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Community Respiratory Physiotherapist

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
26 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Working Full time - 37.5 hours per week

Do you really want to make a difference? Do you want to help patients remain living independently in their own homes working within a multi-disciplinary team? Do you want to deliver high quality care within the community setting? Do you want to be part of an innovative Respiratory team offering the highest quality care for patients? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic registered Physiotherapist to join our community respiratory team.

We are looking for a motivated, enthusiastic, and dynamic Community Respiratory Physiotherapist to join our friendly & supportive team. An individual who can integrate quickly into a team setting and will support in driving service provisions.

Good communication, time management, team working skills and the ability to work under pressure, are essential requirements to this post, as well as experience of working with adults in a care setting.

The role includes working closely with our Multidisciplinary Team to ensure we achieve Safe, Kind and Effective Care.

We offer:
  • Good team and staff support, health and wellbeing opportunities and other employee benefits
  • Comprehensive training and a supportive & reflective learning environment
  • Regular informal and formal training opportunities provided by experienced staff
  • Competitive salary, with incremental pay progression
  • Competitive pension scheme

Main duties of the job

This is an exciting opportunity to help deliver pulmonary rehabilitation in many innovative and exciting ways to improve quality of life for people with respiratory disease. This post offers the opportunity to work within the community setting in an integrated team delivering Pulmonary rehabilitation using both face to face and digital technologies.

This is an ideal opportunity for a registered Physiotherapist, who has an interest in working within Respiratory, who is proactive, self-motivated and keen to be at the forefront of delivering high quality care, to join our team. Recent training/experience qualification in relevant respiratory care is required for this post.

The post holder will require access to a car and a clean valid UK Driver's licence, as this is essential to the role.

You may be expected to work weekends and Bank Holidays due to Therapies working towards a 7 day service.

The post is subject to a DBS Check.

About us

The Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust provides services to West Cheshire and to Welsh patients covered by Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. The Trust works collaboratively within the wider Cheshire and Merseyside Health and Care Partnership. Its services are provided from three locations:
  • The Countess of Chester Hospital: providing 438 general and acute beds
  • Ellesmere Port Hospital: providing 56 beds as a rehabilitation, intermediate and outpatient facility
  • Tarporley War Memorial Hospital: a base for community services which serve the local rural population.

The Trust employs over 6258 staff (headcount) which includes temporary bank staff and provides acute emergency and elective services, primary care direct access services and obstetric services to a population of approximately 407,000. This includes 357,000 residents in Chester and West Cheshire which includes Ellesmere Port and Neston as well as the Deeside area of Flintshire which has a population of approximately 50,000.

The Trust is a busy district general hospital and in 2022/2023, there were more than 503,342 patient attendances (inpatient, outpatient and diagnostic) ranging from a simple outpatient appointment to major cancer surgery. This is an increase of nearly 10,000 compared to the previous year when there were 494,387 patient attendances.

Job description

Job responsibilities

See Job Description for further details.

Recruitment selection processes are based on competence (see Person specification) and values.

Please note applicants will be required to pay for their DBS check. Costs are deducted from salary following appointment. The cost of the DBS application is �23 (standard) or �43 (enhanced), this cost will be deducted from your salary over the first three months of employment.

You are encouraged to enrol for the DBS Update Service. A small annual fee of �13 per year applies.

New entrants to the NHS will commence on the minimum of the scale stated above.

Applicants are advised to apply early as if a large number of applications are received for this post, we reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the advertised date.

Good luck with your application.

Person Specification



  • HCPC registered Physiotherapist
  • Degree in physiotherapy or equivalent



  • Between 24 and 36 months post graduate experience.
  • Evidence of post graduate short courses
  • Relevant student training course or qualification.
  • Evidence of CPD and reflective practice.
  • Evidence of group working and team working.
  • Evidence of audit and/or research work.
  • Knowledge of current best practice in specialist physiotherapy area.
  • Understanding of professional ethics and their application in practice.
  • Knowledge of the principles of clinical governance.



  • Communication skills (verbal and non-verbal).
  • Ability to reflect and critically appraise own performance and that of others.
  • Ability to organise and respond to complex information, and work under pressure.
  • Good computer skills.
  • Good interpersonal and organisational skills.


  • Supervisory skills and/or first line management experience.

Employer details

Employer name

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Countess of Chester Hospital

Liverpool Road



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