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Physiotherapist, Band 6

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Phsysiotherapist, Band 6

Based in the Chard, Ilminster, Langport Integrated Rehabilitation Team. Fixed term contract to cover Maternity Leave We are forward thinking organisation looking for enthusiastic staff who are up for the challenge of working in a new and innovative way. The Integrated Rehab Team consists of Physio, OT and Rehab assistants working with community hospital and community setting providing rehabilitation to a broad range of patients within the South Somerset area. As a member of the team you will treat a variety of conditions, including the frail elderly, falls, orthopaedics and neurology. You will carry out specific Physiotherapy assessments, which will include goal setting, and treatment planning, assessing risk, promoting and enabling independent functioning, and ensure that service users optimise their rehabilitation potential. You will be committed to a person-centred approach to your work, have an ability to prioritise and work flexibly. We are a supportive rehabilitation service that is committed to continued professional development, peer support and practice education, and we have excellent support from our clinical specialists. This post will involve supervision of band 5 physiotherapists and band 3 rehabilitation assistants.

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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