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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We have an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and experienced Respiratory Physiotherapist to join the ImpACT+, Integrated Respiratory Service for Southern Derbyshire.

The ImpACT+ Physiotherapy team is an extremely driven and dynamic team who strive to deliver exceptional patient care at every opportunity. We have been recognised nationally from the NRAP Pulmonary Rehabilitation Audit as a centre of excellence for the patient outcomes our patients achieve. We are also working to become a nationally accredited provider for Pulmonary Rehabilitation through the PRSAS scheme.

This role will join an established and highly experienced team of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Fitness instructors and Respiratory Assistants and Respiratory Consultants who are responsible for delivering specialist respiratory services for Southern Derbyshire.

Main duties of the job

This post will be involved in a range of responsibilities

- This role will be involved in the delivery of a virtual respiratory ward as part of a wider team

- Delivering Pulmonary Rehabilitation for patients with chronic respiratory disease (COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, ILD and patients waiting for LVRS or lung transplant).

- Developing and supporting existing Secondary care clinics for Bronchiectasis and ILO patients.

- Respiratory outpatient clinics and home visits for a range of patients.

- Deliver assessment and treatment plans for Neuromuscular patient groups including assessments for cough augmentation. The team also take an active role in NMD MDT's with the Medical team including Neuromuscular care coordinator as well as transition clinics.

- Have the support of MDT's within the team to discuss challenging patients and support clinical decision making.

- Assess and treat patients with disordered breathing pattern and chronic cough. This may be an a group setting on 1:1.

Closing date of applications: 15th July 2024

Interview date: 29th July 2024

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • Staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key Facts:
  • We see on average 4810 OP appointments a day.
  • We are the 4 th busiest Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients department in England - an average of 2077 per week.
  • An average of 1115 patients are seen in A& Es across our network every day - 3rd largest in the country.
  • Our hospitals admit an average of 195 emergency patients daily.
  • Last year we undertook almost 33,700 planned surgical operations in our 57 operating theatres.
  • We are one of only 7 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres.
  • We carry out more than 140 elective procedures each working day.
  • UHDB is a research active University Hospital with a large and varied portfolio of clinical trials and research opportunities for all staff.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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Person Specification

Shortlisting criteria


  • Demonstrable experience completing a range of rotations relevant to the post
  • Evidence of keenness to work in respiratory profession
  • Demonstratable experience of remote working and navigating a range of IT systems
  • Able to manage own caseload
  • Ability to assess and develop treatment plans for a range of complex patients
  • Awareness of when to seek support
  • Professional registration
  • Degree or masters in Physiotherapy


  • Experience in auditing
  • Experience in research
  • Experience in professional forums and groups such as ACPRS - BTS

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust


Florence Nightingale Community Hospital

London Road



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