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Bank Physiotherapist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells / Maidstone
£25.60 an hour Bank rates apply
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
Are you looking for a change of area or simply need more flexibility to manage your work/life balance? Then working on the bank may be just the answer.

If you are looking for flexible work that can fit around your other commitments and are dedicated to providing the very best care for patients then we would like to hear from you.

You will need to be a qualifiedPhysiotherapist and have good communication skills, initiative, and be flexible. In return the role can give you:-

A sense of pride and achievement

The opportunity to get to know the people on your caseload

Induction & mandatory training

Opportunities to work across various departments and sites, gaining invaluable knowledge and experience

Support from senior therapists including supervision & in-service training.

Main duties of the job

The service currently operates seven days a week on a planned shift pattern. This brings opportunities for flexible working arrangements within your contracted hours and enhanced rates of pay for weekend and bank holiday work.

The department offers a friendly, 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 commit to multi-disciplinary working, a proactive approach to personal and professional development and well-developed organisational skills.

You should be HCPC registered, have a minimum of 12 months post graduate experience as a Physiotherapist and be able to travel between hospital sites in a timely manner if required.

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 500,000 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 over 6,500 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once 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.

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 email 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.

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)

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.

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree/ MSc in Physiotherapy
  • Health Professions Council Registration


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy or British Association of Occupational Therapists

Experience & Knowledge


  • Experience of working as part of a therapy team and/or multidisciplinary team.
  • 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.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or challenging patients and carers
  • Ability to Problem Solve.
  • Competent IT skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Bank shifts at either Maidstone or Tunbridge Wells Hospital

Tunbridge Wells / Maidstone


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