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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 a year PA pro rata Inclusive of High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dedicated, highly experienced and passionate Physiotherapist to clinically lead the Surgical and Critical Care Physiotherapy Teamat London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust, working alongside the Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist. The post offers rotational experience across Ealing Hospital and Northwick Park Hospital. The post offers a variety of opportunities to participate in our exciting improvement plans and the opportunity to work with complex colorectal patients at Central Middlesex as well as supporting the Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit (RHRU).

We are looking for an innovative, patient focused therapist with a passion for the management of patients with critically ill conditions, providing highly skilled respiratory care and complex rehabilitation to Critical Care and the Surgical wards. You will have a wide range of clinical experience and the leadership qualities needed to inspire and support a team of physiotherapists/ occupational therapists and an integrated therapy assistant to consistently deliver safe, personal and effective care to our patients.

*Developmental opportunities maybe considered.

Main duties of the job

To assist in coordinating and developing the physiotherapy service in the Adult Critical Care Unit/Surgical wards at the Northwick Park Hospital and Ealing Hospital. The post holder will play a major and specialist role in the advanced assessment, treatment and clinical management of patients across the surgical wards, including PACU involving specialist medicine and surgery specialities, determining the clinical diagnosis, functional deficits and delivering current physiotherapy treatments. The post holder will be responsible for providing clinical and professional leadership to a team of qualified staff in the surgical physiotherapy team.

Undertake a team leader role in planning, co-ordinating, delivering and evaluating the Physiotherapy service

Service provided to critically ill patients and other medical and surgical patients across the hospital.

Deputise for Clinical Lead Therapist as required

Perform advanced assessment of patients including those with highly complex presentations and from this formulate a diagnosis and treatment plan which is carried out as an autonomous practitioner

Be responsible for own caseload and be responsible for a defined area of service or a particular patient type, working without direct supervision (Supervision takes the form of regular formal training, eductaion, clinical reasoning sessions and peer review)

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) is one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country. Our team of more than 8,000 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of approximately one million people providing healthcare services to the people of Brent, Harrow and beyond.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed person specification, working relationships & communication requirements and level of clinical responsibility, please see job description.

Person Specification

Essential and desirable


  • oDegree / Diploma in Physiotherapy
  • oHealth Professions Council Registration
  • oEvidence of relevant post graduate courses / CPD within the specialist area e.g. modular Masters Courses
  • oMinimum of 4 years relevant clinical experience
  • 2 years of experience at Band 6 level in respiratory, covering chronic disease management and ICU.
  • oEvidence of theoretical and practical learning in previous posts leading to highly specialist level within the specialty


  • Previous band 7 experience
  • Previous respiratory experience in paediatrics
  • Involvement in research
  • Motivation/Drive & enthusiasm

Essential and desirable


  • oOpen and flexible style of management
  • oUnderstanding of clinical governance and its implications for services , including experience of quality issues and audit
  • oCompetent IT skills


  • Research in field
  • NHS experience

Essential and desirable


  • oExperience of teaching students and peers
  • oExperience of audit / research process


  • oExperience with participating in clinics
  • Previous respiratory experience in paediatrics
  • oInvolvement in Pulmonary rehabilitation

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust


Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road



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