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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/08/2021.

Community Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist / Paramedic

Job Reference: 449-AS0875

Solent NHS Trust
Southampton Integrated COPD Team
£31,365 - £37,890 p.a pro rata

Make a difference with us

If you are looking for somewhere you can make a real difference and are passionate about keeping people safe, well and out of hospital, a career with us may be just what you’re looking for. At Solent NHS Trust, we strive to make a difference to the health and wellbeing of our communities.

We are proud to be an organisation which is focused on our people and we welcome people who share our values to come and work with us.

  • To deliver great care that is safe, simple and easy to access
  • To be a caring, flexible and supportive place to work
  • To deliver the best value for money

Are you a Physiotherapist, Paramedic, Nurse; interested in delivering quality Respiratory care?

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the Solent Pulmonary Rehabilitation aspect of the Southampton Integrated COPD Team. The team are integrated with University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and they strive to deliver person centred COPD care throughout the patient pathway.

This is a specialist respiratory team comprising of COPD Consultants, Specialist Nurses, Specialist Physiotherapists, Exercise Instructors and health care support workers.

The team are seeking a full time, motivated and dynamic Specialist Clinician to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation, and individualised COPD careacross locations in Southampton in addition to remote and video-based interventions.

We are excited to offer this opportunity and welcome applications from clinicians (Physiotherapists, nurses, paramedics) with experience in long term condition management including respiratory care. We would also consider a Developmental Band 5 post.

There is potential for support in developing advanced practice roles, in line with anticipated service evolution and patient population needs along. This is along with the core component of providing high quality pulmonary rehabilitation.

You should be able to undertake lone working / autonomous work when required. You will have support from the experienced clinicians on the team to develop in this area so will need to be motivated to learn and improve your skills in chronic respiratory care.

You will need access to a car with a valid licence for this position. You will be required to travel between sites during your working day and hold appropriate business car insurance for this.

This is an exciting and rewarding role delivering COPD care with innovative and patient focused approaches.

If you would like to find out more about the role or to arrange and informal visit which is strongly encouraged; please contact Helen Fricker COPD PR Team Leader on 0300 123 3398 or


We will contact you via NHS Jobs if you are shortlisted for interview.Candidates selected for interview will be contacted before the given interview date; therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders.

Note about shortlisting/interviews:

Due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, and the associated restrictions in place, we are currently unable to schedule interviews as we normally would. Therefore interviews will be held virtually until further notice. Please be assured that we will be in touch with details of the arrangements. We will endeavour to keep delays to a minimum but shortlisting may take longer than usual, dependant on staff availability.Thank you for your patience and understanding at this time.

The Rewards

Solent NHS Trust offers a competitive starting salary and access to a wide range of employee benefits:

  • 27 - 33 days annual leave plus bank holidays (for permanent staff) - pro rata for part time
  • Pay enhancements to reward out of hours working
  • Ability to join the generous NHS pension scheme
  • Purchase of additional annual leave
  • Training and development opportunities
  • An extensive health and wellbeing service
  • Flexible working options
  • Free yoga, pilates and mindfulness classes
  • NHS discounts from leading retailers
  • Opportunity to purchase a public transport annual season ticket - 11 month repayment period

Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion starts with our people; shapes the way we deliver our services and the way we build our teams. We welcome candidates from diverse backgrounds to help us deliver great care to all of our communities.

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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