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Respiratory Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-377-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Respiratory Service
£31,365 to £37,890 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

Are you looking for a new challenge?
Are you passionate about providing specialist input to respiratory patients in the community setting?
Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to service development in a dynamic and forward thinking team?
Are looking for the opportunity to shape and develop the future of community respiratory services?
This could be the opportunity you are looking for.

Who are we?
Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust has recently been rated as good following a CQC inspection and is continually looking at new ways of working to improve patient services across the healthcare systems in Leeds.

The Leeds Community Respiratory Team is made up of Specialist Nurses, Physiotherapists and clinical support workers who provide care and treatment for patients with COPD, through supported early discharge, chronic disease management, pulmonary rehabilitation and the home oxygen service.

We work closely with the acute trust via the Leeds Integrated COPD service which includes MDT meetings and joint clinics and has one central point of referral.

What is the job role?
As a therapist within the team you will be expected to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation to patients with chronic lung diseases across the city. You will work closely with respiratory nurses to provide holistic assessment and treatment of patients in their own home, helping manage acutely unwell patients and chronic disease management patients.

In addition to this, you will deliver therapy specific assessment and treatment, including interpretation of clinical signs and observations, breathing exercises, chest clearance techniques, positioning and home exercise programs for more limited patients. You will develop skills within the home oxygen service, and will play a part in the ambulatory oxygen clinics run in the city.

The respiratory service is a 7 day service, so some weekend working will be required.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for passionate, dynamic and flexible individuals who are able to adapt to changing demand and workload and who are able to demonstrate leadership and team working skills. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates who have an interest in service development, or are looking to develop these skills, and want to work in an evolving and potentially expanding service.

You must have competent IT skills and demonstrate excellent communication skills both verbal and non-verbal and written and be able to communicate with service users, relatives/carers, other members of the team, stakeholders and commissioners. The post holder must be able to work under pressure, organising their own workload and under the direction of others.

Informal enquiries are actively encouraged. If you are applying for a secondment you must have agreement from your line manager prior to applying. If you require more information please contact the individual identified on the job advert.

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If required adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act. The post requires an enhanced DBS check.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

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

Applications from job seekers who require current 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 current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration 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.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

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

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