Inpatient Lead Physical Therapist

Physical therapy 1584

Vacancy: Inpatient Lead Physical Therapist

Job Reference: 1584

Location: KIMS Hospital, Maidstone

Hours: 37.5

Closing Date: Friday 10th January 2020

         KIMS Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.

Job Summary:

Our Physical Therapy department at KIMS Hospital is a multi-disciplinary team comprising of Physiotherapists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Hand therapists, women’s health specialist and a consultant sports physician to provide exceptional patient care throughout the entire patient journey. We are seeking an enthusiastic Inpatient Lead Physiotherapist to join our team. The individual will play a vital role in the development of inpatient therapy services and have the overall responsibility of developing the inpatient team.

Role Responsibilities include:

  • Comprehensive assessment and treatment of patients based around sound clinical reasoning and application of evidence based practice.
  • Management of an inpatient caseload of Orthopaedic, Gynaecological, Breast Surgery and General Surgical patients. In addition to medical admissions.
  • Have an active role in falls prevention for KIMS Hospital and responsible alongside the inpatient team for training and development of the wider MDT. 
  • Co-ordinate the running of our joint school for pre-surgical hips and knees.
  • Take an active role in complex discharge planning at KIMS Hospital
  • Being innovative in methods of care delivery and aid in the effective use of resources to ensure maximum utilisation of skills and knowledge
  • Participate in the development and review of service and professional standards.
  • Being responsible for planning of staffing levels to cover an orthopaedic service across seven days.

Person Specification:

  • Possess a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy
  • Have a valid registration with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC)
  • Demonstrate extensive post-registration clinical experience, specifically in an orthopaedic field.
  • Be able to show evidence of continuous professional development and its application in practice
  • Be 100% patient orientated with a focus on continuous service improvement with the patient experience the main priority.
  • Be enthusiastic about peer development and pushing clinical excellence throughout the entire team  

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Lily would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 538217 or email

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at

Posted 10th January 2020

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