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Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Based on full time hours
Closing date
2 Oct 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The West Hampshire Community Respiratory Service are looking for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking physiotherapist or nurse with a passion for respiratory to join our award winning and friendly multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will provide patient centered integrated care within pulmonary rehabilitation and home oxygen assessment and review, supported discharge and admission avoidance at various locations across West Hampshire. This role will be working predominantly in the Mid Hampshire area but occasionally covering in all other localities provided by the service.

The successful candidate will have a passion for respiratory, be highly motivated and able to motivate others. They will be able to evidence excellent communication with patients, families and professionals and be committed to excellence in the workplace. As a service we are committed to teaching and the development of our staff. All staff are expected to embrace the opportunities to learn and develop skills and knowledge to further their careers in respiratory care.

We are keen to hear from physiotherapists who do not fully meet the person specification as we may be able to offer a developmental opportunity to progress to a band 6.

A car driver is essential as the post will involve travelling across the region.

If you are committed to providing high quality patient care with a drive for continuous improvement, please contact us to talk about the opportunities and come for a visit.

Main duties of the job

To work as an Autonomous Practitioner within the respiratory team, accepting referrals, providing comprehensive expert assessment and delivering care to individuals and groups of patients with respiratory conditions.

To provide a service within localities across West Hampshire covering pulmonary rehabilitation, oxygen prescription and management, admission avoidance and supported hospital discharge. The candidate will also be involved in delivering education to other professionals and staff across the locality. They will work closely with primary care, respiratory consultants, community teams and other specialist services.

About us

Are you committed to providing remarkable care and service?

Are you passionate about helping people and want to make a difference every day?

We want to meet you!

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities. We are committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect through our 6,500 strong workforce.

Southern Health has over 300 sites across the county and we serve 1.5 million people throughout all stages of their lives. Our aim is to work alongside the people we support (and our health and care partners) to deliver the best possible care and constantly improve.

Here at SHFT we have so much to be proud of:
  • Working as a team and supporting each other, we put patients and our staff at the heart of everything we do.
  • We have a skilled and diverse workforce and are committed to our staff development, offering bespoke training packages, leadership pathways and career opportunities.
  • We offer a variety of benefits such as an amazing pension scheme, generous annual leave, Childcare Choices scheme, many discounts (Blue Light card, The Company Shop, NHS Staff Discounts, cycle to work scheme) and much more.

Come to work with us, together we will provide outstanding treatment and care to improve lives.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Further information about the Trust and this role can be found on the Job Description and Person Specification document attached.

Person Specification



  • Relevant professional qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Avalon House

Chesil Street



SO23 0HU

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