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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/08/2021.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 415-J21-403

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum pro rata

We are looking a Specialist Physiotherapists to join our integrated Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy Team at North Devon District Hospital.

This post will sit within the Respiratory and Medical Rehabilitation teams which cover the areas of Surgery, Acute Medicine, Frailty, Intensive Care and the Medical Assessment Unit. There is also a requirement to see Paediatric patients within on call hours.

We pride ourselves on our close MDT working within the Trust and have excellent links and support from our Respiratory consultants. The Trust has recently invested in our respiratory services to enable additional specialist roles and the development of a specialist Respiratory Outpatient service.

The applicant will need to have a specialist interest in Respiratory Physiotherapy and be willing to work in a variety of areas including working on a rehabilitation ward to meet the specific needs of patients who have dementia or cognitive impairments. You will be expected to work as an autonomous practitioner, to be up to date with evidence based practice and to be able to assess and treat patients who are acutely unwell and have complex presentations.

You will be required to support the Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioners to plan and deliver Specialist Physiotherapy to patients in the acute setting and in some areas support patients post discharge in the Community.

The trust is keen to support staff to develop clinical skills through regular supervision and internal and external continuing professional development opportunities. We provide regular training through our state of the art Simulation Suite and each rotation is supported by a Physiotherapy Advanced Practitioner. There will be opportunities to develop your skills as a clinical supervisor with Students, Junior Therapists and Therapy Support Workers. We have close links with our Peninsula colleagues across the South West and actively encourage development and progression of skills. We are linked to Plymouth University and offer a range of sponsored MSc and post graduate opportunities.

You will be required to work on the Respiratory on call rota across 7 days which includes weekends and evenings.

This team sits in a wider team which consists of Inpatient Orthopaedics, Neuro Rehabilitation, Outpatient Therapy, Learning Disabilities and Community services across Health and Social Care.

Closing Date: 17 August 2021

**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**


This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

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.

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

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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