Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to use your MSK skills to treat a range of MSK problems in the Adult Cystic Fibrosis (CF) service? Would you like to 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!
An exciting opportunity has arisen in University Hospital Southampton, one of Europe’s largest teaching hospitals for an enthusiastic MSK Physiotherapist to support the Adult Cystic Fibrosis team in treating MSK disorders in this population.
The highly skilled and dedicated Wessex Adult Cystic Fibrosis multidisciplinary team are based within Southampton General Hospital. They are committed to delivering high quality care to approximately 300 adults with CF across a large geographical location.
This role is offered on a part time (18.75 hours per week) basis.
You can read an overview of the main duties of the role in the section below: Job Description and Main Responsibilities.
To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents attached.
As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. 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.
We support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.
Work closely with our regional multi-professional Cystic Fibrosis team
Supported by a Clinical Specialist and highly specialised physiotherapists in Cystic Fibrosis to provide the necessary training in CF but with MSK supervision from the MSK department.
Reviewing outpatients attending our multi-professional Cystic fibrosis clinics both face to face and virtually.
Reviewing in patients with acute and chronic MSK issues
Occasional community visits as indicated
Assessing and treating MSK disorders associated with CF but also a range of acute and chronic MSK issues akin to those of the general population.
Supporting the CF team in home exercise programmes and upskilling in simple MSK treatments.
Supervising Band 5 and Band 4 in delivering MSK programmes and interventions.
Expected to be involved in the teaching programme, service development and student supervision.
Involvement in research and development and presenting where able
Attendance at regional meetings may also be required.
The MDT strives to develop the service and has a strong focus on research with numerous team members presenting at conferences both Nationally and internationally.
The friendly and experienced physio team will ensure you have excellent support with continual learning and professional development.
Relevant postgraduate MSK clinical experience
Desire to develop knowledge and skills in MSk with an interest in CF
Leadership skills in the absence of Band 7/8
Motivated to take part in audit, service improvement and research and development
Able to teach junior staff and students
Able to take part in on call rotas across the trust on a rota basis
Interviews will be held on Friday, 30 April 2021
Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.
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.