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Enhanced Practitioner Physiotherapist in Paediatrics

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

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Physiotherapist to join the team at Yeovil District Hospital to lead in the development of Physiotherapy service provision to Paediatrics. This covers orthopaedic and neurological development alongside respiratory care.

The successful individual will have the expertise to develop a robust and responsive paediatric service from the neonatal unit to the wards including responsibilities for service provision & development and training for staff on the Respiratory Physiotherapy On-Call rota.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide a highly specialised and up to date physiotherapy service in Paediatric Physiotherapy
  • Provide clinical expertise including Paediatric Physiotherapy training and support to all Therapy staff and the multi-disciplinary team
  • Leading in the planning, co-ordinating, delivery, evaluation and improvement of Physiotherapy services to Paediatrics
  • Providing clinical and strategic leadership for Paediatric Physiotherapy Services with responsibilities for safety, quality, training and clinical governance agendas supporting the workforce to deliver exceptional care

About us

Yeovil District Hospital is now part of Somerset NHS Foundation Trust. 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

For full details of the job and responsibilities please see attached job description or contact us with the following contact details.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at relevant postgraduate courses


  • Member of relevant special interest group

Knowledge and Experience


  • Detailed, proved and upto date post graduate experience
  • Relevant and comprehensive evidence of life-long learning
  • Able to povide robust leadership
  • Experience of working and leading in a MDT


  • Experience of service development, project management and evaluation

Personal Qualities


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good time management and organisational skills
  • Able to work collaboratively within the MDT
  • Committed to personal and team development

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeovil Hospital

Roping Road


BA21 4AT

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