Community Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Band 7

Main area
Community Services
Band 7
Full Time 37.5 Hours per week
Job ref
Vicarage Lane Health Centre, 10 Vicarage Lane, Stratford
£36,223 to £46,314 pa HCA Inc.
28/01/2018 23:59

ELFT (East London NHS Foundation Trust) is making a positive difference to thousands of people’s lives, providing support so that they can fulfil their potential and enjoy healthy lives.

ELFT has been named one of the HSJ Top 10 best places to work in healthcare, HSJ Provider Trust of the Year and graded as Outstanding by our regulator, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2016. We believe that staff who feel valued by the Trust and are truly engaged in the organisation deliver better outcomes for our patients.

We have set ourselves the mission of providing the highest quality mental health and community care in England, and have embarked on an ambitious Quality Improvement Programme to transform the culture of the Trust to one of continuous improvement, delivered through participation of all staff and with service users, carers and families at the heart of our efforts to improve.

Geographic areas our services cover

ELFT provides a wide range of community and inpatient services to children, young people, adults of working age, older adults and forensic services to the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets, Bedfordshire and Luton. We provide psychological therapy services to the London Borough of Richmond, as well as Children and Young People's Speech and Language Therapy in Barnet.

In addition, the Trust provides forensic services to the London Boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, Redbridge and Waltham Forest, and some specialist mental health services to North London, Hertfordshire and Essex.

The specialist Forensic Personality Disorder service serves North London and the specialist Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME adult outpatient service serves North London and the South of England.

The Trust's specialist Mother and Baby Psychiatric Unit receives referrals from London and the South East of England.


An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an experienced physiotherapist in respiratory care to join our community multidisciplinary team leading the development of respiratory physiotherapy for our community services.

To succeed in this post you will need sound clinical knowledge and proven experience of managing patients with respiratory disease. The successful candidate will be an integral part of the team who will work across community services providing support to staff and patients alike in disease and self-management education of respiratory disease.

You will need to be able to adapt to a fast moving service and possess the clinical skills and ability to work independently or as part of the larger multi-disciplinary team when required. You will provide high quality care in an appropriate and timely manner which is responsive to patients need whilst adhering to recognised guidelines.

The successful candidate must have good communication and organizational skills with a flexible approach to meet the ever-changing needs of community services.

We are looking for an experienced practitioner who will be able to lead and further develop the provision of competency based assessments, teaching, education and supervision programmes and support the development of team members within EPCTs and community services.
You will be supported through regular team meetings, 1-1 sessions, ongoing education with access to a professional team of nurses and AHPs to provide mentorship and support.

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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

Matthew Anderson, telephone 07773394231, email

If you have problems applying, contact

0207 655 4127