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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Central London Community Health Trust
Hemel Hempstead
£45,753 to £52,067 per annum, inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
29 May 2024

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Band 7
Full Time
CLCH Hertfordshire Adult Community Services - CLCH NHS Trust provides a range of Community Services, and the Hertfordshire Division is recruiting!

West Hertfordshire community respiratory service provided by CLCH has an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic forward thinking specialist respiratory physiotherapist to join our friendly multi-disciplinary team.

The post holder will provide patient centered integrated care through specialist services including our RCP accredited pulmonary rehabilitation programme, hospital at home admission avoidance / virtual hospital, airways / dysfunctional breathing and oxygen clinics, airway clearance, adviceline, service triage whilst adhering to evidence based guidelines.

This will include engaging in novel ways of virtual service delivery, working effectively within a multi-disciplinary team and demonstrating effective communication skills.

Main duties of the job

Staff will also be actively involved in junior staff management, student clinical education and service development / quality / research opportunities as they arise.

Our vision is to ensure that our patients are provided with an excellent experience and an excellent standard of care. We are a caring, dedicated and progressive team and aim to be the best within our field of care. If you share our vision and have what it takes to lead and support a team on this exciting journey of excellence then we would love to hear from you.

You will need to display excellent communication skills, and offer care in a kind and compassionate manner. You will be dynamic, innovative, hardworking, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. We can offer you the opportunity to develop your therapy and management skills as well as supporting you to develop your leadership style and skills that will support you throughout your career.

About us

Just as we care about our patients' wellbeing, we care about yours!

We can offer you:
  • A comprehensive induction into the community service followed by a local induction to introduce you to the role
  • Car lease scheme *T& C's apply
  • Flexible working options
  • Annual travel card loan
  • Training, support and development in your career

To have a full look at our benefits and what it's like working for us please go here:

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to job description, personal specification and trust values, for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



  • Current AHP with UK HCPC registration
  • Post registration respiratory qualification or equivalent experience
  • Teaching/Mentorship qualification or equivalent experience
  • Possession of a degree or equivalent



  • Experience of working with respiratory patients including bronchiectasis, asthma, COPD and ILD
  • Experience of running pulmonary rehabilitation programme
  • Experience of management of breathlessness and anxiety
  • Experience of managing patient requiring chest clearance techniques
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Demonstrates ability to develop new initiatives
  • Demonstrates ability to managing change

Skills and Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to make decisions and prioritise actions
  • Ability to be proactive and resourceful
  • A working knowledge of clinical governance and evidence based practice
  • Ability to develop and maintain team working
  • Ability to demonstrate specialist clinical expertise, including physical assessment, spirometry, developing self-management action plans
  • Ability to undertake ambulatory oxygen assessments
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Sound working knowledge of guidelines in the field of respiratory care
  • Excellent documentation skills
  • Knowledge awareness of recent NHS policies/DoH agenda
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the holistic needs of the client group
  • Computer skills i.e. Word, data- bases email, internet
  • An eagerness to contribute to quality assurance and audit



  • Friendly and approachable
  • Calm & confident team player
  • Good presentation of self, enthusiastic, flexible
  • Receptive to feedback and the willingness to learn and develop.
  • Committed to respiratory care
  • Ability in managing people
  • Satisfactory health record
  • Physically able to perform all aspects of the job
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Commitment to life-long learning
  • Hold a full, valid, UK driving licence and have access to a car to use for business purposes (unless you have a disability as defined by the Equality Act 2010)

Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust


Hemel Hempstead Hospital

Hemel Hempstead


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