We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Band 6 Physiotherapist to join our B6 respiratory rotations and be part of our large therapy services department. We have a wide selection of respiratory rotations to enable you to develop a broad respiratory knowledge, working in ward, clinic and community settings. You would be part of a large, dynamic and supportive team that includes a Consultant Physiotherapist in respiratory medicine.
About the team:
By joining this team you will be part of a combined Therapy Services department of over 260wte staff, consisting of B2-4 Therapy support staff, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. We are one of the largest teaching hospitals in Europe. This is a great opportunity for the right person.
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.
What you will do:
The current rotations are within the following specialties:
Respiratory centre - Domiciliary NIV/Outpatients
Respiratory Centre – COPD / Community
Respiratory Centre - Asthma
Medicine- including High Dependency Unit
Medicine – acute wards with a rehabilitation focus
Acute medical Unit
Adult cystic fibrosis
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.
What we are looking for:
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.
Please ensure you fulfil all the essential criteria before applying
We recommend speaking to us to find out more ahead of application and interview so you have the opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to hearing from you.
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.