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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum inc
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an opportunity for YOU to join a rewarding and enjoyable rotation scheme working for Barts Health the largest Trust in England - specifically at the Royal London Hospital, St Bartholomew's site, and in a range of settings within the London Borough of Tower Hamlets. The respiratory teams work closely across all sites to deliver a consistent, high level of service.

All therapies have a site-based lead as well as a professional lead and the respiratory teams are led by a clinical lead. All the teams are multi-disciplinary with occupational therapists in each team, and all sites work closely together and with other specialist teams within each department. We are looking for an experienced band 5 or band 6 equivalent clinician with post graduate experience across acute rotations in an acute hospital. Individuals should have strong clinical skills and the successful candidate will display a strong commitment to patient centred and evidence based care, be innovative, creative and dynamic.

For our world-class service, we need a world-class workforce. You will be a dynamic, motivated team player and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with empathy and compassion at the heart of the care that you provide. You will be expected to deliver high quality care within the framework of a multi-disciplinary team. The therapy service has a strong emphasis on audit and evidence based practice.

Main duties of the job

  • As the post is rotational across many sites there will be variable reporting structures. However there will always be a Band 7 to whom the post holder will report directly and be supervised by. They will also have a team lead at band 8 level. The post holder will often manage and supervise a band 5 physiotherapist.

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.

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.

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 below.

Person Specification



  • oDemonstrate effective communication skills, both written and verbal, in a clear and logical manner
  • oAbility to deal empathically with emotionally distressed patients/ carers
  • oContribution to clinical education of less experienced staff and/or students or assistants
  • oAbility to supervise others and develop them
  • oRemain updated with professional practice and new research/evidence
  • oAbility to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • oProblem solving skills
  • oAbility to deal with challenging situations
  • oAbility to work in a culturally diverse environment
  • oPresentation skills
  • oExperience of on-call duties


  • oIT skills
  • oEvidence of participation in audit/research
  • oCommittee membership
  • oEvidence of extra departmental duties/roles
  • oThe skills and ability to help organise courses



  • oDiploma/Degree in Physiotherapy


  • oMember C.S.P
  • oMember of a relevant Special Interest Group
  • oPost graduate courses relevant to clinical fields/specific to rotations

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Royal London Hospital


E1 1FR

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