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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/11/2021.

Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 415-Z21-611

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
Bladder and Bowel Care Service
South Molton
£32,306 - £39,027 Per Annum Pro Rata

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Pelvic Health Specialist Physiotherapist, with a keen interest in bladder and bowel continence, to join the Bladder and Bowel Care Service in North Devon.

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist within the community Bladder and Bowel Care team. The role will include delivery of physiotherapy interventions to patients in community clinics, as well as the provision of on-site pre and postnatal services in an acute setting, ensuring that patients receive timely and appropriate interventions.

The caseload will include patients with bladder and bowel dysfunctions, pelvic organ prolapse and pelvic pain. The post-holder will be encouraged to develop close links with the multi-disciplinary team in both acute and community settings, including urology, obstetric, gynaecology and colorectal specialists.

Our ideal candidate will be extremely well organised, flexible, approachable and professional and above all compassionate to the needs of both patients and team members within the service, along with excellent communication skills and enthusiasm to promote pelvic health. The post holder’s base will be at South Molton Hospital and you will be required to travel to clinics around the North Devon area, including the district general hospital. You will need the ability to work unsupervised and be responsible for your own caseload of patients and will work both in clinic settings and virtually.

With the use of evidence-based practice you will assess, plan and implement high standards of care to all patients 18 years and older who require physiotherapy for bladder and bowel problems and pelvic floor dysfunctions. Membership to the SWACA and POGP is encouraged.

The successful candidate will receive a comprehensive induction program and will be mentored and guided through both in-house and external training. There will be encouragement to develop specialist clinical skills as part of a supportive multi-disciplinary team which includes specialist physiotherapists and nurses.

Please note the interiew date is provisional and subject to change.

This post is subject to formal matching. The Band is confirmed but there may need to be some revision to the JD required in the future.

Previous applicants need not apply.

** 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: 8th November 2021

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust (NDHT) are planning to formally join together in April 2022; subject to the necessary approvals from our Board, Governors and regulatory authorities. Over the last few years we have made good progress by working more closely together to tackle our shared challenges. However, both organisations believe that combining our strengths into a single organisation will put us in a stronger position to offer high quality, resilient services to the people of Devon now and in the future. Further information regarding the proposed NDHT and RD&E integration is available on each of the Trust websites.

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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