Clinical Physiologist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£32,466 to £39,521 a year Per annum including inner london HCAS
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Lung function and sleep unit at St Georges hospital. We are looking for a highly motivated sleep and respiratory physiologist. As the successful candidate, you will be required to perform a full range of lung function investigations including reversibility and skin prick testing. You will need to have an understanding of diagnostic sleep testing, analysis of respiratory sleep studies including pulse oximetry and transcutaneous CO2 monitoring, and CPAP treatment including titration, trouble shooting, advice and maintenance in conjunction with the wider respiratory team.

As a prestigious teaching hospital we are closely linked to the University and play a role in the teaching of students. You will be expected to play a role in the education and training of respiratory physiology students as well as other healthcare professionals including physiotherapists, nursing staff, medical students and junior doctors. Appropriate support and training will be offered.

A Clinical Physiology/Healthcare Science BSc or equivalent is required. ARTP Practitioner level desired if degree differs. Current Yr 3 BSc Healthcare Science students will be accepted and supported. The appointee should be RCCP registered or working towards RCCP registration.

Main duties of the job

The Post holders main duties will be the following.
  • To perform a range of lung function tests.
  • Set-up & download domiciliary respiratory sleep studies.
  • Undertake CPAP clinic.
  • Perform ward overnight sleep studies.
  • To maintain, calibrate and disinfect the equipment according to Trust and departmental policy.
  • Ensure appropriate information is entered onto Trust and departmental databases.
  • Have an active role in own personal and professional development within the team
  • To help train student and junior staff members
  • To have a flexible approach to working that matches the clinical needs of the service that will involve shift-work (three session working) and work cross site.

About us

With nearly 9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.

Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.

The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Degree in Clinical Physiology or relevant Biological subject
  • HTEC in Medical Physics and Physiological Measurement.


  • ARTP Part 1 & 2
  • Be on or applying for RCCP registration



  • Experience of Lung Function testing.
  • Experience of basic and advanced sleep assessments.


  • Previous work with patients



  • Able to work effectively as an individual and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Well organised and able to prioritise own workload.
  • Computer literate


  • Previous experience of Hospital software.

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