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Clinical Nurse Specialist / Highly Specialised Physiotherapist

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Trust's Integrated Respiratory Service as a Clinical Nurse Specialist / Highly Specialised Physiotherapist. This post is integral in supporting the delivery of the service to the London Borough of Hillingdon.

The successful candidate will join and work in conjunction with the existing multi-disciplinary respiratory team in coordinating and developing the service. The post holder will work collaboratively with a variety of healthcare professionals and stakeholders involved in the provision of integrated care and will ensure joined up care for patients across a range of acute, community, primary, and secondary care settings.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver community COPD clinics.
  • To provide direct access spirometry in the community setting.
  • To provide multi-disciplinary support to secondary care integrated COPD clinics
  • To help develop and maintain guidelines and protocols relating to respiratory integrated care.
  • To help develop and implement strategies for providing effective management of chronic respiratory diseases as part of integrated care.
  • To provide education and expert resource to practice nurses, the wider community multidisciplinary team, and general practitioners.
  • To participate in Integrated Care MDTs and case conferences.
  • To contribute to and support admission avoidance and early supported discharge schemes currently operating within the department.
  • To provide assessment of acutely unwell patients in a variety of settings including patient homes, General Practice, community sites and ambulatory/secondary care clinics.
  • To observe and participate in ward rounds on Acute Admission Unit/ medical wards as necessary.
  • To provide support for the COPD HOT line for both patients and General Practitioners to provide knowledge/information and to advise on exacerbation management and suitability for admission avoidance/home assessment.
  • To participate in audit and service development projects to assess service delivery and ensure best practice.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute Hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and of our staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress and going forward by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are absolutely focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe and compassionate care, while drive forward the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

*Previous applicants need not apply*

Person Specification

Shortlisting Criteria (as per Person Specification)


  • Diploma or degree in Physiotherapy/Nursing
  • Current NMC/HCPC registration
  • Teaching Certificate
  • Full Driving Licenses and access to a car
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in the same or related field
  • Experience of caring for respiratory patients
  • Evidence of CPD


  • Non Medical prescribing
  • ARTP Certification
  • MSc or evidence of equivalent experience/post graduate courses
  • Performing arterial/capillary blood gasses
  • Previous experience of integrated care, pulmonary rehabilitation and domiciliary oxygen

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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