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Respiratory Specialist Practitioner/ Sleep Disorder Practitioner

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are looking for a highly skilled sleep practitioner to work within our sleep service and to drive the sleep service forward within the Hambleton and Richmondshire locality.

The post is a specialist position in an established respiratory service, based at the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton.

It involves maintaining and contributing to excellent standards of patient care in Sleep and Non-Invasive Ventilation, contributing to their further growth and development to improve the quality of respiratory care for patients referred from primary care, medical and non-medical surgical specialities (including respiratory, ENT specialist weight management services and preoperative assessment clinics.)

Main duties of the job

Frequently using tele monitoring as a means for decision making and associated clinical administration.

Providing direct clinical supervision to a team providing a new and review service.

Manage a portfolio of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure patients following National Institute for Healthcare Excellence and the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology guidelines.

Manage and deliver a Non-Invasive Ventilation portfolio of patients from first outpatient setting through to establishing treatment pathways, using telemonitoring and diagnostic procedures to adapt treatment pathways as required, following established protocols and adopting evidenced based practice.

About us

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust offers leadership and improvement training to all new staff to the Trust this training programme has been designed to support our leaders in developing their understanding of leadership and management skills. You will be expected to attend the leadership development programme, and the Quality Improvement Programme that the Trust delivers. This programme aims to:
  • Explore leadership within the NHS
  • Promote Trust Values and Behaviours
  • Develop your Leadership effectiveness and skills
  • Practitioner level in quality improvement, equipping you with the skills to champion, lead and complete quality improvement within your role

After you complete this four and a half days of training you will be able to explore further leadership and improvement training opportunities, we offer further in-house courses dependent upon your role and bitesize programmes and leadership apprenticeships at level 3,5 and 7.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Details of the full job description and person specification are available to view when you click to apply for the vacancy and click on the about this job link and the documents will be attached at the bottom of the screen.

Please note this post will close at sufficient applicants.

Person Specification



  • Qualified to BSc in an appropriate field relevant to the area of specialism.
  • Have achieved or be working towards an MSc level relevant to the area of specialism
  • NMC/ HNCPC Registration


  • Advanced Clinical Assessment Skills Level 7



  • Be able to indicate ongoing professional development and up to date clinical practice in the fields of respiratory and sleep physiology
  • In-depth experience of providing Continuous Positive Airways Pressure, Non-Invasive and Adaptive-Servo Ventilation therapies
  • Leadership experience and/or qualification


  • attendance at leadership and development programmes

Employer details

Employer name

South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Friarage Hospital

Bullamoor Road



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