Senior Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Learning Disabilities
NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 hour per week
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Montague House, Tunbridge Wells
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
£31,696 - £41,787 pro rata per annum
25/02/2018 23:59

Band 7 Learning Disability Senior Physiotherapist – part time considered

Employer: Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust

Department: Community Adults learning disability Service – People Working Together for Better Health

Location: West Kent - Montague House, Tunbridge Wells and Worral House, Kings Hill

Salary: £31,696 - £41,787 as from April 2017

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; residential or nursing services; out-patient clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units and social care settings.

We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 1.4 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, allied health professionals, health promotion teams and many other healthcare professionals.

Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate
  • Aspirational
  • Responsive
  • Excellence

Adults with Learning Disabilities Senior Physiotherapist: full time or part time considered Base: West Kent - Worrall House, Kings Hill and Montague House, Tunbridge Wells

Community Adults Learning Disability Service – People Working Together For Better Health.

Job summary

KCHFT Community Learning Disability Team provides an integrated service in alliance with our partners (Kent County Council and Kent & Medway Partnership Trust). Together we strive to make a difference by aiming to provide excellent personalised health and social care to adults with learning disabilities.

We are currently looking for a highly skilled and motivated band 7 Senior Physiotherapist to join our newly combined multi – disciplinary team working across the Maidstone and Malling and Tonbridge, Tonbridge Wells and Sevenoaks areas. The team consists of Community Nurses, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Sensory Practitioners and administrative support. We also have close links with the Psychologists and Psychiatrists working in the Mental Health of Learning Disabilities team with Kent & Medway Partnership Trust.

The postholder is likely to be based in the Tunbridge Wells office within the local integrated health and social care (KCC) team. You will work with friendly and supportive multi-disciplinary staff and other physiotherapy team members to deliver excellent and outcome based quality physiotherapy assessment and intervention to referred individuals.

If you are seeking a new challenge and interested in becoming part of this forward thinking and innovative Trust then we would be very pleased to meet you; we take pride in our service and the quality care we provide and you will share our values:

- making a difference for people with learning disability

- working together to put people at the centre of what we do

-helping to reduce health inequalities and tackle barriers

Skills/Qualities: We are looking for a candidate who will be able to demonstrate strong clinical physiotherapy knowledge of current practices in working with adults with learning disabilities or similar neurological or paediatric fields. You will also have experience of managing other team members and/or of organising the workloads and clinical practice for small teams.

You will have strong verbal and written communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team and be fully committed to partnership working. Good IT skills would be useful, although our systems and team support will be able to provide in-service support and training if needed.

Your approach will reflect an emphasis on collaborative multidisciplinary team working to deliver high quality person-centred care. We are able to offer a range of specialist interventions that you will take part in such as: mobility clinics, hydrotherapy, rebound therapy, support to wheelchair and equipment assessments. As an example you might work closely with the speech therapy team in dysphagia work and with the OT’s on functional skills development or in the management of early dementia signs in people with learning disabilities.

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust will offer you excellent support, ranging from opportunities for mentoring, coaching and supervision as well as a structured programme of opportunities for continued professional development. We will also provide a comprehensive corporate and local induction program at the commencement of employment.

Due to the community setting of this post it is an essential requirement that all applicants must possess a full driver’s license and have access to a car that can be used for work purposes, subject to the provisions of the Equalities Act (2010).

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 5th March 2018 For further details or informal visits please contact: Jane Frankel – Clinical lead for Learning Disabilities Physiotherapy across KCHFT 03000410505

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

Jane Frankel

Clinical Lead for Learning Disabilities Physiotherapy

Milton Haig, Haig Gardens, Gravesend, Kent DA12 1NE  Tel: 03000410505

If you have problems applying, contact

01474 360757