AHP support co-ordinator for Motor Neurone Disease

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We have an exciting opportunity at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) for a registered allied health professional to join our multi-professional team for a fixed term secondment to support the coordination of specialist support for our patients with Motor Neurone Disease (MND) across the region. This role would suit a registered dietitian, speech and language therapist, occupational therapist or physiotherapist with experience in supporting patients with long term conditions.  This post is generously funded by the MND Association for a fixed term period until 1 November 2020. This is a part time opportunity for 15 hours per week.


We provide regional support to patients with MND and you will be working in collaboration with the existing care centre team to both support specialist coordination of care, and to contribute to developing the service in line with NICE guidance.  You will be required to work with some flexibility over the week to meet our clinical coordination commitments.

As a team we support a number of regional MND clinics, chair community MDT meetings and work to ensure that the MND service is continuously developing.  We work closely with the MND Association who have generously funded this post.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a supportive service to develop your skills in working with people affected by MND whilst positively contributing to a plan of service.


You will work with the MND care centre co-ordinator, nutrition co-ordinator and the wider team, providing support to MND clinics and providing education to patients, carers and professionals on the management of the consequences of MND.  You will be part of a specialist team providing a holistic approach to the management of MND within Southampton and the surrounding region.


We are looking for someone with excellent communication skills, who can work with colleagues diplomatically across a number of organisational and professional boundaries. 

You will need to be equally confident when working autonomously as well as part of team. 

You will need to be able to manage a complex caseload and work with the team to manage the emotional demands of the post.

You will have an interest and experience in supporting people with long term conditions, neurology and complex care.

The MND service is continuously developing, an interest in service evaluation and audit would be advantageous.


As one of the largest acute teaching Trust’s in England, we can offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. We believe you deserve the best possible surroundings in which to do your job and we want to support you in doing your job to the best of your ability.

As a Trust, we support flexible working and will consider requests taking into account the needs of the service. You’ll have an opportunity to discuss this at interview. Our LiveWell and inspire programme offers opportunities, support and advice, including smoking cessation services, exercise and activity classes, and support for mental health.

UHS employees are able to access a huge range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata) on appointment, can access on-site nursery facilities (subject to availability), and we offer a generous pension scheme.


UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care. 

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of...

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have not heard from us within four weeks of the closing date of this post, please presume that you have not been selected for interview.

Applicants from University Hospitals Southampton NHS Foundation Trust whose posts are considered to be ‘At Risk’ will be given prior consideration for this post

Our Trust runs the return to practice course each year for nurses who have been out of the profession and wish to return.  To find out more please visit our website:


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Getting to Work

Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes.  This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited.  UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible.   UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.

Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.

Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the  Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.

Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.

The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.

As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.

Relocating to Southampton

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Southampton, Hampshire (United Kingdom)

Phone: +44 123456789
Web: http://careers.uhs.nhs.uk/

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23 January 2020
Location: United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton
Salary: £30,401 - £37,267 pa pro rata GBP per year
Healthcare and Medical
Allied Health
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