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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
The Harrow Community Respiratory service is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic Respiratory Physiotherapist to join the team to work part time 15hours per week.

The post holder will work within the London Borough of Harrow which is part of the CLCH NHS Community Trust. The post holder will work alongside other senior staff involved in the provision of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation.

As part of the team, the post holder will provide respiratory physiotherapy interventions predominantly breathlessness management and airway clearance to appropriate respiratory patients within the service.

Post holder will be expected to undertake the long-term oxygen therapy assessment and ambulatory oxygen therapy assessment components of the home oxygen service provided by the service. In addition, the post holder will also run community clinics and do domiciliary visits to case manage people living with respiratory conditions

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the Senior Respiratory Nurse/Service Lead, to plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate the physiotherapy input provided to respiratory patients.

The Physiotherapist will work as an integral team member undertaking assessment and treatment of patients. This will include the delivering of community based respiratory physiotherapy care and pulmonary rehabilitation to expected contractual markers and the highest possible standard of evidence-based care in line with the NICE / BTS guidance.

Good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential for this post.

A flexible approach and the ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently is expected.

This job involves the safe moving and handling of patient equipment as well as travel to various locations which successful candidate will be expected to undertake.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work within a multidisciplinary respiratory team to deliver the Respiratory Services across Harrow.

The post holder will have responsibility for co-ordinating and providing community based pulmonary rehabilitation programme.

Post holder as part of the Respiratory Service will be involved in the home oxygen assessment & review service and nurse/physio led clinics and home visits to provide expert specialist care for patients with respiratory conditions. for case management.

The post holder will have responsibility for the assessment and treatment of patients who have highly complex physical, psychological and social needs.

Key Working Relationships
  • Specialist Respiratory Nurses/AHPs in respiratory care
  • Respiratory Physio Consultant
  • Consultant Respiratory Physicians
  • General Practitioners and PCNs
  • Practice Nurses
  • Other Community Healthcare Providers
  • Social Services

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Registered physiotherapist - current HPC registration
  • Educated to Post Graduate Level in Respiratory Physiotherapy or an equivalent combination of Degree, short courses and experience


  • Membership of special interest group- ACPICR/ ACPRC



  • Experience of working with respiratory patients
  • Experience in leading a pulmonary rehabilitation programme
  • Experience in physiotherapy specific interventions including airway clearance, breathing control / breathlessness management, relaxation and anxiety management techniques
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Demonstrates ability to develop new initiatives
  • Demonstrates ability to manage change

Skills & Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to make decisions and prioritise actions
  • Ability to be proactive and resourceful
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance and evidence-based practice
  • Ability to develop and maintain team working
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist clinical expertise
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to perform and interpret spirometry
  • Sound working knowledge of guidelines in the field of respiratory care.
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Knowledge awareness of recent NHS policies/DoH agenda
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the holistic needs of the client group
  • Computer skills i.e. Word, data- bases email, interne
  • An eagerness to contribute to quality assurance and audit


  • Ability to perform arterial / arterialised / capillary blood gas sampling and interpret the results

Key Attributes


  • Friendly and approachable
  • Calm & confident team player
  • Good presentation of self, enthusiastic, flexible
  • Receptive to feedback and the willingness to learn and develop.
  • Committed to respiratory care
  • Willing to undertake out of hours cover and on call on rotational basis
  • Satisfactory health record & physically able to perform all aspects of the job
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Car owner / driver

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Honeypot Lane Centre for Health



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