in the person specification

Employer details

Employer name

Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


East Surrey Hospital

Canada Avenue



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