Physiotherapist – Fixed Term (Maternity Cover)

Location: Thanet

Status: Fixed-term (13 months), full-time

Salary: £35,392 - £42,618 per annum DOE

Closing date: 06/04/2024

Why Work for Us

Do you have a background in physiotherapy ?

Do you want to develop your current skills and be part of a pro-active multi-disciplinary and professional team, who put excellent patient care as their priority?

Do you have a passion for working collaboratively in an environment of thriving on positive change and making a difference to those with palliative and end of life care needs?

Are you passionate about supporting and empowering patients to live well until their very last moment in their life?

If so, then the role of Physiotherapist at Pilgrims may be just the job for you!

Pilgrims is seeking a well-motivated and forward thinking Physiotherapist to join the multidisciplinary team (MDT), to support our patients in East Kent. The successful candidate will be involved in delivering physiotherapy services across our inpatient unit and outpatient services. You will have an opportunity to  develop expert assessment and treatment planning skills within the in patient and outpatient settings.

Key duties include:

  • Taking a lead role in advanced assessment and treatment of patients with life limiting illnesses
  • Actively contributing in service development
  • Being involved in the supervision and education of other health professionals
  • Undertaking evidence-based projects and audits, making recommendations for change in practice and development as required.

This is a full-time, fixed term vacancy working 37.5 hours per week.  Part-time hours would be considered with working hours at 22.5 per week.

The post holder must ensure that services are provided to a high standard. For a more extensive list of responsibilities, please refer to the Job Description document.

Development:

Recognising the need to support employees working within this particular field, we provide an extensive range of physical and psychological support measures through our health and wellbeing programme, to ensure your success, including:

  • A supportive and friendly working environment
  • Regular quality interactions with our clinical and medical teams
  • Strong working relationships with other members of the multi-disciplinary teams
  • On-going training and CPD/career development
  • Access to a range of resources to ensure our staff have access to help and support where and when they need it; and
  • Regular self-care and development sessions

About Us

As an award-winning employer, Pilgrims provides end of life care services to patients and their families across east Kent.

Our commitment is to provide open, compassionate care and expertise for patients and their families – both in the community and in-patient units.

Our Vision

“Of a community where people with a terminal illness and their family and friends are supported and empowered to live well in mind and body until the very last moment of their life”.

We recognise that our workforce is integral to the delivery of our Vision and our charitable aims. Pilgrims Hospices continues to create a highly skilled, motivated, engaged and healthy workforce by providing an environment where staff and volunteers feel highly motivated to perform their roles to a consistently high standard, and actively role model our charitable behaviours and values.

To achieve our Vision, we have a shared set of values and behaviours that enable us to be the people and the charity that patients and their loved ones need us to be. They form our CODE, which guides us in our daily working and decision making:

Compassionate We treat everyone with compassion and care

Open We communicate openly, honestly and effectively

Dynamic We are dynamic, improving and developing our service

Empowered We empower people to achieve their outcomes

Our Benefits

As an Employer of Choice we are committed supporting our employees and volunteers through both a holistic benefits package, but also through wellbeing and work/life balance.

Our workplaces offer:

  • Friendly and highly professional working environments alongside people passionate about what we do
  • Opportunities for professional development through a range of extensive learning
  • A workplace pension scheme. Those joining us from the NHS may retain eligibility to membership of the NHS pension scheme
  • A good work-life balance and realistic working hours
  • Financial discounts, provided through the Blue Light Card scheme
  • A sense of achievement in supporting a worthwhile cause
  • A sense of wellbeing

We invest in our employees, which is one of the key things that makes us an award-winning employer of choice!

How to apply

To learn more about this role, please download the full job description document as attached.

If you are interested in applying for the role and wish to join our passionate team, please complete the online application form via NHS JOBS.

As part of our commitment to be an inclusive employer, ensuring fairness and consistency in selecting the best candidate for this role, identifying details will not be considered during our selection process.