Physiotherapist (Pulmonary Rehabilitation)

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
27 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is seeking to appoint a Band 6 Physiotherapist on a permanent basis. The post offers an exciting opportunity to be involved in the development of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation service.

To be successful in this role you will require sound core skills to support assessment of those with chest conditions, running of Pulmonary Rehabilitation groups and the service development.

You will be a qualified and HCPC registered Physiotherapist with knowledge of Pulmonary Rehabilitation. Excellent communication skills, organisational skills, enthusiasm, commitment and ability to work with different services is vital. You will also have the ability to problem solve and be able to respond flexibly to the changing needs of the service.

You will need to be able to work on your own and as part of a team and be involved with service users with a range of multiple medical, social and emotional problems. The role will primarily involve assessments in clinic and in the community, as well as leading regular groups.

Main duties of the job

This post provides an excellent opportunity for someone to develop their skills, or who is already experienced. The role brings a number of exciting factors together, including excellent MDT working, education and engaging service users to learn from each other. The post sits within the Community Therapy Team which is friendly and welcoming and warmly supports colleagues.

Continuing professional development is actively encouraged and regular support and supervision will be provided by a Therapist. Participation in service developments and clinical governance is also expected, for which there is good support throughout the integrated Therapy service to help you develop.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the full job description and person specification document(s) for main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • To hold a degree or relevant diploma in Physiotherapy
  • Current HCPC registration


  • Additional appropriate training such as short courses

Knowledge and Experience


  • NHS Experience
  • Information technology literate
  • Can demonstrate significant understanding and awareness of Pulmonary Rehabilitation within NHS


  • Previous Pulmonary Rehabilitation experience within NHS



  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, communicating complex, sensitive and contentious information to patients, carers and colleagues
  • Ability to work with indirect supervision in a variety of care settings
  • To respond and adapt to the changing needs of the service
  • Ability to act appropriately in emotional or distressing circumstances
  • Ability to cope under pressure
  • Able to travel independently in relation to this post throughout the localities
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good time management skills
  • Demonstrate initiative, motivation and enthusiasm


  • Audit and research experience

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Hambleton and Richmondshire Locality



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