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Senior Respiratory Physiologist

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year PA
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
As Senior Respiratory Physiologist you will work with the Lead Respiratory Physiologist and Physiology Service Manager delivering and developing the Respiratory Physiology and Sleep Services.

You will provide comprehensive evaluation of a range of respiratory, sleep and ventilation disorders, including complex sleep investigations and implementation of therapeutic treatment.

You will contribute to the strategic development of the Respiratory Physiology Service and be responsible for the mentoring and training of Junior Respiratory Physiology staff and Degree Apprentices.

Main duties of the job

Ensure the delivery of high-quality Respiratory and Sleep diagnostic services in accordance with trust, regional, government and professional body guidelines.

Responsible for the provision of a Physiologist led Sleep Service, taking patients from referral through to treatment and long-term review.

Work closely with the ISU Senior Management Team, Consultant Respiratory Physicians and Physiology Service Manager, to ensure respiratory diagnostics are delivered in a cost-efficient manner.

Maintain adequate capacity across Respiratory and Sleep Services

Oversee maintenance and calibration of all Respiratory Physiology equipment and devices.

To represent the service at management meetings and clinical group meetings in the absence of the Lead Respiratory Physiologist

Represent the service in regional matters as required.

Oversee, appraisal, training, and development of Junior Physiologists and Apprentice Physiologists

About us

Why Work With Us

The Respiratory Physiology team is based within the Heart and Lung Unit, at Torbay and South Devon Foundation Trust.

The current physiology workforce comprises of:

3 full time Respiratory Physiologists, a part time Band 3 Sleep Assistant and a Level 6 Degree Apprentice.

The Respiratory Physiology Service currently undertakes approximately 3000 diagnostic tests per annum.

Since the Sleep Service became physiologist led in 2016, approximately 1700 new patients have been seen in clinic and we have over 2200 patients with home CPAP in the community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Ensure the delivery of high-quality Respiratory and Sleep diagnostic services in accordance with trust, regional, government and professional body guidelines.

See attached JD and PS for more detailed description.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • ARTP Profressional qualification
  • BSc Physiological Measurement or equivalent
  • RCCP/AHCS registration
  • 2 years experience at Band 6
  • Experience of physiologist led sleep clinic


  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of training and mentoring students

Employer details

Employer name

Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust


Heart and Lung Unit, Torbay Hospital

Lowes Bridge



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