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Respiratory Physiotherapist (Rotational)

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 pro rata per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Do you really want to make a difference? Do you want to help patients remain living independently in their own homes working within a multi-disciplinary team? Do you want to deliver high quality care within the acute setting. Do you want to be part of an innovative Respiratory team offering the highest quality care for patients? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic registered Physiotherapist to join our highly specialised and committed respiratory clinicians.

Are you a physiotherapist with a passion for respiratory care? Do you want to work across both community and inpatient care supporting respiratory patients? This is an exciting opportunity to join our respiratory rotation programme.The post will provide rotational opportunities within the speciality of respiratory including Intensive Care, Medical wards, Outpatient / pulmonary rehabilitation, Hospital at Home and our exciting new specialist respiratory hub as part of our alternative workforce model.

We have the following positions available:

A full time 37.5 hour per week permanent contract

A full time 37.5 hour per week fixed term 12 month contract.

Main duties of the job

Our respiratory teams are working in many innovative and exciting ways to improve quality of life for people with respiratory disease. This post offers the opportunity to work within the acute and community setting working in integrated teams. Our hospital at home service provides more complex and intensive support in the patients' own home as an alternative to acute care. This service also supports early discharge from hospital.

This is an ideal opportunity for a registered Physiotherapist, who has an interest in working within Respiratory, who is proactive, self-motivated and keen to be at the forefront of delivering high quality care, to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Specialist Respiratory Practitioners in providing support and care for patients with Respiratory disease in the community and in patient setting. Recent training/experience qualification in relevant respiratory care is required for this post.

This post will involve assessing and treating patients who have complex presentations or multiple pathologies, using advanced assessment techniques and adapting the patients care plan/treatment programme according to patients needs

The post holders will need to be able to work flexibly, including weekend working.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones.

We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition - a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We actively encourage staff involvement with staff networking events and staff survey

Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool

Job description

Job responsibilities

To be professionally and legally responsible and accountable for all aspects of your own work including the management of patients in your care.

To ensure a high standard of clinical care for the patients under your management

To interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form an accurate diagnosis and prognoses in a wide range of complex conditions, to recommend the best course of intervention, and to develop comprehensive discharge plans.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients, including those with a complex presentation, using investigative and analytical skills, and to formulate individualised management and treatment plans, using advanced clinical reasoning, and utilising a wide range of treatment skills and options to formulate a specialised programme of care.To demonstrate highly developed dexterity, co-ordination and palpatory senses for assessment and manual treatment of patients.

To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives,carers and other professionals, to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy,and to ensure a consistent approach to care.

It will be expected that the post holder will take a lead in developing excellence in the provision of Evidence Based Therapies / Interventions to people requiring Physiotherapy Intervention. This will include the development of respiratory pathways bridging acute and community services.

Person Specification



  • Physiotherapy degree
  • Respiratory experience


  • leadership qualification
  • respiratory course/ qualification

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust


Stockton and Hartlepool


TS19 8PE

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