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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Employer
Central London Community Health Trust
Location
London
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
6 Jun 2024

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Profession
Physiotherapist
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
Are you passionate about respiratory care and developing your clinical skills in a rewarding community-based specialist team?

Are you motivated, adaptable and keen to embrace a new challenge?

If the answer is yes to both questions, then, we want to hear from you!

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, proactive, innovative, flexible, and motivated Physiotherapist or Nurse to be part of the Harrow Respiratory Community Team to work part time 15 hours per week. This exciting role is at the heart of this dynamic, expanding community-based team, working in Harrow.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will work with the Senior Respiratory Nurse/Service Lead, to plan, co-ordinate, implement and evaluate the physiotherapy input provided to respiratory patients.

The Physiotherapist will work as an integral team member undertaking assessment and treatment of patients. This will include the delivering of community based respiratory physiotherapy care and pulmonary rehabilitation to expected contractual markers and the highest possible standard of evidence-based care in line with the NICE / BTS guidance.

Good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential for this post.

A flexible approach and the ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently is expected.

This job involves the safe moving and handling of patient equipment as well as travel to various locations which successful candidate will be expected to undertake.

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: https://www.clch.nhs.uk/job/pay-and-benefits

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to Job description and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification

Education/Qualification

Essential

  • Registered physiotherapist - current HPC registration
  • Educated to Post Graduate Level in Respiratory Physiotherapy or an equivalent combination of Degree, short courses and experience


Desirable

  • Membership of special interest group- ACPICR/ ACPRC


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working with respiratory patients
  • Experience in leading a pulmonary rehabilitation programme
  • Experience in physiotherapy specific interventions including airway clearance, breathing control / breathlessness management, relaxation and anxiety management techniques
  • Experience of working within a community setting
  • Demonstrates ability to develop new initiatives
  • Demonstrates ability to manage change


Skills & Knowledge

Essential

  • 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
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Ability to perform and interpret spirometry
  • 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, interne
  • An eagerness to contribute to quality assurance and audit


Desirable

  • Ability to perform arterial / arterialised / capillary blood gas sampling and interpret the results


Key Attributes

Essential

  • 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
  • Willing to undertake out of hours cover and on call on rotational basis
  • Satisfactory health record & physically able to perform all aspects of the job
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Commitment to lifelong learning
  • Car owner / driver


Employer details

Employer name

Central London Community Health Trust

Address

Honeypot Lane Centre for Health

London

HA7 1AT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

824-ONW-6934-C

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