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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/12/2021.

Physiotherapist- Band 5

Job Reference: 323-KPG2055

Ashford and St. Peter's Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Therapies - Physiotherapy
Lyne Chertsey KT16 0PZ UK
£26,938 - £33,111 pa Inc. HCAS

Our vision at Ashford & St Peter’s is to provide an outstanding experience and outcomes for patients and staff.

There has never been a better time to join us in the NHS at Ashford & St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. We provide acute and planned inpatient and outpatient care for our local community with a strong commitment to staff health and wellbeing. We are committed to providing continuous professional development, staff benefits and flexibility to shape our workforce around our patient care.

Band 5 - Physiotherapist

We currently have an opportunity for a physiotherapist to join our rotations at Ashford and St Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (ASPH)

Applications are welcome from physiotherapy students due to qualify, qualified therapists waiting for HCPC registration or those who already have experience and are looking to embrace something new.

Flexible working requests will be considered at the point of interview.

Our rotations are 6 months in duration and include:

    • Senior Adult Medical Services


    • General Medicine


    • Emergency services and admission avoidance


    • Critical care


    • Surgery


    • Cardiorespiratory medicine


    • Trauma orthopaedics


    • Elective orthopaedics


    • Hyper-acute/acute stroke unit


    • Neuro-rehabilitation at the Bradley Unit (based in Woking Community Hospital)


    • Stroke Early Supported Discharge (community-based)


    • Paediatrics (in-patient and out-patient across 3 sites)


    • MSK outpatients (across 4 sites)


The rotations will offer you the opportunity to work within different settings and with varied MDT professionals allowing you to develop your core clinical skills and interpersonal communication skills.

There is an established formal supervision and appraisal process as well as robust in-house training within each team. We value the development of our own staff to progress their career within the department

ASPH offers a seven-day service across some teams and you will be expected to participate in seven day working as per service requirements.


    • Manage an inpatient caseload including using respiratory, medical, neurological and orthopaedic skills


    • Complete patient assessments in a ward setting, formulate problem lists and provide appropriate therapy input to facilitate a safe discharge


    • Contribute to board rounds or problem patient sessions to ensure that patients get the right treatment, at the right time in the right place


    • Communicate with fellow therapists and other MDT members such as nurses, consultants, specialists


    • Treatment and management of patients requiring post-operative protocols and ensuring that patients follow their elective rehabilitation pathways.


    • Work within a MSK setting, either hospital, community gym or virtual working from home.


    • Clinically assess patients of all ages, create differential diagnosis and shared treatment plan with patients’ towards their personal goals.


    • Manage MSK classes and hydrotherapy, both face to face and virtual, to provide evidence based exercise and education to support self-management.


    • Support our orthopaedic clinics that include ponseti, DDH and serial casting treatment.


    • Actively participate in regular supervision and service development, and take personal responsibility in your professional development and professional registration requirements


    • Show passion for providing a high level of care and safeguarding to patients known to our service.


    • Have the ability to use initiative, communicate with empathy and be an effective team player.


Candidates will need to have a degree in Physiotherapy and HCPC registration, or due to qualify within the next 3 months.


For further information about this post, please contact:


Kelly Stevenson


Therapy Manager for Occupational and Physiotherapy

07971 559 211


Processing your Application

Your application will be transferred from NHS Jobs into the Trust's Careers Portal. Once your application has transferred, you will receive an email inviting you to register and log into the Careers Portal. From here you will be able to monitor the progress of your application, pre-employment checks and on-boarding.


Staff Benefits

Flexible working: We want all staff to have a good life/work balance and we will support you to have a working pattern that meets your needs and helps us to provide our services in ways that best suit the needs of our patients.

We are Ofsted registered day nurseries at Ashford and St Peter’s sites, catering for children from 3 months to 5 years, and half-term play-schemes for primary school age children, open from 8am to 6pm.

We have car parking on all our sites and a new multi-storey car park on the St Peter’s site. We have onsite accommodation in shared flats or houses.

The NHS Pension scheme helps you to build your pension for when you retire. You receive tax relief on the contributions you make while you are working and the Trust makes a financial contribution as well. The NHS pension scheme has benefits that will support you and your family when you retire.

Career pathways: we support our staff to develop their careers and will ensure that you can access support, training and development to progress and fulfil your potential at ASPH

Find our more in our Guide for Applicants.

Coronavirus update:

We are reviewing our recruitment and on-boarding processes on a regular basis to ensure we are following the guidelines from Public Health England (PHE). Interviews will be virtual wherever possible.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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