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Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist/ Nurse

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year based on full time hours
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Are you looking for a new challenge and want to be part of an award winning and dynamic specialist respiratory team? Are you looking for a job with a difference? Do you want to build on your respiratory skills and have a varied working week? Do you enjoy working independently, as part of a supportive team? Do you have excellent communication skills? If so, we have just the role for you to further develop and broaden your clinical respiratory practice!

We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward-thinking Physiotherapist or Nurse with a passion for respiratory care to join our award winning and friendly multi-disciplinary team. You will be able to develop your chronic respiratory disease management skills through supporting patients on a mixture of patient pathways, including delivering Pulmonary Rehabilitation, assessing patients on and for oxygen therapy, as well as supporting patients with acute COPD exacerbations at home through our Supported Discharge and Admission Avoidance pathways.

North and West Hampshire Community Respiratory Service is part of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our aim is to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we care for. We deliver these services to our community so you will feel a real sense of achievement and that your work makes a difference to local people's lives. The work is varied and rewarding as we continually look to improve the care of patients with chronic respiratory conditions.

Main duties of the job

This role involves working predominantly in the Southwest Hants locality but occasionally providing cover to all other localities provided by the service, it is therefore essential that you are a car driver with a clean driving license. You will see patients within clinic locations, in their homes and via remote working.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate passion and some experience in chronic respiratory condition management, will ideally have undertaken an accredited post graduate qualification in respiratory care as well as have evidence of supervising staff. Experience in the management and treatment of patients with COPD, Bronchiectasis and Pulmonary Fibrosis would be advantageous, although not essential. If this role interests you however you feel you currently may not fully meet the person specification but keen to work within respiratory, please speak to us for further information as we may be offer you a development post and the ability to complete a post graduate respiratory course.

You will work within a multidisciplinary team supported by the Locality Team Lead and accountable to the Service Lead, providing high quality care to a range of respiratory patients. You will receive a comprehensive induction program and will be mentored and guided through both in-house and external training. There will be peer to peer support available from our friendly team members.

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



  • Current driving licence.
  • Relevant professional qualification.

Employer details

Employer name

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust


Lymington New Forest Hospital

Wellworthy Road



SO41 8QD

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