Lead GI Physiologist

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
1 Dec 2023

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Applicants are invited to apply for the role as Lead GI Physiologist at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation trust to lead the purpose built GI Physiology department the role will include undertaking a variety of gastrointestinal and other clinical measurement procedures to include: High resolution oesophageal and anorectal manometry, ambulatory intra-oesophageal pH and impedance monitoring, laryngo-pharyngeal reflux assessment, endoanal ultrasound, PTNS, hydrogen / methane breath testing, capsule endoscopy, sacral nerve neuromodulation programming and delivering behavioural therapy.

The post holder will assist with the provision of adult and paediatric GI Motility investigations including scheduling appointments, performing procedures and reporting investigations. They will need to demonstrate a range of practical skills required to provide the service and also be competent to provide training and supervision to all levels in gastro-intestinal and urodynamic specialisms.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Management of GI Physiology Department Undertaking clinical physiological diagnostic tests, interpreting results and providing accurate reports Prioritise list planning, organising appointments, diagnosing condition from test result Training of staff, clinical supervision and training of students

Person Specification

Trust values


  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together

Qualifications / training required


  • MSc Clinical Science (GI Physiology & Urodynamic Science) or equivalent experience
  • Relevant Scientist degree in Clinical Physiology, (GI Physiology)
  • Demonstration of Continuing Professional Development


  • Counselling training
  • Psychology training

Previous or relevant experience necessary


  • To have attained a highly developed practical and theoretical expertise specific to gastrointestinal physiology testing and be proficient across the major repertoire of clinical investigative techniques and their critical interpretation
  • To have a broad knowledge of routine and specialised investigative and analytical methods in GI physiology and an aptitude for technical trouble-shooting and general problem solving
  • To have achieved full (or about to achieve) competencies across the entire repertoire of physiological investigations of the GI tract
  • To have developed practical, theoretical and analytical expertise across these areas to the level of an independent practitioner
  • To have demonstrated (through formal assessment) a broad understanding of the normal anatomy and physiology of other organ systems pertinent to all modalities of clinical physiology


  • Publication or presentation of work at local and national level
  • Primary/co-authorship of independent research within the field of GI physiology
  • Experience of multi disciplinary work and provided relevant GI input at multi disciplinary meetings

Aptitudes and skills required


  • IT skills
  • Excellent communication skills and able to communicate complex information to a range of client and service users
  • Able to work within the GI team and to demonstrate mentoring and development of trainee Clinical Scientists, Clinical Physiologists and or Associate Practitioners
  • To have developed practical, theoretical and analytical expertise across these areas to the level of an independent practitioner


  • Compliant with the accreditation requirements of the Association of Gastrointestinal Physiologists (AGIP) as an independent practitioner in Gastrointestinal Physiology

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust


University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road


SO14 2AA

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