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Specialist Respiratory Nurse/Physiotherapist

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

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Community Respiratory Team based at Wythenshawe Hospital. Service roles include

In patient reviews of COPD and asthma patients.

Providing assessment for, and the ordering of, oxygen equipment.

Home visits to assess and treat COPD patients

Assess and run pulmonary rehabilitation classes

7 days service 8am-6pm - flexible hours to meet these times

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join South Manchester Community Respiratory Team. We are a multidisciplinary team of nurses and physiotherapists delivering a range of services for people with COPD in the community and at Wythenshawe Hospital across 7 days.

The post holder will work both in the hospital and in the community providing acute home visits, pulmonary rehabilitation, COPD/asthma care bundles and oxygen assessments.Assessment and treatment within this specialist service includes patients with COPD, ILD, bronchiectasis as well as disease overlap/mixed respiratory diseases. You will be required to work autonomously at community locations supported by nursing and physio team leads as well as a respiratory consultant. There are expectations to be involved in service development and education/training of staff and students alike.

Applicants will be expected to develop a sound knowledge of respiratory conditions and treatment and to undertake appropriate specialist training within the post. They will be expected to have an interest in respiratory care and some experience within their current roles that is relevant to the post. All applicants will have excellent communication skills and be able to work autonomously, seeking support as required.

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



  • Relevant professional qualification BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy or equivalent / professional qualification RN/RGN
  • Active HPC registration/NMC pin
  • CPD Portfolio
  • Driving license and access to car


  • Related advanced respiratory qualification



  • Experience of working within a respiratory care setting especially chronic lung disease, minimum of 6 months
  • Relevant experience at band 5 level for min of 2 years
  • Experience of working as part of an MDT
  • Evidence of delivering teaching and education to staff groups and patients


  • Experience of community working and PCT partnership working
  • Experience of service development and evaluation of service standards through clinical audit and research.
  • Experience of performing exercise testing and evaluation of results



  • Aware of applications of IT packages such as Microsoft Word and PowerPoint/excel
  • Good knowledge of clinical information systems


  • Experience with current systems (HIVE, EMIS)



  • Undertaken a leadership programme
  • Evidence of involvement in change management
  • Understanding a 7 day service working across different sites

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe Hospital

Southmoor Road



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