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Respiratory Physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Respiratory Physiotherapy
NHS AfC: Band 6
Fixed-Term until 31st March 2020
Part Time 15 hours per week
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Fairfield Lane NHS Offices Barrow-in-Furness
£30,401 - £37,267 Per Annum Pro Rata
05/02/2020 23:59

''A great place to be cared for; a great place to work''


Band 6 Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist.

15 hours per week.

Fixed Term Contract to cover maternity leave.

or Secondment Opportunity to cover maternity leave. 

Car driver with full driving licence and access to transport essential.

 This is a fantastic opportunity for a physiotherapist who is looking to  advance and develop skills in respiratory care and pulmonary rehabilitation.

Enquires and applications are welcomed from more experienced staff and also band 5 staff who are ready for that next step and are looking to develop both professionally and clinically. A genuine interest in respiratory conditions is essential. It is expected that the successful candidate will demonstrate an empathetic and caring approach. Confidence while  working in a  gym environment leading  group work is also expected, together with an enthusiasm for supporting patients meet their goals.  

The primary role of the successful candidate will be  to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation with the support and  guidance of an experienced band 7 physiotherapist. This is an important treatment area with a very clear clinical evidence base. This will involve pre-rehab fitness assessments, delivering  the pulmonary rehabilitation group work, post course assessments and collation of outcome measures. You will work closely with a respiratory specialist nurse and a band 3 assistant.

South Cumbria Respiratory Service provides a multi-disciplinary service incorporating specialist assessment, treatment, and advice on all aspects of respiratory disease management for patients, their families and carers in the Furness area. The team  has close working relationships with primary and secondary care, the hospice , Macmillan staff and all members of the broader MDT.As a temporary band 6 with this friendly, and innovative team you can expect to gain experience in working with a wide range of respiratory conditions. You will receive on the job training, and support from experienced senior staff.


Anyone newly appointed to the trust will be subject to the completion of a satisfactory 6 month probationary period (this includes bank staff). This will give the new staff member an opportunity to become familiar with the role and working environment.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Joanne Newsham Band 7 Physiotherapist 01229 402522

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