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Band 7 - Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Respiratory

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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18-month fixed term contract. Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Respiratory Medicine Royal Free London NHS Foundation TrustWe have a unique opportunity to invite applicants to apply for an 18 month fixed term post for a Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in Respiratory Medicine at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

A rare opportunity has arisen for an 18-month fixed term contract for a highly specialist physiotherapist to join the respiratory medicine therapies team.We are looking for an enthusiastic and skilled Highly Specialist Physiotherapist in Respiratory Medicine to join the Critical Medical Surgical (CMS) team within Therapy Services at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. The team currently consists of: physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech and language therapists and dieticians. The post holder works across the Thoracic Medicine Department and therapy services and hence works closely with and is supported by other MDT members including respiratory consultant physicians, respiratory consultant physiotherapist, sleep and ventilation practitioners, respiratory clinical nurse specialists and clinical physiologists.

Main duties of the job

This post involves an interesting and varied caseload including inpatient respiratory care, acute and home NIV, sleep/CPAP, airway clearance and nebuliser services. We are a large team with a track record for excellent service development, and patient focused research. We have an established teaching programme and have presented and attended national and international conferences. The successful candidate will have: respiratory inpatient experience, highly developed skills in the management of COPD and be highly confident and competent in the use of Non Invasive Ventilation and cough augmentation. This unique role also has a significant teaching and training responsibility within therapies and to the wider MDT.

About us

The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's biggest and most innovative trusts. Across three main hospitals, our dedicated army of staff care for over 1.6million patients, treat more than 200,000 in A& E, deliver over 8,000 babies and carry out more than 17million tests.

Our size, scale and influence offer you unrivalled career opportunities and a forward-thinking approach to working that works around your lifestyle. From flexible hours and generous benefits, to next level training, we make it easier to take your career to the top

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • oSubstantial postgraduate experience at a Band 6 level within the critical care area
  • oKnowledge and experience of a wide range of approaches for the management of patients within specialist clinical area
  • oExperience of multidisciplinary and interagency working
  • oSubstantial experience of junior staff & student supervision/ clinical education
  • oExperience of clinical audit and/or research
  • oExperience of teaching to uni-disciplinary/ multidisciplinary groups
  • oEvidence of active involvement in service development & contribution to change within the workplace
  • oLectures/ Presentations to groups/ teaching other Healthcare Professionals and patients
  • oUndertaking research or audit
  • oActive contribution to service improvement
  • oProficient IT knowledge
  • oSubstantial on call and weekend working experience


  • oMotivational Interviewing/ behaviour change training (CBT or facilitation skills)

Royal Free World Class Values


  • oDemonstrable ability to meet the Trust Values

Education & professional Qualifications


  • oDegree/graduate diploma in Physiotherapy
  • oHealth Professions Council (HPC) registration
  • oMember of CSP
  • oMembership of special interest group


  • oAdditional qualification eg MSc or accredited courses at postgraduate level in specialist clinical area
  • oCommitment to advanced clinical and professional development

Skills and aptitudes


  • oHighly specialist level of clinical skill within respiratory physiotherapy/critical care
  • oEvidence of advanced clinical reasoning and the management of complex cases
  • oDemonstrate a clear understanding of clinical governance and its application to the work setting.
  • oExcellent verbal communication skills with a range of patients and healthcare professionals
  • oAbility to work effectively within different teams both multi and uni-disciplinary, with a willingness to be personally accountable for actions
  • oAbility to treat others with compassion, dignity and respect, taking into account and diversity considerations

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

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

Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Free Hospital

Pond Street



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