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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist (Cystic Fibrosis)

Role Summary

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust based within Exeter, as the joint Physiotherapy Clinical Lead for Cystic Fibrosis (Adult and Paediatrics).

The post-holder is responsible for providing leadership and clinical expertise to patients with Cystic Fibrosis based in an in-patient, out-patient or community setting across Exeter, Mid, East and North Devon, and some areas of Dorset, Somerset and Cornwall.

The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and intervention for a complex caseload, and will take a lead in multi-disciplinary activities working closely with the medical and specialist nursing teams. This role involves supporting the respiratory needs of the deteriorating patient, including HDU as required. Physiotherapy care will be delivered in the home, school, clinics and in-patient hospital environment.

The post holder must have excellent communication skills and an understanding of the pathways across the acute and community services to manage the acutely unwell patient and ensure that regular advice and review is delivered in a timely manner. The post-holder will also support end of life care for this patient group.

About the Role

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More detail about the role

The post holder will provide highly specialist assessment and intervention for a complex caseload, and will take a lead in multi-disciplinary activities working closely with the Medical and Specialist Nursing teams.

This role will include supporting complex cases in adult and paediatric patients with CF (PwCF) providing leadership, knowledge and expertise around their condition and supporting the respiratory needs of the deteriorating patient, including HDU as required. Physiotherapy care will be delivered in both the home, school, clinics and in-patient hospital environment as required.

The post holder will have excellent communication skills and an understanding of the pathways across the acute and community services to manage the acutely unwell PwCF and ensure the regular advice and review is delivered in a timely manner. The post-holder will also support end of life care for this patient group.

The post holder will work closely with the other Clinical Lead Physiotherapists, in Acute Medicine facilitating resolution of workload/staffing issues, ensuring risk assessments are completed and providing information to the Division as required in the absence of the Head of the Service. This post will contribute to ensuring new staff are inducted and trained for management of patients with cystic fibrosis and supporting less experienced colleagues and students.

The post holder will be willing to work flexibly and provide weekend services/clinics and visits to CF patients regularly and as required. This post may include late clinic cover.

Working Pattern: 37.5 hours per week. The post holder will contribute to providing 7-day cover as required for patients with Cystic Fibrosis and will be flexible for late clinics as these may occur.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Alice Day, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist on 07468 718605 or aliceday@nhs.net

This is a fixed term contract for 12 months. For current NHS employees this post could be a secondment opportunity.

As an inclusive employer, the Royal Devon values diversity and is committed to creating a culture of inclusivity where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential. We believe in fostering a sense of belonging and actively encourage applications from individuals of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities. We recognise the advantages of having a diverse workforce that reflects the communities we serve.

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.

Benefits

Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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