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Band 6 Community Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Shepton Mallet
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Job summary

Senior Physiotherapist - Mendip Community

Fancy a change working in the community alongside a multidisciplinary team?

Exciting opportunity with involvement in setting up falls / neuro clinics!

This post has arisen for a part-time band 6 community physiotherapist working in the rural town and surrounding villages of Shepton Mallet in the Mendip Hills an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Main duties of the job

  • To use advanced clinical reasoning to predict achievable outcomes of treatment and to recommend the best course of intervention, developing comprehensive treatment plans, in conjunction with other professions and agencies.
  • To be responsible on a daily basis for the allocation of clinical work to the Rehabilitation Assistants
  • To manage clinical risk within own patient caseload and take action to effectively manage identified risks
  • To play a key role in planning and implementing discharge in conjunction with other professionals and agencies in bedded units.
  • To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with medical, nursing, social services and therapy colleagues to ensure delivery of a coordinated multidisciplinary service. This will include providing specialist/ expert advice to case conferences, discharge planning, patient reviews and admission prevention.
  • To be responsible for organising, prioritising and planning your own caseload and that of the staff under your supervision within the Rehabilitation service
  • To manage clinical time effectively by caseload prioritisation to meet patient need, balancing this with other patient related activities and professional responsibilities, both planned and unpredictable demands

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To provide high quality patient-centered care and specialist rehabilitation to adults referred to the Rehabilitation Service.
  • Participate in the development of the Rehabilitation Service in the community and within the Community hospital bedded environments.
  • To provide specialist advice regarding the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT.
  • Provide support, guidance and training to Band 5 Therapists, Apprentices, Rehabilitation Assistants and Students.
  • Responsibility for a caseload of complex patients within both the community and the community hospital bedded environments.
  • Act as Clinical Supervisor and undertake Managerial Supervision including Appraisal for Band 5 Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants.
  • Act as Team Lead in the Rehabilitation Managers absence, including supporting staff and attending any meetings delegated by the manager.

Please see job description for further details

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree/Masters in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Valid UK driving licence and access to vehicle


  • Post graduate accredited course in Care / rehabilitation of the Elderly and/or other relevant post graduate courses.
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of a wide range of clinical rehabilitation areas of practice to include elderly patients with complex multi-pathology, neurological, orthopaedics etc
  • Experience of lone working and working in a community setting

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