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Senior Clinical Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
We are recruiting for a Senior Clinical Respiratory and Sleep Physiologistwho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS. You should share our passion and drive to ensure that our patients receive quality and compassionate care and work with us to ensure the Trust continues its journey towards great people, great place.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

We are passionate about providing excellent CARE, which is why our values are Compassion, Accountable, Respect and Everyone counts. Our mission is to make sure that our community is at the heart of everything we do and that we hold our values across all our services.

We are committed to endorsing inclusion, diversity and multiculturalism throughout out services and as such, our procedures and policies ensure that applicants are always treated fairly throughout the recruitment process.

Why not come and see for yourself the CARE we give to our patients and staff. Apply to be part of our team today.

About us

The Isle of Wight NHS Trust is the only integrated acute, community, mental health and ambulance health care provider in England. We serve a population of approximately 150,000 residents, making the services we offer variable and personalised with a flexible approach to our service users.

Working for our Trust brings a variety of benefits, including an onsite day nursery, cycle-to-work scheme, discounts at local businesses and gyms, and the opportunity to hire Trust's beach hut in Ryde. We offer many flexible working opportunities, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement for you and if it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.

The Isle of Wight is a unique and stunning gem located off the South Coast of England, a short ferry journey from Portsmouth and Southampton, with journey times taking from as little as 10 minutes. London can be reached in 90 minutes by rail from Southampton or Portsmouth. The island offers an amazing coastline with beautiful countryside, year-round events, festivals and award-winning attractions.

Our 2020-2025 strategy sets out to ensure that we continue to be a provider of excellent and compassionate care. As part of this strategy, we are proactively taking steps to ensure that we recruit and retain the highest quality of talent to provide CARE and we would welcome applications from under-represented groups to ensure our Trust is an inclusive and diverse employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The Senior Respiratory/Sleep Physiologist will work as an independent practitioner alongside the Lead Physiologist, offering high quality specialist investigations and treatment for a variety of respiratory and sleep disorders, therefore improving the lives of people on the Isle of Wight.

Perform specialist technical investigations within the normal operating procedures of the department, as instructed by the Lead and Specialist Clinical Respiratory/Sleep Physiologist. To maintain registration with RCCP or Academy of Healthcare Science and support junior physiologists.

Depending on experience there is an opportunity if you have recently graduated with BSc in Healthcare Science to continue your professional development working towards a senior position. Consideration will be given to the right candidate with a 1st or 2.1 undergraduate or masters degree in applied science subject to join the STP training programme leading to a Senior Physiologist post(please see additional job description attached)

Person Specification



  • Undergraduate degree in clinical physiology or practitioner training programme (PTP).
  • Registration with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) or Academy of Healthcare Science.
  • Good science background.
  • Clinical experience post graduation to achieve independent practitioner status.
  • Experience of training and general supervision of staff.
  • To report on physiological data using interpretation of guidelines with relevant scientific knowledge.

Physical Skills


  • Computer literate.
  • To concentrate on complex data and calculations for extended periods.
  • To contribute to guidelines and protocols within the department.
  • Skill and dexterity to manoeuvre patients and equipment into optimal positive to achieve tests.
  • Transfer of patients from chair to scales and equipment using safe manual handling techniques.



  • Diplomacy and tact.
  • IT literate.
  • Understanding of Health and Safety and relevant NHS policies.



  • Ability to function as an effective member of the team.
  • Ability to work under pressure, prioritise effectively and manage competing demands.
  • Ability to recognise own limitations.



  • Good communication skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Mary's Hospital

Parkhurst Road


PO30 5TG

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