Highly Specialist Critical Care Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Physiotherapy DH IP
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Denmark Hill - Kings College
Denmark Hill
£38,035 - £48,256 pa inc hca
30/01/2018 23:59

Highly Specialist Critical Care Physiotherapist - Band 7

The Respiratory Physiotherapy team at Kings College Hospital is responsible for services in many respiratory specialities including; Critical Care (medical, surgical, liver and neurosurgical), Liver, Cystic Fibrosis, NIV, Cardiothoracic and Trauma wards.

We have an exciting opportunity for you to join our experienced Critical Care team here at King’s Denmark Hill site. At the Denmark Hill site we currently have 69 adult critical care beds across Neuro, Surgery, Medicine and Livers, with an additional 34 level 2 beds across the hospital. The Trust is currently in the process of building a new, purpose built state of the art 60 bedded critical care unit at the Denmark Hill site which is due to open in Spring 2018. We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic physiotherapist with a broad range of respiratory experience, excellent critical care skills, demonstrable leadership skills and the ability to actively contribute to service development. The large respiratory team at King’s is facilitated by three Clinical Lead Physiotherapists and a Research Consultant Physiotherapist.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the co-ordination and management of physiotherapy input into the Critical Care units at Kings. Applicants should have HCPC registration and be able to demonstrate significant critical care experience including knowledge of the application of NIV and the ability to cope with complex management issues. King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a large London teaching trust providing specialist services to the region and also serving a large local population. You will be expected to work closely with colleagues within physiotherapy and in the wider multidisciplinary team, both in the hospital and our local community. Continuing Professional Development is encouraged through the Kings appraisal and development system and there is a well-established in-service education programme. Attendance at post-registration courses is supported and there are comprehensive library and computer facilities on site. Students are regularly on placement from local universities. The research portfolio of Respiratory services at Kings is developing well with regular submission of posters and publications.

Closing date: 30thJanuary 2018Interview date: 12thFebruary 2018 NB: Please note there is a word limit of 1000 words for your supporting statement. Applications over this limit will not be considered.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Claire Bradley, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist in Critical Care clairebradley1@nhs.net 020 3299 4917