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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Closing date of 22/04
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.