Band 6 Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Job Type:
Job Sector:
Health, Medicine
South West
St Martin's Hospital, Midford Road, Bath
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Salary Description:
£35392 - £42618
HCRG Care Group
Job Ref:

To provide high standards of specialist physiotherapy treatment in clinical areas and in a domiciliary setting in treating patients with COPD and Bronchiectasis conditions.
To perform specialist physiotherapy assessments, diagnosis and treatment of patients who may have diverse presentations, especially COPD and Bronchiectasis, and complex physical and psychological conditions.
To participate and help organize and run pulmonary rehabilitation classes in accordance with BTS guidelines.
To support band 7 clinical lead physiotherapist to develop the pulmonary rehabilitation service.
To support band 7 clinical lead physiotherapist in work required for the PR accreditation.
To hold responsibility for own case load and be responsible for a defined area of the service or a particular patient type, working with supervision where required.

Package DescriptionAs a Band 6 Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist, you’ll be part of our valued team at St Martin's Hospital, Bath


You will feel valued as a Band 6 Respiratory Specialist Physiotherapist within HCRG Care Group, receiving access to exclusive rewards and benefits including: 

Salary of £35,392-£42,618 with NHS Pension and full Agenda for Change terms and conditions
Free tea and coffee at your base location
Membership of My Reward Hub, giving you access to discounts on every day purchases like grocery shopping as well as cashback and voucher offers for treats for you and those special to you
Access to your wages as you earn them to help cover life’s emergencies and avoid overdraft fees or high interest rates
Online and face to face help with your mental and physical wellbeing – from healthy recipes and activity challenges through to post trauma support, legal, debt and life management help, as well career coaching and counselling
Access to eLearning, bespoke career pathways and opportunities for continuing professional development through our ‘Outstanding’ learning and development team, The Learning Enterprise
An open, just culture where you’re encouraged to have and implement ideas which can help us deliver our purpose: changing lives through transforming health and care – backed up by at least £100,000 of ringfenced innovation funding each year 
The pride of working for an organisation committed to the highest clinical and quality standards: with a majority of our rated services holding “good” or “outstanding” ratings from the Care Quality Commission

Main Responsibilities1.      To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of own patient caseload. To ensure a high standard of care.

2.      To undertake a comprehensive assessment and examination of patients including those who may have complex presentations/multiple pathologies. 

3.      To use advanced assessment techniques and advanced clinical reasoning skills, adapting and prescribing treatment programmes according to patient needs.

4.      To demonstrate highly developed manual dexterity in applying assessment techniques to analyse and provide an accurate diagnosis of their condition, eg auscultation, venepuncture and taking of arterial and/or capillary blood gases.

5.      To formulate accurate prognoses and recommend best course of intervention, developing comprehensive specialist treatment plans and discharge from the service.

6.      To formulate and deliver an individual specialist treatment programme based on a sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options using clinical assessment, reasoning skills and knowledge of treatment skills e.g. manual techniques, patient education, exercise classes and other alternative options.

7.      To critically evaluate patients’ response to treatment and adapt patient management accordingly.

8.      To communicate effectively with patients and carers to maximise rehabilitation potential and to ensure understanding of condition. Communication skills of persuasion, motivation and explanation are needed to encourage patients to undertake their treatment programme. These communication skills (verbal and non-verbal) need to be used to gain informed consent from patients where there might be barriers to effective communication e.g. loss of hearing, altered perception, expressive and receptive dysphasia, pain, fear.
The Ideal Candidate·         Car driver with valid UK driving licence.

·         Evidence of continuing professional development, contained within a professional portfolio

·         Recent experience in this specialist field, demonstrating significant knowledge of this area.

·         Post graduate experience to have developed beyond basic rotations especially in the fields of respiratory and exercise therapy.

·         Experience of running group based rehabilitation/exercise classes

·         Experience of supervising staff/students

·         Experience of delivering patient education.

·         Experience of leading training sessions, eg demonstrating techniques, explaining theory.

·         Demonstrable experience of effective team working

·         Ability to work on own initiative

·         Demonstrates evidence of well-developed clinical practice.

·         Able to advise on and implement improvements to the quality and efficiency of care for relevant patient group.

·         Knowledge of spirometry

·         Knowledge of the direction of health initiatives and policy.

·         Knowledge of Blood Gases – arterial or capillary

·         Working knowledge of audit and other evaluative measures.

·         Able to demonstrate interest/ understanding of respiratory
About The CompanyWe change lives by transforming health and care. 

Established in 2006, we are one of the UK's leading independent providers of community health and care services, working with health and care commissioners and communities to transform services with a focus on experience, efficiency and improved outcomes. We deliver and transform adult and children community health services, primary care services including urgent care, sexual health, dermatology and MSK services as well as adult social care and wellbeing services. Across England, we support communities of many millions and directly help more than half a million people each year - guided by our simple values: we care, we think, we do. 

We're committed to equal opportunities and welcome applications from a broad, diverse range of people who want to join our team. We’re a Disability Confident Committed company, so we work to provide facilities, work environment adjustments and technical solutions to be as inclusive of everyone.

While it doesn’t happen often, sometimes a role is very popular, and we’ll need to close it earlier than the date we’ve shown here. If you’re keen to join our team, we’d love to hear from you so please apply as soon as you can.

As you’d expect, safeguarding and protecting the children, young people and vulnerable adults that we work with is of the utmost importance so we have policies and procedures in place to promote safeguarding and safer working practices and everyone who joins the team is subject to a safer recruitment process, including the disclosure of criminal records and vetting checks.

Finally, we need to let you know that the company you’ll work for is part of HCRG Care Group Holdings Limited and by applying for this job we’ll need to process and hold information about you. If you would like to know a little more about how we use your information, please see our website's privacy policy. 

Contact Details:
HCRG Care Group
Tel: 03002471111
Contact: Careers Team (NW)

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