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Specialist Physiologist - North west Ventilation Service

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
4 May 2024

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Respiratory Physiologist tojoin the team in the North West Ventilation Service, Wythenshawe Hospital. This role is for a 12-month maternity leave secondment.

The North West Ventilation Service is a tertiary referral centre for long-term non-invasive/invasive ventilation and cough augmentation therapy, with approximately 1700 patients under our service. A well established multi-disciplinary team is responsible for managing these patients across the inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The successful candidate will work alongside the Specialist team of Nurses, Physiotherapists, Medical Consultants and Occupational Therapists.

Main duties of the job

The position will involve:

Performing, analysing and reporting on in-patient and outpatient sleep studies (including on NIV/CPAP).

Initiating treatment with CPAP and Bi-Level Non-Invasive Ventilation. and delivering teaching and training to patients and carers on the use of these devices.

Teaching, training and mentoring of students and junior staff.

This post will predominantly be based within the inpatient and outpatient settings on the North West Ventilation Unit,but there may be a requirement to deliver some aspects of care within the community. Direct support will be provided from the Lead Physiotherapists and Lead Nurse for the service, alongside other members of the MDT. Profession specific supervision is available from the Wythenshawe Lung-Function department and WTWA Sleep Service.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.6bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification



  • Relevant Sleep/ventilation Experience
  • Competent in setting up, downloading and scoring respiratory sleep studies
  • Competent in setting up, monitoring and troubleshooting CPAP procedures


  • Experience in setting up, monitoring and troubleshooting Bi-Level non-invasive ventilation
  • Experience of supervising staff or students
  • Experience of working within the NHS or similar Public Health Services.



  • BSc Biological or Physiological Sciences or Equivalent
  • Registered with RCCP, AHCS or BRPT (or eligible for registration)
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development


  • Further Sleep Qualifications (RPSGT etc)
  • Mentoring/Teaching Qualifucations
  • Evidence of participation in Research



  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to use own initiative to coordinate, plan and prioritise work
  • Ability to work autonomously.
  • Ability to keep accurate documentation.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Good organisational skills, methodical, reliable.



  • A good understanding of sleep physiology and pathology.
  • A good understanding of respiratory physiology and pathology.


  • A good understanding of conditions requiring bi-level non-invasive ventilation

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


North West Ventilation Service - Wythenshawe Hospital

Stott Lane


M23 9LT

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