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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Band 7

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Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist, Band 7

We are looking to recruit a band 7 Physiotherapist with substantial postgraduate specialist stroke rehabilitation experience and expertise to provide strategic and clinical leadership for the development of physiotherapy rehabilitation for Stroke and brain injury within Somerset Partnership.

The stroke services in Somerset is an integrated county wide service that encompasses a newly commissioned early supported discharge service for stroke patients.

The successful applicant will join an established group of clinical specialists within the Adult Rehabilitation Service. As part of this role you will carry a clinical caseload for approximately half of your time.

You will work in close partnership with Team Leaders, Locality Managers, and Professional Leads for Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy and develop links with colleagues in the acute hospitals at Taunton and Yeovil.

This is an excellent development opportunity for a physiotherapist with proven specialist clinical skills who is looking to lead service development and broaden their experience in a multidisciplinary environment.

A key component of the post will be to ensure the clinical development and support of rehabilitation professionals and you will need to initiate and encourage innovative working within a strong evidence base to deliver patient focused rehabilitation.

Somerset partnership NHS Foundation Trust is committed to the provision of high quality services and the development of staff to deliver them.

Access to a vehicle for travelling within and outside Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is essential.

The Community Health services is part of Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and is committed to the provision of high quality services and the development of staff to deliver them. We welcome informal enquiries and visits from therapists.

For further details please contact Oonagh Michelmore Operational Manager Stroke Services on  ( Phone number removed )  or email ( Email address removed )

NOTE: Please ensure that you have fully read and understood the job description before applying for this job. If you do not have the correct qualifications as specified in the job description your application may be stopped.

At Somerset Partnership, we offer some excellent benefits over and above the standard NHS benefits. Here are just some of them:

Refer a Friend scheme. We recognise that our staff are our most valuable resource. We are therefore keen for people with similar skills, experiences and approach to you to join our team. If you are already employed by us and have a friend or family member who you think would fit in with our culture and values, this scheme enables you to introduce them to the Trust.

If the introduction is successful and leads to your friend being appointed to a role within the Trust, you will both be entitled to an initial payment of £175 after your friend has been in post for three calendar months and a further payment of £175 each after they have been in post for a period of 12 calendar months.

Registration: The Trust welcomes newly qualified staff joining the team and will pay their registration for the first year that they are with the Trust.

Relocation assistance: The Trust already has in place a generous relocation scheme, subject to eligible applicants meeting the terms of the scheme. The full terms of the scheme can be found in the ‘Removal and Relocation Expenses Policy’ under ‘Human Resources’ on the public website.

Other benefits at Somerset Partnership include:

  • Excellent annual leave entitlement
  • NHS Pension Scheme
  • On site, free car parking in a number of our hospitals/units
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • National NHS discounts
  • Annual Staff Recognition Awards
  • Long service awards
  • Training and development
  • Flexible working practices and career breaks
  • Family friendly benefits
  • Salary sacrifice schemes

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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 Visas and Immigration department 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 the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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

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