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Specialist Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 185-A-19-74496

Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust
Community Health and Social Care
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

We are delighted to be able to offer a new opportunity for a Specialist Physiotherapy rotation across three service areas within the community setting at Exmouth Hospital.

This is an ideal opportunity for acute therapists to further develop their knowledge of community service or as a development role for an experienced Band 5 Physiotherapist

Applications will be accepted for either 0.8wte or full time hours.

In order to develop a more rounded workforce and a better understanding of the patient pathway within the community setting, we are offering 9 monthly rotations across Community Rehabilitation (This may be 18 months due to caseloads), Intermediate Care ward (Community Hospital) and Urgent Community Response

You will be passionate about working with the older population with complex health and social care needs and confident in working in a fast paced multi-disciplinary, integrated team to deliver high quality care. You will have core experience, skills & knowledge ideally in neurological rehabilitation, long term conditions, falls prevention, musculoskeletal / orthopedics

You will provide a supervisory role to staff as well as students and will need to be proactive in personal development. You will demonstrate leadership ability to work with the wider team to help manage change, and have a creative and innovative approach to support continual service improvement

To support you, we offer structured 1:1 supervision with a Band 7 Physiotherapist along with Operational Management from a Band 7 Service Manager. We support dedicated CPD time, in-service training and other career development opportunities including post graduate courses in line with your personal development plan.

If you believe you have the skills we are looking for and are ready for a positive challenge, we would love to hear from you.For further information on the role or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Della Norris, Therapy Manager on 07532354550


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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. The UK Border Agency requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit UK Border Agency website.

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