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Healthcare Science Practitioner- Sleep Service

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum (Pro Rata)
Closing date
22 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you interested in a career in Sleep Medicine and passionate about patient care?We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to join our expanding team in the sleep department at Trafford General Hospital, Manchester Foundation Trust.

You will be required to contribute to the delivery of home Sleep Studies, WatchPAT, actigraphy, Polysomnography (PSG) and MSLT.

Responsible for the initiation of CPAP therapy for the treatment of sleep apnoea and undertaking the processes of on-going monitoring of CPAP performing timely patient reviews.

Please note all staff are required to work flexibly to cover evening shifts and occasional overnight studies.

Trainee applicants will be considered, and dependant on experience paid at trainee rate ( Annex 21) until all competencies to fulfil the role can be met. This would be expected to be fulfilled within a year of joining the trust.

Main duties of the job

Maintain accurate records of all procedures and interactions with patients in patient clinical notes and departmental database

Perform, analyse and provide reports of routine investigations within the sleep service, including respiratory sleep studies and CPAP compliance

Prepare equipment for patients undergoing polygraphy and complex Polysomnography sleep studies

Attend regular revision courses to ensure advancement of knowledge and to understand principles of testing and treatment procedures used within the service

Assist in the tutoring and demonstrating Sleep Medicine and Sleep Physiology to university students undertaking pre and post graduate degrees in Clinical Physiology for Modernising Scientific Careers pathway and other advanced Sleep Medicine training.

Successful candidates will be encouraged to train towards qualifications to assist in delivering teaching to University students.

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



  • BSc Biological or Physiological sciences or equivalent.
  • Evidence of continuing professional development.


  • Competent Polygraphy Setting up , downloading and scoring
  • PTP (Sleep) Graduate



  • Experience working in a Respiratory sleep service.
  • CPAP issue, monitoring, trouble shooting.
  • Polygraphy Issuing, downloading and scoring.


  • Overnight monitoring of patients
  • Willing to undertake further study
  • Sleep, or respiratory testing
  • Neurology, Psychology experience
  • NHS Nursing

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Trafford General Hospital

Moorside Road, Davyhulme


M41 5SL

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