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068036 Assistant Practitioner

Nhs Lothian
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18 Sep 2021

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NHS Lothian is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination. The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

To this end, NHS Lothian welcomes applications from all sections of society.

***PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept late applications so please ensure your application is submitted early***

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join an established team of Physiotherapists working within the Community Respiratory Team in Edinburgh. The Community Respiratory Team delivers an admission prevention service for patients with severe COPD and supports the hospital discharge of these patients. All patients are seen in their own homes.

The Physiotherapy Assistant Practitioner is integral to the team, providing supported self management to patients. This may include promoting independence and function, breathlessness and anxiety management, rehab activities, and equipment assessment /provision. The Community Respiratory Team works closely with primary and secondary care colleagues including a Respiratory Consultant, GPs, Nurses, Psychologists, Pharmacists and the Scottish Ambulance Service. We also work collaboratively with third sector organisations such as Grapevine, Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland and Vocal.

The Community Respiratory Team is part of the wider Physio@Home and Associated Services with access to regular in-service training and support.

**Please note: we anticipate a high level of interest in this position and may close the vacancy early once a sufficient amount of applications are received. Therefore, please make sure you complete and submit your application at an early stage**

This post requires the post holder to have a PVG Scheme membership/ record. If the post holder is not a current PVG member for the required regulatory group (i.e. child and/or adult) then an application will need to be made to Disclosure Scotland and deemed satisfactory before they can begin in post.

Please note: As this post is part-time the salary will be pro-rata.

For further information on what is included in the role and what skills/experience are being looked for, click on the links at the bottom of the screen to the job description and person specification. If after reading this information you have any questions please contact or
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