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Specialist paediatric physiotherapist - respiratory care

Band 6

Main area
Therapy Services
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa
19/10/2018 23:59

Want a new challenge for 2018 !  Do you love the speciality of respiratory but also want to work with children or love working with children but want to specialise in the field of respiratory care? Look no further! 

Southampton Children’s Hospital is one of the 10 largest children’s hospitals within the UK providing specialist services to central southern England and the Channel Islands. It houses a level 3 PICU with one of the best rates of mortality nationally, a designated cardiac centre and neuromuscular service. We are also the Cystic Fibrosis regional service for the south central region and PCD supra-regional service for diagnosis and treatment for the south of England. We provide high quality respiratory assessment, intervention and advice for any child (0-18 years) requiring respiratory therapy intervention within the children’s hospital and also within the Princess Anne neonatal unit or within off site regional/ supra-regional clinics.

We have a rare opportunity for a band 6 children’s physiotherapist working within the speciality of respiratory care. This unique post covers the whole spectrum of respiratory care from acute high care and ward areas, to respiratory outpatients and CF clinics. The post holder will be an integral member of both the acute and long term respiratory physiotherapy teams. You will be supported by clinical specialists and very experienced band 7 therapists, gaining valuable experience with aspects of respiratory interventions such as NIV and exercising testing.

Southampton Children’s Hospital located within University Hospital Southampton which is one of the largest acute trusts in England with an annual spend of over £700 million. It has close links to the University and Wellcome trust research facility. It employs more than 10,500 staff; sees 585,000 people in outpatients each year; deals with 120,000 attendances at the ED per year and treats 150,000 patients admitted to the hospital. We provide hospital services for 1.9 million people living in Southampton and southern Hampshire and specialist services including neurosciences, respiratory medicine, cancer, cardiovascular, obstetrics and specialist children’s services.

This post offers an excellent opportunity for further developing clinical and theoretical skills.

The successful applicant will work in a dynamic and forward thinking Therapy team and will have the opportunity to be involved within research and audits as well as providing teaching and education to junior staff and staff from the wider therapy team to assist with on call training.

They will be expected to work within our team philosophy, which is

“We strongly believe in team working in a happy working environment. Workloads are shared and communication/ support is strongly encouraged. We are mutually responsible for the service and its development, and expect everyone to carry out a certain level of responsibility.”

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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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