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Specialist Medicine
Band 6
Part time: 30 hours per week
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust
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Royal Derby Hospital
£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata pa
09/04/2020 23:59
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University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust logo

Senior Respiratory Physiotherapist

Band 6

There has never been a better time to come and work at University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.  The Trust was formed on 1 July 2018 to bring together our five hospitals – in Derby, Burton, Lichfield and Tamworth – to provide the highest quality care to patients across southern Derbyshire and south east Staffordshire. 

With over 12,000 members of staff you can expect huge variety and new opportunities every day! Our staff go above and beyond and take pride in caring for our patients.

University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust is fully committed to promoting inclusion, equality, diversity and human rights in employment and delivery of its services.  The Trust is committed to providing an environment where all employees, patients, carers and visitors experience equality of opportunity by means of understanding and appreciating the value of diversity.

As a Trust we promote an inclusive environment and welcome applications from a diverse pool of talent and backgrounds.  All individuals are valued and given every opportunity to succeed based on merit.

The Trust actively encourages applications from members of our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic communities. These groups are under-represented in our organisation, and it’s important to us that our workforce reflects the diversity of our communities as much as possible.


Join us and help make a real difference to our Trust.

Here’s more about the role and what we’re looking for; 

An exciting  clinical new post has been agreed to support the respiratory physiotherapy service. This will allow staff that have worked the weekend to have days off in the week. This post will cover 30hrs per week from Monday - Thursday and also contribute to weekend working when rostered.

The successful candidate will work in a fortnightly pattern covering Specialist Medicine for 2 weeks and then Critical Care and Surgery for 2 weeks.

You will require:

A broad range of respiratory knowledge and experience in the management of acutely unwell patients.

Show excellent communication skills when working with the MDT but also to ensure a thorough and comprehensive handover to physiotherapy staff.

The broadness of the post means your will need to be adaptable, flexible and be able to adjust to how different teams work.

The post will require you to contribute to student education, supervision and mentoring of less experienced staff.

The post will also require an element of respiratory teaching and contributing to service development.

The successful candidate will also be expected to contribute to the emergency respiratory on-call rota.

So if you are looking for something slightly different and you have excellent communication and organisational skills this could be what you are looking for.

Previous applicants need not apply.

In return we will offer:

  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development, together with an opportunity to work across some or all of our 5 sites depending on specialty
  • Support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond
  • Friendly, supportive and caring colleagues
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness classes, car schemes

Key facts about our Trust:

  • Every day our hospitals see more than 4,000 outpatients
  • We see more Trauma & Orthopaedic outpatients than any other Trust – over 3,300 per week
  • An average 860 patients are seen in A&E every day – the 6th largest in the country
  • Our hospitals admit more than 220 emergency patients every day
  • We carry out more planned surgical operations than any other Trust in England with almost 50,000 operations taking place in our 52 operating theatres
  • We are one of only 5 Trusts nationally with more than 50 operating theatres
  • We carry out more than 300 elective procedures each working day
  • We employ 12,000 staff across our 5 hospital sites
  • We have a Director of Allied Health Professionals who is committed to provide leadership, progression and direction to AHPs.

Closing Date: 9th April 2020
Interview Date: 23rd April 2020

Due to the Government’s announcement  on Monday 23rd March for a total lock down in the UK due to the coronavirus and stopping all none essential travel the Trust will  be carrying out Skype interviews until further notice.


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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

Justine Williams, Clinical Team Leader - Critical Care, Surgery, Specialist Medicine, Cancer and Womens Health on Tel:  01332 788836 / 07585966144 or email



If you have problems applying, contact

Recruitment Team, Workforce Management
Training Centre
Rehab Block, Level 3
Royal Derby Hospital
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01332 786187