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D2A Physiotherapist

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 a year Includes shift pattern including late, weekend and BH cover
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Physiotherapist looking for a fantastic community opportunity where you'll be supporting people back to or within their own homes?

We are looking for a Physiotherapist to join our friendly D2A service which is part of the wider Intermediate Care service for Somerset. You will gain an in depth understanding of community working and supporting people within their own homes.

Due to our positive outcomes and progress we have secured further investment to continue to expand and grow our service and we have a number of new posts available.

Location: Taunton

Secondment / Fixed Term Contract considered also!

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to carry out specific therapy assessments which will include goal setting and treatment planning, assessing risk, promoting and enabling independent functioning. You will be committed to a person-cantered approach to your work, have an ability to prioritise and work flexibly. Working alongside our provider teams and rehabilitation practitioners.

Are you a fully qualified Physiotherapist with an active HCPC (or pending due to qualifying) registration?

Do you have a desire to enhance your post-graduate training and experience?

Do you want to get involved in a pioneering service that welcomes development initiatives and integration projects?

Keen to take an active role in developing and nurturing others, both personally and professionally?

Hoping to support the leadership of an engaged, friendly and supportive team?

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 agencies

To 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.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered


  • n/a



  • Experience in community and or acute OT
  • Experience of working with frail and elderly population and providing rehabilitation
  • Supervision and appraisal experience


  • Service development experience

Additional Criteria


  • Evidence of advanced clinical reasoning


  • n/a

Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust



The Crescent




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