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Role Summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in the community settings to facilitate Pulmonary Rehabilitation. We are recruiting new and existing Physiotherapy posts to run Pulmonary Rehab groups for COPD patients, as well as supporting the Community Rehabilitation teams with the treatment and management of other respiratory conditions.

About the Role

For more information on the Job Description and Responsibilities please click the link below.

More detail about the role

The post holder will work across the 7 localities within the Community Rehabilitation, but will have dedicated administration and Rehabilitation Support Worker support in organising and running the Pulmonary Rehabilitation groups.

The role will include organising and running the Pulmonary Rehabilitation groups, managing the waiting lists for Pulmonary Rehabilitation, as well as supporting the community rehabilitation teams by ways of training and education with other respiratory conditions.

This is an exciting opportunity to drive innovation within the area of Pulmonary Rehabilitation, working alongside the Community Rehabilitation teams, Community Nursing teams and the PCN’s to develop a high-quality evidence-based service.

The post holder will work clinically as part of the role; collaboratively working with Community Rehabilitation teams, the Acute Pulmonary Rehabilitation service, Acute Trust, Community Nursing Teams and PCN’s. The work environment will include use of the hospital gym, local gyms and community centres to run the Pulmonary Rehabilitation groups and assessment clinics, as well as working in patients’ homes offering a more personalised approach as required. The post holder will also offer support and education to the Community Rehabilitation teams and Respiratory Nursing teams.

We are committed to the continuing professional development of all our team members and will consider internal and external learning opportunities which can be discussed in regular supervision and appraisals. There is the opportunity to join in the South West Pulmonary Rehabilitation network and peer support, as well as attending further training in running Pulmonary rehabilitation through the British Thoracic society.

The main base for the new positions will be at Honiton Community Hospital however the post holder will need to be able to drive to different localities to run the Pulmonary Rehabilitation groups and to offer support to the Community teams.  

Previous applicants need not apply.

Working Pattern: 22.5 hours per week. The post holder will be expected to work Monday to Friday 8.30 -16.30. However, there will be scope to include shift patterns including occasional evening working and weekend working.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

For further information please contact: Kathryn Edwards, Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner, Rehabilitation on 0758 366 7849 or Katy Converso, Clinical Operational Manager for Community Specialist Services &Trainee Advanced Clinical Practitioner on 0789 1000 294

Preference will be given to staff with ‘Priority’ and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancy when sufficient applications have been received.

The Royal Devon University Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust was established in April 2022, bringing together the expertise of both the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust.

About Us

Stretching across Northern, Eastern and Mid Devon, we have a workforce of over 15,000 staff, making us the largest employer in Devon. Our core services, which we provide to more than 615,000 people, cover more than 2,000 square miles across Devon, while some of our specialist services cover the whole of the peninsula, extending our reach as far as Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.

We deliver a wide range of emergency, specialist and general medical services through North Devon District Hospital and the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford). Alongside our two acute hospitals, we provide integrated health and social care services across a variety of settings, including community inpatient hospitals, outpatient clinics, and within people’s own homes. We also offer primary care services, a range of specialist community services, and Sexual Assault Referral Centres (SARC).

Our state-of-the-art equipment, leading technologies and strong links to local universities put us at the forefront of research and innovations, enabling us to provide world-class care to our local communities.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, click here to find out more

It has never been a more exciting time to join the Royal Devon, as you will help to shape our services as we continue along our integration journey.


Looking after you is important to us.

We strive to help our staff create a healthy work-life balance through flexible working schemes and our family friendly policies.

If you are starting out in the NHS, you’ll start with 27 days paid annual leave (plus bank holidays), rising to 33 days plus bank holidays.

You will benefit from access to our own comprehensive occupational health services, including counselling, onsite wellbeing activities and groups.

We will work together to maintain a culture that develops and supports you and your team.

This might include funding for a care certificate, a degree or leadership qualifications. Or it might include days off to study, engage in CPD or rotational placements to help you hone your skills. Wherever you are heading in the NHS, we will help you get there.

Salary is not the only financial benefit

You will have access to an extensive range of staff discounts on shopping, fitness and leisure options and you can spread the cost of technology and home appliance purchases from major retailers. You will also have access to other benefits including:

  • National discount services such as the Blue Light Card and Health Service Discounts.
  • Salary sacrifice options including our OFSTED rated outstanding nursery onsite at Exeter
  • Car lease schemes.
  • The NHS Pension scheme (one of the most generous and comprehensive in the UK).
  • Cycle to work scheme

These are just a few of the benefits available – if the role is something you are interested in, we would love to hear from you.

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