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Respiratory Practitioner (Nurse or Physiotherapist)

Job Description

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust provide hospital and community services from a number of community and specialist clinics throughout Croydon.

The Trust was formed on 1st August 2010 through the integration of Croydon Community Health Services and Mayday Healthcare NHS Trust. Around 3,500 staff provide services for a population of over 340,000 people who are relatively young with a high level of ethnic diversity.

Our Vision is;- “Excellent integrated care for you and your family, when and where you need it”

Our 5 key promises to the people of Croydon is to ensure:

  • You feel cared for by helpful and welcoming staff, who respect you as an individual
  • You feel in safe hands with highly professional staff who work well together in clean clinics and hospitals
  • You feel confident in your treatment from skilled teams of compassionate clinicians who listen to you and keep you informed
  • You feel we value your time with convenient appointments, minimal waiting and care closer to home
  • You feel it’s getting better all the time as we continue to improve our services

The Trust Staff Pledges, are as follows

You are the difference –Staff Pledges

  • I will always introduce myself to patients and other staff “Hello my name is”
  • If I see that someone looks like they need help, assistance or they look lost – I will always ask – Can I help you?
  • If I can’t help you I will always ensure that I refer you to someone who can
  • If I see behaviour that is inappropriate I will feel empowered and supported to always challenge it

Respiratory Physiotherapist - Band 6

Do you want to be pivotal in finding the missing millions?

Band 6 – Respiratory Practitioner (Nurse / Physiotherapist) 10 WTE 375 hours (1 year contract, maternity cover)

Are you passionate about improving care for patients with COPD? This is an exciting opportunity to join a team of highly specialised and committed respiratory clinicians improving outcomes for patients with COPD. A NEW Spirometry Service has been commissioned to increase the prevalence of diagnosis of COPD in Croydon – finding the missing millions. Therefore the Croydon Respiratory Team will be expanding and we are keen to get the right people to join our team.

CRT is working in many innovative and exciting ways to improve quality of life for people with respiratory disease in Croydon. It is an integrated service within the hospital and across the community and also includes Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Home oxygen service; this position will include working in both the hospital and community settings.

This is an exciting opportunity for respiratory practitioners who are proactive, self-motivated and keen to be at the forefront of delivering high quality respiratory care. The successful candidate will have experience of managing patients with respiratory conditions and there is opportunity for development for the right candidate.

The post holders will need to be able to work flexibly including weekend working.

For more information or to arrange an informal visit please contact Karen Grindrod on ( Email address removed ) or  ( Phone number removed )  ext 4546

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 please be aware that the organisation is unable to guarantee Certificates of Sponsorship for successful candidates. Please note, 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.

In view of recent changes to Home Office Immigration Regulations all applicants must state their current immigration status, including expiry dates.

Please note that no job offer will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

If you need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Disability Discrimination Act, require the application form in a different format or would like advice in regard to the recruitment process, please telephone the Human Resources Department on  ( Phone number removed ) .

In submitting an application form, you authorise our Trust to confirm any previous NHS service details via the ESR IAT process should you be appointed.


Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications.

If you decide to apply for this post, but do not hear back from us within four weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been short-listed on this occasion.

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.

UK Registration

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

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