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Specialist Physiotherapist

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you aspire to give your patient's excellent care? Do wish to develop your Musculoskeletal skills in a supportive, friendly team? Would you like to work in a modern department with support for Clinical professional development? Do you dream of doing all this minutes away from stunning beaches and areas of outstanding natural beauty?

This is an excellent opportunity for a clinician with proven outpatient and inpatient skills at Specialist level or an aspiring Junior Physiotherapist with appropriate relevant experience.

We require an enthusiastic, motivated and innovative Physiotherapist with sound musculoskeletal skills to work across our dynamic, aspirational Physiotherapy Outpatient and Orthopaedic inpatient services.

Main duties of the job

For more detail about the main duties of this role, please see the job description section below. As a key member of the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, you will be joining an exceptional team working together to help our patients to stay healthy, when they need it most.

About us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford).

Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within peoples own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Its never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as youll help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The post is rotational throughout all Outpatient Physiotherapy teams in North Devon and Orthopaedics at Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, Northern site, l including elective, trauma and Orthopaedic Supported discharge services. The post holder would provide Specialist Musculoskeletal outpatient assessment and treatment to the local population. On part of the rotation contribute to good clinical outcomes for inpatients as reported on the National Hip data base.

The post holder will be supported by Advanced Physiotherapy Practitioners and will mentor Junior Physiotherapists. You would need to be confident to work as an independent Practitioner and have excellent Musculoskeletal, communication and organisational skills.

We provide regular in service training, excellent supervision and encourage peer support. We support continuous professional development, external courses and flexible working. We have a team of expert Clinicians with post graduate qualifications who will encourage and support you to reach your potential.

North Devon is an area of outstanding natural beauty, with miles of golden surfing beaches and beautiful countryside. We therefore offer an excellent opportunity to develop your clinical skills whilst enhancing your quality of life.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday (Outpatient service)/rolling 7 day working pattern (inpatient service). Based at North Devon District Hospital, South Molton, Bideford, Ilfracombe and Holsworthy Hospital sites. Requirement to support respiratory weekend and evening on call rosters on the Acute site.

Interview Date: Tuesday 11th June 2024

For further information please contact: Victoria Typaldou, Team Lead Physiotherapy Outpatients Northern Services,on,

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with Priority and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.


We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we'll help you get there.

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you're starting out in the NHS, you'll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You'll benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You'll have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers.

You will also have access to other benefits including:

National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.

Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter

Car lease schemes.

The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).

Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available if the role is something you are interested in, we'd love to hear from you.

Person Specification

General Requirements


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description


  • See job description text above, and (where applicable) you can download a copy of the full job description

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


North Devon District Hospital

Raleigh Park



EX31 4JB

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