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Senior Clinical Physiologist

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

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The Respiratory Physiology service has an opportunity to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic individual to the role of Senior Clinical Physiologist (Band 6) for an 11-month fixed term post. 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 post is primarily based at the Sleep Centre in Charing Cross Hospital, where they will be involved in a wide range of diagnostic tests and treatments including CPAP provision and support, Respiratory polygraphies, PSG/MSLT and NIV.

As part of the cross-site rota, there will also be the opportunity to work in lung function departments within the Trust. There is also an Exercise lab at Hammersmith Hospital which undertakes Cardiopulmonary Exercise Tests.

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. The postholder will be required to deputise for the Chief Clinical Physiologist in their absence and to take proactive steps to contribute to the wider development of the service.

It is essential for the successful applicant to have had previous experience in either sleep physiology or lung function testing, with a good science background with a BSc in Healthcare Science (respiratory major) or equivalent. It would be preferable if you have obtained the ARTP practitioners examination and are working towards RCCP registration or AHCS equivalence.

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


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


  • 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
  • Overcome barriers such as language and disability to gain full understanding.
  • Ability to communicate effectively to hostile or highly emotional patients


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

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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