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Senior Physiotherapist (Respiratory)

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
With five world-renowned hospitals, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust is full of opportunity if you are looking to develop your healthcare career.

We are an NHS Trust of 10,000 people, providing care for over a million patients from north west London and beyond every year. We have a rich heritage and an ambitious vision for the future of our patients and local communities.

With our partners, Imperial College London, The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and The Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, we form Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre, one of 11 academic health science centres in the UK, working to ensure the rapid translation of research for better patient care and excellence in education.

We are proud of our heritage in innovation and we are early adopters of new insights in technologies, techniques and treatments for improving health.

An opportunity has arisen to join the respiratory physiotherapy team on a substantive contract, our friendly department is full of opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic physiotherapist who wishes to develop a range of clinical expertise within the field of cardio-respiratory physiotherapy. We offer a variety of adult rotations across the three specialist sites. Rotations include: critical care- including general ITU, trauma, neuro-surgery and cardiac, respiratory medicine including acute respiratory units and general surgery. We also now offer a paediatric rotation at the St. Mary's site with the opportunity to work on both the acute wards and PICU, as well 2 rotations into the community respiratory physiotherapy team.

We are looking for an enthusiastic physiotherapist, with a keen interest in the field of cardio-respiratory physiotherapy, a wide range of clinical experience, good communication skills, interpersonal skills and a passion for delivering excellent patient centred care. You will have the opportunity to develop your specialist skills and knowledge in the areas of respiratory physiotherapy including NIV, ventilator and tracheostomy weaning and rehabilitation both within the critical care and ward environments.

You will have excellent support from band 7 and 8a specialist physiotherapists in each rotation and work closely with the well-established multi-disciplinary team. Alongside the clinical case load you will have the responsibilities of supervising junior and student physiotherapists, you will be involved in teaching of more staff and lead sessions on the relevant Trust's tracheostomy and NIV training programme. You will also work closely with the band 7 and 8a physiotherapist to help with the continuous development of the services as we have a passion to ensuring a high class patient centred service. We are also lucky to have a clinical academic respiratory physiotherapist within our team and promote an interest in research throughout all we strive to do.

We offer a comprehensive in-service training and induction programme, enhanced by simulation based on-call training. Internal and external courses are supported, and opportunities for postgraduate study exist. Our established appraisal system facilitates career development and progression.

We are looking to recruit into both substantive and fixed-term contracts.

Main duties of the job

o provide high quality physiotherapy management to patients at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust.To participate in a cross site rotational scheme, providing a high standard of physiotherapy to patients within acute rehabilitation. To perform advanced physiotherapeutic assessment of patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, to develop and deliver an individualised treatment programme.

The job holder is required to work at weekends as part of their contracted hours of work, (specific rota details are held locally within departments).

The job holder is required to participate in the overnight on call rota and will do so once they have completed the relevant induction and achieved the required competencies, (specific rota details are held locally within departments).

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications


  • Degree (or equivalent) in Physiotherapy
  • State registration with the Health Professions Council
  • Evidence of CPD through maintenance of a portfolio.
  • Able to demonstrate specialist learning from previous physiotherapy rotations, formal post-graduate level learning and informal CPD (both general and specific to clinical fields of speciality).
  • Demonstrate learning of personal effectiveness and first line leadership from experience and from both formal and informal CPD activity.


  • Membership of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy



  • Recent substantial and sustained experience in relevant physiotherapy specialities and clinical settings
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the use of evidence based practice in speciality
  • Experience of on-call and weekend working in an acute hospital
  • To have undertaken audit and/or research, either within area of physiotherapy speciality or as part of the MDT


  • Previous experience in the NHS as a qualified physiotherapist
  • Previous senior physiotherapist experience in relevant post

Skills/Knowledge/ Abilities


  • Able to apply a range and depth of knowledge to this specialist area
  • Able to use knowledge of a range of treatment approaches in the specialist area.
  • Able to make sound clinical decisions based on knowledge/ experience/circumstances and utilise advanced clinical reasoning skills.
  • Able to carry out manual therapy techniques and therapeutic handling, requiring skilful and strenuous physical effort during the working day
  • Competent IT skills.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • To make sound judgments and reliable decisions in a variety of demanding situations


  • Well-developed abilities for communication and consensus building skills, to speak to groups.

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust




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