Skip to main content

This job has expired

Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

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

View more

Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
Community Rehabilitation Physiotherapist

Want to provide Rehab and help patients add life to years?

We are looking for a Band 6 Community Physiotherapist to join the Community Rehabilitation Service based in the South Somerset area.

Bases in the South Somerset area are Wincanton & Yeovil.

The post will cover a varied community based caseload including frailty, amputee rehab, neurology, complex long term conditions, orthopaedics and respiratory. To include working in Wincanton community Hospital.

The team includes Physiotherapists, OT's, Rehab Assistants and Pharmacy Technicians. We also have direct relationships with PCN OT's, Clinical Specialist therapists, ACPs, GP's and acute Consultants, DNs, Mental health services and many more.

The Community Rehabilitation Service can offer and support opportunities for you to develop and progress along your chosen career path, whether that be clinically based, through the ECP/ACP pathways towards a band 8A ACP role, or a move into leadership and more senior management positions. The role will be actively supported clinically by the Physio Clinical Specialist in Community Rehabilitation.

Main duties of the job

To provide high quality patient-centered care and specialist rehabilitation to adults referred to the Community Rehabilitation Service.

Participate in the development of the Rehabilitation Service in the community.

To provide specialist advice regarding the rehabilitation management of patients to families, carers and other members of the MDT.

Provide support, guidance and training to Band 5 Therapists, Senior Rehabilitation Assistants, Rehabilitation Assistants, Apprentices, Students and other professionals.

Responsibility for a caseload of complex patients within the community setting.

Act as Clinical Supervisor and undertake Managerial Supervision including Appraisal for Band 5 Physiotherapists and Rehabilitation Assistants.

Act as Team Lead in the Rehabilitation Managers absence, including supporting staff and attending any meetings delegated by the manager

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 to 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 full job description.Maintains good communication, liaison and working arrangements with other Trust teams, Trusts and external agenciesTo use communication tools (verbal and non verbal) to gain valid informed consent with patients where there will often be barriers to effective communication e.g. loss of hearing, altered perception, expressive and receptive dysphasia, pain, fear. To have the capacity to work within a legal framework with patients who lack capacity to consent to treatment e.g. those with cognitive or speech difficulties.

Communication and Key Working Relationships

Community Rehabilitation Service Manager

Neighbourhood Manager and Service Leads

Professional Lead for Physiotherapy

Adult Rehabilitation Clinical Specialists

Clinicians and Clinical Teams

General Practitioners, nurses, other health professionals and practice staff within the Trust and across the wider health community

Person Specification



  • BSc Hons Degree in PhysiotherapyHCPC Registration


  • n/a



  • Post graduate experience in a relevant field
  • Car driver with access to fully insured car and current UK driving license
  • A stated interest in working in Somerset FT NHS Trust
  • Clinical rehab experience in a range of settings
  • Clinical rehab experience in a range of conditions to include frailty, neuro and orthopaedics.
  • Current NHS experience


  • Previous leadership experience including appraisal and supervision
  • Previous experience in community rehabilitation
  • Extensive experience of working in a MDT with other HCP professions eg OT, Nurse, Pharmacy Techs, SWs

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Wincanton Community Hospital

Dancing Lane




Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalised job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert