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Specialised Static Respiratory Physiotherapist - Maternity Cover FTC

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer London)
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 6
Full Time
The purpose of this role is to provide a quality respiratory and rehabilitation service to patients on the medical and surgical wards, ITU and HDU and to assist in the development of the team and pathways within the Trust.

The postholder is required to participate in rostered weekend and evening on-call work. This role is based at St Helier Hospital, but will involve cross site working.

Main duties of the job

To provide and promote a high standard physiotherapy service to adult inpatients at St. Helier Hospital.

To provide advanced assessment and treatment of acutely ill patients and patients with rehabilitation needs, including multi-pathology, those who have highly complex and / or chronic presentations, to determine clinical diagnosis and treatment indicated and to maintain associated records, as an autonomous practitioner.

To assess and treat own workload of patients, who may have complex presentation, and maintains associated records, as an autonomous practitioner.

To supervise and teach recently qualified physiotherapists/physiotherapy assistants/students, involved in teaching MDT staff.

To undertake evidence-based projects, including recommendations for change in practice and may participate in departmental research and audit.

To assist the Band 7 Physiotherapist by monitoring caseloads, recording statistics and prioritising referrals as required.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

The recruiting team reserve the right to close this advertisement early once applications reach maximum limit.

Person Specification



  • B5 and B6 experience within Acute Respiratory Service
  • B5 and B6 experience within ITU/ HDU
  • Previous experience of Oncall working


  • Evidence of good clinical reasoning



  • Suitable Qualification in Physiotherapy
  • HCPC registered


  • Membership of a specialist Resp group



  • Evidence of managing staff, B5, Students and assistants
  • Able to work under stress


  • Evidence of backfilling job role of B7 Resp Lead

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


St Helier Hospital

Wrythe Lane



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