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Band 7 Physiotherapist - Respiratory Team

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust
Westcliff on Sea
£43,742 Per Annum (Pro Rata for Part Time)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Part Time
We are seeking a dynamic and resourceful part time physiotherapist with a specialist knowledge of respiratory to lead our dedicated team of therapy staff working on the inpatient respiratory wards and acute respiratory care unit. The role will involve predominantly leading the service providing care to the inpatient respiratory wards to support the assessment, management and safe discharge planning for this client group. There will also be a responsibility to support the critical care unit so the ability to work flexibly across both areas is essential.

There will also be the opportunity to work in the outpatient respiratory clinics.

If you are interested in the role and believe you hold the qualities we require, then apply today!

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be responsible for a team of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and support workers providing care to patients admitted with complex medical and respiratory presentations. The role will also involve being part of the therapy Band 7 leadership team for the acute inpatient service, working closely with our other inpatient teams. The role may also involve working in the outpatient respiratory service

The post will include a responsibility for weekend work as part of the acute weekend rota and on-call service.

About us

  • Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust is now one of the largest in the country, with a workforce of approximately 15,000 who serve a population of 1.2 million people.

We work together, and in conjunction with MSE Health and Care Partnership, to deliver excellent local and specialist services, to improve the health and wellbeing of our patients in a compassionate way, and provide a respectful, but vibrant place for staff to develop, innovate and build careers.

From facilities through to consultant specialists we want to be the best, to achieve this we need to recruit not just those who are the finest in their field but also those who have the potential to be. Yes, experience is important but so is outlook - if you are dynamic, forward-thinking and enthusiastic we want you to join us.

We not only offer you a good working environment with flexible working opportunities, but also the opportunity to develop your career with access to appropriate training for your job and the support to succeed and progress

Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details about this varied and rewarding role, please see attached job description, but some of the responsibilities include

To communicate effectively and work collaboratively with all members of the MDT team.To demonstrate a sound understanding of Clinical Governance and Risk Management and apply to work situation.Comply with Chartered Society of Physiotherapists (CSP) Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct.Comply with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Standards of proficiency for Physiotherapists and Standards of conduct, performance and ethics

To be responsible for equipment used in carrying out Physiotherapy duties and to adhere to departmental policy, including competence to use equipment and to ensure the safe use of equipment by others through, teaching, training and supervision of practice.To deputise and support the Clinical / Service Manager on operational issues.To maintain accurate, comprehensive and up-to-date documentation, in line with legal and departmental requirements and communicate assessment and treatment results to the appropriate disciplines in the form of reports and letters.Be responsible for attending and working in outreach clinics as an autonomous practitionerBe responsible for planning and co-ordinating the student placementsBe responsible for checking notes, observing Band 5 and Band 6 assessments.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Exp


  • HCPC registered
  • Degree in PT
  • Extensive post graduate experience
  • Experience in respiratory conditions


  • Relevant post grad courses
  • leadership course
  • Clinical educators course

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Recognised level of expertise in specialty
  • Excellent Clinical assessment & treatment skills


  • Team management experience

Employer details

Employer name

Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust



Prittlewell Chase

Westcliff on Sea


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