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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
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum
Salary period
22/04/2021 23:59

Job overview

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.

Main duties of the job

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.



Working for our organisation

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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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
Shortlisting 23/04
Interview 30/04.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Diploma/BSc in Physiotherapy/Pre-registration or MSc in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current HPC registration
  • Car driver, with full driving licence, or ability to travel between hospital sites or for necessary patient visits
Desirable criteria
  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Membership of an appropriate clinical specialist interest group
  • Student Fieldwork Educators Course


Essential criteria
  • Must have completed a minimum of 4 rotations at Band 5 level, or equivalent, e.g. in a static post in relevant area, demonstrating a broad range of experience. Rotations should include 4 of the following clinical areas: Respiratory (ITU, Medicine, Medicine for Older People), MSK (inpatients, outpatients), Neurology (Stroke, acute neurology, ITU)
  • On call competence with recent on call experience
  • Experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Experience of supervising staff/students on placement
  • Up-to-date CPD portfolio
Desirable criteria
  • Band 6 experience within relevant clinical area/respiratory within the last 12 months.
  • Evidence of involvement in research and audit

Aptitudes and skills

Essential criteria
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.
  • Confident to work alone in the clinical area, with guidance from Senior Therapists for complex cases
  • Knowledge of contemporary practice issues and recent research
  • Proven time management and prioritisation skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Competent IT skills
  • Ability to handle sensitive information
  • Self motivated
  • Ability to recognise own limitations
  • Professional manner
  • Ability to work as part of a close knit MDT
  • Understanding of clinical governance
Desirable criteria
  • Advance IT skills
  • Evidence of delegation skills
  • Presentation skills e.g. experience of formal teaching to small groups.
  • Experience of committee membership e.g. as a Steward, Health and Safety representative etc
  • Evidence of involvement in organising courses
  • Evidence of attendance at courses, related to defined clinical area

Special requirements

Essential criteria
  • Able to work flexibly over 7 days, including on-call (if relevant to clinical area) and weekends according to the rota
  • Knowledge and understanding of; manual handling financial pressures within the NHS and the impact on service delivery confidentiality and data protection, health and safety, infection control, resuscitation procedures
Desirable criteria
  • Attendance for informal visit
  • Access to own car insured for business use

Trust Values

Essential criteria
  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Personal Qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to stay calm when under pressure
  • Able to use initiative
  • Be flexible and adaptable at work in order to meet competing priorities
  • Reliable and honest
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Applicant requirements

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sian Green
Job title
Senior Physiotherapist
Email address
Telephone number
023 80777222
Additional information

Rakhee Patel

Senior Physiotherapist



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