Bank Band 5 Respiratory Practitioner - Kingston-Upon-Thames

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Kingston Hospital Trust is seeking experienced Respiratory Practitioner to join the Bank.

The post holder will provide safe, efficient, cost effective, evidence based care via a Virtual Ward to patients with acute and chronic cardiorespiratory conditions. This is to support patient’s discharges from hospital, prevent avoidable in-patient admissions and reduce pressure on inpatient bed capacity whilst maintaining standards of care that are equivalent to those in hospital. The post holder will act as a source of information for staff regarding the Virtual Ward and will be able to direct more complex enquiries to the specialist Virtual Ward team members. The post will involve working between Kingston Hospital, YHC/HRCRT and remote working from home.

The post holder will be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in your care and management of staff. They will also undertake a cardiorespiratory assessment of patients including those with diverse or complex presentations using clinical reasoning skills. They will supervise band 4 Virtual Ward team members  and students, record keeping according to professional and physiotherapy service standards

Essential requirements:

  • Diploma/BSc Degree in Physiotherapy / Registered Nurse
  • State registration with Health Professional Council / NMC
  • Experience as a qualified physiotherapist / nurse or student including rotations in Acute Respiratory, Intensive Care and Community Respiratory
  • Experience of working in or on student placement in the acute NHS environment
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Our Bank staff are invaluable to us and in return for their dedication and commitment, we offer the following benefits:-

  • Priority of shifts over an agency worker, accommodating your availability
  • Designated onsite Business Partners to offer support
  • A dedicated recruitment team to ensure you can work as quickly as possible
  • A dedicated compliance team that ensures you remain compliant to work
  • Free annual Core Skills Training
  • A bookings team to ensure you work when and wherever you want to

We will require you to provide/complete the following during the recruitment process:

  • Proof of Right to Work in the UK *
  • An Enhanced DBS
  • Occupational Health Clearance

Unfortunately due to the nature of this role we are unable to support Tier 2 Sponsorship Visas.

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Bank Partners is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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