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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a. inc.
Closing date
25 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you a Respiratory Physiotherapist, who enjoys working in long term disease management and wants to continue your career in the field? Are you passionate about improving outcomes for people living with a long-term respiratory condition and working towards common goals within an integrated team?

Yes: Then the Homerton Hospital's Adult Cardiorespiratory Enhanced and Responsive Service (ACERs) may just have the answer!

We have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic Physiotherapist with significant experience in Respiratory care to join the team as a Band 7 Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist. The award-winning ACERs Service, based in City and Hackney are a team of dedicated healthcare professionals providing care for patients with chronic cardiorespiratory conditions within the community and hospital.

Main duties of the job

Your role will provide support patients with conditions like COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, and Interstitial Lung Diseases (ILD) within the community and provide a rapid response service to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions or early supportive discharge from hospital for patients with acute exacerbations of their chronic respiratory disease.

This role is within the respiratory team, supporting patients with chronic respiratory conditions as part of the Acute Respiratory Virtual Ward, delivery of outpatient specialist respiratory physiotherapy clinics and providing ambulatory oxygen assessment clinics. The role will include working with local GP practices to provide education and provide a case management approach in a supported environment. This role is vital to ensure that the multidisciplinary approach is maintained and requires close working with patients, families, consultants and hospital and community clinical staff. You will have had good grounding in a medical, respiratory, or primary care and have some post registration courses in respiratory care, which may include masters level study, however this is not essential. As well as this as additional training, supervision and support will be provided.

About us

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing and flourishing organisation serving the population of Hackney, East London, The City and beyond.

We are extremely proud of the fact that Homerton Hospital has attained the highest possible rating of Outstanding from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Our integrated Trust provides comprehensive hospital and community health services for its local population and a range of specialist services for a wider group of patients. In addition, the Trust manages services out of St Leonard's Hospital and the Mary Seacole Nursing Home.

Homerton aims to ensure equality and value diversity, and we are committed to inclusion for all of our staff. This is reflected in our policies, procedures and People Plan. All of our staff are expected to embody our Trust values at all times.

We are also committed, through our Fair Recruitment Standards, to ensuring all applicants are treated fairly.

Homerton has a proud tradition of supporting and developing its staff, including its well-regarded and valued nursing community, and all staff are able to take advantage of a great range of benefits.

Homerton is proud to have been included on the HSJ & Nursing Times Best Places to Work list.

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 on this page.

The person specification below is not the full person specification but outlines the criteria against which your application form will be assessed.

Person Specification



  • Educated to degree level or appropriate professional qualification e.g. Physiotherapy


  • Relevant post graduate experience
  • Member of relevant Specialist Interest groups

Skills and abilities


  • Excellent physiotherapy assessment and treatment skills in the field of cardiorespiratory utilising a range of approaches.
  • Able to independently manage clinical caseload and prioritise as required
  • Demonstrates effective communication skills with all disciplines and agencies
  • IT skills including word processing and use of email



  • Significant post graduate relevant experience, including working in the community and Respiratory Care



  • Excellent knowledge of current legislation and national guidelines relating to respiratory conditions



  • Understanding of the Trust values

Employer details

Employer name

Homerton Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Leonards Hospital and Homerton Hospital

Homerton Row/Nuttall Street


E9 6SR

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