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Physiotherapist Development Post

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-280-21

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Respiratory Virtual Ward
Leeds Citywide
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

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.

Physiotherapist Band 5/6 development post

. Are you looking to develop your skills and experience?
. Are you passionate about developing as a respiratory specialist 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?

We are looking for a physiotherapist with a respiratory background and a passion for providing the best possible care to patients in their homes.

The Leeds Community Virtual Respiratory Ward is made up of specialist nurses, physiotherapists, and clinical support workers providing care and treatment for patients with COPD, COPD/Asthma overlap, COPD/Bronchiectasis, COVID patients, ILD, supporting early discharge, admission avoidance, chronic disease management, pulmonary rehabilitation and the home oxygen service and non-invasive ventilation support.

We are an integrated service with Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and work closely with the respiratory consultants. We provide an enhanced package of healthcare to respiratory patients in their own homes for a time limited period. The aim of the service is to prevent hospital admissions and facilitate early supported discharge home. You will be part of a multi-disciplinary team comprising specialist nurses, physiotherapists and clinical support workers supporting patients through an acute episode by management of their symptoms and provision of an enhanced care package within their own home

You will work with respiratory nurses to provide holistic assessment and treatment of patients, helping manage acutely unwell patients and chronic disease management patients. 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 and to ensure optimising medication and treatment.

We are looking for passionate, dynamic and flexible individuals who are able to adapt to changing demands and workload. You will be a natural leader, enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and have an interest in service development.

We will provide you with the training and support to develop your skills and on meeting your competencies you will progress to a band 6 position within the team

The Respiratory Virtual Ward is a 7 day service covering 8:30am to 6:30pm and due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you are able to travel independently across the city and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

Previous applicants need not apply.

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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.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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