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Senior Respiratory Physiologist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
6 Mar 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Respiratory Physiology service has an opportunity to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic individual to the role of Senior Clinical Physiologist (Band 6). The service provides a comprehensive range of diagnostic testing on a wide variety of patients with both respiratory and non-respiratory conditions. You will join a busy, friendly, multidisciplinary team including physiologists, clinical scientists, administrators and consultants.

The role is a cross-site post, working between the Lung function departments at St Mary's and Hammersmith Hospitals, and the Sleep Centre at Charing Cross Hospital, offering candidates the opportunity to develop specialist knowledge and skills in sleep study analysis whilst maintaining existing skills in lung function testing and CPAP clinics.

The post-holder will be responsible for performing standard lung function tests, and a range of complex testing including bronchial provocation, capillary blood gases and field exercise tests. Ideally, the postholder will also have experience of the analysis of respiratory polygraphy sleep studies, and CPAP initiation/review. Away from clinical testing, we host students from the PTP and STP courses so there will be an opportunity to be involved in teaching, training and supervision of junior staff.

It is essential for the successful applicant to have had some previous experience in lung function testing, with a good science background with a BSc in Healthcare Science (respiratory major) or equivalent.

Main duties of the job

To provide Lung Function tests, and Sleep diagnostic and treatment interventions independently, working across the 3 Trust sites. The work of the postholder must be reliable, accurate and to a high professional standard. The information obtained is used to assign the diagnosis of disease and to identify treatment regimes. The postholder is also responsible for the maintenance and calibration of all equipment including therapeutic/diagnostic equipment issued for use in the patients' home.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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 overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • Able to progress to HCPC/RCCP registration
  • BSc Healthcare Science or equivalent


  • CPD by attendance at internal and external lectures, seminars and courses



  • Relevant practical experience


  • Specialist knowledge across a range of procedures within respiratory physiology

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Planning and organisation of a number of activities including own duties and patient scheduling
  • Attention to detail throughout patient testing
  • Overcome barriers such as language and disability to gain full understanding.


  • Experience of analysing respiratory and full polysomnography sleep studies
  • Previous experience of Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital


W2 1NY

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