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Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Tunbridge Wells
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
29 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within our respiratory team for a dynamic and enthusiastic Band 6 physiotherapist. We are looking for an individual with NHS experience and a passion for respiratory and critical care physiotherapy to join a well established team at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospitals.

You will be an integral part of the team including a Band 8a clinical Lead physiotherapist, Band 7's, static and rotational 6's, rotational 5's and therapy assistant practitioners.

Main duties of the job

You will have experience of working as part of an MDT and ensuring the clinical development of yourself and others. You should demonstrate the ability to case manage through an understanding of the full patient pathway.

You will be supported by experienced senior staff and will have the opportunity to develop both clinically and managerialy, leading a team and or working with junior staff and students, depending on your level of experience.

The department offers a friendly and supportive working environment which actively supports Continuing Professional Development, through an established appraisal system, in-service training and post-graduate library facilities.

About us

MTW is a large acute hospital trust in the south-east of England. We provide a full range of general hospital services and some aspects of specialist and complex care to around 600,000 people living in west Kent and East Sussex. We have a team of over 8,000 full and part-time staff. We also provide specialist cancer services to around 2 million people across Kent and East Sussex via the Kent Oncology Centre.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

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.

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.

We support our staff with disabilities to ensure they have the adjustments they need to be the best they can be in the workplace.Collaborating with Access to Work means that our staff are assessed by experts in the workplace and we ensure that their recommendations are implemented as quickly as possible. You can find out more here: Access to Work: get support if you have a disability or health condition: What Access to Work is - GOV.UK (

Interview Date: 13th August 2024

Person Specification



  • Diploma / degree in physiotherapy
  • State registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses relevant to the clinical field.
  • Portfolio evidence of information learning.


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy.
  • Involvement in CSP Special Clinical Interest Group



  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients.
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes
  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or challenging patients and carers


  • Presentation skills
  • Contribute to the running of external courses.
  • Evidence of participation in research/audit
  • Supervision of other staff e.g. qualified / unqualified, including undergraduate students.
  • Committee membership e.g. Safety Committee



  • Experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and/or multidisciplinary team.
  • Student or physiotherapy assistant supervision.
  • Evidence of working within the area of Respiratory
  • Remain updated with professional practice and new research
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession


  • Experience of the working with stroke patients, general rehabilitation, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal Out Patients Orthopaedics.
  • Knowledge of the workings of community physiotherapy services and intermediate care services.
  • Involvement in audit, research and understanding quality issues.
  • Competent IT skills

Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust


Tunbridge Wells Hopsital


Tunbridge Wells


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