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We are a pioneering research active organisation and we are proud to be doing things differently; whether that be redefining the shape of the local health and care system through our innovative plans for integrated care, or developing new services such as our Frail Older Person’s Assessment Service and our Medically Fit for Discharge Ward.

As well as creating the future, we also know the importance of providing really good, safe, and caring services for our patients. Our iCARE ethos sets out the principles which every member of our staff works to, ensuring good communication, attitude, respect and care for the hospital environment. Our patients tell us we’re getting this right, with our Friends and Family Test results consistently above 95 per cent (patients ‘extremely likely’ or ‘likely’ to recommend us to their friends and family).

A substantive opportunity has arisen for Physiotherapists with a minimum of 2 years’ experience to join our motivated and passionate Musculoskeletal Outpatient Physiotherapists at Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

The organisation is committed to supporting on-going professional development for our staff. As a Trust we invest in our employees to support their career development. We provide training and supervision within the Physiotherapy Department where staff are supported by highly specialist Clinical Specialists ESP staff. Staff work very closely with the Orthopaedic department with opportunities to work in fracture clinic and orthopaedic outpatients. All staff are supported to attend relevant external training courses to keep up to date, enabling them to deliver excellent care,whilst achieving their own continuing professional development.

This post also provides clinical support to the nationally recognised SPRING programme which delivers exercise and educational support to patients with a diagnosis of cancer.

There is a well-established programme of in service training , and one to one supervision provided by Band 7 clinicians and Extended Scope Practitioners in their specialities.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sarah Edwards Therapy Manager on  ( Phone number removed ) , or Joanna Stanton.

Alternatively, email us on: ( Email address removed ) or ( Email address removed ).
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We also have a range of nursing, medical and GP vacancies. If you know of anyone who might be interested in these roles we’d be delighted to hear from them. You can find our adverts for these posts by searching for Yeovil District Hospital in the employers list on NHS Jobs, or please contact our Recruitment Team on  ( Phone number removed ) , or ( Email address removed ) for details.

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)

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UK Registration

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

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