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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
We are inviting applications to the position of Highly Specialist Physiotherapist for Cystic Fibrosis within Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

This is an exciting opportunity for someone with a specialist interest in Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and the aspiration to undertake a new challenge in a CQC rated outstanding NHS Trust. A desire to drive services forward, develop high performing teams and provide efficient and effective clinical services is essential. With the support of the wider MDT including the CF service you will have the opportunity to complete research and undertake project work to improve the services provided to our client group.

Main duties of the job

This role is varied and would be ideally suited to an individual with values aligned to the Trust values of IMPACT. Developed leadership skills are required as you will lead the medical and cystic fibrosis therapy service providing day to day operational management and leadership to lower band clinicians and support workers. With highly developed respiratory skills you will be expected to provide support and teaching to lower band colleagues within your scope of practice. You will also lead the organisation, and provision of training for on call physiotherapists, alongside physiotherapy colleagues.

Clinically you will provide specialist physiotherapy assessment and treatment to patients with a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis in a range of settings including inpatients, outpatients, virtual clinics and at home.

As an 8a Physiotherapist, you will also be expected to work alongside the therapy leads, deputising when required and providing support in the operational provision of the wider therapy service.

The role is full time 37.5 hours per week, core service hours are Monday to Friday 8am-4pm.

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide managerial and clinical leadership to the therapists providing care to patients in hospital and at home within the cystic fibrosis and medical teams ensuring high quality service delivery.

To take a lead role in the advanced assessment and treatment of patients who may have highly complex needs, and to determine clinical diagnosis and physiotherapy treatments and to maintain clinical documentation as an autonomous practitioner.

Undertake a highly specialist role in planning, developing, co-ordinating and delivering, evaluating the physiotherapy service within CF and medicine.

To take a lead role in the development of the CF physiotherapy service in collaboration with the therapy leads and the CF Clinical Lead.

To take a lead role in planning, developing, co-ordinating and delivering respiratory physiotherapy training for therapy staff.

Person Specification



  • Degree in physiotherapy
  • HCPC registration
  • Masters qualification or equivalent


  • Membership of relevant CIG

Knowledge and Experience


  • Extensive experience within respiratory care including experience within CF
  • Experience of leading a team and developing others
  • Attendance at a CF educational/learning event
  • Audit/research
  • Publication within a peer reviewed journal
  • Non medical prescribing

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to work within/lead an MDT
  • Highly skilled communicator
  • Evidence of teaching within respiratory physiotherapy

Values and Behaviours


  • Evidence of adhering to the trust values and behaviours

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital

Thomas Drive


L14 3PE

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