Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist
Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
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An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 5 or an existing Band 6 Physiotherapist looking to specialise and develop their skills in respiratory.
As a senior respiratory physiotherapist, you will be based within the Acute Respiratory Care Unit. This Unit is comprised of 24 ward level beds with capacity to provide high dependency care. You will be responsible for providing assessment, treatment and ongoing management of patients with complex respiratory and rehabilitation needs. You will work with the wider MDT to provide high quality care, working towards service improvement and development of our respiratory team. In return you will have the opportunity to develop your clinical and leadership skills by deputising for the team leader, including supporting the Critical Care Unit, supervising junior staff/students and involvement in training.
You will have:
- Opportunities to gain senior experience within respiratory medicine and critical care
- Exposure to a varied respiratory/medical caseload
- Full support from the Team Leader, Physiotherapy Operational and Professional Leads and peers
- Regular supervision and opportunities for development
- Opportunities to develop your leadership skills
Main duties of the job
Within this role, you will have the opportunity to provide support to lead a team of Physiotherapists, working closely with the MDT.
You will be expected to:
- Perform specialist assessment and treatment of respiratory patients and determine a clinical diagnosis, develop, implement, evaluate and modify individualised treatment programmes
- Engage in complex discharge planning and liaison with community services, as well as other agencies as required
- Provide supervision and teaching for band 5 physiotherapists/assistants and students
- Provide day to day management of the team and caseload in the absence of the team leader
- Contribute to flexible working pattern (across 7 days) including extra hours, weekends and bank holidays.
This is a full-time post, however, the options for working hours will be discussed at interview.
The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.
As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care, appreciate and inspire - to join our team.
In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.
We are currently in process of updating our values. For the latest information around our values and behaviours, please visit our careers website www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk
To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers website: www.careers.northerncarealliance.nhs.uk
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