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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/01/2021.


Job Reference: 415-L21-004

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Bideford Health & Social Care
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

Northern Devon Health Care Trust is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and talented Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our established Community Rehabilitation Team working 37.5 hours per week.

This post is within the vibrant service based at the Bideford Community Hospital & is made up of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Therapy Assistants. We provide comprehensive assessments and rehabilitation programs for patients in their own homes across the beautiful countryside of North Devon. We also provide intervention for some patients in group settings.

The service responds to the rehabilitation needs of adults of all ages and backgrounds with a wide range of conditions including musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, complex co-morbidities, and frailty. Our team is also provides amputee rehabilitation services for the area under the guidance of our special interest physiotherapist.

Locally we are working closely with our clinical partners on new developments to enhance our excellent patient-centred care. We strive to achieve the best outcomes for the individuals we treat to ensure they achieve their full potential following a hospital admission or period of illness, and to keep those living in their own homes safe with the greatest level of functional independence possible.

Our friendly and supportive team can provide great opportunities for Continuing Professional Development through our internal training and external courses, helping you to specialise and develop your professional skills. Alongside this we will support you to develop your people management skills, equipping you as a future leader in our dynamic organisation

If you are a highly motivated individual and willing to work autonomously as well as part of a team then we would like to hear from you.

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Closing date: 15/01/2021

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information and to self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship, please visit the UK Border Agency website. Note: we will be unable to obtain Tier 2 sponsorship for Bank positions.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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