Naomi - Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist

Who’s this?

Naomi is a specialist respiratory physiotherapist and is involved in the rehabilitation of patients admitted to critical care, high dependency unit, cardiac intensive care unit and also the general surgical and respiratory wards at Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (CMFT)

What’s the story of their career to date?

Naomi initially researched the physiotherapist role, aspiring her to successfully complete her GCSEs and the necessary A levels to then go on to achieve a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy degree at university, this took 3 years to complete and involved placements at various physiotherapy departments where Naomi gained valuable practical experience. Once qualified, Naomi successfully secured a rotational Physiotherapy post, gaining lots of experience before progressing into her current role of a specialist respiratory physiotherapist

What do they do?

Naomi’s main role involves providing physiotherapy treatment to in-patients. These patients have a variety of medical conditions and illnesses or may have had surgery. Naomi’s patients are on general wards, critical care and also high dependency. The treatment Naomi provides supports the patient in building up their strength in order to be able to leave hospital and go home. Naomi also supervises and supports more junior members of the team, as well as being a mentor to students whilst they are on placement from university, supporting them to develop their confidence, skills and knowledge within their role.

What’s the best thing about their role?

Naomi loves working with patients from a variety of different backgrounds, with all kinds of different conditions, supporting them in their recovery which then enables them to return home after being in hospital. Naomi is extremely proud of being part of the NHS and feels that she learns something new every day

Where are they going from here?

Naomi is happy in her current role and may in the future consider a role that involves management of people and services as well as maintaining a clinical caseload.

How does a role like this pay?

The role of Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist normally starts at a Band 5 on the Agenda for Change Pay Scale.

The National Careers Service have a section for Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist where you can find out information about the average pay for the role as well as information about the job and its responsibilities.

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Manchester Universities NHS Foundation Trust (Central & Trafford Sites). If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the Specialist Respiratory Physiotherapist section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.