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Respiratory Physiotherapist

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are looking to recruit a Community Respiratory Physiotherapist Band 5 training post upskilling to band 6 within 12 months if competencies met, based at The Coley Clinic in Reading. Enjoying responsibility, you will be happy to look after the physiotherapy component of the Berkshire West Community Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme, part of the Community Respiratory Service, based within the Cardiac and Respiratory Specialist Services.

You will hold a BSc (Hons) in Physiotherapy and will have preferably experience in respiratory physiotherapy/pulmonary rehabilitation and experience with old age medical conditions, with a desire to become a specialist in the field.

Active participant in the development of the domiciliary physiotherapy respiratory service for Berkshire West patients, you will use clinical reasoning skills, clinical research, audit and data collection to provide support and advice in a community setting.

A real people person, you will be working with the Community Based Respiratory Team, other care teams, social services and physiotherapy managers. Your energy and drive will be rewarded with the support of a dedicated team that strives to create a progressive, friendly and considerate environment.

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for the physiotherapy component of the Berkshire West Community Based Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme
  • To accept autonomous clinical responsibility for a designated caseload of patients with COPD within Berkshire West localities, providing high quality, responsive, specialist respiratory community physiotherapy services in patient's homes or other appropriate locations
  • Responsible for prioritising and monitoring referrals to the physiotherapy service for patients with COPD

The3 must haves for you to be considered for this role:
  • Registered Physiotherapist along with HCPC registration
  • Post-graduate experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team in Respiratory Medicine and/or Pulmonary Rehabilitation
  • A full UK Driving Licence and have use of a car for work purposes

About us

For our people who work here that means we want Berkshire Healthcare to be a great place to work where everyone can thrive and grow. Some of the benefits of joining our team:
  • Salary ranging from�28,407 to �34,581 per annum
  • Flexible working opportunities and a strong emphasis on your work, life balance
  • Annual leave - 27 days for new starters, plus bank holidays. Increasing to 29 days after 5 years and 33 days after 10 years NHS service. Pro rata for part time staff
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Salary sacrifice scheme for a new car
  • Generous maternity, paternity and adoption leave for eligible staff
  • Advanced IT enablement and support
  • Confidential telephone care service providing independent support and advice for staff.
  • And so much more

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description for more information about this role and working at Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy
  • HCP Registration


  • CSP membership
  • Member of the ACPRC

Continuous Professional Development


  • Evidence of current CPD

Previous Experience


  • Post graduate experience of working as part of a physiotherapy team and multidisciplinary team.
  • Post graduate experience in NHS
  • Post graduate core rotations including a Respiratory/ Medical/ Surgical rotation
  • Post graduate community rotation

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities


  • Knowledge of this post and Trust
  • Basic knowledge of Respiratory Physiotherapy and a passion for it
  • Ability to pass on skills/knowledge to others within both formal and informal environments / Presentation Skills
  • Understand the legal responsibilities of the profession
  • Able to present information, written and orally, in a clear and logical manner.
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and delegate
  • Understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services.
  • Awareness of relevant National and local policies and guidelines
  • Ability to supervise other staff e.g. assistants, technical instructors
  • Able to motivate others
  • Able to work effectively in a team / Good understanding of team working
  • Sound knowledge of the National Health Service (NHS)
  • Good inter-personal skills particularly when in patients home environment.
  • Good written and oral communication / Competent IT skills
  • Understanding of the importance of Audit and Research
  • Good planning and organisational skills
  • Flexible and Adaptable
  • Able to maintain judgement under pressure
  • Ability to problem solve / Sound clinical reasoning skills
  • Demonstrate appropriate use of initiative
  • Aware of own limitations and seeks help appropriately
  • Willingness to take directions
  • Willingness to learn and participate in competency programme

Additional Requirements


  • Full driving licence and access to a car for use to travel across sites and perform domiciliary visits

Employer details

Employer name

Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust


Community Respiratory Service



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