Clinical Lead Orthopaedic Physiotherapist
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
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Our staff feel the trust offers progression from within and that they are valued as individuals. The therapies department places an emphasis on supportive learning and the sharing of knowledge and practices across all professional groups.
We are now looking for new team members to compliment the current well-established team! We are looking forward to showing you what we have to offer you soon.
Please visit the video link below to provide you with an insight as to why you should come and join our fantastic therapy department at MTW!
As a band 7 Orthopaedic Physiotherapist be a source of highly specialist knowledge and clinical expertise in order to jointly lead the rehabilitation of patients in the orthopaedic wards and in our elective centres including the new Kent and Medway Orthopaedic centre We are also inviting applications from those with Band 6 level NHS experience who are ready to develop Band 7 level competence.
The department are not able to support international recruits within this specialty at this time
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 and will 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 managerially, working with junior staff and students, depending on your level of experience.
We offer 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. You will be required to travel between the sites of Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells. You will be part of a 7 day service providing orthopaedic physiotherapy
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 760,000 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 more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.
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 email@example.com 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 atEnhanced 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.
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