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Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you're looking for. At Somerset NHS Foundation Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic and dynamic physiotherapists to join our physiotherapy team with 9 month rotations covering: MSK Outpatients, Medical, Orthopaedics, Respiratory, Surgical, Care of the elderly.

Main duties of the job

As a Rotational Physiotherapist, you'll have the opportunity to enhance current service delivery and be involved in on-going service developments.

We are looking for someone with experience in supervision and training of others including students and have specialist skills in assessment and therapeutic interventions.

You'll have a strong team work ethic, a sense of accountability accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times.

In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within the role and support our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities. This support will occur through a mix of supervisions (clinical and management) provided by a Senior Physiotherapist, personal development plans and the candidates own active participation in supervision and education of others.

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 refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for more information about this role.

Person Specification



  • *Degree/diploma level education leading to State Registration by the Health Professions Council (UK) as a Physiotherapist
  • *Evidence of relevant post graduate education


  • *Member of Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • *This post requires a graduate level state registered physiotherapist with relevant respiratory clinical experience and to have covered the three essential core rotations (respiratory, musculo-skeletal and neurology)
  • *Experience of working within acute medicine.
  • *Experience of working in an acute NHS setting.
  • *Experience of managing staff and/or students

Additional Criteria


  • *Autonomous practitioner with self management skills.
  • *Planning and prioritisation of workload.
  • *Ability to work without supervision in routine treatment and when on-call.

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust


Musgrove Park Hospital

Musgrove Road




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