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Senior Respiratory Physiologist/Healthcare Scientist

Barts Health NHS Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum
Closing date
3 Oct 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the Respiratory Medicine department at St. Bartholomew's Hospital on a Full time basis. We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled Senior Respiratory Physiologist to join our expanding team.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic senior Respiratory Physiologist to become part of an innovative service at Barts Health NHS Trust. The post holder will be based at St Bartholomew's and will be required to do some work at the satellite laboratory at the Royal London Hospital and Mile End Hospital. We have a fully functioning, modern lung function laboratory providing all the usual tests including spirometry, transfer factor, lung volumes (body box), ear-lobe blood gases and cardio-pulmonary exercise tests. For our specialist asthma and allergy service, we perform histamine challenges and skin prick testing and will soon be providing induced sputum and exhaled NO tests. For our tertiary Sleep and Ventilation patients, we do inpatient and outpatient sleep studies including multi-channel polygraphy and overnight oximetry. We also have the ability to do Fitness to Fly tests and shunt testing. We hope to develop the Sleep service to provide nocturnal capnography and full polysomnography in the future.

Main duties of the job

The post holder must hold a BSc degree in Clinical Physiologist with ARTP part 1& 2, or Equivalent and must also be RCCP registered or Equivalent . The successful candidate requires and In-depth knowledge of CPET to help expand this service

This post is essential to the smooth running of the Lung Function department the post holder is responsible for providing a high quality Deputise for the Head of Service at quarterly Respiratory Medicine Directorate Clinical Governance meeting regarding adherence and compliance to clinical protocols and departmental staff clinical refresher programmes, update on departmental activity and discuss any patient safety matters. Feedback to the Head of Service on meeting outcomes

Troubleshoot areas of concern with regards to equipment and staff to ensure an efficient service

To provide verbal and written interpretation to referring medical team for simple, specialist, complex and highly complex assessments

Provide expert opinion and ask for co-operation from medical colleagues to ensure that the correct referral information has been received and make the final, on occasions contentious, decision where changes to the referral form are required or if testing is contraindicated

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential

Job description

Job responsibilities

To plan and undertake a range of simple (a-g), specialist (h-l), complex (m-n) and highly complex (o) diagnostic assessments as outlined below performed in accordance with ERS/ATS criteria:
  • spirometry, peak flow rates, flow/volume loops
  • gas transfer
  • whole body plethysmography
  • reversibility of airways obstruction with bronchodilators
  • skin allergy tests
  • six minute walk distance
  • overnight sleep apnoea screen
  • bronchial provocation tests for the diagnosis of asthma/bronchial hyper-responsiveness, (Histamine, Mannitol, Exercise-induced asthma)
  • respiratory muscle strength assessment
  • impulse oscillometry (IOS)
  • exhaled and nasal nitric oxide
  • hypoxic challenge
  • pulmonary shunt assessments

  • full cardio-pulmonary exercise tests

    The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below.

    Person Specification



    • Bsc Clinical physiology (or equivalent. ARTP Qualifications or equivalent
    • Experience of working in Respiratory Physiolgy


    • 4 years' experience working



    • Self-motivation and the ability to manage their own workload in an efficient and flexible manner.
    • Strong team leadership skills
    • Excellent interpersonal skills that are required to work as part of a team that includes medical, nursing and technical members
    • The ability to demonstrate respect for patients' dignity and confidentiality.
    • The ability to remain calm under pressure, be fast but accurate in their work and be flexible with respect to working hours.


    • Experience of leading a team



    • Evidence of working independently and as part of a team


    • Evidence of leading a service improvement or research project



    • 5 years clinical experience post-graduation

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Barts Health NHS Trust


    St Bartholomews


    EC1A 7BE

    Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

    259- 5662351SBH

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