Highly Specialised Physiotherapist Specialist Medicine

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum inc
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An excellent opportunity has arisen for dynamic highly specialist physiotherapist to work in Specialist Medicine at the Royal London Hospital. We are looking for a compassionate and inclusive leader who is highly skilled in management of complex, acutely unwell adults delivering advanced respiratory and rehabilitation interventions. Successful candidates will have specialist knowledge of acute and chronic respiratory conditions and experience in the delivery of non-invasive respiratory support including NIV, heated high flow therapy and CPAP as well as tracheostomy management and weaning. The team works across a range of inpatient services including respiratory, cardiac, infectious diseases, metabolic and endocrine, gastro and livers and renal including renal HDU and provides an in-reach respiratory service into A& E.

We provide a supportive and engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists. The post is supported by a respiratory clinical specialist physiotherapist, a clinical lead OT and a strong team of rotational respiratory and rehabilitation therapy posts. All staff have access to the Barts education academy with lots of opportunities to develop skills in leadership, quality improvement and service development. It is suitable for an experienced band 6 looking to progress their career as well as existing band 7's who are looking to broaden their experience.

Main duties of the job

To take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients with respiratory disease and/or complications who may have highly complex needs including management of tracheostomy, non-invasive ventilation, CPAP and high flow oxygen.

To manage a caseload of patients across the various specialities across the Acute Medical cohort including Respiratory, Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Hepatobiliary, Renal, Endocrinology & Haematology. To support a team of therapists, leading on innovation and development, in providing holistic, patient centred care.

To be responsible for the induction, supervision, learning and development of rotational staff within the team.

To be responsible for the teams safety and performance as well as service improvement initiatives that will improve the quality of care provided by the multi-disciplinary team.

The post is responsible for a team of staff in their clinical area and may be required to work across the hospital site and/or in more than one speciality area.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

Person Specification



  • BSc Physiotherapy
  • HCPC Registration


  • Masters modules relevant to specialist area
  • Leadership Course
  • Membership of Specialist Interest Group (ACPRC)



  • Experience of the assessment and treatment of the acutely deteriorating patient
  • Able to assess and treat patients with respiratory failure with varied modalities including non-invasive ventilators, high flow oxygen and CPAP
  • Experience in the management of altered airway patients - weaning, airway clearance, rehab (laryngectomy/tracheostomy)
  • Able to interpret diagnostic tests including blood gases, Chest x-ray and CT and blood results
  • Able to recognise end of life situations and escalate/manage appropriately
  • Experience with Acute Setting managing complex presentations including neurological, orthopaedics, vascular, elderly care


  • Simulation Training Skills

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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