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Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist*

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist, to work within the Enhanced Respiratory Service in Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale as part of the Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust.

You will need to be enthusiastic, motivated and an appropriately experienced practitioner in respiratory and oxygen therapy. You will need to be a registered professional who can demonstrate your commitment, enthusiasm and drive to develop your own clinical, managerial and team working skills within the service.

You must be able to communicate effectively at all levels, work autonomously and be able to demonstrate effective teamwork. You will provide high quality care in an appropriate and timely manner which is responsive to patients need whilst adhering to recognised policies and guidelines.You will be supported through regular team meetings, 1-1 sessions, ongoing education with access to a professional team of nurses, AHPs and consultants to provide mentorship and support.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an experienced, motivated and well organised individual with highly developed skills within respiratory care to join the Enhanced Respiratory Service which provides:
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation / long covid rehabilitation
  • Early supported discharge
  • Admission avoidance
  • Community Nurse Led and Consultant clinics
  • Motor Neuron Disease (MND)
  • Education and Teaching for the wider Rochdale community such as practice nurses, community staff within the Integrated Neighbourhood teams and GP's.

In short we are looking for a committed individual with the following attributes:o Registered professionalo Extensive previous experience in respiratory care.o Evidence of post registration training in respiratory careo A desire to learn and develop clinical skills and knowledge across all aspects of respiratory disease o Excellent standards of care and a positive attitude to managing change and developing services.o Ability to communicate and work collaboratively with patient's carers and other members of the multi-disciplinary team.A full UK driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential.

About us

Rochdale Care Organisation is part of the Northern Care Alliance, one of the largest NHS organisations in the country. A place destined to be different. Rochdale puts co-operation and co-design at the forefront of its health and social care. This is the place with community based integrated care at its heart. Rochdale Infirmary, and the adult and children's community services across Heywood Middleton and Rochdale, consists of professionals from health, social and voluntary sectors. A place leading the way in life-enhancing, integrated care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website:

In line with the Trusts Single Equality Scheme we welcome applications from everyone irrespective of ethnic origin, disability, age, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, nationality, religion, marital status, social back ground or trade union membership. However, as members of ethnicity minority groups and individuals with disabilities are currently under-represented at this level of post, we would encourage applications from members of these groups. Appointment will be based on merit alone.

Person Specification



  • o AHP registration

Essential Qualifications


  • oRegistration with appropriate professional body


  • oRespiratory Diploma/Degree, qualification in COPD or Teaching and Assessing



  • oSubstantial post registration experience
  • oExperience of working both acute and chronic respiratory patients
  • oResponsibility for an area of care including assessment, planning and implementation of care
  • oSupervision of junior members of staff

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