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AHP MND co-ordinator

Band 7

Main area
Dietetics/Speech and Language Therapy
Band 7
Fixed term: 3 years
Part time - 15 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£40,057 - £45,839 pa pro rata
Salary period
29/09/2021 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for a registered AHP to join us as a co-ordinator for our patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). This role would suit a registered dietitian, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or physiotherapist with experience in supporting patients with long term conditions. 

We provide a network model of regional support across Wessex to patients with MND and you will be working in collaboration with the existing care centre team to both provide specialist coordination of care, and to contribute to developing the service in line with NICE guidance.  
As a team we support a number of regional MND clinics, see patients in their own homes, chair community MDT meetings and work to ensure that the MND service is continuously developing.  We work closely with the MND Association who have generously funded this post. 

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the ‘Job Description and Main Responsibilities’ section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

Working for our organisation

What we can offer you


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. 

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. 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.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you’ll do

You will work alongside the two other MND care centre co-ordinators and the wider team, providing support to MND clinics and providing education to patients, carers and professionals on the management of the consequences of MND.  You will be part of a specialist team providing a holistic approach to the management of MND within Southampton and the Wessex region.

You will be required to work with some flexibility over the week to meet our clinical coordination commitments and we would encourage some informal discussion with the Lead MND Coordinator when applying for the post.

What we’re looking for

The post holder will be an HCPC registered allied health professional with relevant CPD, postgraduate development and clinical experience.  You will have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to multi-disciplinary team working being able to work with colleagues across a number of organisational and professional boundaries. You will need to be flexible in your approach and have insight into the challenges of managing adults with a complex long-term, life limiting condition.  You will need to be equally confident when working autonomously as well as part of team.  You will need to be able to manage a complex caseload and work with the team to manage the emotional demands of the post.  Demonstration of initiative and ability to work independently is also required.  As a regional service, you will be required to travel and will require a driving licence and access to a car to travel to home visits and regional clinics.  The MND service is continuously developing and an interest in service evaluation and audit would be advantageous.

Additional information

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 06 October 2021

Should you have any queries, please use the contact details below to get in touch.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Masters level or evidence of equivalent post-graduate training in defined speciality
  • Current Registration with HCPC.
  • Degree or equivalent in relevant AHP profession
  • Evidence of commitment to relevant ongoing training and development
  • Evidence of management qualification/ development e.g. Foundation Management course
  • Clinical supervisory skills course
  • Member of relevant professional organisation and relevant specialist groups
  • Appraisal training


Essential criteria
  • Experience and involvement in student training
  • IT and keyboard skills e.g. Microsoft word
  • Evidence of extensive knowledge and highly specialist expertise in relevant specialist area
  • Recent experience working as a clinical specialist in relevant clinical area
  • Evidence of ability to act as an expert within a multiprofessional team setting.
  • Experience of presentations and public speaking.
  • Evidence of project planning and audit delivery
  • Demonstration of understanding of clinical governance and its implications for service delivery.
  • Experience mentoring or supervising students, assistants or junior staff.
Desirable criteria
  • Evidence of generic skills required for service development i.e. report writing, policy development and implementation.
  • Ability to undertake appraisals and KSF reviews for band 4, 5, and 6 staff.
  • Experience of leading or co-ordinating audit or research work.


Essential criteria
  • Ability to demonstrate a practical and sensitiveapproach and flexibility in working style when applying clinical judgement to highly complex clinical issues e.g. ethical issues re feeding
  • Responsible approach to lone working, self and patient safety issues and risk assessment / management
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own clinical workload
  • Ability to cope with exposure to and “hands on care” of patients who may present distressing situations/ unpleasant smells or sights.
  • Proven organisational skills; Ability to cope with unpredictable events and varying clinical and nonclinical work pressures.
  • Ability to plan initiatives within specialist area using appropriate management skills, written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to plan, develop and liaise regarding the delivery of educational sessions to a variety of audiences
  • Ability to provide clinical supervision and leadership to students and junior staff
  • Evidence of excellent inter-personal and communication skills, communicating confidently and with empathy at all levels including patients and senior medical staff both within and outside the Trust to ensure the highest level of care for patients
  • Ability to communicate highly complex information fluently and effectively to a diverse range of patients, carers, health professionals and non-clinical staff.
  • Evidence of working well alone as well as part of a team.


Essential criteria
  • Able to demonstrate behaviours that meet the Trust Values  Patients First  Always Improving  Working Together
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Further details / informal visits contact

Clare Erridge
Job title
Lead Motor Neurone Disease Care Centre Coordinator
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