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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2021.

Respiratory Nurse/Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 348-SW-536B

Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Assessment Unit
Lymington New Forest Hospital
£31,365 to £37,890 pa

Southern Health is one of the largest Foundation Trusts in the UK, specialising in mental health, adult and child community health and learning disabilities.

Job Title:Respiratory Nurse or Physiotherapist

Salary band:Band 6

Hours:37.5 Hours per week

Location:South West Hampshire (Based at Lymington New Forest Hospital)

We are looking for an enthusiastic and forward thinking nurse or physiotherapist with a passion for respiratory care to join our award winning and friendly multi-disciplinary team. The post holder will provide patient centered integrated care within our pulmonary rehabilitation, home oxygen assessment and review, supported discharge and admission avoidance pathways at various locations across West Hampshire. Local integration and the development of close, effective, working relationships with community services, secondary and primary care as well as other care providers including third sector is an important element of the role.

If you are a Physiotherapist, the role will also involve working alongside the Respiratory consultants based at Lymington New Forest Hospital to provide a Physiotherapist Led Respiratory Clinic to enhance the Respiratory Consultant outpatient pathway.

This role will involve working predominantly in the South West locality (New Forest up to Ringwood and Southampton border) but occasionally covering in all other localities provided by the service, it is therefore essential that you are a car driver with a clean driving license.

The successful candidate will need to show a passion for respiratory care, be highly motivated and able to motivate others. They will be able to evidence excellent communication with patients, families and professionals and be committed to excellence in the work place. The successful candidate will also need to be able to demonstrate experience in respiratory care and have undertaken an accredited post graduate qualification in respiratory care.

As a service we are committed to teaching and the development of our staff to ensure our patients always receive the best care possible. You can expect to be fully supported through all aspects of your clinical practice. We in turn do expect all staff to embrace the opportunities to learn, develop skills and knowledge to further their careers and improve their competence in delivering respiratory care.

North and West Hampshire Community Respiratory Service is part of Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust. Our aim is to provide high quality, safe services which improve the health, wellbeing and independence of the people we care for. We deliver these services to our community so you will feel a real sense of achievement and that your work makes a difference to local people’s lives. The work is varied and rewarding as we continually look to improve the care of patients with chronic respiratory conditions.

If you are committed to providing high quality patient care, willing to learn and enjoy working in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, please let us talk to you about the opportunities available!

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Annie Pritchard on 07385 083896 or email

Happy to talk flexible working-all requests for flexible and part time working will be considered.

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We positively encourage applications from all sections of the community and we are committed to equal opportunities. We strongly encourage candidates to read all available information to support their application, please use the application form to demonstrate that you meet the requirements laid out in the job description and person specification.

Previous applicants need not apply within a six month period for the same role.

A DBS check is required by the Employer for this post. The Employer will undertake an initial check at the appropriate level on appointment. As a condition of employment you are required to register with the online DBS update service and maintain this registration throughout employment; costs associated with this will be reimbursed, subject to taxation in line with guidance from HMRC.

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Southern Health Foundation Trust (SHFT) is committed to promoting the welfare and safeguarding of children, young people and adults at risk of abuse and neglect. As an employee, you are accountable to ensure that you know to how to respond when you are concerned for the safety of a child, young person or adult at risk, applying the principles of the Family Approach to ensure evidence based analysis, risk management and appropriate action and escalation. SHFT require staff to work effectively together using the Family Approach to achieve better outcomes for adults, children and families. The Trust will support you in this duty by providing ongoing training, support and advice and have a Corporate Safeguarding Team who can be contacted for guidance and the provision of safeguarding supervision.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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