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Advanced Respiratory Practitioner

Central London Community Health Trust
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum inclusive of HCAS (pro rata)
Closing date
19 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
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

This post is open to dynamic nurses or physiotherapists who would like to work in an exciting newly developed service providing community respiratory care for patients with a variety of chronic respiratory disease and respiratory failure in the Harrow catchment area. The post holder will join a flexible multi-professional team of nurses, physiotherapists, rehabilitation assistant and clinical administrator to provide, respiratory complex patient Case Management, Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Oxygen and Primary Care Education in line with national guidelines and best practice, to patients in their own homes, virtually or in clinic settings.

The post holder will be required to work flexibly to provide a 9am - 5 pm weekday service in the community health care settings in Harrow, and across the Trust.

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 and personal Specification for outline of skills, knowledge and experience required.

Person Specification



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


  • Membership of special interest group- ACPICR/ ACPRC



  • 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


  • 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


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

Key Attributes


  • 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


Honeypot Lane Centre for Health



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