Vacancy: Inpatient Senior Physical Therapist
Job Reference: 1538
Location: KIMS Hospital Maidstone
Closing Date: Friday 17th January 2020
KIMS Hospital reserves the right to remove job adverts before the closing date.
Our Physical Therapy department at KIMS Hospital is a diverse multi-disciplinary team who provide exceptional patient care throughout the entire patient journey. We are seeking an enthusiastic Inpatient Physiotherapist to join our team. The individual will play a vital role in the development of inpatient therapy services, ensuring a seamless care plan is provided for patients from admission to discharge.
We are also happy to consider candidates who are open to a job share.
Role Responsibilities include:
- 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, General Surgery and Medical patients.
- Be the Falls Lead for KIMS Hospital and responsible for the training and development of the wider MDT.
- Be the lead member of the MDT with complex discharge planning.
- Assist in the coordination and running of our joint school for pre-surgical hips and knees.
- Be 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.
- Be part of a seven-day service, inclusive of weekend working
- 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.
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 5538217 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check
Posted 10th January 2020
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