Cystic Fibrosis Physiotherapist

University Hospital Southampton

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Your Responsibilities

What you’ll do

We are looking for a dynamic Physiotherapist to assist with strategic development of the therapy service for Wessex regional adult Cystic Fibrosis. This post offers an exciting opportunity for a motivated individual to develop clinical and managerial skills within this speciality and oversee the development of others. This post holder, along with existing staff, will be based within Southampton General Hospital, however, will also be required to work off site undertaking admission prevention, individual support within patients’ homes, or nearer a patient’s geographical locality. This will require the postholder driving to other locations as part of their role.

The successful applicant should have relevant postgraduate respiratory/Cystic Fibrosis clinical experience with a desire to develop their knowledge and skills in the care of Cystic Fibrosis patients with a wide range of pathologies. Excellent support will be given towards continual learning and professional development to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job to the best of your ability. 

This role involves working closely with our regional multi-professional Cystic Fibrosis (CF) team and is supported by a Clinical Specialist in Cystic Fibrosis. Your clinical remit would involve the treatment of both acute inpatients and outpatients attending our multi-professional Cystic fibrosis clinics and working in the community. Attendance at regional meetings may also be required. 

Please ensure you would be able to undertake the community aspects of the work, as it is our expectation that you will need to be able to travel to and from patient homes, and other hospitals as part of this role, as well as transport large pieces of equipment.

What we’re looking for

The post holder will be expected to lead the therapy team in the absence of the Band 8/7s, be involved in the teaching programme, service development, student supervision and the development of Band 3-5 therapy staff. All staff are expected to work flexibly to support a 7-day service.   

The post holder will be expected to engage in research as appropriate, as well as regular clinical audits, and maintain up to date skills and knowledge in order to implement evidence-based practice. The role will require teaching undergraduate students, as well as providing specialist advice to colleagues. 

The successful applicant would be expected to work at weekends within all fields of medicine and be on the Physiotherapy Respiratory On-call and twilight rota, working across the acute wards at UHS on a rota basis. 

For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Rakhee Patel or Sian Green Telephone 02381 206801 or Bleep 2378. 

Additional Information

Interviews will be held on Wednesday, 12th July 2023

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