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Senior Community Practitioner Respiratory Physiotherapist

Job Description

A great opportunity to join a successful £440m turnover integrated NHS Foundation Trust. Our service portfolio includes mental health, intellectual disability and specialist mental health services, community physical health, prison health and our low, medium and high secure hospitals including Rampton Hospital. The Trust is also involved in a number of collaborations in research and innovation with the Institute of Mental Health, the University of Nottingham and other partners.

Our services are provided by 8,900 staff in hospitals, community settings and patients' own homes, predominately in Nottinghamshire, but services are also provided in Yorkshire, Lincolnshire and Leicestershire.

Senior Community Practitioner - Respiratory Physiotherapist

Hucknall Health Centre - working across Nottingham North & East

Are you looking for a new challenge within a fast moving and developing team? We are looking for a Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist to join us at Nottingham North & East, Nottinghamshire Foundation NHS Trust.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and providing a healthy working environment. Nottingham North & East is commissioned to deliver an integrated respiratory pathway incorporating pulmonary rehabilitation, home oxygen and an integrated COPD pathway across three localities.

You will be working as part of a passionate and dynamic integrated team to provide a respiratory service across the localities. You will deliver Pulmonary Rehabilitation in community settings and provide respiratory physiotherapy for patients with long term respiratory conditions in patient's homes and in a clinic setting.

You will be an enthusiastic and skilled individual ready to join an integrated team of nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, matrons and specialist nurses.

You will need to have a broad range of experience as a respiratory physiotherapist and clinical knowledge and skills within the respiratory speciality. We are looking for somebody with excellent interpersonal skills, a passion for caring for patients with respiratory disease and the motivation to continue their professional development within this supportive team.

A comprehensive induction programme will be offered incorporating development of respiratory knowledge and assessment skills and to enable you to apply your skills to this job role.

Training opportunities are provided within the Trust for people keen to undertake further studies as well as other opportunities where relevant, such as the Prescribing course. We actively encourage and support personal and professional development.

The post will involve cross site working and community visits. A full UK driving licence and vehicle for business use is required for this post; however reasonable adjustments will be made for disabled individuals in line with the Equality Act 2010.

In addition, the service will be providing a 7 days 8am – 8pm urgent care support to patients in the locality.

For an informal discussion about the post please contact Lexie Whittington Locality Clinical Lead on  ( Phone number removed ) 

*The closing date given is a guide. We reserve the right to close the post early once we have received a sufficient number of applicants, so we advise you to submit your application early to prevent disappointment.

*We will be requesting references by email. Please ensure you include email addresses and contact numbers for your referees to avoid delay in the recruitment process.

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Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust will be a Smoke Free Trust from 3rd October 2016. This means that there will be no smoking on all Trust premises including buildings, gardens or car parks.

The Trust believes in treating everyone with dignity and respect and encourages applications from all sectors of the community. We guarantee an interview to candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum essential criteria.

We positively encourage people who have experienced mental health problems to apply for a role within the Trust.

In submitting an application form, you authorise Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust to confirm from your previous or current NHS employer and other prior employers; previous NHS service details and personal data held about you, including Occupational Health data (inoculations and screening tests). This data will be transferred using NHS Electronic Staff Record and third party systems via an automated process and only used for the purposes of obtaining and maintaining accurate employment records, should you be appointed to the post.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Therefore, convictions which would otherwise be considered as 'spent' will also be checked as part of an Enhanced DBS Disclosure.

For eligible posts, DBS disclosures are mandatory before commencement of employment within the Trust. Therefore, if you are in a position that is deemed a regulated adult and/or child care role, you will not be able to start your employment until we have received a satisfactory DBS Disclosure.

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.

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