Would you like to work for an integrated and forward-thinking team that are at the forefront in improving Orthopaedic and MSK pathways and service delivery?
We are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist who wants to promote evidence-based practice and who has a passion for rehabilitation and teaching.
We work collaboratively across Somerset to deliver a holistic Orthopaedic and MSK pathway with a system-wide approach to improve patient access to the right care, by the right person, at the right time. Do you want a role that allows you to further your physiotherapy rehabilitation skills and promote the education of others?
The Outpatient department has a range of inhouse specialities including MSK and hydrotherapy. Referrals are made from the acute trust, as well as the surrounding Gp practices and other physiotherapy teams. The case load is varied. We have evidence-based treatment pathways, with regular teaching and mentoring of team members. We have a rehabilitation gym and hydrotherapy pool onsite. There are well established ACL rehabilitation and ESCAPE pain classes. The rehab team consists of two highly trained gym technicians who work independently and help patients transition to mainstream exercise. There is no On Call commitment but instead an Orthopaedic weekend rota.
We have a clear path of progression onto the advanced Masters degree level qualification in first contact physiotherapy
Main duties of the job
This role will see and treat complex, acute and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. The post holder will work as an integral member of the multidisciplinary team.
Undertake teaching and mentoring of other team members promoting clinical reasoning and best practice.
The post holder will also undertake a normal physiotherapy caseload.
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 job description and personal specification attached for full details.
To undertake this role this post requires a graduate level state registered physiotherapist. Completion of the core Band 5 rotations. Clinically you should have experience of a diverse range of Trauma and Orthopaedic and musculoskeletal conditions and their rehabilitation. Experience in mentoring is desirable
I would strongly recommend a visit if you wished to apply for the post so that you can view our facilities in this location, surrounding areas and meet our friendly team
Person Specification Knowledge, Qualifications and Experience Essential
- Physiotherapy Degree
- Registered with HCPC
- Good basic knowledge of the three core areas: MSK / Respiratory / Neurology
- Specialist knowledge of Ortho / MSK conditions
- Previous NHS experience
- Clinical Educator
- Member of CSP
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