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Highly Specialist Physiotherapist - Paediatric CF/Resp Outreach

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
26 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a new opportunity for an experienced physiotherapist to combine EBP, knowledge and skills in the holistic management of patients with CF/Bronchiectasis, taking a lead in exercise and management of MSK complications.

The post is for a permanent band 7 to provide predominantly out-patient/outreach care via a range of platforms, to support children and young people with CF, PCD and bronchiectasis manage their airway clearance and meet exercise goals. Cover for in-patient CF and respiratory patients to support training is required alongside cover for critical care in the event of planned or unplanned absence.

You will have gained substantial clinical experience within respiratory care with previous experience in CF or Bronchiectasis or have extensive adult respiratory experience in an acute setting. You will provide comprehensive respiratory assessment and treatment to patients with complex presentations. You should also be able to demonstrate an understanding of exercise physiology and testing alongside experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of MSK conditions. You will have completed a broad base of rotations within an acute hospital setting including critical care and MSK and have participated in an overnight on-call service. We work very closely within the multidisciplinary team, giving a holistic approach to care from diagnosis to transition.

Please note that participation in the physiotherapy respiratory out of hour's service is part of the role.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should have experience leading service developments and quality initiatives. The post involves the line management and education of rotational staff, students and staff contributing to the respiratory out of hours service and therefore the ability to recognise training needs and address staff competency is essential.

You will provide education, advice and support to members of the MDT, patients and parents/carers and be able to respond to and resolve complaints professionally and effectively with excellent communication skills. Patient motivation and adherence management are key skills required for this post.

With excellent organisational and problem-solving skills you will thrive in a busy environment prioritising a busy workload and coping well under pressure. There is a comprehensive in-house appraisal system and multiple learning opportunities as the department is actively involved in audit and research. You will be supported by experienced clinical leads offering clinical and professional advice and feedback supporting your professional and personal development.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Recognised BSC Honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • State registration via Health Care Professions Council
  • Broad postgraduate clinical experience in a rotational post in the NHS, including both in a rehab and respiratory capacity
  • Significant experience at a specialist level in the relevant field
  • Extensive knowledge of physiotherapy assessment and treatment techniques (in relevant area), including examples of complex clinical reasoning
  • Experience of teaching/education including the ability to modify to suit the needs of under-performing staff/students
  • Experience of clinical governance including examples of service development, audit or quality improvement
  • Excellent communication skills, including examples of complex communication with a range of people - staff and patients/parents
  • Experience of handling a variety of sensitive situations, including examples of complex staff and patient management (capability and complaints)
  • Completion of clinical educator's course and evidence of relevant post-graduate education
  • Experience of respiratory on-call (overnight)


  • Experience in a paediatric setting

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Therapy & Dietetic Department, RMCH

Oxford Road


M13 9WL

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