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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 27/09/2021.

Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 378-B1170

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
378 14P Breathe - Community Respiratory Service - 226217
£32,306 to £39,027 pa

Our Trust exists to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities. We’re delighted you’re looking at this job opportunity and hope you want to join our team.

We live our values every day:

  • We put the person first and in the centre
  • We know that families and carers matter
  • We are respectful, honest, open and transparent
  • We improve and aim to be outstanding
  • We are relevant today and ready for tomorrow

Our values are very important to us which is why we want to recruit people whose values match ours. Read on to find out more about this job opportunity.

Band 6 Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

1.5 wte – Full/Part time applications

Postholders will be agile workers working across the Barnsley area alongside a multi-disciplinary team of nurses, AHPs, primary care clinicians and respiratory consultants within our Integrated Neighbourhood Teams.


We have an exciting opportunity for people wishing to develop and expand their respiratory scope of practice within Barnsley, support patients with a range of respiratory conditions, including those WHO present with Post-COVID Syndrome/Long COVID.

This post holder will work across the respiratory and enduring rehabilitation pathways teams supported by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and nurses within our Neighbourhood Teams and specialist services. We aim to improve outcomes for the people we support and maximise access to services through integrated working. Our Neighbourhood Teams aim to maintain people within their own homes/communities wherever possible.

The aim of our service is to deliver respiratory care to prevent admissions and readmissions, with a focus on the long-term management of those with COPD, Asthma, Bronchiectasis, Interstitial Lung Disease & Long Covid-19. We are part of a wider integrated team providing specialist respiratory nursing, home oxygen assessment services and pulmonary rehabilitation. We’re working with partners to develop our service offer to include Covid rehabilitation / support pathways.

The successful candidate will be responsible for a complex patient case load supporting patients in their own home / long term place of residence and in a clinic and group setting. Within the role candidates will be expected to provide support, including but not limited to, chest clearance, breathlessness management and anxiety management.

The post holder will be expected to stay up-to date with new emerging evidence and evidence-based practice for Post-COVID Syndrome/Long Covid and respiratory illness/management and be able to utilise this to continue to develop our services moving forward.


There is a strong network of health professionals across the Trust with clear professional leadership and regular supervision within the profession. The Trust offers excellent opportunities for continuing development and training alongside specific In-Service training.


The use of a vehicle to undertake any necessary travel in connection with the duties of the post is essential along with the ability to work flexibly including evenings, weekends, and bank holidays.

If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity and would like an informal discussion regarding this role, please contact Rachel Clayton 07920 806034,

This vacancy may close early if sufficient applicants are received.


As a flexible employer encouraging a healthy work/life balance, we will consider Part-Time and flexible working opportunities for all our positions.

Our application process will test your attitudes and behaviours, as well as your knowledge and skills. So that we know we’d be a good match for each other. If you’re successful you’ll then have a 12 months values based induction.

You’ll also have access to a wide range of wellbeing support because our wellbeing at work matters to #allofus. There’s a great range of support for us all including a workplace physio, staff retreats, health checks, counselling, mindfulness and a variety of sports groups. You can take part in our award-winning Creative Minds activities as well as access courses at our innovative recovery colleges.

We welcome 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.

We know there’s a wealth of talent among people who have a disability as well as those who have experience of mental or physical health problems. So, if you need any support with your application just give us a call on 01226 644072.

A couple of things to note – if you’re shortlisted for interview we’ll contact you via your NHS jobs account, so please check this regularly. Please provide email addresses wherever possible for your references. Bear in mind that we reserve the right to close a vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as you can.

We hope you would like to join our award winning team. Good luck with your application.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 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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