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Physiotherapist Advanced

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 7
Part Time

Job Details

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

We have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Advanced Physiotherapist to join our therapy team in the Acute Medical Unit (AMU) and Emergency Department (ED) for 12 months to cover for maternity leave. We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, reliable, and flexible senior Physiotherapist who can lead the team, alongside existing senior therapy staff.The aims of this flexible and responsive service are to provide prompt therapy assessments, implement frailty care pathways, facilitate appropriate discharges, and provide acute respiratory cover across AMU and ED.As we provide a 7-day therapy service for our Trust, the ability to work 8am to 6pm across a 7-day service, including weekends and bank holidays, on a roster basis, is essential. You will also support the acute respiratory twilight and on-call Physiotherapy rota.As this post is part of the wider Therapy services department, you will have many opportunities to develop new skills and knowledge through our in-service training. You will be part of a large department of over 290 wte Therapy staff including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists and Therapy support staff.

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

This 12-month career opportunity job offers you the chance to work in a friendly, supportive MDT environment with a team committed to improving patient care and experience. You will be expected to support the wider multi-disciplinary team across AMU and ED which consists of 90 beds in total.Patients present with a wide range of diagnoses and often have multiple pathologies and complex social situations. It is a fast-paced environment where effective communication, prioritisation, and teamwork are essential. Our focus is early assessment, complex discharge planning and respiratory physiotherapy.Desirable skills for this role: Experience of completing comprehensive geriatric assessments Experience of working in the acute hospital setting (ideally within Acute Medical Units and Emergency Department) Experience within a variety of acute areas e.g. Orthopaedics, Medicine, Elderly Care, Neuro Experience of working within a large MDT and communicating effectively Involvement in service developments and facilitating change Experience of managing and supporting staff, rotas, and other team management skills Evidence of leadership skills Evidence of providing teaching to wider MDT, therapy teams and students Ability to stay calm and make appropriate decisions under pressure in a fast-paced environment Respiratory skills (including NIV awareness) or be willing to undertake the appropriate training to support the service Supporting the twilight and on-call Physiotherapy rotaPlease read the Job description and ensure you fulfil the requirements of the person specification before applying.We look forward to hearing from you.Please note: Any applications written and generated by AI may not be shortlisted.For other therapy career opportunities please email

Person Specification

Trust Values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications, knowledge and experience


  • Master's degree in Physiotherapy or equivalent level of experience
  • Current HCPC registration
  • Significant relevant clinical experience or with the ability to demonstrate significant experience in physiotherapy practice
  • Evidence of proven leadership and supervisory skills
  • Previous experience within relevant clinical area
  • Previous experience on-call, where relevant to clinical area
  • Experience of working in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Experience of audit, evaluation, or research
  • Evidence of implementing change in a clinical environment


  • Management qualification, or equivalent experience
  • Attendance at post-graduation courses, or conferences, relevant to clinical area
  • Able to demonstrate sound understanding of healthcare priorities and political agendas
  • Experience working in an acute hospital setting
  • Leadership qualification, or experience

Skills and competencies


  • Communication Prioritisation
  • Time management
  • Prioritisation
  • Diplomacy
  • Working autonomously
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Taking the initiative
  • Collaborative approach
  • Teamwork
  • Influencing s
  • Report writing
  • Presentation skill
  • Working under pressure

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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