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Highly Specialised Physiotherapist for CF & Bronchiectasis

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 Per annum inc
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to work at one of the UK's largest NHS Trusts. We are looking fora Band 7 who is ready for new challenges or an experienced Band 6 who is seeking promotional opportunities to join our team.The successful candidate will be a dedicated, innovative, passionate, skilled & motivated clinician with experience of working with a Cystic Fibrosis or Bronchiectasis patient population. They will have excellent verbal & written communication skills, with empathy & compassion at the heart of the care that they provide within the framework of our multi-disciplinary team.

At Bart's our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence & innovation providing safe & compassionate care to our patients in east London & beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of care and being an outstanding place to work. Or this reason, we recognise the importance of personal & professional development and that it is crucial to the success of our service. We therefore offer a robust teaching and training programme with the opportunity to complete Quality Improvement & Audit projects and we provide a supportive & engaging environment to develop and grow our therapists. As a band 7 you will also have the opportunity to develop your own supervisory and leadership skills through supporting and supervising junior therapists, therapy support workers and students.

Main duties of the job

To provide outpatient CF and Bronchiectasis clinics with the support of the clinical lead physiotherapist.

To assist in developing a virtual ward and home review program for patients with CF on home intravenous antibiotic therapy.

To take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients within the speciality who may have highly complex needs, & to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatment indicated, maintain records as an autonomous practitioner.

To be responsible for the supervision of junior team members within the cardiorespiratory therapy team.

To be responsible for the continuing professional development and overall performance of all therapy staff in the service.

To co-ordinate daily allocation of workloads within the cardio-respiratory therapy team.

To work with the Clinical Lead Therapist to develop the service to best meet changing health and social care agendas. The post is responsible for a team of staff in their clinical area and may be required to work across hospital sites and or 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.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be clinically responsible for a team of therapists working effectively with patients with in their clinical area.
  • To keep up to date with new developments in the speciality, and share them with the team
  • To lead on and participate in service development.
  • To supervise, appraise & develop the staff members in the clinical areas.
  • To ensure clinical achievement of service standards and escalation of any barriers to achievement identified.

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.

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.

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.

Person Specification



  • 2 years cardiorespiratory Experience
  • Relevant validated clinical courses accredited as equivalent to masters level
  • NIV experience acute/ Domiciliary
  • Evidence of continued professional development (CPD)
  • Ability to assess and treat complex patients in the respiratory/critical care field
  • Able to organise, prioritise own Workload
  • Experience in delegating appropriately to others
  • Supervision of students
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within formal and informal environments
  • Able to work actively within a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent organisational and leadership skills



  • Experience within Cystic Fibrosis and or non CF Bronchiectasis
  • Minimum of 4 years post graduate experience



  • Understanding of cardiorespiratory physiology and pathophysiology specific to post Core Skills in cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy
  • Ability to assess and treat complex patients in the respiratory/critical care field
  • Core Skills in cardiorespiratory physiotherapy.



  • Ability to demonstrate good leadership skills
  • Ability to assess the work of the team, provide clear constructive feedback to the team in order to maintain and improve performance
  • Ability to support staff during the NHS KSF development review

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


St Bartholomew's Hospital



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