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Respiratory Practitioner

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you passionate about Respiratory patient care and developing your clinical skills in rewarding community-based specialist respiratory team?

Are you motivated, adaptable and keen to embrace a new challenge?

If the answer is yes to both questions then, we want to hear from you!

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, proactive, innovative, flexible, and motivated person to be part of the Brent Respiratory Service. This exciting new role is at the heart of this dynamic, developing community-based team, in Brent.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be patient focussed, have an NHS background or commensurate skills, have excellent interpersonal and communication skills .

The post holder will be responsible for the delivery of assigned tasks and demonstrate leadership within their competence in delivering patient care independently. Successful candidates will have the confidence to carry out home visits and patient monitoring/ assessments in a variety of settings autonomously.

Successful candidates must be a car driver.

This role will allow you to develop and gain a wide range of additional skills which will enhance your own personal development whist contributing to our high standards of care.

About us

Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) is one of the largest community healthcare organisations in London and Hertfordshire, providing our services to diverse communities/boroughs in 11 London Boroughs - Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hounslow, Kensington and Chelsea, Merton, Richmond, Wandsworth, Westminster - and Hertfordshire.

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Single occupancy accommodation in Central London - (we can help you find accommodation in London, support you with your deposit)
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

As an NHS trust,we are committed to equal opportunities and ensuring equality and diversity in the workplace.

We have a number of staff networks: Disability and Wellbeing Network (DAWN), Race Equality Network and the Rainbow Network which supports LGBT+ staff. Each network has a champion who is an executive director at the Trust and they hold regular meetingsto discuss issues andmake plans to improve CLCH .

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Member of a highly specialist community team working with respiratory conditions, mostly chronic, i.e., COPD, ILD, Bronchiectasis and Respiratory Failure. The base would be Willesden Centre for Health and Care but may be required to work from other sites across the borough of Brent e.g. community or leisure centres, to deliver a comprehensive pulmonary rehabilitation programmes. Occasionally required to work at other Trust locations in other boroughs.
  • As an autonomous practitioner, assess and treat own caseload and provide specialist respiratory care to patients within their own homes for post-hospital discharge, case management, and long-term self-management also, provide pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy care and management.
  • To work as a member of the multidisciplinary team (MDT), assessing and treating patients with complex respiratory needs, maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient records.
  • To be involved in the running and delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Oxygen services, including, but not exclusively, exercise testing, prescription, progression, and education.

Please refer to the attached job description for full list ofresponsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Degree / Diploma in Nursing
  • Health Professions Council/RCN registration
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development maintained in a portfolio showing regular practical and theoretical learning
  • Attendance at recent post graduate courses relevant to the clinical rotations


  • Membership of the Royal College of Nursing or similar
  • Involvement in Special Interest Groups e.g. ARNS / PCRS



  • Minimum of 18 months previous experience as a qualified physiotherapist /nurse with theoretical and practical experience working in a broad range of experience in specialist areas of work such as orthopaedics, inpatient elderly care, neurology, respiratory, and musculoskeletal.
  • Experience of working with chronic respiratory pts e.g. COPD, ILD, Asthma specifically, either in acute hospital or community
  • Experience of working as part of a Physiotherapy team or a Nursing team and / or multidisciplinary team.
  • Evidence of managing own caseload (punctuality, prioritisation, and time management)


  • Previous experience at Band 6 level. ? Previous experience of respiratory cases
  • Supervision of student or assistants

Skills and Knowledge


  • Evidence of keeping abreast with professional practice and new research.
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate.
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services , including experience of quality issues and audit
  • Ability to keep accurate and legible patient notes ? Ability to comprehend and work within the Trust's policies of data protection, equal opportunities and health and safety and meet the differing needs of the patients.
  • Able to carry out moderate to intense physical effort throughout the working day and carry out concurrent activities
  • Ability to cope working in a stressful environment and with emotional or aggressive patients and carers


  • Competent IT skills
  • Have an understanding and experience in audit and outcome measures
  • Ability to understand and work in the community setting and in patient's homes



  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team & evidence of understanding how teamwork affects the delivery of care
  • Good communication skills both written & verbal ? Committed to personal & team development
  • Motivation/ Drive & enthusiasm
  • Flexible and cross professional boundaries
  • Knowledge of current issues within the NHS
  • Car owner and driver


  • Ability to coordinate a complex MDT and case manage complex patients ? Ability to multitask effectively and compartmentalize different aspects of role Your healthcare closer to home

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Willesden Health Centre


NW10 3RY

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