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Locum- Band 5 Respiratory Virtual Ward Physiotherapist

Employer
Kingston Hospital NHS
Location
Kingston Upon Thames
Salary
Competitive salary
Closing date
28 Nov 2021

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First Acute Trust in London to be rated Outstanding by CQC for Overall Quality and Leadership

Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated in a beautiful and remarkable part of the country - close to London yet surrounded by royal parks, historic buildings and the River Thames. We are located on a single site in Kingston upon Thames, Surrey and run several outpatient clinics in neighbouring areas including Raynes Park Health Centre and Teddington Memorial Hospital.

We employ 3,300+ staff who proudly and efficiently support over 350,000 people locally through a full range of diagnostic and treatment services and we have a national reputation for innovative developments in healthcare.

The South West London Collaborative Bank

Kingston Hospital is a part of the local South West London Collaborative and offer competitive bank rates to work across the three NHS trusts: St Georges, Kingston Hospital and Epsom & St Helier. Our Smart App booking system makes life easier for flexible working!

Health and Wellbeing & Staff Benefits

The Trust understands that benefits go beyond just financial rewards and offers a wide range of benefits that recognise staff contribution, provide opportunities for career development and offer initiatives to promote a healthy work-life balance
-Our Health Heroes Awards 2018 - Staff Retention and Wellbeing Employer of the Year.
-HPMA Vivup Award for Well Being 2019.

Trust Values

Kingston Hospital NHS Trust has five key values and we want to employ and work with people who share these values and demonstrate behaviours that support them. They are:

- Caring - Design and deliver care around each individual patient's needs and wants.
- Safe - Make the safety of patients and staff our prime concern as safety comes first
- Responsible - All staff take responsibility for the hospital, its services and reputation
- Value Each Other - Value each other's contribution
- Inspiring - We always strive to empower each other to develop and deliver improvements to benefit our patients

Kingston Hospital are seeking for experiencedRespiratory Virtual Ward physiotherapist to join the Bankand the Respiratory Physiotherapy .

The post holder will provide safe, efficient, cost effective, evidence based care via a Virtual Ward to patients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions. This is to support patient's discharges from hospital, prevent avoidable in-patient admissions and reduce pressure on inpatient bed capacity whilst maintaining standards of care that are equivalent to those in hospital. The post holder will act as a source of information for staff regarding the Virtual Ward and will be able to direct more complex enquiries to the specialist Virtual Ward team members. The post will involve working between Kingston Hospital, YHC/HRCRT and remote working from home.

What we need from you:

·HCPC Registration

· Proven experience working in a physical Health Setting

· Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

During this pandemic we are fastracking our recruitment process but will still require:

· Proof of Right to Work in the UK

· An Enhanced DBS

· Occupational Health Clearance

To apply for this role please or would like more informationregarding the department and role. Complete the application box below and attach your CV.

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  • Application : Please ensure that you have read the job description and person specification and that your supporting statement reflects this, as your application will be assessed against these criteria.
  • References : You will be required to provide 3 years of employment/educational history. We do not accept references from personal email addresses such as Hotmail, Gmail etc. therefore please ensure you are providing professional working email addresses within your application form.
  • Closing date : we reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.
  • Shortlisting : You will only be contacted by the Recruitment Team via email if you are shortlisted for this post. Please ensure therefore that you check your e-mail account/mobile regularly.
  • DBS : Kingston Hospital NHS Trust is committed to safeguarding children and adults who are at risk of abuse. As such, if the appointee to this post will have access to children or vulnerable adults, he/she will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check. However, all employees have a responsibility for safeguarding children and vulnerable adults in the course of their duties and for ensuring that they are aware of the specific duties relating to their role.
  • Salary : For applicants without prior NHS experience at the same Pay Band or higher, the salary will start at the lower value within the advertised range and increase every year up to the maximum value within the banding (subject to review meetings).

    For those with NHS experience, we do not match inner London HCAS. If you are hired within a lower band, your salary will not be matched, instead your previous years of service will be taken into consideration.
  • NHS Jobs : Completed applications will be transferred to our preferred third party recruitment management system. All communications will be via trac.jobs, unfortunately, you will not receive responses to queries sent via NHS Jobs.


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