Be part of our award-winning teams, find your passion working in Respiratory Services.
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join the well-establish and innovative Frimley Health Foundation Trust Community Respiratory Service. We are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Physiotherapist who is committed to delivering and ensuring others deliver excellent, evidence based respiratory care. You will be part of a senior team of nurses, physiotherapists, nursing associates, associate practitioners, physio technicians and administrative staff to deliver care for people with chronic respiratory illness in the place of choice.
You will work as a part of an integrated respiratory team that covers community and secondary care being involved in the management and delivery of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Physiotherapy and Oxygen Service. However, you will also be expected to deliver physiotherapy service (chest clearance) as part of the admission avoidance and supported discharge service. You will participate in evidence-based audit and research projects to develop the service.
This role will provide you with a wide variety of experience and skills enhancing your professional portfolio. We offer a comprehensive induction program and actively support ongoing learning.
The role is a predominantly Monday - Friday with the hours being 9-5, although there might be required in the future to work flexible and/or unsocial hours.Main duties of the job
The post holder occupies an essential role in the multi-disciplinary Respiratory service working with the community and secondary health care providers.
The postholder will be involved in the active management of patients suffering from chronic lung diseases and will support them and their families and carers to develop self- care strategies with the specific aim of improving patient function and health related quality of life.
They will work as a part of integrated respiratory team that covers community and secondary care and will be responsible for the organisation, co-ordination, management and delivery of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Outpatient and Domiciliary Physiotherapy and Oxygen Service.
The post holder will be expected to utilise excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills to identify the needs of people with respiratory disease and deliver care that recognises social, cultural, and spiritual differences. This includes providing highly specialised advice, guidance, training and information to patients, health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals.About usThere's never been a more exciting time to build your career at Frimley Health, one of the country's largest and most respected trusts
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust (FHFT) has an outstanding reputation and a proud record of achievement. We have an ongoing commitment to improving the health and care services for the 900,000 people we serve across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.
We continue to invest in our services and facilities, including a �10 million upgrade to the hospital maternity unit as well as �49m major new Emergency Assessment Centre on our Wexham Park site. The opening of a brand new �100m state of the art hospital which replaced the existing hospital facility at Heatherwood and are planning to invest further in diagnostics and inpatient capacity at Frimley Park.
We have also made significant investment in our quality improvement and digital programmes to support our vision and we will ensure that we achieve our aim of providing the highest quality healthcare to our patients. Our new EPR - Epic - went live in June and we are already beginning to reap the benefits of this ambitious investment.
Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other.
If you have a passion for clinical excellence, patient care and your own career development, you'll feel at home at Frimley Health.Job descriptionJob responsibilities Utilise excellent clinical, communication and interpersonal skills to identify the needs of people with respiratory disease and deliver care that recognises social, cultural, and spiritual differences. Provide highly specialised advice, guidance, training and information to patients, health and social care professionals, carers and relatives and other non-professionals. Be responsible, with other senior staff, for the clinical supervision, mentoring, education and assessment of physiotherapy qualified staff, technical instructors, physiotherapy assistants and undergraduate level students. Be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work, including the management of patients in their care Demonstrate highly developed dexterity, coordination and palpatory skills for assessment and manual treatment of patients. Represent the Respiratory Team and Respiratory Physiotherapy Service and/or individual patients at multi-disciplinary team meetings, to ensure the delivery of a coordinated and integrated multidisciplinary service. Participate as required in working parties, developing policy changes which will impact on the service. Be involved in the recruitment and selection process of staff, short listing and sitting on interview panels as necessary. Perform from time to time other allocated duties, in consultation with the Line Manager. Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- Be able to demonstrate a broad base of respiratory competencies at Band 7 level including general medical, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Respiratory Outpatients and Oxygen Therapy
- Evidence of a role in the supervision of less experienced staff, students and assistants
- Previous experience of working in the NHS or equivalent and are familiar with the NHS system and the role of the autonomous medical physiotherapist in both clinical and non-clinical role.
- Experience of treating the breathless patient
- Previous experience of working as a Respiratory Band 7 physiotherapist within an MDT setting
- Experience in treating dysfunctional breathing
- Experience in performing oxygen assessments
- Hold a recognised degree or diploma in Physiotherapy
- HPC registered
- Member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
- Relevant clinical experience and willingness to undergo appropriate postgraduate training
- Evidence of relevant postgraduate courses/CPD e.g. MSc, Advanced respiratory course and pulmonary rehabilitation course Evidence of relevant validated clinical post graduate training
- Member of the relevant clinical interest groups.
- Attendance at an introductory management course.
- Specialist level of clinical knowledge and skill in the critical care/ medical /respiratory field in particular - Pulmonary Rehabilitation
- Forward and innovative thinking, excellent interpersonal skills
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
- Evidenceofleadingand participating in audit.
- Evidence of leading change within a team.
- Computer literacy and good presentation skills
- Involvement in Research
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- Flexible and responsive to changing demands
- Full driving license and access to a car for use to travel across sites and perform domiciliary visits.
- Willing and able to work weekends and unsocial hours.
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