£24,907 - £37,890
Town/City Somerset TA15DA
Payment type Per annum
Region South West
Contract type Permanent contract
Closing date
Hours Full-time
Job reference 184-BWRRS07
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Workplace Somerset

Other benefits

Benefits include:

Opportunities for Band 5's to apply and pursue a development programme within the service

Rotational posts available, providing a broader range of experience within the service

Relocation package available - up to £8,000 (Ts&Cs apply)

Excellent annual leave entitlement, starting at 27 days, raising to 29 after 5 years service and 33 after 10 years service

Informal site visits and flexible interview options (SKYPE etc)

Opportunity to join this NEW expanding service

NHS Discounts in various different restaurants / shops

Annual staff recognition awards


Vacancy details

Physiotherapists - Somerset Intermediate Care Service- Rapid Response Team- Therapist Band 5/6

Band 5 - £24,907-£30,615 

Band 6 - £31,365-£37,890

This vacancy is suitable for either experienced Band 6's or Band 5's wishing to pursue a development programme.

Various locations in Somerset available including: Glastonbury, Yeovil, Cotford St Luke Taunton, South Petherton Hospital, Bridgwater. Please note – if you have applied for one vacancy, you do not need to re-apply as your preferred location will be discussed at interview stage.

Permanent Contract

Full-Time - Between 8 am and 8 pm, 7 days a week however some flexibility may be available. If you’re looking for part-time work please note this in your supporting statement when applying.

DBS – Enhanced Adults DBS required

Advert details

This is an exciting, new service we'd like to welcome you to become a part of!

This vacancy offers the possibility to be able to work in a rotational way between discharge to assess & rapid response to provide you with strong experience in both. 

Are you a Physiotherapist who has a passion for patients staying at home, working in an unplanned way and avoiding Hospital Admission where possible?

We are looking to recruit experienced Physiotherapists looking for a new challenge and would like to join our expanding Rapid Response Team and Intermediate Care Service in a role that will provide short term rehabilitation interventions.

The therapists will work alongside Band 4 Senior Rehab Assistants to support the daily work of the rapid response team. As a therapist within the team you will be working alongside the clinical supervisors to pro-actively establish/identify patients on the caseload who require early/urgent therapy intervention to remain independent within their own home environment and prevent unnecessary hospital admission.

Rapid Response is a county wide team working as part of the new ‘Somerset Intermediate Care Service’, working alongside the 4 Neighbourhood’s within Somerset. Therapists will be based from either West Mendip/Bridgwater/Dene Barton or South Petherton Community Hospitals, working within a neighbourhood but due to capacity, and staffing issues such as sickness, leave and vacancies a cross country cover will be expected.

What is the main aim of the service?

  • Prevent unnecessary hospital admission
  • Keep service user to their optimal functional level in their own home
  • Reduce the need for ongoing care and potentially reduce referral on to Discharge to assess service buy using the enablement approach.
  • Provide support to enable quick turnaround of patients from Hospital to prevent longer hospital stay than is needed

There will be an expectation to provide training regarding enablement/rehabilitation approach and support Band 4 and band 3’s in the service to complete and support Supervision as required.

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How to apply


Please note - if you'd like an informal discussion regarding these vacancies, please contact Ellie in Recruitment on 07570153083.

Applicants must complete an NHS application form and submit accordingly.

Please visit our website - and type in 'Intermediate Care Service' within the search bar. This will bring up a few different 'Therapist' adverts in which you can apply to depending on your preferred location.

Please note - you do not need to apply twice. Locations can be discussed in interview stage.