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Specialist Respiratory Nurse/ Physiotherapist

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the South Manchester Community Respiratory Team. We are an established multidisciplinary team of nurses and physiotherapists delivering a range of specialist respiratory services across South Manchester led by respiratory consultant Dr Binita Kane. This role would suit someone looking to gain experience in a wide range of chronic respiratory diseases with a focus on COPD. Wythenshawe Hospital is a regional specialist respiratory Centre with cross working alongside other specialist teams. The post includes flexible working across 7 days and use of a car is essential.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work both in the hospital and in the community providing acute home visits, pulmonary rehabilitation, COPD/asthma care bundles and home oxygen assessment. We run two sites of pulmonary rehabilitation currently working towards national accreditation and this service development will be part of the job role. The applicant will be involved in the delivery of the COPD virtual ward.

Applicants should have an interest and relevant post-qualification clinical experience in respiratory care. All applicants will have excellent communication skills and be able to work autonomously, seeking support as required.

A full driving license is essential for this post

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



  • Relevant professional qualification BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, MSc or Diploma Physio
  • Active HCPC registration
  • CPD Portfolio


  • Related advanced respiratory qualification
  • Membership of relevant specialist interest group
  • Membership of CSP



  • Experience of working within a respiratory care setting especially chronic lung disease
  • Experience at band 5 level for a minimum of 2 years
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT


  • Experience of community working
  • Experience of service development and evaluation of service standards through clinical audit and research.
  • Experience of performing exercise testing and evaluation of results
  • Involvement with audit and research



  • Excellent communication skills verbal and written
  • Good analytical problem solving skills
  • Good time management, organisation and prioritisation
  • Assessment skills in respiratory setting


  • Understanding use of IT in healthcare
  • Evidence of involvement in change
  • presentation skills



  • Full UK driving licence and use of own vehicle for business purposes
  • Flexible and weekend working

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road



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