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Respiratory Physiotherapist
Band 7
Part Time 28 hours per week
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Stockport NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
Stockport Community Services
£37,570 - £43,772 pro rata per annum
03/08/2019 23:59
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Clinical Lead Physiotherapist for Pulmonary and Heart Failure Rehabilitation

Band 7

Stockport NHS Foundation Trust

There are lots of good reasons to choose to come and work at Stockport NHS Foundation Trust. A dynamic integrated Trust with integrity and vision. Exactly the same qualities you’ll see in yourself. Stockport NHS Foundation Trust aims to be the organisation of choice for patients and an employer of choice for staff. In order to continually improve all aspects of our patient experience, we rely upon having a highly skilled, motivated, diverse, productive and patient focused workforce.

Stockport Foundation Trust is one of four ‘specialist’ hospital sites in Greater Manchester. Being a ‘specialist’ hospital will enhance our general surgery, anaesthetics, critical care and emergency medicine for the benefit of people in Stockport, High Peak, Cheshire and across Greater Manchester.

Our values ‘Quality and Safety, Communication, Service’ are at the heart of everything we do and come from our ‘Your Health. Our Priority’ promise. Every day they drive the behaviour and actions for every person in our organisation.

In your application for this post, please describe how your experience and skills align with 'Our values-based behaviours' ( see additional documentation) and provide examples.

Coaching Academy 

Our coaching academy is a vehicle for developing a coaching culture throughout the Trust to help develop, engage, motivate and care for our staff to deliver better patient care. It will support us to consistently have a “culture of caring” which both our staff and patients will experience.

Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment

As well as recognising previous NHS service, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust is a member of the Greater Manchester Continuous Service Commitment. If you are currently employed by Greater Manchester Local Authority, Combined Authority, GMFRS, TfGM as well as other public service organisations, Stockport NHS Foundation Trust will recognise your previous service for sickness and maternity/paternity/adoption entitlement and also for annual leave purposes (providing there has been no break in service).  If you currently work for one of the above organisations and successfully apply for a post with Stockport NHS Foundation Trust, please ensure the Recruitment team are aware so that this service is reflected in your contract of employment.

Our Values:

Quality and Safety

We deliver safe, high quality and compassionate care.

We ensure a clean and safe environment for better care


We treat our patients, their families and our staff with dignity and respect.

We communicate with everyone in a clear and open way.


We provide effective, efficient and innovative care.

We work in partnership with others, to deliver improved care, in the right place at the right time. 


This is an exciting opportunity for a respiratory physiotherapist to lead on the delivery of a community Pulmonary and Heart Failure Rehabilitation service with Stockport COPD and Oxygen services.

Working with an established respiratory health care team, you will bring your expert skills in respiratory disease and rehabilitation management to the service and provide excellent care to the patients in Stockport.

To enhance the Stockport Pulmonary and Heart Failure Rehabilitation Team we are seeking to recruit a physiotherapist with the relevant experience to undertake the role of leading and developing our community respiratory and heart failure rehabilitation programme. We are a dynamic, forward thinking team, providing care for . The post will be an addition to the current team which consists of COPD Specialist Nurses, Respiratory Physiotherapists with an interest in oxygen and Heart Failure, a GP with Special Interest in Respiratory Medicine, Clinical Support Workers and Administration Support.

This will also require consideration of advanced therapies, delivering patient education and providing support, aiming to reduce symptoms, prevent unnecessary hospital admission/ re-admission and maximise patient’s quality of life.

The service delivers the Pulmonary and Heart Failure rehabilitation across  two community venues and occasionally patients' homes. This requires flexibility within the role and a wide range of skills and experience in caring for pulmonary disease and heart failure patients.

There is also a teaching and resource requirement to share your expert knowledge with the patients attending the programme and networking with other rehabilitation programme providers in the North West.

Significant clinical experience at in the field of pulmonary and heart failure rehabilitation is essential, and will be assessed at interview using clinical scenarios. Therefore possession of knowledge and skills caring for patients with chronic lung disease and heart failure is essential. We would like to see evidence of innovation and a commitment to clinical improvement projects which aim to both enhance patient’s experience and promote positive patient outcomes.

You will be value driven and place our values central to patient care and service provision. You will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, clear decision making capabilities, and be a vocal advocate for patients. You can expect to be part of a constantly evolving proactive, dynamic and committed multidisciplinary team, offering on-going support and an initial induction period.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment and promote safeguarding by implementing the Trust’s policies and procedures, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately.

If successful this vacancy will require an enhanced DBS check at a cost of £48.43. This cost will be deducted from your first Trust salary

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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

Contact Alison Newey on 07941 886570 if you would like to discuss this position.