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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist - Hospital@Home

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum
Closing date
5 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist - Outpatients

Indicative Band 7.

We have 1 role available based at Musgrove Hospital in Taunton and it will include community working therefore a UK driving license is essential for this role. We pay mileage.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Band 7 Physiotherapist to join the Therapy Team at Musgrove Park on a permanent basis with the flexibility to offer part time job share.

The successful individual will be expected to work closely alongside other experienced Band 7 Physiotherapists to develop a Specialist Respiratory Outpatient service providing Physiotherapeutic management for patients with chronic respiratory conditions and breathlessness.

This post will work alongside the Acute MDT and the Hospital at Home service to ensure that patients can be facilitated for treatment in the best location for their treatment location. The post holder will be supported in their own professional development with supervision and training and will be expected to actively participate in the development of others.

These roles are a joint initiative between the Physio Outpatient service and Respiratory Hospital @ Home team with a varied caseload including home visits.

Main duties of the job

If you're successful, you will be expected to work closely alongside other experienced Band 7 Physiotherapists to develop a Specialist Respiratory Outpatient service providing Physiotherapeutic management for patients with chronic respiratory conditions and breathlessness. You will also work closely alongside the Respiratory Hospital@Home team.

You will be supported in their own professional development with supervision and training and will be expected to actively participate in the development of others.

This role requires a graduate level state-registered Physiotherapist with relevant clinical experience.

About us

As an organisation, the NHS offers a wide range of benefits including flexible working, pension contributions, market leading annual leave allowance, career progression and regular conversations, not to mention our Blue Light Card and NHS exclusive discounts.

The benefits of working in Somerset include the idyllic countryside, with our areas of outstanding beauty and stunning coastlines. You will get to enjoy these perks whilst still only being a stone's throw away from bustling city centres like Bristol, Bath and Exeter and only two hours away from London.

There are excellent educational facilities in the area and, when compared to other regions, house prices are reasonable. You will experience the best of both in Somerset, the countryside and the cosmopolitan - there is truly something for everyone!

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached full job description for more information.
  • To be responsible for the development and provision of a highly-specialised, evidence-based Physiotherapy service for Respiratory Medicine Outpatients. The scope of the service will incorporate patients primarily with Bronchiectasis, COPD and Asthma but with the scope to incorporate a broader range of conditions including Breathing Pattern Disorders, Interstitial Lung Disease and Neuromuscular disease. This service will involve OP clinics, attendance to virtual wards for management of chronic patients, in hospital and domiciliary visits and will involve working with a multitude of other service.
  • To support the Breathlessness management pathway in Somerset and the development of the Somerset Respiratory@Home service by attending virtual ward MDT meetings and providing patients with timely access to Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapy Services


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration
  • oEvidence of CPD maintained in a portfolio including attendance at recent postgraduate courses related to this post


Desirable

  • oPost graduate accredited course in relevant post graduate courses


Experience

Essential

  • oDetailed, proven and up to date post graduate experience with extensive clinical experience relevant to the post


Employer details

Employer name

Somerset NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Musgrove Hospital to include community work

Taunton

TA1 5DA

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184-HR6234926

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