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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist, Women’s Health

Job Description

King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), is one of the UK’s largest and busiest teaching hospitals with a turnover of nearly £1 billion, 15 million patient contacts a year and more than 11,500 staff based across 5 main sites in South East London.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King’s College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley.

Physiotherapy Department

Clinical Lead Physiotherapist - Women’s Health

Band 8a Permanent Contract Full Time (375 hours)

The urogynaecological department at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (KCH) led by the acclaimed Professor Linda Cardozo is now recruiting to senior physiotherapy positions for exceptional candidates.

The physiotherapy women’s health team manage a caseload including highly complex cases. KCH is a tertiary centre and delivers urogynaecological services to a local, national and international population.

Interest and experience in research is important for the physiotherapy roles and the opportunity to work alongside Professor Cardozo in MDT research projects will be available. The women’s health physiotherapy service is located within the urogynaecology suite and functions as an essential part of the multi-disciplinary team working together with expert medical & nursing clinicians. The team are renowned for their research work, presenting at conferences internationally.

With proven skills in the management of women’s health conditions, the successful candidate must have excellent clinical communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to teach and develop staff and students working within the service. The post holder will be encouraged and supported to develop their clinical, teaching, research and managerial skills.

King’s College NHS Foundation Trust has a large therapy department with 250+ therapists from Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech and Language Therapy professions. Each service is organised under a Head of Profession, and a Director of Therapies leads the service and represents therapies across the Trust. The department has well-established traditions of supporting research, learning and development, which ensures all staff are given opportunities to develop skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. King’s offers an excellent learning environment with easy access to the Medical School library, and other training facilities.

Part-time applications may be considered.

You must have a degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy and Registration with the Health Care Professions Council is essential for this post.

Applications will close when sufficient numbers of applications have been received. Interviews are planned to be held on afternoon of Monday 7th November, however, this is subject to change.

If you would like further information about this post, please contact Frankie Northfield, Head of Physiotherapy on (020) 3299 8239 or on e-mail ( Email address removed )


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At King’s, we fully support the right of all staff to equal opportunities and are committed to the development of a diverse workforce.

Applications are welcome from anyone who meets the specific criteria of the post regardless of age, gender, disability, religion/ belief or sexual orientation.

Benefits available to all employees include: Workplace Nurseries, an excellent Pension Scheme and access to the Learning Zone.

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Due to the high volume of applications for some posts, this advert might close before the displayed closing date if we have received a sufficient number of applications. If you wish to apply for this role, it is recommended that you apply promptly.

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