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Specialist Physiotherapy Cystic Fibrosis

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum or per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
B6 Specialist Physiotherapist in Cystic Fibrosis:Are you looking for a new challenge? Would you like to specialise in Cystic Fibrosis and work in a highly respected and established team, with training, support and education? Then this post may be for you!

This post includes community work, travelling to patients' homes across a wide regional area. Our CF team cares for approximately 300 adults with CF as part of the Wessex Adult CF service.

You will also be part of the wider Therapy services team, consisting of around 270 wte Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, and Therapy support staff, working across our 7-day service, 365 days a year. You will be expected to support our acute trust working by covering weekends and Bank Holidays on a roster basis. Training and support will be provided by your team, as well as the wider therapy dept and trust.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Your Responsibilities: what youll do

We are looking for a dynamic Physiotherapist to assist with strategic development our CF service. 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 patients geographical locality.

Please ensure you will be able to undertake this community aspect of the work, travelling to and from patient homes, other hospitals, and community sites as part of this role, as well as transporting and fitting large pieces of equipment.

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.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.

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.

What were 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.

If you are interested in other roles within therapies please email

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patients First
  • Always improving
  • Working together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Experience with a variety of physical and mental health conditions/multiple pathology
  • Experience of working with support staff
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience in independently managing a caseload of patients
  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area
  • Previous experience on-call, where relevant to clinical area

Skills and competencies


  • Communication
  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Diplomacy
  • Working autonomously
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Taking the initiative

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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