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Team Lead and Frailty Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
29 Feb 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated physiotherapist to develop and drive forward our service provision in frailty. The ideal candidate will deliver a strategy to develop the team ethos and clinical expertise in this area to encourage team members to thrive and develop a passion for frailty. They will do this through enhancing their own clinical and managerial skills, scoping out further opportunities for development for themselves and others in regards to enhanced and advance practice.

Main duties of the job

Leadership: provide motivational leadership promoting frailty as an area of physiotherapy which is challenging and rewarding.

Management: manage the team with an eye for detail and vision for the future within the wider physiotherapy department.

Clinical: whilst have responsibility for your own caseload, develop expertise in the field of frailty and care of the older person.

Supervision: provide regular supervision for members of your team so they are likewise encouraged to do the same when undertaking their own supervision responsibilities.

Educate: provide teaching, training and specialist clinical advice to other professionals.

CPD: with excellent time management find opportunities for your own development.

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

Please see attached full job description and personal specification.

If this post excites you then please make contact with Gareth Maguire for an informal chat about this opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy Degree
  • Worked as B6 for 2 or more years in NHS setting



  • Demonstrable experience in management of frail / elderly patients

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital



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