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Specialist Physiotherapist (Community)

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

Role Summary

  • Provide specialist assessment, diagnosis, treatment and advice to patients and their carers. The caseload will include a wide range of acute and chronic care cases, many having complex disabilities and needs. Some services will also include terminal care cases.
  • Be part of a multidisciplinary team working in a community setting including rapid response
  • All ensuring that therapy input is integrated into the patients’ overall care plan.
  • Work as an autonomous practitioner working with out direct supervision and at times lone working.
  • Provide supervision, training and support to junior staff, rehab support workers and students.
  • Work with managers to develop the service in line with patient need and trust wide developments, and to help provide an equitable service across the Trust.
  • This role will require participation weekend working via the UCR 7-day service 

About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

We have the exciting opportunity to appoint a Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist to join our enthusiastic community based therapy team in Crediton. 

The community therapy team work with people with a wide range of disabilities and acute or long term conditions striving to deliver excellent patient centred care. Our work is consistently varied and stimulating covering admission prevention and supporting discharge, and rehabilitation  in a range of community settings through medical, social and public health approaches. The community therapy team works within the broader Health and Social Care team alongside colleagues from community nursing and adult social care.

We are a positive and proactive team and adapt to the changing needs of the patients we work with and the service demands. If you are flexible and creative in your approach to work,  enjoy working in a multi-disciplinary team, have an interest in developing yourself and others, this could the opportunity for you.

Working Pattern: 24 hours per week over 7 days

Interview Date: To Be Confirmed

For further information please contact: Sandra Houston - Clinical Lead Physiotherapist via email

This is a fixed term contract until 19th March 2024. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

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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