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Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £42,618 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Senior Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist

Division: Unplanned & Integrated Care

Care Group: Specialist Medicine

Band: 5/6 depending on experience

Salary: �28,407 - �42,618 per annum/pro rata

We are recruiting for a Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist in an exiting role who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

This is a mixed and exciting new role where you will be delivering a range of routine and complex Respiratory and Sleep Physiology diagnostics and therapies at Medway Maritime Hospital and in two Community Diagnostic Centres. You will have specialised knowledge and experience in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology, hold a BSc in Clinical Physiology/Healthcare Science or equivalent and be eligible for AHCS/RCCP registration. Registered Polysomnographic Technologist (RPSGT) or Registered Sleep Technologist (RST) statuses are desirable.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Independently undertake and perform a range of basic to complex respiratory investigations, such as Full Lung Function testing (Spirometry, static lung volumes and gas transfer), Bronchodilator reversibility testing, FENO, 6 Minute walk test etc. Including providing a full technical analysis and report of results for medical staff, contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of these patients.

Make judgements on the severity of results, ensuring medical staff are informed immediately of any life threatening or urgent investigation results. Ensure that all the correct procedures for dealing with urgent and non-urgent results are adhered to.

To independently perform a range of routine, non-routine, and more complex sleep investigations, contributing to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with sleep disorders including Overnight Oximetry, Actigraphy, Limited Polysomnograhy and Overnight Polysomnography Studies with MSLT as necessary. Independent full interpretation and analysis is expected (scoring) at Band 6 level.

To recommend patients on use of CPAP, set-up CPAP therapy and manage follow up consultations in patients with OSA and OHS. This will be in the form of New Patient and Annual Review Clinics

Take responsibility for the cleaning of all clinical equipment and ensuring it is kept in working order, liaise with EME reporting and faults and problems promptly.

To assess investigation requests, checking there are no contraindications or risks, and to assess patients regarding their fitness to perform the tests.

Participate as a member of the resuscitation team if required when an emergency occurs in the department.

Ensure patients are aware of the procedure following any investigations, giving support and reassurance if required.

Evaluate Respiratory equipment and advise medical and other staff on its suitability and use.

Assist with the ongoing design and development of the department information systems.

Responsible for the entry of patient records and reports on to the department database.

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology or relevant science subject
  • ARTP part 1 and part 2 and or A-Step


  • RCCP and or RPSGT



  • Full, detailed knowledge and experience in performing pulmonary function testing (Spirometry, static lung volumes and gas transfer, Bronchodilator reversibility testing, FENO, 6 Minute walk test etc.
  • Full, detailed knowledge and experience in performing diagnostic Sleep Tests ( Oximetry/limited polysomnography, actigraphy, full polysomnography) or equivalent


  • Ability to interpret, analyse and report sleep studies (scoring)



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • At least one year's experience as a Respiratory/Sleep Physiologist post qualification


  • At least one year's experience as a Respiratory/Sleep Physiologist in the NHS

Other skills


  • Good team member
  • Ability to work flexibly

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill Road



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