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MSk Physiotherapists, Band 5

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MSk Physiotherapists, Band 5

Countywide Permanent and Fixed Term Maternity Cover Posts

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is looking for Band 5 MSk Physiotherapists. The post holders will work closely with all MSk Physiotherapy staff, ESPs and Clinical Specialists in the delivery of musculoskeletal services.

The MSk Physiotherapy Service is a forward thinking, dynamic service, which has a number of active projects ongoing such as Physiodirect telephone triage, clinical pathway auditing, and a staff self-referral service – Physio4U.

The MSk Physiotherapy Service is fully integrated with our sister service – the Orthopaedic Assessment Service (OASIS); this promotes close working relationships and ensures seamless pathways of care for patients and many learning opportunities for staff.

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust offers a great benefits package including 27 days annual leave (pro rata) and a competitive pension scheme.

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust is the provider of healthcare services for NHS Somerset.

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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