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Senior Physiotherapist

Job Reference: 317-2021-46-052

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Physiotherapy - Corporate
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Respiratory Physiotherapist at the Newcastle Upon Tyne Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to join our Pulmonary Rehabilitation team. The post holder will work with people who have chronic respiratory conditions, such as COPD, to improve their physical and psychological conditions and promote the long-term adherence of health-enhancing behaviours through exercise training, health education, and breathing techniques.

You must be a well-organised individual, with excellent interpersonal skills, able to demonstrate effective teamwork and have experience of respiratory physiotherapy within the NHS. The post requires concise decision-making and ability to liaise with all members of the multi-disciplinary team. Appointments with patients will be a mix of face-to-face appointments, group sessions and home visits.

This post is suitable for applicants who already work at Band 6 level, or experienced Band 5 Physiotherapists who have a special interest in respiratory physiotherapy and are looking to expand their knowledge and skills. We are committed to CPD and will work with you to further your knowledge, skills and experience through staff supervision, mentoring and in-service training.

Roles and Responsibilities-

To provide a high standard of physiotherapy care (assessment, treatment and advice) to a complex patient group in pulmonary and cardiac rehabilitation.

To be able to independently assess patients in their own home environment (lone working)

To be an active member of the multi-disciplinary team rehabilitation team

Maintain own clinical professional development (CPD) by keeping up to date with new trends and developments in area of work

Maintain and develop current knowledge of evidence-based practice, developing specialist knowledge of particular conditions and patient groups.

Attend and actively participate in team in-service training within the speciality area

Provide cover for annual leave of the Cardiac Rehabilitation Band 6 post holder. This includes working Monday and Thursday evenings until 8pm. Advanced notice will be given.

Following a period of in-house assessment, induction and training (as appropriate), to be part of the emergency weekend and bank holiday duty on-call co-ordinator rota.

Full UK Driver’s Licence is required.

Please refer to the Job Description and Person Specification for the essential and desirable criteria for the role.

Full time 37 hours 30 minutes/week

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Candidates who are shortlisted for interview will be contacted by e-mail. You should check your SPAM folders as well as your inbox. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks of the closing date you should assume your application has been unsuccessful.

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.

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