Long Covid Clinician

The closing date is 3rd Mar 2024

Job summary

Covid has affected us all one way or another and here at Solent, we have a dedicated team who look at the management of physical and associated mental health issues linked to what we now know as 'Long Covid'.

Are you a senior Nurse or Allied Health Professional with experience in using the latest rehabilitation apps and have a holistic approach to your work? This is a great opportunity for you to use your experience to support patients that are experiencing persistent post-covid symptoms (12 weeks+).


As a new service, we would love to hear your ideas as we evolve to best support our patients and ways of working! Your team will include physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Care Coordinators and Business Support who work in connection with Secondary Care Respiratory Consultants, Mental Health Services, South Coast Fatigue Specialists, GPs and Clinical Pharmacists.


Your work base can be either in Portsmouth or Southampton for any face to face appointments however we are also working virtually too. The hours of work can be arranged around you and the service need and we will consider both full and part time applications.


We would love to talk more about what this service does so please do get in touch to talk or to arrange an informal visit; Emma Major (Solent AHP Clinical Lead Long Covid Service), Lynda Fisher(Solent Operational Support Manager) at emma.major@solent.nhs.uk / Lynda.fisher@solent.nhs.uk

Main duties, tasks & skills required

  • To provide specialist therapy skills to the long covid therapy caseload
  • To assess and treat own caseload, which may include complex presentations
  • Maintain own records as an autonomous practitioner
  • To contribute to the inter-disciplinary working within the team and Locality by teaching, learning & practicing inter-disciplinary skills & techniques as defined by an agreed competency framework or training scheme.
  • To support service users to engage with the app based rehabilitation
  • Supervise and support junior staff or students
  • Continued learning and development through research of new clinical condition
  • Contribute to development of new clinical treatment programmes in a changing environment and clinical evidence emerging for effective treatment options
 

About us

At Solent, our teams mirror the communities we serve. The Equality, Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging plan fosters authenticity, ensuring every Solent NHS Trust member feels visible, validated, and valued.

The Annual Staff survey positions us among top-performing Community and Mental Health trusts in 3 of 9 themes:

  • Compassion and inclusivity
  • Each voice matters
  • Staff Engagement

Our commitment to enhancing diversity, inclusion, and belonging fosters a strong sense of uniqueness, celebrated among colleagues, contributing to excellent patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from underrepresented communities, offering an informal chat for those uncertain about job fit. Our revamped recruitment process prioritizes inclusivity, aligned with Disability Confident and Armed Forces Covenant guaranteed interviews.

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Job description

*Please Note : For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description* 

Person specification

Qualifications

Essential

Professional UK registration e.g., HCPC
Degree level education or equivalent knowledge and skills gained through any combination of alternative study or employment experience
Post graduate training in specialty clinical skills as required for role
Evidence or portfolio of post graduate continued development 

Experience

Essential

Evidence of Continued Professional Development (CPD)
Experience of staff supervision and mentorship
Adhere to current statutory requirements, standards, and regulations
Awareness of local and national agenda within the speciality 

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

For help with your application, contact: 

Lynda Fisher 

lynda.fisher@solent.nhs.uk 

07721211858 

Pay scheme

Agenda for Change 

Band

Band 6 

Salary

£35392.00  to £42618.00 Yearly

Contract

Secondment 

Duration

12  Month(s) 

Working pattern

Full-Time, Flexible Working 

Reference number

449-Team1-1508 

Job locations

Adelaide Health Centre, Western Community Centre 
William Macleod Way 
Southampton 
Hampshire 
SO16 4XE 

St Mary's Community Health Campus 
Milton Road 
Portsmouth 
Hampshire 
PO3 6AD 

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