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Rotational Physiotherapy Jobs in Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire

Rotational Physiotherapist Opportunities

Looking to develop your physiotherapy skills across different pathways?

Continue your NHS career in the community.

If you’re seeking an exciting new challenge using your clinical skills to make a real difference to people’s lives, talk to us about flexible working, career development and the wide range of experiences we can offer.

Join our community teams across Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire – we would love to hear about you!

Our Rotations

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Pathway 2/3

On a Pathway 2 rotation you will work in an inpatient rehabilitation unit/centre to support service users who have been referred from acute hospital settings and, less commonly, from community settings. Reasons for admission range from orthopaedic to stroke, cardiac to amputee rehabilitation. You will work closely with a Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure an effective holistic approach and facilitate smooth discharges.

Pathway 3 beds are also known as Complex Assessment Beds and are for service users who are likely to need long term packages of care or nursing home placement. You will provide assessment and rehabilitation to service users to ensure their function is optimised prior to social care assessing their ongoing needs, and work closely with the social care team to help inform discharge plans.

Integrated Network Teams

You will work in a multi-disciplinary team to assess and manage service users in the community who can be referred into the service via various pathways: Pathway 1 (assessment of patients on return home from hospital to ensure they are safe), Urgent/Rapid Response (urgent assessment and therapy for individuals who are medically unwell and/or at risk of harm or injury, with the aim of supporting them at home to prevent hospital admission), and planned rehabilitation (with the view of improving physical function and promoting independence).

Integrated Community Stroke Service

The new Integrated Community Stroke Service delivers improved, long-term support for stroke survivors in the community, helping them regain their independence. The team accepts referrals for people with a new diagnosis of stroke and helps to support earlier discharges from hospital, working with stroke survivors and their families to rebuild independence and develop strategies to live well at home.
Physio testing woman's balance

Specialist Community Falls Service

The Specialist Falls Service receives referrals for individuals that have fallen or are at increased risk of falling. You will improve your multidisciplinary working in home and clinic settings, and will develop skills in completing falls risk and physio assessments and implementing appropriate evidence-based treatment programmes. You will also have the opportunity to lead exercise classes for those that are appropriate for this intervention.

Specialist Community Neuro Service

The Specialist Community Neuro Service accepts referrals from health care professionals for individuals with neurological conditions who need supporting at home or self-referrals from those already known to the service. You will manage a caseload of neurological service users, working both autonomously and with other members of the multi-disciplinary team and will develop skills in the assessment and management of neurological conditions. You will complete assessments and individualised management plans for service users who present with varying neurological conditions including Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), and Motor Neurone Disease (MND) and will often encounter people with concurrent orthopaedic, respiratory and musculoskeletal issues.
Physio helping girl in pool

Community Learning Disability Team

As part of the Adult Learning Disability Health Service rotation, you will work with people to help them understand and make choices about their health. You will be part of a Multi-Disciplinary Team, supporting service users who have complex needs and communication difficulties to ensure they receive effective treatment. You will develop assessment skills (including postural, mobility, falls and transfer assessments) and service user management skills. You may also have the opportunity to lead hydrotherapy sessions and rebound (trampoline therapy) sessions.

Musculoskeletal Service

The Musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapy service provides therapeutic input to service users in an outpatient setting to optimise functional recovery following an injury or illness or to best manage a long term condition. During this rotation you will develop assessment, clinical reasoning, communication, and service user management skills in a supportive environment. You will have your own caseload, consisting of a range of musculoskeletal problems (including peripheral, spinal, and post-operative) and will work with service users from varying social, economic and ethnic backgrounds.
Clinician using stethoscope on patient.

Specialist Community Respiratory Service

The respiratory team runs three main services: Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Home Oxygen Service, and Advice and Guidance. You will have an opportunity to gain experience in each of these services and your role will primarily sit within the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Service. You will develop respiratory assessment and management skills; completing respiratory assessments for service users with long term respiratory conditions and leading pulmonary rehabilitation classes which aim to improve self-management, strength and conditioning, and reduce daily breathlessness.

During each six-month rotation, you’ll have access to ongoing training and development. Supported by your clinical colleagues across a range of disciplines, you’ll have the opportunity to work in a variety of locations including people’s homes, outpatient clinics and community rehabilitation beds, so you’ll feel rewarded in making a real difference.

To apply for this post, it is essential you hold a full UK driving licence and have access to a vehicle (with Business insurance).

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Band 5 Rotational Physiotherapist

For further details and to talk informally about the roles, please contact:

Bethan Bayley (nee O’Rourke)
Clinical and Operational Lead for MSK Physiotherapy

bethan.orourke@nhs.net

Learn more about us

We believe that developing good clinicians in a dynamic and enjoyable team environment is the best way to deliver high quality and efficient services to the individuals and families in our communities who rely on us. Our highly supportive culture enables our junior clinicians to develop into effective, autonomous clinicians with a broad range of transferable skills.

The rotations provide a platform and real opportunity for progression, demonstrated by our success in supporting Rotational colleagues to transition into senior positions.

What it’s like to work for Sirona

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What our staff say about working for us

Over the past two years, I have completed four rotations including; the Community Therapy Team, Respiratory, Musculoskeletal (MSK), and an In-Patient Rehabilitation Unit. To begin with, I was apprehensive about starting as the majority of my University cohort had opted for acute rotations. However, having now completed the rotations I can say that I was provided with countless opportunities to learn and grow within a variety of clinical settings and had the chance to experience areas that I had not covered during a placement whilst at University. The rotations provided me with the necessary skills to progress within Physiotherapy and I have recently been successful with a static Band 6 role within Sirona.

Sirona has set up a preceptorship programme for newly qualified staff that aims to provide structured and targeted support for the first 6 months of employment. The programme schedules monthly catch ups with other Band 5’s to discuss any challenges, alongside completing weekly/fortnightly supervisions with a senior.

Overall, I feel that the rotations have equipped me with the skills to make the jump to a senior role and I am satisfied that I made the right decision to choose these rotations over the acute based on the direction I wanted my career to progress.

DanRotational Band 5 Physiotherapist

During my community (P1) rotation I’ve had a fantastic opportunity to work with a wide variety of service users including those with neurological, orthopaedic and respiratory conditions; this has allowed me to develop my assessment and treatment techniques for many different clinical presentations. Seeing people just after they’re discharged from hospital provides a great opportunity to complete a holistic assessment of the individual, which can include goal setting, falls assessments and onward referrals.

The team, made up of several different Multi-Disciplinary Team roles such as Occupational Therapists and Rehabilitation Support Workers, are really supportive. They are always happy to help and work collaboratively. This rotation has not only allowed me to improve my skills as a newly qualified Physiotherapist but also as a well-rounded healthcare professional.

HarryRotational Band 5 Physiotherapist

The teams are very supportive and welcoming and allow for learning and development throughout each rotation, ensuring you see a wide variety of service users. You never feel as if you are repeating yourself between rotations. The flexibility that working in the community enables is great for developing skills such as time management.

CoireRotational Band 5 Physiotherapist