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Advanced Practitioner Physiotherapist

Please Note: The application deadline for this vacancy has now passed.

Role Summary

Due to retirement, we have an exciting substantive, full time opportunity for a dynamic Physiotherapist Advanced Practitioner to join our enthusiastic Community-based Therapy team in Bideford. The post holder will work across an integrated team of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and the wider Multidisciplinary Team. 

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role:

The Rehabilitation team, consisting of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Assistant Practitioners and Clinical Support Workers, provide a therapy rehabilitation service to the Community of the Bideford and district locality as part of an integrated, dynamic, award winning health and social care team.

Our patients are referred by Primary and Secondary Care. Our work is consistently varied and stimulating covering admission prevention and supporting discharge, rehabilitation and re-integration in a range of community settings through holistic, medical, social and public health approaches. The caseload is extremely variable including neurology, respiratory, orthopedics, falls and urgent care work.

The post offers a flexible and supportive opportunity for personal and professional development. The post holder will be responsible for ensuring excellence within the team by initiating and participating in service development, education programs and delivery, supervision and mentorship alongside the Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner and the Therapy Team Lead. Additional and integral to the role are co-ordinating and managing occupational and physiotherapy student placements from Plymouth University and supporting further education such as the trainee assistant practitioner programme.

The post holder will have the opportunity to work with the other North Devon Community Therapy Advanced Practitioners to contribute towards and deliver on North Devon wide services and education. There is also the opportunity to work closely with the band 7 leads of the Bideford Health and Social care team, helping shape the future of the integrated service that is provided.

If you would like to work in a friendly and dynamic team with the opportunity to shape service delivery and to ensure provision of high-quality patient centred care measured by clinical effectiveness, patient safety and patient experience we would love to hear from you.

Working Pattern: It is a full-time post with the hours being completed Monday to Friday with occasional additional weekend working. 

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Shayne Mathieson, Bideford Therapy Team Lead on 01237 420265 / or Eleisha Harrison, Occupational Therapist Advanced Practitioner on 01237 420265

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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