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Respiratory Physiologist

Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
£28,834 to £35,099 per annum
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Fixed term / secondment for 18 months until 31st March 2025 due to funding

A fixed term position has arisen for a band 5 Respiratory Physiologist within a busy Lung Function and Sleep Apnoea Department at University Hospital Llandough.

We are a team of 21 staff - including Clinical Scientists, Physiologists and Administrative support, and have 3 Trainee Clinical Scientists on site. We also host a variety of students from Swansea University undertaking in the BSc. Healthcare Science programme.

We are a department that thrives on consistency, service improvement led by all members of the team and keen supporters of continuous professional development.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate should be qualified to BSc. Healthcare Science (Respiratory Physiology) level (or equivalent)

They should able to perform and interpret full lung function tests to a high level, as well as reversibility, 6 minute walk testing, earlobe blood gases and respiratory muscle testing and have knowledge in Sleep Disordered Breathing and Treatment.

They will also be issuing, downloading and analysing sleep studies (Overnight Oximetry, Apnealink and Nox), partaking in sleep MDT, trained in Hypertonic Saline and Colomycin trials, CPET assist and partaking in long term CPAP compliance checks .

They should be confident at working independently, be able to supervise students and enjoy working within a team.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.

Our mission isCaring for People, Keeping People Well,and ourvision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population's health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.

Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiffand the Vale offers the best of both worlds.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification



  • Degree in Respiratory Clinical Physiology or recognised previous equivalent with qualifications and experience accepted by RCCP.
  • On RCCP Register or equivalent
  • ARTP Full Certificate in Spirometry Course (or working towards)
  • Evidence of continuous professional development in lung function


  • ARTP Assessments Part 1 and Part 2 or equivalent



  • An underpinned experience and knowledge of lung function testing
  • Competent at independently performing full lung function testing and writing technical comments
  • Competent in the set up and download of overnight oximetry and multi-channel studies


  • Able to write reports on lung function tests



  • Good communication skills.
  • IT skills e.g. excel database use,
  • Supervising Healthcare Science students through completing Clinical Educator Training


  • Lecturing/formal teaching

Interests/Other Requirements


  • CPD
  • Interested in learning and keeping up to date with current guidelines and articles


  • Possible Interest in research and academic papers in respiratory work.

Personal Duties


  • Flexible approach to work and very enthusiastic attitude to work.
  • Patient, understanding, motivated, enthusiastic, puts the patient first


  • Ability to speak welsh

Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board


University Hospital Llandough

Penlan Road


CF64 2XX

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