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Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist (Sleep)

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Role: Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist (Sleep)

Grade: Band 7

Hours: 37.5

Location: Trafford General Hospital

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Sleep Physiologist to join the team in the Sleep Service, Trafford General Hospital, Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

The Sleep Service is a modern dynamic unit servicing a large area of the North West. It has a CPAP user base of over 8,000 patients and provides a wide range of services including diagnosis and treatment of non-respiratory sleep disorders. It is actively involved in the teaching of students on the PTP and STP courses at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Main duties of the job

The position will involve:

Performing and analysing in-patient and outpatient sleep studies (including respiratory polygraphy, full video polysomnography, multiple sleep latency testing, maintenance of wakefulness testing and actigraphy).

CPAP issue and follow up (face-to-face and remote clinics).

Teaching, training and mentoring of students and junior staff.

Supervision and line management of junior staff, stock control and procurement

The service encourages and supports flexible working (including home working where appropriate) but the successful applicant may be expected to cover evening and night shifts depending on service demand.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Masters degree in physiological or biological science or equivalent experience.
  • Undergraduate degree in physiological or biological science.
  • Registered with RCCP, AHCS or BRPT.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Holds RPSGT qualification or eligible to apply.
  • Sleep medicine specific qualification.
  • Management qualification.
  • Teaching qualification.



  • Minimum four years post registration experience in sleep medicine.
  • Competent in performing, scoring and interpreting full video polysomnography.
  • Experience of CPAP issue and after care with complex patients.
  • Experience of teaching/mentoring.
  • Experience in working as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


  • Experience of lung function testing.
  • Completed training for trainers course within last 3 years.
  • Management/HR experience.
  • Experience in treating patients with complex non-invasive ventilation, e.g., BiPAP and ASV.
  • Experience of working with patients with learning difficulties.
  • Experience in research/audit
  • Experience in stock control and procurement.



  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to work as a team leader and motivator.
  • Ability to keep accurate documentation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines. This includes planning highly complex activities.


  • Skilled in use of Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.
  • Experience in medical electronic maintenance.
  • Experience in psychological assessment and treatment.
  • Experience in use of Epic software.



  • High level understanding of respiratory physiology and pathology.
  • High level understanding of sleep physiology and pathology.


  • Experience of using motivational psychology.



  • Prepared to undertake further study as required.
  • Prepared to work unsociable hours on a rostered system (to include evening and night shifts)

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road


M41 5SL

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