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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Community Rehab

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Taunton, Somerset
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
1 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Community Rehab

Are you a Leader with community rehab experience looking for your next opportunity within Somerset?

With the national emphasis being on supporting patients' rehabilitation in their own homes and communities, this is an exciting time to join Somerset Foundation Trust Community Rehabilitation Service in a senior clinical role.

This is an excellent opportunity for a senior, experienced therapist who wishes to develop their own clinical skills and those of less experienced staff. This post encompasses the Enhanced Clinical Practitioner Framework to allow the post-holder to gain ECP accreditation, providing a clear clinical career pathway. The post holder will link directly and receive support from experienced clinicians who are already in place in community services.

As a Physio Clinical Specialist in Community Rehabilitation, you will be part of an MDT consisting of Physio's, OT's, Pharmacy Technicians and Support Staff, working alongside the District Nurses and Older Persons Mental Health Teams as we continue with Integration of community services. You will link closely with the Advanced Clinical Practitioners and liaise with other agencies such as, Primary Care, Adult Social Care and voluntary agencies.

Main duties of the job

About out service:
  • We provide non-urgent rehabilitation for residents over the age of 18 in Taunton and West Somerset.
  • The caseload is varied from the straightforward mobility assessment to highly complex frailty, post-acute neuro-rehabilitation, orthopaedics and falls.
  • There is specialist support with neuro conditions and excellent links with complex MDT clinics.
  • People are visited in a host of settings, including their own homes, local community, community hospitals and care homes. You will be expected to support the most complex cases through their own and shared caseloads.

There are several bases across Taunton and West Somerset to work from, plus a flexible working policy. It is expected that a minimum of 80% of your time will be face to face with patients.

You will have advanced therapy assessment and clinical reasoning skills and be able to liaise with primary, secondary and tertiary stakeholders.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, fantastic 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 broad purpose of the role is to provide a high standard of complex, enhanced care for patients, using enhanced levels of clinical judgement, skills and knowledge and to clinically support other team members in their clinical development.

Please see the job description for a more detailed list of the main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Significant experience in Community Rehab in a range of settings
  • Community Rehab experience in a range of conditions
  • Evidence of clinical supervision of staff
  • Evidence of teaching/developing staff
  • Experience embedding evidence based practice in clinical work
  • Significant experience of MDT working
  • Access to a vehicle for travelling within Trust boundaries
  • HCPC Registration as a Physiotherapist


  • Post grad qualification in relevant clinical areas
  • Post grad qualification in teaching, mentoring , coaching

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Harrison House, Taunton

Neighbourhood Teams, First Floor, Harrison House, Blackbrook Park Avenue

Taunton, Somerset


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