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Band 6 Respiratory Rotational Physiotherapist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2023

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Physiotherapist, Other allied health
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An opportunity has arisen for a band 6 physiotherapist with a passion in respiratory physiotherapy to join our Therapy team at Ipswich Hospital. The current rotational areas are yearly and rotate across Medical, Surgery, Acute Respiratory unit and Critical care, Respiratory Outpatients and Pulmonary rehab. As with all rotations, these areas are always subject to change.

We are an integrated team with the Occupational therapy team. We run a oncall rota, and weekend service, which are an essential component of the role.

We are invested into providing training and education to staff. We are keen for service development and audit opportunities.

Main duties of the job

Providing a high standard therapy service within the Acute Respiratory Care Unit, acute medical wards, surgical wards and Critical Care Unit. Current rotations also to pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory outpatients. These rotations are subject to change.

To provide an evidence-based physiotherapy service that adheres to HCPC, CSP, CQC and Trust clinical and quality standards.

To ensure the safety of the patients in your care.

To supervise and assist in the development of Band 5 Physiotherapists, non-qualified staff, and students on placement.

To undertake audit of both clinical practice and processes to increase efficiency and effectiveness.

To undertake on-call duties as part of a rolling on-call rota.

To demonstrate commitment to Continuous Professional Development.

To work according to Trust and Departmental objectives.

To work promote service development.

To work within a seven day rostered system with extended day if required.

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

Find out about living and working with us -

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Proven post registration experience.
  • Range of rotational acute care experiences to include respiratory and rehabilitation.
  • Experience of treating patient with a range of conditions, including neuromuscular weakness, respiratory, cardiology, oncology, nephrology and endocrinology and general surgery.
  • Provision of in-service training and reflective learning in these specialities.
  • Ability to work as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Experience of working with and supervising assistants, technicians and students.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships with patients/carers/colleagues.
  • Directing patient care as part of MDT.
  • Experience of working as part of respiratory on call service.


  • Experience of evidencing and auditing practice.
  • Experience of treating respiratory outpatients including: Breathing pattern disorders, Hyperventilation Syndrome, chronic cough, developing individualised airway clearance treatment plans.



  • BSc /MSc Physiotherapy
  • MCSP
  • HCPC Registered Physiotherapist
  • Clinical Educators Course


  • Membership of ACPRC
  • Validated post registration courses
  • Non-clinical courses
  • LEO / leadership

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 Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital



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