An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the well-established and dynamic Asthma, Allergy & Clinical Immunology (AACI) team as the fixed-term Band 6 Respiratory Physiotherapist. The post serves to cover maternity leave for a period of one year. The UHS AACI service has been evolving towards specialist commissioning status for the last three years with constant growth of reputation and specialist MDT staffing. This post offers an opportunity to work alongside consultants, specialist nurses, clinical psychologists and dieticians. The post holder will provide local and regional support of the asthma community, from an in- and out-patient capacity here at UHS. As well as joining the specialist MDT, the post holder will work closely with our excellent respiratory outpatient physiotherapy team, including fellow Band 6 physiotherapists, Clinical Specialist Physiotherapists in Respiratory Medicine & a Consultant Physiotherapist. Support of personal development will be provided with regular supervisions and appraisals.
The successful applicant should have a broad range of relevant respiratory clinical experience and a passion for service development, as the needs of patients evolve and services are required. Experience in treating patients with Asthma and dysfunctional breathing is desirable. There will be opportunities for regional networking within the Wessex Asthma Network, supporting personal and professional development.
The post holder will be expected to lead the therapy team in the absence of the Band 7s, be involved in the Senior teaching programme, provide student supervision and develop Band 2 - 5 therapy staff. All staff are expected to work flexibly to support a seven-day service.
By joining this team you will be part of a combined Therapy Services department of over 190 whole-time equivalent staff, consisting of Band 2 - 4 Therapy support staff, Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists. We are a Foundation Trust and one of the largest Teaching Hospitals in Europe. This is a unique opportunity for the right person.
An informal visit is recommended prior to interview so you have the opportunity to arrange this. The current post holder welcomes interest and contact to discuss the post in greater detail.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Please ensure you fulfil all the essential criteria before applying.
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For further details / informal visits contact:
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