Bank Physiotherapist - Kingston upon Thames

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Are you an HCPC registered newly qualified or existing band 6 Physiotherapist who has student or working experience of the acute NHS setting?

If so and you are looking for a diverse fixed term seasonal pressure post in one of London’s top district general foundation trust hospitals, then we have the post for you.

Clinical areas include:
Surgery (Gastrointestinal, gynaecological, urology, breast and vascular) and ITU (seasonal 12 beds);
Medicine (Cardiology, Haematology, Respiratory);
Care of the Elderly;
Frailty Team;
Acute Stroke Unit;
Musculo-skeletal Outpatients;
Orthopaedics (Both trauma and elective) and
Paediatric Outpatients.

Our Physiotherapy team is growing and extending its roles, adding ESPs across the Trust, with a large emphasis on promoting and developing the profession.

The successful candidate will benefit from a comprehensive supervision and IST programme and be part of a dynamic and forward thinking department within a strong MDT.

Please read the Job Description and Personal Specification carefully prior to applying.


Job Title: Bank Physiotherapist
Department: Physiotherapy
Reports to: Physiotherapy Service Manager
Liaises with: Band 6/Band 7
Band: Band 6

Job Summary
To be part of a team that provides an efficient, cost effective, evidence based Physiotherapy
service to Kingston Hospital.

Trust Culture and Values
The Trust has defined its culture as one that is patient centred which puts safety first and
where all staff take responsibility, are valued and value each other. To support this our four
values are that we are all:-

Caring – we design and deliver care around each individual patient’s needs and wants
Safe – we make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern (safety comes first)
Responsible – all staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation

And that we:
Value each other – we all value each other’s contribution.
Our training, policies, procedures, and practices are all intended to support behaviours in line
with our values and all staff are expected to uphold these by 'Living Our Values Everyday'

Department Philosophy
To deliver a Physiotherapy service to Kingston hospital in a supportive and learning
environment where individuals are valued and respected.

Department Structure:

ESP Physiotherapists
Band 7 Physiotherapists (Surgery/ITU, Medicine, CoE, OPD, Orthopaedics and Stroke)
Band 6 Physiotherapists
Band 5 Physiotherapists (Rotational)
Physiotherapy Technicians and Assistants
Physiotherapy Manager



1. To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the
management of patients in your care.
2. .To undertake a comprehensive assessment of patients such as those with presentations of
medical and respiratory pathologies, orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions, paediatric
patients, amputees, head injuries and stroke patients.
3. Formulate and deliver a Physiotherapy treatment programme based on sound knowledge of
evidence based practise and treatment options. Using clinical assessment, reasoning skills
and knowledge of treatment skills
4. Assess patient understanding of treatment, gain valid consent and have the capacity to
work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment
5. Evaluate patient progress, re-asses and alter treatment programmes as appropriate
6. Represent Physiotherapy service and/or individual patients at the multi-disciplinary team
meetings to ensure the delivery of a co-ordinated multi-disciplinary service and integrate
Physiotherapy treatment in to the treatment programme. This will include discussion of
patient care, patient progress and involvement of discharge planning.
7. To be an active member of the on-call and weekend rota and take an active role in
attending the handover meetings for weekend work. This will take place after the agreed
competencies have been achieved.

1. To assist with the supervision and co-ordination of students and assistants.
2. To be responsible for organising and planning own caseload to meet service and
patient priorities.

3.Adapting plans as situations change/arise e.g. caseload, staff sickness

1. Use a range of verbal and non-verbal communication tools to communicate effectively
with patients and carers to progress rehabilitation and treatment programmes. This will
include patients who may have difficulties in understanding or communicating. For
example, patients may be deaf, blind, have learning difficulties, psychological or
language problems or who may be unable to accept diagnosis.

1. To undertake as directed the collection of data for use in service audit and research
projects. To manage and undertake research in to specific areas of clinical practise and
service delivery using a range of research methodologies as part of MDT audit and
departmental research initiatives.
2. To document and record legible records of patient assessment and treatment in
accordance with trust guidelines and local policy.

1 Work within trust guidelines and CSP guidelines and to have a good working
knowledge. Of national and local standards and monitor own quality of practise.
2 To ensure competence for taking part in the on-call services by maintaining current
knowledge of evidence-based practise in orthopaedic, medical and respiratory
3 To work within the CSP professional codes of practise to be a safe and competent
4 Participate in the staff performance development review and be responsible for
achieving agreed objectives
5 Undertake the measurement and evaluation of your work and current practises through
the use of evidence based practise projects, audit and outcome measures, either
individually or with more senior Physiotherapists. Make recommendations for change to
the Physiotherapy team

Team Role / Staff Management
1 Provide advice to medical and nursing staff and other members of the multi-disciplinary
Team regarding patients receiving Physiotherapy input
2 Be an active member of the in-service training programme by attendance at, and
participation in, in-service training programmes, journal club and peer review

Risk (managerial and supervisory staff)

1 To be responsible for the safe and competent use of all Physiotherapy equipment,
respiratory equipment and patient appliances

Education and Training/Self-Development
1 Identify own training and development needs and undertake appropriate
training/education as required.
2 Participate in an annual individual performance review process where objectives will be
agreed, performance monitored and personal development needs discussed.
3 To attend all statutory and mandatory training as and when required to do so.
4 Act responsibly in respect of colleague’s health, safety and welfare following safe work
practices and complying with the Trust’s Health and Safety Policies.
5 Adhere to all Trust Policies as applicable.

This job description is not intended to limit the scope and extent of the job to be undertaken
and will be subject to review and alteration as necessary, following discussion with the post

Health Clearance

Health clearance is required for this appointment. Applicants must complete a medical
questionnaire, return it to the Occupational Health and Wellbeing Service and, if required,
undergo a medical examination before appointment.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
A DBS will be required before appointment for all posts with access to children or vulnerable

Confidentiality and Disclosure of Information
In the course of your normal work with the Trust you will come into possession of confidential
information concerning patients, the Trust and its staff. This information should always be
treated according to the Trust’s rules on confidentiality. Any inappropriate disclosure may be
subject to the Trust's disciplinary procedures.

Raising concerns
Staff may on occasion have genuine concerns about healthcare matters and consequently the
Trust endorses the principle that these must be raised in a responsible and appropriate
manner, and if necessary using the Trust’s ‘Raising Concerns (Whistleblowing)’ policy.

Data Quality/Security
The post holder is responsible for ensuring that he/she maintains the integrity and quality of
both computerised and manual data.

Acceptance of Gifts and Hospitality
The conduct of staff in the public service should be scrupulously impartial and honest and in
this context any offers of gifts or hospitality should be discussed with your manager, prior to

Codes of conduct and professional standards

All staff should adhere to any codes of conduct or professional standards set by the regulatory
bodies with whom they are registered or by professional bodies of which they are a member.
Managers should observe the Code of Conduct for NHS Managers.

Risk (managerial and supervisory staff only)
Managers are responsible for implementing and monitoring any identified and appropriate risk
management control measures within their designated area(s) and scope of responsibility. Full
details are set out in the Trust’s Risk Management Policy.

Health and Safety
All staff are advised that, under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and associated
legislation, it is the duty of every employee to take reasonable care for their own health and
safety and that of other people who may be affected by their activities at work, and also to cooperate fully with the Trust and others in connection with any arrangements to satisfy the statutory duties and responsibilities under the Act, including undertaking appropriate mandatory and health and safety training.

Infection Control
All staff must at all times be aware of their responsibilities for ensuring infection control and to
maintain hygiene standards in accordance with infection control policies and instructions.

Personal Property
The Trust is unable to accept responsibility for articles of personal property lost or damaged on
its premises whether by burglary, fire, theft or otherwise and staff are advised to insure against
all risks.

Equal Opportunities
Equality of opportunity is an integral part of the Trust’s recruitment and selection process and
recruiting managers must ensure that they comply fully with the Trust’s Equality & Diversity
Policy. The Trust aims to ensure equality of opportunity for all irrespective of race, disability,
sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, age, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy
and maternity and religion, or belief.

No Smoking
Smoking by staff, patients and visitors, will not be permitted anywhere on Trust premises.

Staff must wear their identity badge at all times to assist in maintaining the security of the
hospital; be observant, and not afraid to enquire of people as to their business in the hospital.
Any suspicious behaviour must be reported to the Security Officer, manager, or security team.

Safeguarding children and vulnerable adults
Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults at
risk of abuse. If the post is one that involves access to children and vulnerable adults during
the course of their normal duties, an enhanced Criminal Records (CRB) check will be required.
All employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the
course of their daily duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to
their role.

Person Specification
Job Title: Band 6 Bank Physiotherapist

Criteria for
Essential Requirements Desirable Requirements Assessment
BSC Degree in Physiotherapy
State Registration with Health
Professional Council
Membership of The Chartered
Society of Physiotherapy or
Experience Working Knowledge of a
broad range of conditions
requiring Physiotherapy
Completed placements at
undergraduate level
Experience of working in a
Physiotherapy department in
the UK NHS
Involvement in audit, research
and understanding quality
Experience of working in ICT or
Community based
Physiotherapy teams
Experience of treating acute
respiratory patients
Application form and
Skills Remain updated with
Professional practise and new
research and demonstrate a
desire for self -development
Evidence of participation in
Ability to demonstrate an insight
into the importance of the multi
Application form and

Ability to present information,
written and orally in a clear,
concise and logical manner
Ability to organise, prioritise
and delegate
Ability to work as a team
Ability to communicate,
educate, motivate and
negotiate effectively with staff,
patients and carers
Understanding of clinical
governance and its implication
for services, including
experience of quality issues
and audit
Ability to comprehend and
work within the Trust’s policies
of data protection, equal
opportunities and health and
safety and meet the differing
needs of the patients
disciplinary team
Able to demonstrate discharge
planning skills

Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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