Rehabilitation Specialist Part time 25 hours (Fixed Term)

£20,150 - £23,363
Town/City Exeter EX2 9HS
Payment type Pro rata
Region South West
Contract type Contract unspecified
Closing date
Hours Part-time
Job reference 185-A-19-66458
Type of employer NHS
Name of employer Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Other benefits

We offer a fantastic benefits package with competitive pay rates with annual increases, annual leave of 27 days increasing to 33 days after 10 years, access to the NHS Pension Scheme to which you and the Trust contribute. Our Medical workforce has separate arrangements. Alongside this there are extensive training development opportunities with paid mandatory training, support for flexible working and access to an On-site Ofsted graded ‘Outstanding’ Nursery. We promote a healthy work life balance, provide an Occupational Health Service to support you at work and have a number of NHS discounts available either directly through ourselves or online through NHS Discounts. As part of our recruitment process we can tell you more about our benefits package and you will see that we offer everything you would expect and more!

The Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust (RD&E) provides Acute and Community services across Exeter and East Devon serving a population of more than 450,000 people. In our latest CQC full inspection of our services, the RD&E received an overall rating of “good”. We were rated as “outstanding” for our Emergency and Critical Care services, and for Caring Trustwide.

The Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust has been ranked as the joint best performing non-specialist Trust in the country for overall patient experience of care in the 2016 Care Quality Commission (CQC) Adult Inpatient Survey.

The main hospital site is in the historical Cathedral city of Exeter that has abundant family amenities and beautiful surrounding countryside. It is situated in the middle of the South West Region with easy access to the countryside and coast of Devon and Cornwall. It is well served by rail, road and air links. Good educational facilities such as the University of Exeter and good Ofsted rated schools are available locally. Our Community sites are equally well positioned and are a good place to work.

Enjoy a good quality of life in the South West and be part of our caring workforce.

Vacancy details

  • Job Title: Rehabilitation Specialist Part time 25 hours (Fixed Term)
  • Band: Band 4
  • Responsible To:Team Lead: Exeter MSK Service
  • Accountable To: Clinical Manager MSK Community Elective Service
  • Department/Directorate: Community Division

This is a new post within the MSK Community Physiotherapy Service; applications are invited from experienced personal trainers and/or fitness professionals. You will work alongside the MSK physiotherapy team, to provide lifestyle support and high-level rehabilitation for the patients referred to us from primary care.

Specific delivery of professional exercise therapy skills will augment the work of the Physiotherapy Service and lead patients progressively from healthcare to on-going self-management and activity in the community following discharge.

You will carry-out routine interventions as directed by the physiotherapist, recording outcome measures of your interventions and documenting all care provided. Running gym based classes requires good organisational and communication skills coupled with an attention to detail ensuring all aspects of patient safety. There are a range of additional duties such as providing patients with introductions to gym equipment to ensure it is used safely, maintenance of equipment and ensuring compliance with infection control standards in the clinical areas.

The MSK service provides regular training opportunities for all staff as well as 1:1 supervision. This offers an opportunity to develop your own skills and knowledge of Physiotherapy as well as sharing new ideas around exercise prescription and lifestyle promotion. This position will assist in building strong links between physiotherapy and leisure services so that we enable patients to self-manage their health conditions in the longer term.

The post holder will work as an integral part of the MSK community team. You will be primarily based at Exeter Community Hospital but you will be expected to travel to other sites in Exeter as and when required.

The Community MSK Service is well-established and has strong relationships with local GP practices. It is a small and friendly team so to find out more about the job do come and visit us.

Our vision is to provide safe, high quality seamless services delivered with courtesy and respect. To achieve our vision we expect all our staff to uphold our Trust values. Our Trust values are:
Honesty, Openness & Integrity
Inclusion & Collaboration
Respect & Dignity

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


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How to apply

  • Interview Date: 05/02/2019
  • Contact Name: Louise Lake
  • Email Address:
  • Telephone: 07794083844

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