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Vascular Therapist: Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata
Closing date
22 Jul 2024

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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

Are you an experienced OT or Physio looking to gain experience working with patients who have vascular conditions, including amputees?

University Hospital Southampton (UHS) is looking for a Band 7 Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist to support the team alongside the existing senior staff.

The post is focused on delivering person-centred care across a 7-day service, through enhancing function and quality of life. This includes supporting vascular patients on the acute wards, as well as supporting them pre- and post-operatively, including working in our Therapy Out-patient gym and undertaking home visits to enable discharge to an appropriate destination. This is the perfect opportunity to utilise your clinical, managerial and leadership skills.

This is a 6 month fixed term appointment supporting maternity leave., which may have the potential to be extended, depending on service changes.

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, so will have peer support available to you.

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.

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

Job Role and ResponsibilitiesOur vascular patients often have multiple pathologies, and complex social situations. UHS is a fast-paced acute environment where effective communication, prioritisation, and teamwork are essential. Our focus is early assessment and complex discharge planning, with follow up in our Therapy Out-patient setting. You will be working as part of a small team of OTs and Physios, as well as a team of therapy support staff. We also support student therapists all year round.

In order to maintain patient flow through our hospital we run our therapy services across 7-days, including weekends and Bank holidays, on a rota basis, so flexible working is required from all staff.

Please read the job description and person specification, to ensure you meet all criteria before applying.

Essential skills/experience Experience working with vascular and amputee patients (ideally in an acute hospital setting) Understanding and knowledge of complex equipment, and assessing patient needs, including managing pressure care. Evidence of leadership skills and experience.

Desirable skills/experience include: Experience within a wide variety of acute areas e.g., Orthopaedics, Medicine, Neuro Involvement in service developments and facilitating change. Ability to stay calm and make appropriate decisions under pressure Evidence of providing teaching to wider MDT, therapy teams and students

We appreciate people taking the time to write and submit applications, however those written using AI or a computer generated system might not be considered.

If this post is not for you and you are interested in other therapy opportunities, please e-mail:

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

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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