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Rotational Physiotherapist

Job Description

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).

Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust , situated on the Somerset/Dorset border, is a high achieving forward thinking acute Trust, recently awarded Vanguard status. The Trust aims to dramatically improve the way in which health and social care is delivered in South Somerset by bringing together the Acute Hospital, Primary Care, the CCG, Community Services and Social Care with the aim of delivering an integrated care model combined with a new commissioning and contracting process that is financially sustainable.

The Therapy Department is held in high regard within the hospital, and has good track record of service developments, and innovative ways of working to provide high quality and efficient services to all our patients. All of our staff are supported by a committed team of highly specialised clinical therapists, with close supervision, regular in-service training, funding for external courses and close post graduate links with Plymouth and Bournemouth Universities.

An opportunity has arisen for an new graduate to join our Band 5 Physiotherapist rotational scheme. The post holder will rotate between the clinical areas of: Intensive care and Surgery, Respiratory, Acute Medicine, Elderly Rehabilitation, Neurology (including stroke and neuro outpatient and inpatients), Orthopaedics (elective and trauma) Musculoskeletal Outpatients (including Women's Health and Hand Therapy) and community based rehabilitation.

We are looking for an enthusiastic new graduate Physiotherapist who has wide ranging undergraduate experience with good communication and interpersonal skills to join our dynamic team. Working alongside Highly Specialist Senior Physiotherapists and clinical leads, you will be encouraged and supported to develop your clinical, teaching and service development skills. You will be competent in your ability to assess patients that present with a wide range of conditions. To facilitate this, you will have a theoretical knowledge of anatomy, physiology and pathology that when underpinned by clinical reasoning skills, will allow you to formulate appropriate individualised management plans.

You will be supported in developing these Physiotherapy skills by the appropriate Speciality Leads and encouraged in your professional development from a large and supportive therapy team. At Yeovil District Hospital NHS Foundation Trust we value the importance of professional development, training and high quality clinical supervision for all our staff.

The successful candidate will be comfortable working within a team but also happy to work as an autonomous practitioner who is dedicated to providing the highest standard of clinical care for their patients.

Continuing professional development is encouraged through the appraisal system and there is a well-established in service education programme. Attendance at post registration courses is supported.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Caroline Manson
( Email address removed )

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.

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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.

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