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Specialist physiotherapist – cardiothoracic surgery

Band 6

Main area
Therapy Services
Band 6
Part Time 18.75 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa pro rata
24/10/2018 23:59

We are looking for a dynamic and experienced Physiotherapist who would like to join our established team within cardiothoracics. University Hospital Southampton has one of the largest and most reputable regional cardiothoracic centres covering southern England and the channel islands. Particular areas of speciality are complex cardiac congenital surgery, aortic repair surgery, minimally invasive surgery on high risk groups, off pump heart surgery and complex thoracic surgeries.

This post will involve working in all areas of cardiothoracics including cardiac intensive care unit, cardiac high dependency, coronary care unit, cardiac wards and the thoracic ward.


The candidate will be expected to undertake a specialised clinical caseload of patients with complex cardiorespiratory and rehabilitation needs as an autonomous practitioner, according to service requirements.


The successful applicant should have relevant postgraduate respiratory and rehabilitation clinical experience with a desire to develop and consolidate their knowledge and skills in the respiratory care of patients with a wide range of cardiac and thoracic pathologies. Excellent support will be given towards continual learning and professional development.


The post holder will be expected to lead the therapy team in the absence5 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 and the on call service.


By joining this team you will be part of a combined Therapy services department of approximately 250 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. Please check you fulfil all the essential criteria before applying. We are happy to be contacted by phone or e-mail if you have any questions.


Telephone contact or an informal visit is recommended prior to interview.


Closing date for applications Wednesday 24 October.

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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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