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Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse/ Physiotherapist

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust
Pan Dorset
£35,392 to £42,618 a year p.a
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a 6 clinician to join our growing pulmonary rehabilitation service. You will be joining a dynamic team that delivers pulmonary rehabilitation across Dorset. You will be mainly working in the Bournemouth and Poole area but will be expected to cover across Dorset at times. You will need to hold a valid UK Driving license and have access to a car.

The successful candidate will be able to develop skills in holistic assessing.

Supervisory skills will be enhanced and with the pulmonary rehabilitation service working towards accreditation service development and quality assurance skills will be developed also.

There will be opportunity to support students and cascade learning to other team members.

Employment in this post requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which the Trust will cover the cost of. Applicants who subscribe to the DBS update service are able to present a valid DBS certificate instead of requiring a new check.

Main duties of the job

Assessing suitability of patients for the pulmonary rehabilitation course, offering advice and guidance to patients as required.Liaising with other disciplines to ensure safety of thepatientswhilst exercising.

You must be able to workautonomously, have good interpersonal and time management skills

You will be working along side one of our exercise instructors whilst runningthe pulmonary rehabilitation course.

Will provide a high quality person centred approach to care delivery which always considers people's safety, privacy and dignity.

To provide specialist care and interventions, assessments, treatmentsand managing patients on a caseload, as part of the wider multidisciplinary care team.

To provide specialist advice to others regarding the management andcare of patients / service users.

To devise specialist programmes of care for other professionals todeliver and ensure they are delivered appropriately.

To plan, implement and review health improvement programmes in arange of settings.

Provide supervision, mentorship and training

About us

At Dorset HealthCare we're on a mission to empower people to make the most of their lives through our outstanding, joined-up healthcare services. We're a dynamic, forward-looking Trust, running 12 community hospitals, specialist inpatient facilities and a wide range of integrated community and mental health services for a population of almost 800,000 people.

We do things differently here - it's one of the reasons the CQC rated us 'outstanding' in 2019. It's also why 95% of patients across our services say they have a good or very good experience of our services and 89% of staff feel they can really make a difference. Whether you're looking to work with us in one of our bustling market towns, vibrant urban locations, thriving seaside spots, or among the rolling hills of Dorset, there are lots of ways you can make a difference in our communities.

Our 7,000-strong workforce is at the heart of what we do and our success is a testament to our brilliant people. We're all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We're an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be authentic, and we are all encouraged to be the best version of ourselves.

Working with us you'll be part of a strong team, challenge yourself, build a career, and teach us what we don't know. And you'll be working towards our vision to be better every day through excellence, compassion and expertise in all we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For the main duties and responsibilities for this role please read the attached job description and person specification. When completing your application please ensure your supporting statement reflects the criteria set out in these documents by showing how your experience and skills apply to this post.

As part of our vision to have a skilled, diverse and caring workforce, Dorset HealthCare is working in partnership with The Princes Trust to support people getting into work, as part of this partnership, we are offering an employability service to support individuals between 16-30 years old with application writing, interview skills and other employment support. If you would like or know of anyone who would value this support please do contact

Person Specification

Knowledge Skills & Training


  • Registered practitioner to degree/diploma level supplemented by post registration diploma level specialist training and/or short courses or demonstrable extensive experience in the relevant specialty
  • Membership of the relevant Professional Body
  • Evidence of recent professional development in an up to date portfolio

Job specific Experience


  • Experience at Practitioner Band 5 or above
  • Demonstrable knowledge of assessment and therapeutic interventions in area of specialism
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload effectively
  • Able to demonstrate specialist clinical reasoning skills to assimilate information in order to make a clinical judgement regarding diagnosis and intervention


  • Recent previous experience within a comparable role

Managerial/Supervisory experience


  • Experience of devising and delivering training
  • Experience of managing change

Information technology/Resources


  • Experience of using electronic patient / service user record systems

personal Qualities/Attributes


  • Able to communicate effectively at different levels of the organisation and with staff, patient/service users, visitors or external organisations both verbally and in writing in the exchange of highly complex, sensitive or contentious information which may require the use of negotiating and/or persuasive skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative within sphere of authority
  • Demonstrable ability to analyse situations and provide a resolution



  • Uk driving Licence/ own vehicle

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset HealthCare University NHS Foundation Trust


Pan Dorset

Pan Dorset

Pan Dorset

BH20 4QQ

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