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Senior Physiotherapist - Pulmonary Rehabilitation

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
1 Mar 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
Are you a band 6 Physiotherapist or band 5 looking for the next step in your career? Do you have community experience? If so, we have an exciting opportunity to join our service focussing on pulmonary rehabilitation.

The Community Respiratory Service is an integrated team of physiotherapists, nurses and support staff who deliver pulmonary rehabilitation, COPD optimisation, respiratory virtual ward, home oxygen and respiratory physiotherapy for people out of hospital. That may be in clinics, community venues or peoples homes.

You would be working with a team who are passionate about delivering community care to patients living with chronic respiratory conditions. There will be scope to learn more about pulmonary rehabilitation and quality improvement.

For internal applicants, this is a fantastic development opportunity for those looking at progressing their career as this will be offered on a secondment basis until 31st March 2025. However, application from external candidates will also be welcomed.

Main duties of the job

This post will primarily focus on pulmonary rehabilitation classes which are provided in a range of venues across North East Essex, however due to the overall aims of the team and to support effective team working, you may be asked to carry out home visits to patients for assessment/review within your scope of skills.

Due to the locations the service runs from, and need to take equipment, a car driver and access to a car for use during the work day (business use insurance) is necessary.

You should have skills in engaging with people and putting them at ease, and motivational skills. At times this requires a problem solving/asset based approach to helping people overcome barriers to pulmonary rehabilitation. You should have a good grasp of the principles of pulmonary rehabilitation and be familiar with, and able to discuss how to apply, the British Thoracic society guidelines for pulmonary rehabilitation. This is an exciting time for the service as we review and improve it to meet the standards for accreditation.

Currently the service runs 9am-5pm but due to expanding our pulmonary rehabilitation offer to meet the needs of the local population, please be aware that there may be requirement to work evenings (anticipated to finish before 8pm) during the length of this contract. We roster ahead so this will be planned.

About us

One of the largest Trusts in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of almost 12,000 amazing colleagues providing care to approximately a million people.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, unsocial hours payments (if applicable), 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health and Wellbeing programme offer a variety of services. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is thatTime Mattersto everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook.

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • oProven experience within the relevant care group


  • oCompetencies relevant to specialism
  • oExperience of managing the work of others



  • oRegistered physiotherapist with HCPC
  • oProfessional knowledge and Skills acquired through a combination of formal training, short courses and experience to degree level or equivalent
  • oRelevant post qualification training through short courses and/or further study and experience for example splinting and injections, working towards post graduate level of study
  • oEvidence of on-going CPD


  • oRegistered member of Chartered Society of physiotherapy
  • oRecognised registered qualification and further courses and experience relevant to role



  • oGood theoretical and practical knowledge of a broad range of assessments including specialist relevant to the specialist care group and the relative benefits of each
  • oGood knowledge of a range of specialist therapeutic interventions relevant to the care group including the relative benefits of each and the comparative outcomes.

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


North East Essex

659 The Crescent



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