Advanced specialist physiotherapist in frailty

Band 7

Main area
Therapy Services
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£31,696 - £41,787 pa
25/05/2018 23:59

A rare and exciting opening has been created for a physiotherapist with a specialist interest in frailty to join our friendly and supportive therapies team within University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS). With an aging population and increasing need to recognise and triage frailty within a fast paced acute environment we are keen to appoint a dynamic and fresh thinking leader who believes in ‘home first’.

The successful candidate will be working across our acute medical assessment unit with an opportunity to in- reach in to the clinical decisions unit and the emergency department working closely with consultants, OTs, nurses and older person’s practitioners. We wish to transform admission pathways for the older person, tailoring discharge options to the individual’s needs, truly putting the patient at the very heart of the care we deliver.

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

-              seventh in the country for staff engagement

-              fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care

If you are ready for a rewarding challenge and wish to develop your skills within a large supportive teaching hospital, come and meet the team.


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Applicant requirements

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.

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