Respiratory Physiotherapist

Employer
Somerset NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Taunton
Salary
£33,706 to £40,588 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Profession
CBT Therapist / Other
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Band 6 Respiratory Physiotherapy Rotation at Somerset NHS Foundation Trust.

We are looking for a dynamic, forward thinking, enthusiastic experienced Band 5 or Band 6 Physiotherapist with a specialist interest in respiratory care, to join the rotation as part of our cardio-respiratory team.

The rotation offers a range of experience both in acute and chronic care settings where you will work alongside highly respected and experienced clinicians. The job will be split between Critical Care, Respiratory Support Unit and the respiratory wards. Currently Critical Care has 18 beds, increasing to 24 beds in 2023-24 when the new build is opened.

You will be actively encouraged to participate in CPD, research, audits, journal clubs, and service development projects, as well as provide supervision and teaching to junior staff, students, and the wider MDT. You will be supported by an experienced team of lead physiotherapists to refine your respiratory and leadership skills in a variety of specialist areas.

The physiotherapy department is committed to providing excellent patient care across 7 days. You will also contribute to the overnight respiratory on-call programme.

Main duties of the job

This post requires a graduate level state registered physiotherapist with relevant clinical experience.

The post holder will
  • Provide a highly specialised and up to date physiotherapy service in respiratory and critical care at MPH.
  • Provide clinical support and supervision for band 5 staff, students and assistants working in these areas.
  • Work closely with Respiratory Physicians and Specialist Respiratory Nurses.
  • Be expected to provide and manage the physiotherapy service to highly complex patients on the Respiratory Support Unit and other medical wards.

This post will require a good understanding of a broad range of physiotherapy specialities, the supervision of Band 5 Physiotherapists and assistants and a broader understanding of departmental / physiotherapy issues.

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

The rotation offers a range of experience both in acute and chronic care settings where you will work alongside highly respected and experienced clinicians. The job will be split between Critical Care, Respiratory Support Unit and the respiratory wards. Currently Critical Care has 18 beds, increasing to 24 beds in 2023-24 when the new build is opened.

Successful candidates will have a strong team work ethic, a sense of accountability accompanied by an ability to work under pressure at times.

In return we will provide the necessary support to ensure your development within the role and support our staff through a clear career pathway and encourage promotional opportunities. This support will occur through a mix of supervisions (clinical and management) provided by a Senior Physiotherapist, personal development plans and the candidates own active participation in supervision and education of others.

You will have the chance to enhance current service delivery and be involved in on-going service developments, including research, audits and reviews. The service is covered over seven days and you will be required to work weekends and early and late shift patterns on certain rotations.

See full job description and personal specification

Person Specification Qualifications Essential
  • Physiotherapy Degree
  • Evidence of post graduate education
  • HCPC Registration
Knowledge Essential
  • Good knowledge of 3 core areas respiratory / neurology / MSK
  • Specialist knowledge of medical respiratory and acute care conditions
Experience Essential
  • Experience of working within acute medicine
  • Experience of working in an acute NHS setting


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