Physiotherapist Specialist - London

Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust
London (Greater)
12 Feb 2018
18 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust are a committed multi- professional team who provide much-valued hospital and community services to residents in South East London. The Trust has built a good reputation as a place to enjoy job satisfaction and develop professional skills and experience. Our people value the opportunity to work in a supportive culture and, we ensure our team are well rewarded for their contribution. By joining us now, you can play a role in shaping a our organisation that continues to put patient and client care first. Whatever the challenges ahead, we’re prepared to face them as one team.
We are seeking exceptionally motivated individuals to join our friendly dynamic team. In return for your dedication and hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to extend your clinical skills throughout varied and exciting rotations in a forward thinking department? Then you could be the person for us. We are looking for an enthusiastic and dynamic individual to join our band 6 rotational scheme at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
You will play a key role in the clinical provision of services to a varied patient caseload. Therapies are considered an integral part of the Multi-disciplinary team at L> and as such enjoy MDT working. Rotations include:

Acute Medical Wards, Frailty and A&E

Trauma and Orthopaedics (including amputee rehabilitation)

Elderly Care

Medical Wards/Oncology

Respiratory (including ITU and general surgery)



Neuro Inpatients

Stroke.Candidates should have good clinical reasoning, time management and communication skills. You will be involved in the supervision and teaching of Band 5 physiotherapists, Therapy Assistants and students. The successful candidate would also be expected to contribute to service development within each rotation.

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital is easily accessed by bus from North Greenwich tube station and there is a frequent and free interhospital bus available from Lewisham Hospital.

Continued professional development is encouraged and viewed as integral to providing a quality service for patients. We offer regular supervision, in-service training and actively promote the personal development of all our therapists.7-day working for Therapies is under development within the Trust.

The post offers the opportunity to build on existing clinical knowledge and to grow service development skills in a supportive environment. Rotations within the inpatient setting are every 8 months.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Rosalind Bracegirdle, Physiotherapy Inpatient Lead QEH:

( Email address removed )

0208 836 5003

Please note that the as part of the application process, you may need to complete a short values based pre-application question. Your responses to the question will impact on whether or not you are able to successfully continue with your application. Please have a look on our website to find out more information before you start the pre-application question. If you are unsuccessful with the pre-application question, it means that you are not in harmony with our values. We thank you for your interest in Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust.
For vacancies where a high volume of applications are received, we reserve the right to close the post before the stated closing date. Please apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. Due to the volume of applications for some posts, it may not be possible for us to contact all applicants with the outcome of the shortlisting. Therefore, if you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that you have not been successful.Shortlisted applicants for posts up to and including band 4 may be invited to sit a basic numeracy and literacy test as part of the interview process. If you have any concerns about your ability in either area you are strongly advised to visit the Excellence Gateway website and try some of the activities and practice questions. If you have been shortlisted and previously passed either test, please make us aware.
Our employment checking processes require that all appointed candidates provide the contact details of their current HR Department. If you have a disability which makes completing an application form difficult please contact:
For substantive Non Clinical roles Non Medical Recruitment on 020 8836 5770; for Clinical roles at QEH Medical Staffing on 020 8836 6777/6749, Clinical roles at UHL call 020 8333 3215, 020 8333 3147, for Temporary Staffing roles, please contact Bank Recruitment Office on 020 8836 6825/5302, quoting the vacancy reference number.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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