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Specialist Chronic Pain Physiotherapist

Job Description

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust provides wide-ranging NHS care for people, in their community, in a range of settings including people's own homes; nursing homes; health clinics; community hospitals; minor injury units; a walk-in centre and in mobile units.

We are one of the largest NHS community health providers in England, serving a population of about 14 million. We employ 5,000 staff, including community nurses, physiotherapists, dieticians, and many other healthcare professionals.

Our vision is to deliver excellent services which improve the health of our communities. To do this we need to have outstanding people who share a common set of values and aspirations.

Our values (CARE) demonstrate that the Trust acts with integrity and professionalism. CARE stands for:

  • Compassionate

  • Aspirational

  • Responsive

  • Excellence

Are you passionate about chronic pain? This is a unique opportunity to join our award-winning and established Community Chronic Pain Service. In our inter-disciplinary team you will be fully supported by expert clinical, administrative and managerial structures within KCHFT.

Our innovative bio psychosocial model delivers an evidenced-based, non-interventional, specialist pain service in the community, tailored to the needs of people in east Kent suffering from persistent pain. We actively involve patients in managing their chronic pain, so they have more control over it, improve their quality of life and reduce dependency on healthcare.

As a specialist physiotherapist in chronic pain you will need to demonstrate experience and knowledge of pain management. You will need to have excellent communication skills to deliver individual and group interventions in this challenging clinical field, to build links across the health economy and to deliver education aimed at raising awareness of chronic pain management. You need to be an excellent and dynamic team player. You need to have a vision for your self-development and an awareness of the importance of strategic service development in current health economy.

There has never been a better time to come and work for Kent Community NHS Foundation Trust, who will be providing this service. We are a leading, forward-thinking and innovative NHS Trust offering great opportunities to progress in an organisation where we truly put patient care, safety, compassion and pride at the heart of everything we do. We offer the utmost in patient care and take pride in nurturing our staff, ensuring they have a voice in what we deliver - and how we do it. We expect to deliver care of the highest standards to our patients.

As a member of our staff you can expect a huge variety of work and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond, and take pride in the service we offer patients. Each member of the team is truly valued and involved in making sure we embrace new ways of working - making the changes necessary to provide the most innovative, dynamic, responsive service of excellence. Learning opportunities in KCHFT are diverse and there are excellent career progression opportunities.

Interviews to be held on 16th November 2016

For further details / informal visits contact:
Ethel Hili (Advanced Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist) ( Email address removed ) or Sonja Bigg (Clinical Development Lead) ( Email address removed )

As a dynamic organisation, with a fast changing service provision we take a flexible approach in terms of what we are able to offer. This means that we reserve the right to change the hours detailed in this advert to full time or part-time to meet the service requirements.

For Agenda for Change posts based within the Dartford, Gravesham & Swanley areas of Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust also receive an allowance of a 5% high cost area allowance on top of basic salary up to a maximum of £1,652. Please note that this element does not apply the bank positions.

Successful applicants will be contacted via email with regards to interview details.

Please note that where the salary stated above is based on full time working it should be pro rata for part time working.

We are committed to a policy of equality in all our employment practices and strive to eliminate unfair discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation. Equality of opportunity is a high priority within the Trust. The Trust will not unlawfully, unfairly or unreasonably discriminate or treat individuals less favourably on the grounds of gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief, disability, age, race, nationality or ethnic origin.

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In cases where we receive a high volume of applications for a post, we may bring the closing date forward. Therefore you are advised to submit your completed application form as early as possible to avoid disappointment.

We regret we cannot contact everyone who is not short-listed for an interview, therefore if you do not hear from us in 21 days after the closing date, please assume you have not been successful on this occasion.

All information you supply in support of your application for employment should, to the best of your knowledge, be true and accurate. The Trust reserves the right to contact and share information with the NHS Protect if they suspect any information to be deliberately misleading.

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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