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B6 Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic physiotherapists to join our physiotherapy team with 9 month rotations covering:
  • MSK Outpatients
  • Respiratory
  • Surgical
  • Care of the elderly
  • And specialist opportunities: Paediatrics and Oncology

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a highly specialised and up to date physiotherapy service to the in-patient wards. Be competent in a range of Physiotherapeutic skills respiratory, surgical, care of the elderly, neurology
  • To be an active member of the working rota which provides a physiotherapy service to all acute medicine wards, 7 days per week, including bank holidays.
  • Provide clinical support and supervision for band 5 staff, students and assistants working in these areas.
  • Be expected to provide and manage the physiotherapy service to highly complex acute in patients.
  • Be actively involved in follow-up care when needed.
  • This post will require a good understanding of a broad range of physiotherapy specialities, a good understanding of the role of Occupational Therapy, Social and Community Services and Support participating in the supervision of Band 5 Physiotherapists and assistants. The post holder should also have a broader understanding of departmental /therapy issues.
  • The post holder will rotate through core clinical inpatient areas.

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

The clinical work requires the post holder to have a broad but in-depth knowledge of the types of conditions and needs typically experienced by older people along with expert skills in improving and maintaining function in a range of conditions. The ideal candidate will also have experience in supervision and training of others including students and have specialist skills in assessment and therapeutic interventions.

Successful candidates will have a strong team work ethic, a sense of accountability accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times.

In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within the role and support our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities. This support will occur through a mix of supervisions (clinical and management) provided by a Senior Physiotherapist, personal development plans and the candidates own active participation in supervision and education of others.

You will have the chance to enhance current service delivery and be involved in on-going service developments, including research, audits and reviews. The service is covered over seven days and you will be required to work weekends and early and late shift patterns on certain rotations.

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Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy Degree
  • Evidence of post graduate education
  • HCPC Registration



  • Good knowledge of 3 core areas respiratory / neurology / MSK
  • Specialist knowledge of medical respiratory and acute care conditions



  • Experience of working within acute medicine
  • Experience of working in an acute NHS setting

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital



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