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Specialist Physiotherapist

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

Role Summary

We are looking for an innovative, enthusiastic and motivated Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist to join our Urgent Community Response Team in Exeter. We are an integrated health and social care team who facilitate crisis management in the community, prevention of hospital admissions, and enable appropriate discharges, supporting people to remain as independent as possible at home.


About the Role

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

More detail about the role:

Our service is based at Exeter Community Hospital. We work closely with the Royal Devon Acute teams, Exeter Community Rehabilitation Team, Social Service colleagues, Mental Health colleagues and local voluntary services.  We are able to provide experience across a wide range of clinical specialities. The post holder will be an autonomous practitioner working without direct supervision and at times lone working. 

This post is for a Specialist Physiotherapist providing assessment and treatment of patients, presenting with a wide range of acute and long term conditions including frailty, and those that affect neurological, respiratory, and MSK systems. As a Physiotherapist, this post allows you to draw on skills gained from all rotations, due to the broad range of patient presentations. You will also work with Specialist Nurses and Occupational Therapists, enabling you to expand your knowledge in multidisciplinary complex care. You will need to demonstrate flexibility, excellent time management skills and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Our team prides itself on providing a comprehensive and structured induction programme, training and supervision as well as peer support.  You will be expected to provide supervision, training and support to junior staff and students. You will work with Managers / Clinical Leads to develop the service in line with patient’s needs and Trust wide developments.

This is an exciting and fast paced team, where each day can present new challenges and learning opportunities. This post would be a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Band 5 who has completed core rotations and who is looking to progress to the next step. It would also be an excellent post for a Band 6 looking for a fresh challenge with new opportunities.

Working Pattern: 31.5 hours (negotiable) worked as shifts across the service hours: Monday - Sunday, 8am - 8pm. 

Interview Date: To be confirmed

For further information please contact: Emily Woodgate, UCR Clinical Lead. Tel: 01392 465676. Email:

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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