Current vacancies at the Trust

Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Adult Community
Band 7
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Walworth Clinic/ Elmcourt Health Centre
£38,035 - £48,256 p.a. inc HCA
02/07/2017 23:59

Highly Specialist Physiotherapist – Respiratory

We are offering an exciting and challenging role which brings together the best of acute hospital and community care – enabling people to complete their hospital care at home and in many cases, avoid a hospital admission. We provide safe, high quality care, treatment and interventions in patients’ usual place of residence and our @home service is at the forefront of healthcare delivery.

You will work as a key member of the multi-disciplinary team and with Community and Primary Care services across Lambeth and Southwark, Guys', St Thomas’ and King’s College Hospitals, including GPs, Hospital Teams, Community Matrons, District Nurses, Therapy Teams, London Ambulance Service, and Social and Emergency Care Services.

The service operates a seven day service between the hours of 08.00hrs to 23.00hrs. As a Physiotherapist you will be working from 08:00 to 20:00, covering 7 days a week on a rotational basis (37.5hrs/week).

In your role you will use advanced clinical assessment and reasoning skills to manage complex physiotherapy and cross professional issues, facilitating patients to recover more quickly and comfortably in their own homes. Patients will range from respiratory, medical or post-operative, to people with an exacerbation of complex or long-term conditions, including the frail elderly, who benefit from short-term acute interventions that our service provides. It is expected that in your Highly Specialist Respiratory role you also provide professional leadership in respiratory care to the MDT and get involved in the relevant service development projects in line with the service needs.

You will be enthusiastic, flexible and able to work autonomously using strong clinical assessment and clinical reasoning skills. You will have supervisory, teaching and training responsibilities and the service is committed to supporting your development. We will offer you supervision from the Therapy Lead as well as a wide range of opportunities to develop your clinical practice, and opportunities to develop or consolidate your medical, nursing and multidisciplinary knowledge and skills.

Our Job Description and Person Specification outlines the role, together with the knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications required.

Closing Date: 02/07/2017
Interview Date: 20/07/ 2017

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

For further information or to arrange an informal visit please contact:
Sandra Silva (Therapy Lead /Clinical Manager) on 02030497823 or

Jose Facultad (Acting Deputy Head of Nursing - @home Service) on 02030497612 or

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.