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Specialist Physiotherapist Respiratory Rehabilitation

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking to recruit a B6 Specialist Physiotherapist to join the ARAS team at North Manchester General Hospital. The post will require the successful applicant to work as part of the multidisciplinary team in the ARAS Team to perform specialist assessment and treatment of respiratory patients. The post holder will be required to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate individualised patient centered care including symptom management and education and referral to other agencies as required to aid improved quality of life.

The post holder will be responsible for their own clinical caseload of assessments in classe,s and 1:1 in home visits or remote formats. To work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team (MDT) with indirect clinical supervision including acute and chronic conditions.

A car and driving license are essential to this role, to carry out home visits and community classes across North Manchester.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to work multi professionally as part of the ARAS team in evaluating via audit, feedback and developing the pulmonary rehabilitation services at North Manchester in liaison with the lead physiotherapist, lead nurse, specialist nurses, and other practitioners across MFT.

To supervise, provide training and appraisal of assistants and students.

To access support from the senior physiotherapist, specialist nurses and lead nurse. Supervision takes the form of regular formal and informal training, clinical reasoning sessions and reflective practice.

To deputise for the Senior Physiotherapist as required.

To comply with statutory requirements for physiotherapy and with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and HPC standards and codes of professional conduct.

About us

MFT is one of the largest NHS Trust In England with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research, and innovation through the introduction of Hive our Electronic Patient Record system which launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our Green Plan which sets out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.

At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open, and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Education, Qualificantion and Registration


  • BSC Honours degree in physiotherapy or equivalent
  • HCPC Registered
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate training within cardio-respiratory rehabilitation


  • Registered member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy
  • Involvement in special interest group

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous postgraduate clinical experience as a junior in a broad rotational post
  • Appropriate level of post registration experience within Cardio- Respiratory Rehabilitation
  • Knowledge of local and national policies and procedures - HCPC and CSP Codes of Conduct, BSRM, NICE, Infection Control, Manual Handling, etc.
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Understanding of clinical effectiveness, including experience of quality issues, audit and evidence based practice


  • To have attended a clinical educators course
  • Previous experience in a post at this level
  • Respiratory and Cardiac competencies
  • Evidence of participation in research and development and/or experience

Clinical Skills & Abilities


  • Demonstrates therapeutic handling skills
  • Demonstrates analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent communication skills - including difficult and sensitive conversations, motivating patients
  • Good organisational and planning skills
  • Ability to work as a team
  • Experience using IT systems and presenting
  • Able and interested in working within the community and hospital setting


  • Clean driving licence and willingness to work in community and hospital setting.

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


ARAS Team North Manchester General Hospital

Delauney's Road, Crumpsall


M8 5RB

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