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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist in Community Rehab

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
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 Physios, OTs, 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

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.

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, Somerset NHS Foundation Trust offers employees a wide range of benefits including flexible working, NHS pension scheme, generous annual leave allowance and a commitment to career development.You will be eligible for our Blue Light Card and a wide range of NHS exclusive shopping & leisure discounts.We are proud of our skilled, diverse workforce and as an inclusive employer we welcome applications from all backgrounds.Working in Somerset enables you to enjoy the idyllic countryside, areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines 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.Somerset offers the countryside and the cosmopolitan -- there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more in depth information please see the job description for a list of the main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons or equivalent Physiotherapy degree qualification
  • Relevant Post graduate study
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent experience Mentoring
  • Willing to undertake Enhanced Level training through an apprenticeship of individual module basis



  • Proven leadership and management experience with community therapy patients
  • Proven evidence of educational support to others


  • Experience in leadership role

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Yeovil District Hospital

Higher Kingston



BA21 4AT

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