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Highly Specialist Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapist

Job Description

Central London Community Healthcare NHS Trust (CLCH) works across London and Hertfordshire, and is rated Good by the Care Quality Commission. Community healthcare is our focus and our passion. We champion the role of community health professionals to make sure our patients get great care closer to home.

We are committed to continuous learning and helping our staff develop their skills and careers. We are proud to be ranked in the top employer lists from the HSJ/Nursing Times and Stonewall. Our staff say we are the best amongst community trusts for staff motivation, satisfaction with quality of care given, and quality of non-mandatory training (NHS Annual Staff Survey 2015).

Join us and enjoy being part of great NHS community healthcare.

The recently commissioned HFIS, Barnet Community Respiratory service is seeking an enthusiastic and dynamic cardio-respiratory physiotherapist to join the team.

The post holder will work within the London Borough of Barnet which is part of
the CLCH NHS Community Trust. Post holder will have shared responsibility for running ongoing pulmonary rehabilitation classes In Barnet.

As part of the team post holder will provide respiratory physiotherapy interventions predominantly breathlessness management and airway clearance to appropriate respiratory and heart failure patients within the service.

The post holder will be expected to undertake the ambulatory oxygen assessment component of the home oxygen service provided by the service.

The post holder will provide Pulmonary rehabilitation service to
COPD and heart failure patients within the cardio-respiratory team.

The post holder will coordinate, evaluate and implement pulmonary rehabilitation with support from the Clinical Specialist Cardio-Respiratory Physiotherapist, Senior Respiratory Nurse and the Heart Failure Nurse Specialist. The Physiotherapist will work as an integral team member undertaking assessment and treatment of patients within cardio-respiratory specialty.

This will include the delivering of community based cardio respiratory physiotherapy care and pulmonary rehabilitation to expected contractual markers and the highest possible standard of evidence based care in line with the NICE / BTS guidance. Good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential for this post.

A flexible approach and the ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently is expected. This job involves the safe moving and handling of patient equipment as well as travel to various locations which successful candidate will be expected to undertake.

We offer a range of staff benefits including travel loans, childcare vouchers and accommodation support. Find out more at

We strongly encourage applications from all sections of the community including: disabled people, those from black and minority ethnic backgrounds and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.

Communication regarding this post will be by email using Health Jobs UK (TRAC), therefore please ensure you check your emails regularly.

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

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