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Stroke Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you want to be part of an exciting and growing service?Our service provides Early Supported Discharge (ESD) for both Stroke and Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) patients across Somerset and specialist inpatient and ongoing community stroke rehabilitation.Our service has received excellent feedback from patients, carers and commissioners, as well as high levels of staff satisfaction and has been awarded an innovation award by the Community Hospitals Innovation Team. We strive to use current best practice and do so by regularly reviewing our service and adapting to provide patients with the best possible outcomes using evidence based practice.We now have opportunities for dynamic, motivated and experienced Band 6 physiotherapist to join our Stroke and ABI ESD service. This innovative service delivers intensive rehabilitation within patients' homes using state-of-the-art mobile technology, ensuring patients are kept at the centre of all decisions, goals, intervention and discharge plans.The team consists of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Speech and Language Therapists, Psychologists and Rehabilitation Assistants jointly providing seamless services to patients within their homes and along the whole stroke pathway.

Applications are welcome from Band 5 physiotherapists who are looking for a developmental role into a band 6 training opportunities are available for the right person.

Main duties of the job

To use specialised skills to provide assessment and treatment of stroke patients, taking account of other pathologies and associated complex needs.

To work within the rehabilitation and community settings.

To take an active role in the development of integrated stroke rehabilitation services within Somerset.

To provide a high standard therapy service to all patients referred to the service.

To develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

To agree patient centred goals in partnership with patients, carers, and other members of the healthcare team.

To provide specialist advice, teaching and training regarding rehabilitation management of patients on caseload.

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 Physiotherapists Job Description for comprehensive and detailed description of the post

Person Specification



  • Diploma/degree in Physiotherapy.
  • HPC registration
  • CPD - evidence of ongoing, dynamic and position relevant continuing professional development


  • Post graduate accredited course in Stroke rehabilitation Care of the Elderly and/or Rehabilitation/Neurology.
  • Post graduate accredited course in Stroke rehabilitation Care of the Elderly and/or Rehabilitation/Neurology.



  • To have a good knowledge and understanding of the community hospital setting


  • Knowledge of clinical governance



  • To have gained effective experience of stroke rehabilitation from student placements or post-graduate experience


  • Experience of working as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Experience of service development and review

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Williton Communty Hospital

North Road



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