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Specialist Physiotherapist

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The NHS is changing. More emphasis on community-based care means there's never been a better time to join us. We believe in treating the whole person, not just the condition, so we provide flexible and holistic care in a range of community settings including patient homes.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and adaptable Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our caring and progressive team in the Canterbury and Coastal area.

The Community Neuro Team is a specialist multi-disciplinary team. We provide short-term community rehabilitation and nursing support to patients with acute or long-term neurological conditions.

The diverse caseload involves patients with a wide range of diagnosis including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury and long-term conditions, such as multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and Parkinson's disease. Assessment and treatment are provided via different pathways, including the Early Supported Discharge (ESD) pathway which supports stroke patients after they have been discharged from hospital. As a team, we encourage a good work-life balance.

We are located in South East England, also referred to as the Garden of England, surrounded by beautiful countryside and coastline. For those who enjoy travelling outside of work, we are a short train ride from London with good connection into Europe.

Main duties of the job

As a Band 6 physiotherapist you will work as part of a team to keep patients safe and well. You will use your clinical judgment to support evidence-based care planning and make sure that people who use our services have a good experience.

There is a well-developed supervision structure within the team led by the clinical leads and you will be able to develop your skills in a supportive environment. Throughout the trust there are regular in-service training sessions, allocated CPD time and clinical special interest groups available.

You will have good communication skills in spoken and written English. They will display good clinical reasoning skills, exhibit a good awareness of evidence base practise application and have current HCPC registration.

Experience working as a physiotherapist is necessary. Being a car driver is essential, subject to the provisions of the Equality Act (2010).

We as a trust will support with learning, development and progression. For further information of career pathways, see our trust website.

Additional Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week

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 values Compassionate 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.

At KCHFT we strongly encourage 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.

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) Physiotherapy degree and evidence of relevant post graduate development at Level 6


  • PRINCE 2 or equivalent project management training PTLLS/DTLLS, PGCE or Certificate in Education Management or supervisory qualification or experience of study Working towards Master level study Member of The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in area of practice Practical experience in managing health related projects/complex caseloads Supporting others (mentor / educator / supervisor) experience Experience with the use of Microsoft Office and a variety of IT packages Experience of working with a multi-disciplinary team


  • Experience of leading and managing teams Experience working with patient in community setting, with patient who present with neurological conditions

Special Knowledge and Expertise


  • Understanding of National Service Frameworks (NSF) and NICE guidance to relevant to care setting and its application across health care services Evidence of continued relevant professional development and implementation in practice within the last 12 months


  • Evidence of implementation / use of NSF and NICE guidance within clinical practice

Skills & Abilities


  • Understanding of training needs in relation to post Ability to manage time effectively, priorities and work under pressure to meet deadlines Ability to work effectively with a variety of people at all organisational levels across different sectors including areas of social deprivation Ability to communicate complex, sensitive information to individuals and groups Ability to travel


  • Has relevant driving license (i.e. UK or international) Skills to participate in research and/or audit

Personal Attributes


  • Ability to motivate and organise others to ensure best practice. Ability to manage and lead change Flexible and adaptable Demonstrates understanding of and values equality, diversity and inclusion Demonstrates enthusiasm for the role

Ability to manage


  • Able to support the implementation of local and national agenda's for health under the guidance of the senior Practitioner Ability to prioritise care delivery in a professional manner, taking into account Trust policies and procedures. Ability to manage own time effectively.

Employer details

Employer name

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust


Exchange House



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