We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our respiratory therapy team. You would be part of a large, dynamic and supportive team that includes a Consultant Physiotherapist in respiratory medicine.
By joining this team you will be part of a combined Therapy Services department of over 200 staff, consisting of B2-4 Therapy support staff, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. We are a Foundation Trust and one of the largest Teaching Hospitals in Europe. This is a unique opportunity for the right person.
The current rotations are within the following specialties:
Medicine- including High Dependency Unit
Medicine – acute wards with a rehabilitation focus
Acute medical Unit
Adult cystic fibrosis
Respiratory centre - Domiciliary NIV/Outpatients
Respiratory Centre – COPD / Community
Respiratory Centre - Asthma
Medicine for Older People
The post holder will be expected to lead the therapy team in the absence of the Band 7s, be involved in the teaching programme, service development, student supervision and the development of Band 2-5 therapy staff. All staff are expected to work flexibly to support a 7-day service.
The successful applicant should have relevant postgraduate respiratory clinical experience with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in the respiratory care of patients with a wide range of pathologies. Excellent support will be given towards continual learning and professional development, including undertaking regular audits.
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 LiveWell 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 26th January 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.
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.