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Highly specialised Band 7 Respiratory physiotherapist

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
37.5 per week
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Whittington Health NHS Trust
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Whittington Hospital
£44,347 - £50,549 per annum inclusive of HCAS
28/08/2019 23:59

Whittington Health NHS Trust received a ‘good’ overall inspection from the CQC in April 2016, rated ‘good’ in a national review of openness and transparency standards across NHS trusts in England and ranked 78 out of 230 NHS Trusts overall.

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The Whittington Hospital is an award winning, busy but friendly, hospital located between Archway and Highgate in North London. It is short journey from the centre of London and is well supported by major bus routes, the underground and mainline rail. The Physiotherapy Department provides a friendly working environment with supportive senior clinicians. We encourage a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary teamwork, a collaborative approach to treatment and discharge planning and full integration of Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy teams.


An exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced and enthusiastic respiratory physiotherapist to manage the Whittington Hospital physiotherapy service to ITU, medical and surgical wards and paediatric respiratory physiotherapy.


You will be responsible for:


  • The planning, co-ordination, delivery and evaluation of the respiratory physiotherapy service at the Whittington Hospital
  • Providing a comprehensive and seamless programme of care for patients moving between ITU, specialist medical or surgical wards.
  • The In-patient COPD NIV service , working in close collaboration with Respiratory Consultant lead.
  • The delivery of 24/7 respiratory physiotherapy with overnight on call service and partial 7-day shifts system for week-end provision


The post holder will also be expected to take an active role in progressing the enhanced recovery in medical and surgical admission programmes and, working closely with the band 7 Paediatric Physiotherapist, you will also ensure day-to-day cover of in-patient paediatric respiratory physiotherapy.


The service is managed by the Inpatient Therapy (OT/PT) Manager, supported by the Physiotherapy Clinical lead and, on a day to day basis you will work closely with the band 7 acute team OT. We encourage a strong emphasis on multidisciplinary teamwork, having established relationships with ITU and Respiratory medical and nursing teams including weekly MDT teaching.


The Whittington is committed to CPD and supports this with in-service training, peer review and post graduate training opportunities.


HPC registration is essential for this post.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Jessie Horne, Clinical Lead Physiotherapist 020 7272 3070 Bleep 2801