The job "Band 7 - Highly Specialised Cardio-thoracic Physiotherapist" has been saved.

I don't have a CV - Guest Apply

Ready to apply?

Please confirm your email to start the apply process.
Band 7 - Highly Specialised Cardio-thoracic Physiotherapist

Job Description

25 million people living in east London and beyond look to the services run by the Barts Health group of hospitals to provide them with the healthcare they need. We are the biggest NHS teaching trust in the country, and our challenges are those of a large and complex organisation. Coming to work for Barts Health mean you will gain experience like no other NHS trust. We offer you the opportunity and support to experience a wide and varied career within one Trust.

Recent improvements has led to a stronger focus on providing Safe and Compassionate care to our patients and this has increased opportunities available to learn, develop and expand your career. We believe that providing excellent education, training and development for our staff is essential. We offer a wide range of benefits for example access to childcare vouchers, home-electronic scheme giving you discounted prices for home –electronics, salary sacrifice for cars, season ticket loans and access to staff discount for local restaurants and gyms

So while we are improving, you can too - within a professionally challenging yet exciting environment.

Band 7 - Highly Specialist Cardio-thoracic PhysiotherapistCardio-respiratory Team (15 hours- fixed term)

Help us continue to build one of Europe’s largest cardiovascular centres! This post is an exciting opportunity to work as a highly specialised adult critical care physiotherapist within our brand new, state of the art cardiovascular centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital.

We are seeking a dedicated, innovative and highly skilled inpatient respiratory physiotherapist (at Band 7 level for 15 hours pw, 04 WTE) to join our large therapy team and be a part of a world class centre. The Barts Heart Centre comprises of 56 critical care beds, a 40 bedded CCU, and a great variety of cardiovascular, respiratory and cancer patients from grown-up congenital heart disorders, cardio-thoracic, heart failure and cardiology to early electrophysiology, heart attack & ECMO / VAD patients.

North and East London has some of the best cardiovascular experts in the country. Clinicians from Barts Health NHS Trust, University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) and further afield are working together to create a single specialist centre for cardiovascular disease to cover all our local communities. You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time, as we realise a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve services for today’s patients and future generations and create a world class cardiovascular service.

Due to a return from maternity leave we are looking for a part time Band 7, (04 WTE, Mondays / Tuesdays). We are looking for someone with a good level of clinical experience in: critical care; ventilation; non-invasive respiratory support adjuncts; cardiology; cardio-thoracic surgery; acute rehabilitation / and neurology. Advanced knowledge of ventilation weaning, respiratory and NIV skills will be required in order to take a lead role, with other senior clinicians, in the day to day management of the 56 bedded critical care unit. 7 day working is in place, and you would take part in the emergency respiratory on-call service.

For our world-class service, we need a world-class workforce. You will be a dynamic, motivated team player and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, with empathy and compassion at the heart of the care that you provide. You will be expected to deliver high quality care within the framework of a multi-disciplinary team.

We recognise your personal and professional development is crucial to the success of the service. We will invest in competency based pathways, specialist courses, post graduate study, development of teaching and coaching skills to create a progressive workforce equipped to provide our specialist service. Your knowledge base will be reaffirmed as you experience the different specialties, from critical care areas caring for patients following cardiac surgery, GUCH surgery, minimally invasive valve replacements to complex cardiology patients admitted through an expanded Heart Attack Centre. The unit also provides support for patients with respiratory conditions including deteriorating cancer patients and respiratory / cystic fibrosis as well as supporting other patients in multi organ failure.

This post is job share, with possible for extension longer term

If you are excited by this opportunity, we’d love to hear from you. We plan to interview in October 2016. For further discussion, please contact Tanya Usher at: ( Email address removed )

Please note: -

All staff identified as AT-RISK who meet the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to Barts Health employees. This does not apply to Comprehensive Local Research Network (CLRN) roles.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer we actively support applications from individuals’ who apply under the Guaranteed Interview Scheme and will process your application as appropriate. To demonstrate our commitment we use the disability symbols on NHS Jobs.

We reserve the right to expire vacancies prior to the advertised closing date once a sufficient number of applications has been received and we regret that we are unable to provide notification if your application is unsuccessful.

All new appointments (excluding all Medical & Dental doctors) are subject to 6 months’ probation period.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Barts Health to confirm any previous NHS service details via the Electronic Staff Record Inter Authority Transfer process should you be appointed to the post.

All vacancies followed by INTERNAL ONLY, have been classified as an internal role and only internal candidates will be considered.

If you are successful at the shortlisting stage we will contact you via NHS Jobs e-Mail and text message with details of your interview. Please continue to check your e-Mails and also your NHS Jobs account for correspondence.

Barts Health is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and to child protection. The Trust aims to ensure as far as is possible that anyone, paid or unpaid, who seeks to work in our organisation and who gains access to children, is safe to do so.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Job Requirements