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Specialist Physiotherapist for Adult Cystic Fibrosis

Band 6

Main area
Clinical Support
Band 6
Fixed term: 12 months
Full time: 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
27/01/2021 23:59
Interview date

Are you looking for a new challenge? Do you want to specialise within Adult Cystic Fibrosis and work within a highly respected and established team, whist ensuring you get appropriate training, support and education? Then this band 6 post is for you!

Secondary to service changes an exciting opportunity has arisen in University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS), one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist to join the Adult Cystic Fibrosis team.

This role is offered on a full time (37.5 hours per week), and fixed term basis for 12 months.


The highly skilled and dedicated Wessex Adult Cystic Fibrosis multidisciplinary team are committed to delivering high quality care to approximately 300 adults with CF. Southampton is a vibrant city, close to beautiful coastline, the New Forest and is within easy reach of London.


We are looking for a dynamic Physiotherapist to assist with strategic development of the therapy service for Wessex regional Adult Cystic Fibrosis. This post offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to develop clinical and managerial skills within this speciality and oversee the development of others.

This post holder, along with existing staff, will be based within Southampton General Hospital but will also be required to work off site undertaking admission prevention, individual support within homes or nearer a patients geographical locality. The successful applicant should have relevant postgraduate respiratory/Cystic Fibrosis clinical experience with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in the care of Cystic Fibrosis patients with a wide range of pathologies.

Excellent support will be given towards continual learning and professional development to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job to the best of your ability.

This role involves working closely with our regional multi-professional Cystic Fibrosis (CF) team and is supported by a Clinical Specialist in Cystic Fibrosis. Your clinical remit would involve the treatment of both acute inpatients and outpatients attending our multi-professional Cystic fibrosis clinics and working in the community. Attendance at regional meetings may also be required.


The post holder will be expected to lead the therapy team in the absence of the Band 8/7s, be involved in the teaching programme, service development, student supervision and the development of Band 3-5 therapy staff. All staff are expected to work flexibly to support a 7-day service.               

The post holder will be expected to engage in research as appropriate, as well as regular clinical audits, and maintain up to date skills and knowledge in order to implement evidence based practice. The role will require teaching undergraduate students, as well as providing specialist advice to colleagues.

The successful applicant would be expected to work at weekends within all fields of Medicine and be on the Physiotherapy Respiratory On-call and twilight rota, working across the acute wards at UHS on a rota basis.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.              

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our Live Well and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.


Interviews will be held on Thursday, 04 February 2021


If you’re interested in applying for this role, we’d encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert with any questions or if you would like to arrange an informal visit. Alternatively, if you’re ready to apply, please follow the link below to complete an application.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sian Green
Job title
Senior Physiotherapist
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023 80777222
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Rakhee Patel

Senior Physiotherapist



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