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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/03/2021.

Lead Respiratory Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 150-AD5011-EAS-E

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Physiotherapy
Newhaven Rehabilitation Centre, Newhaven

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • Over 5,000 full and part time staff, with 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • Flexible working patterns offered across our services
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed Respiratory Physiotherapist to join the dynamic and innovative Community Respiratory team in Newhaven. Applicants should have a specialist interest in working with respiratory patients and have significant experience in this area.

The aim of this post is to support patients in the community with a diagnosed respiratory condition such as COPD, ILD and Bronchiectasis, and help them manage their condition on a day to day basis. As well as providing home visits to patients, the successful applicant will be responsible for supervising junior colleagues, leading on the pulmonary rehabilitation service and physiotherapy service arms, and continuing to support the development of the service.

Applicants must be HCPC-registered and able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of working with respiratory patients, and possess a broad range of experience working within the NHS. Good time management, leadership and organisational skills are also essential requirements of this post.

It is essential that applicants hold a full UK driving licence and have a car available for work, as the successful applicant will be required to undertake home visits.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Gemma Langridge/Fiona Conduit

Job title: Respiratory Nurse Team Lead/Lead Respiratory Physiotherapist

Email address:

Telephone number: 01273 666477

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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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