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Specialist Respiratory Physiologist

Employer
George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Nuneaton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title-Specialist Respiratory Physiologist

Hours per week-37.5hrs per week

Perm/Fixed Term- Permanent

Salary -�35,392 - �42,618 per annum pro rata

Closing Date-3rd May 2024

Interview Date- 29th May 2024

This post may close early due to high numbers of applicationsso you are advised to apply promptly.

All correspondence for this vacancy will be sent by email please check your account regularly including your Junk and SPAM areas.

A great and friendly place to work, so bring your passion, commitment and expertise and enjoy the opportunities to make a difference every day.

Careers at George Eliot - 'Where you make a difference'

Main duties of the job

We are looking to appoint a dynamic and well-motivated qualified band 6 Respiratory Physiologist, with the relevant experience to join our busy Cardio-Respiratory department. The successful candidate will expected to be an effective member of the Respiratory team providing a high standard of physiological measurements including a wide range of basic and advanced respiratory, sleep and oesophageal services and patient care to both out-patients and in-patients.

We are looking for an experienced clinical physiologist with significant experience, with their ARTP part 1 and 2 qualification or equivalent with a minimum of 2 years post qualification in a lung function and sleep setting. The successful candidate will be highly motivated and proactive, able to communicate with a range of disciplines, medical and nursing staff. Able to demonstrate good organisational skills able, to multitask and prioritise effectively and deputise in the absence of the Lead Respiratory Physiologist

About us

Here at George Eliot our vision to 'excel at patient care' takes centre stage. An ever evolving clinically-led acute service provider we are on a journey to continually provide high quality, safe and responsive health services delivered by inspiring and compassionate staff who share our corporate values:

Effective Open Communication

Excellence and safety in everything we do

Challenge but support

Expect respect and dignity

Local health that inspires confidence

Benefits: On-site nursery, 27 days minimum annual leave plus bank holidays, cycle to work scheme, flexible working, extensive in-house course learning directory, buying and selling of annual leave, subsidised restaurant, tranquillity garden and generous subsidised on-site parking.

Job description

Job responsibilities

An independent practitioner with the ability to perform, interpret and report on a broad range of respiratory, sleep and oesophageal investigations. Work within the guidelines and sphere of professional practice in the delivery of all aspects of our specialist services within the Cardio Respiratory Unit. Duties are to be undertaken whilst maintaining a caring and compassionate environment

To undertake a range of specialised respiratory & Sleep investigations and treatments as listed to aid diagnosis and treatment of referred patients.

Person Specification

Experience and Knowledge

Essential

  • 2 years post qualification experience and a further 2 as a Specialist Respiratory Physiologist in broad range of lung function procedures with acquired highly specialist knowledge and experience.


Qualification and Professional Training

Essential

  • BSc (Hons) Clinical Physiology (Respiratory Function) or equivalent level of experience
  • Member of Registration Council for Clinical Physiology registered
  • Immediate Life Support


Desirable

  • MSc Respiratory Physiology or equivalent experience consolidated by short specialist course training and self-guided study


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Organisational skills to fulfil role of section manager including, time management, proactive planning and problem solving
  • Good written and oral communication
  • Ability to form positive working relationships
  • Flexible and reliable
  • Good previous health record


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • To obtain the best results from patients in a variety tests that require encouragement and motivational tools
  • To be able to deal sensitively with anxious or aggressive patients and relatives attending the department
  • Frequent concentration is required to interpret and analyse test data and results with a high level of concentration during patient test procedures
  • To provide expert opinion and seek co-operation from medical colleagues regarding appropriateness of referrals and make the final and on occasions contentious, decision where changes to the referral form are required or if testing is contraindicated


Other

Essential

  • To be able to manoeuvre patients in wheelchairs
  • To be able to assist patients to transfer from wheelchair to equipment chair
  • To be able to move heavy equipment due to lack of space
  • To be able to perform forced breathing manoeuvres regularly to demonstrate to and motivate patients.


Employer details

Employer name

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

Address

George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust

College Street

Nuneaton

CV10 7DJ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

230-36782992-MED-E-A

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