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Specialist Clinical Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist

Isle of Wight NHS Trust
Newport, Isle of Wight
£43,742 to £50,056 pro rata, per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

We are recruiting for a Specialist Clinical Respiratory and Sleep Physiologistwho wishes to join #TeamIOWNHS for our new Community Diagnostic Centre . 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.

Relocation assistance available up to �10,000 subject to attached Trust Policy

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

You will deputise for the Consultant/Advanced Specialist when required regarding adherence and compliance to clinical protocols and departmental staff clinical refresher programmes, update on departmental activity and discuss any patient safety matters.

You will plan and undertake a range of simple, specialist, complex and highly complex diagnostic assessments with a considerable degree of responsibility and autonomy as outlined below performed in accordance with ARTP or ERS/ATS criteria where applicable:

To be able to analyse, interpret a large range of highly complex diagnostic tests and to initiate appropriate treatment while regularly monitoring patient progress.

To manage the cardiopulmonary exercise testing service in the absence of the Consultant/Advanced Specialist

To obtain accurate and informative results.

To be able to supervise and train junior members of staff and physiology degree/STP students on practical placement.

To provide leadership for junior staff, as delegated by Consultant/Advanced Specialist Physiologist.

To educate and give general advice to clinical staff.

To demonstrate care and respect, for both patients and fellow staff members.

Person Specification

Qualifications and role specific knowledge


  • MSc in Healthcare Science or equivalent (working towards)
  • ARTP level III (professional examinations)
  • Registration with RCCP/AHCS/HCPC
  • Experience in complex lung function and sleep studies
  • Experience of CPAP and NIV

Physical Skills


  • To concentrate on complex data and calculations for extended periods
  • To contribute to guidelines and protocols within the department
  • Skill and dexterity to maneuver patients and equipment into optimal positive to achieve tests.
  • Risk of exposure to blood fluids such as sputum and blood.
  • Ability to concentrate on several tasks with possible interruptions.
  • Exposed to emotionally distressing situations.
  • Responsible for movement of some patients in wheelchairs when necessary (adults eg from 50kg up to 150kg)esponsible for the movement of equipment.
  • Moving of CPAP equipment lifting and carrying most shifts (weight 2-4kg)
  • To stand for long periods of time during outpatient clinics.
  • oOccasional movement of gas cylinders within the department to perform pulmonary function tests (AV size cylinders weights 15kg).



  • Able to work independently
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Inspirational, with ability to motivate a team
  • Flexible, positive, problem solving approach to issues
  • Professional and patient focused



  • Frequent prolonged levels of concentration required to analysis results and data produced from testing respiratory and sleep patients
  • Daily analysing of full polysomnography studies which can take several hours.
  • To concentrate on a number of tasks at the same time, such as testing routine and non-routine patients, dealing with incoming telephone calls from patients with a variety of queries (from appointment details, medication queries and illness), and general interruptions in department.
  • To work unsupervised and to act independently to achieve the best results.
  • To perform full lung function tests taking up to 60 minutes per patient requiring frequent prolonged concentration.

Communication Skills


  • Communication information - identify and use the most effective means of communication, appropriate to the situation and the individuals involved.
  • Self-management - manage own behaviour to achieve results and develop and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Teamwork - be motivated to work together to achieve results and in a variety of different settings.
  • Professionalism - set and maintains high personal and professional standards.
  • Development and training - learn from experience and continually improve.
  • Managing tasks (organisational issues) - plan, organise, prioritise and control work, ensuring effective use of time, money and resources.
  • Innovation and improvement - show creativity and innovation in developing new ways of working.

Employer details

Employer name

Isle of Wight NHS Trust


St Marys Hospital

Parkhurst Road

Newport, Isle of Wight

PO30 5TG

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