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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Integrated Respiratory Specialist Team. The post is for a 6-month fixed term contract.

The role is to support the physiotherapists and Band 4 support worker to run pulmonary rehabilitation in public buildings and to support home exercise plans.

The role will also support the multidisciplinary team to following patients up either on the phone or in their homes. The role is to support patients with chronic respiratory problems to increase their exercise tolerance and confidence to live a more active life. The respiratory service delivers education around self-management to help avoid hospital admissions in the future. The base can be either St Austell Hospital or Falmouth Hospital as the band 3 will be covering the whole of the central area.

The purpose of the post is:

  • To carry out skilled interventions as delegated by the qualified Physiotherapist or Band 4s Support worker. This could be in the patient’s home, or in the community in a public building. This role is to work alongside a physiotherapist and Band 4 support worker to deliver pulmonary rehabilitation.
  • To monitor the patient’s response to therapy intervention and report back on the outcome.
  • To encourage patients and carers in an active approach to increase their exercise tolerance and confidence to live a more active life.
  • To promote exercise and chronic respiratory disease management.
Key Dimensions of the post are:
  • To contribute to the assessment and treatment of patients seen by the Community Respiratory Pulmonary Rehabilitation Team.
  • To practice as a lone worker.
We’re an NHS community and mental health provider Trust based in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We deliver community and hospital-based care to improve people’s physical and mental health. We also provide specialist support to people with dementia or a learning disability.

We are a people organisation and people matter to us. As part of the team, you'll help support the health and wellbeing of the people who live and visit this beautiful part of the UK.

Over 4,000 people make up the Trust. This includes doctors, nurses, therapists, plus admin and support staff.

We work in people's homes, in community clinics and bases. Some staff work from one of our 13 community hospitals. Our aspiration is to have great people, provide great care, be a great place to work and a great partner.

Approximately 568,000 people live here. A third of people who live in Cornwall are supported by acute hospital services in Devon. As a result, we also work closely with our partners in Devon. In the summer, and during other holidays lots of people choose to visit the area. This increases the numbers of people who use our services.

To view a detailed job description and person specification including the main responsibilities of this role please see ‘supporting documents’.


JOB INFORMATION
Job Location : St. Austell
Company : Cornwall Partnership Nhs Foundation Trust
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Employment : Part-Time
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Contact : St. Austell Cornwall Partnership Nhs Foundation Trust Contact Number


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