• This post is only open to internal applicants.

Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Urgent Care
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells Hospital
Tunbridge Wells
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
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The Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust is located in the heart of Kent.

You will be part of an integrated Therapy Service delivered across the Trust’s two sites of Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury and Maidstone that includes:

  • Physiotherapy In patients
  • Physiotherapy Out Patients
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Nutrition and Dietetics 

We are looking for two dynamic and motivated Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists to help to lead the musculoskeletal outpatient team on each site. The hours are full time 37.5 hours per week but part time or job share may be considered.

We are looking for clinicians with extensive experience at a highly specialist level in a MSK outpatient environment.

This is an excellent opportunity to undertake a team leader Clinical Specialist role providing specialist knowledge and leadership to the Physiotherapy outpatient service.  The successful applicants will work closely with the Lead Clinical Specialists to deliver a high quality service to patients who may have complex presentations. You will work closely with the Clinical Manager for Out Patient Physiotherapy in developing and improving the service.

We receive consultant referrals with a heavy bias towards Orthopaedics and also have an AQP contract to treat backs and necks from direct access referrers. The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills and recent NHS experience. Previous experience in research and audit is desired.

The friendly and busy Physiotherapy team takes pride in its commitment to patient focussed care.

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.

This post is open to internal candidates only.

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)

Closing Date: Sunday 18th February 2018

Interviews: Tuesday 27th February 2018

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Carol Kinsella, Clinical Manager Outpatient Physiotherapy on 01892 632902

If you have problems applying, contact

01622 220118