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Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist - Cystic Fibrosis

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust have an exciting opportunity for a Band 7 Physiotherapist to join our Cystic Fibrosis (CF) team. Do you have a special interest in Cystic Fibrosis? Are you currently working in the specialism and are keen to progress? This may be the position for you.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Cystic Fibrosis therapy team within a CQC rated 'outstanding' NHS specialist Trust. We offer the opportunity to specialise in the physiotherapy management of CF patients within the inpatient, outpatient, and community setting.

Main duties of the job

The role is ideally suited to an individual with a special interest in respiratory physiotherapy with previous or current experience of working within the field of Cystic Fibrosis. Well developed physiotherapy skills, a proven ability to work as part of a team and experience of close working within a multi-disciplinary service is a necessity.

A proven ability to provide supervision to lower band physiotherapists, support workers and students as well as participation in service development would be beneficial. An interest in, or previous involvement in research would also be beneficial as this post sits within a specialist centre through which research activity is encouraged and widely undertaken.

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

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

The successful candidate will be required to take part in the emergency respiratory late and on call service providing out of hours care to respiratory patients across the Trust.

The post holder will be expected to maintain up to date competencies and mandatory training. A driving licence and access to a vehicle insured for business use is also required, as part of the role will involve travel to patients homes and community settings.

Person Specification



  • Diploma/Degree in Physiotherapy.
  • HCPC Registration
  • Membership of relevant clinical interest group


  • Evidence of post graduate study

Knowledge and Experience


  • Previous experience at Band 6 level working in respiratory care, across a variety of acute and chronic respiratory conditions within the NHS.
  • Previous experience of working with Cystic Fibrosis patients.
  • Experience of the supervision and development of students, band 5 and 6 physiotherapists and support workers.
  • Evidence of participation in service development and audit.


  • Experience at Band 7
  • Leadership training / qualification
  • Non-medical prescribing.

skills and Attributes


  • Evidence of recent and relevant CPD including attendance at courses relevant to respiratory physiotherapy.
  • Excellent clinical reasoning skills based on evidence and current research.
  • Knowledge of airway clearance techniques such as AD, PEP, Acapella, Flutter, NIV.
  • Evidence of attendance at mandatory training.
  • Demonstrate an in depth knowledge of the MDT and their differing contributions to patient care.
  • Good IM& T skills.
  • An ability to work as part of the MDT and communicate appropriately with all grades of staff.
  • An ability to empathise and reassure.
  • Evidence of presentation and teaching skills within physiotherapy.
  • Experience of presenting to mixed audiences e.g. doctors, nursing staff and other AHP's.
  • Ability to take part in the out of hours physiotherapy on-call service on a rota basis.

Values and Behaviours


  • Demonstrate vision and a desire to achieve.
  • Committed to developing expertise within physiotherapy and the clinical speciality.
  • Demonstrate a forward-thinking and professional attitude.

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


L14 3PE

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