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Respiratory Physiologist

Employer
Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust
Location
Northampton General Hospital
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

An opportunity has arisen for a Respiratory Physiologist to work as a member of the Respiratory Physiology Team at Northampton General Hospital. You will be on the ARTP spirometry register and have experience of delivering routine respiratory function testing. It would be an advantage if you have knowledge of more advanced respiratory tests, but training will be given.

You will also support the Sleep Apnoea Diagnostic service and can become involved in supporting the CPAP service.

The service is currently undergoing expansion and involvement in CPEX and NIV will be possible in the future.

Main duties of the job

To work as a member of the Respiratory Physiology Team. Involvement in all aspects of diagnostic respiratory investigations.

To assist with delivering the sleep apnoea diagnostic service and CPAP service at Northampton General Hospital.

To analyse and present results to the Lead Clinical Respiratory Physiologist for reporting, highlighting any untoward results / incidents.

Provide the Patient Nebuliser Loan Service.

Provide education to medical students, junior doctors and nurse specialists in performing and interpreting basic lung function.

Liaise with a range of clinical and non-clinical staff to ensure an effective service isdelivered.

Work with the Respiratory Function Laboratory administrator to ensure the administrativeaspects of the service are covered at all times.

Ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times in line with current policies.

Calibrate, maintain and clean equipment (adhering to infection control policy).

Maintain own continuing professional development.

About us

Northampton General Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area and we are on an exciting journey. All our divisions are committed to doing things better, with more efficiency as we update, modernise, and advance. We have also entered a Group Model with neighbouring Kettering General Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and become University Hospitals of Northamptonshire.

Our Excellence Values

Compassion

Accountability

Respect

Integrity

Courage

We want to recruit the best people to deliver our services across the University Hospitals of Northamptonshire and help to unleash everyone's full potential. As an organisation, we value how we communicate and promote our vacancies to all communities.

The Hospital Group encourages applications from people who identify from all protected groups, especially those from BAME, Disabled and LGBTQ+ backgrounds as these are underrepresented in our hospitals.

We understand that we need to work with colleagues from diverse backgrounds and make sure the environment they work in is inclusive and collaborative.

We have active Networks that promote and support colleagues from all backgrounds.This ensures everyone feels supported and has a sense of belonging working for Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Provide basic lung function investigations independently. Produce technically satisfactory results in accordance with local health and safety policy.

To assist with delivering the sleep apnoea diagnostic service and CPAP service.

To analyse and present results to the Lead Clinical Respiratory Physiologist for reporting, highlighting any untoward results / incidents.

Provide the Patient Nebuliser Loan Service.

Liaise with a range of clinical and non-clinical staff to ensure an effective service is delivered.

Work with the Lung Function Laboratory administrator to ensure the administrative aspects of the service are covered at all times including.

Ensure a safe working environment is maintained at all times in line with current policies.

Calibrate, maintain and clean equipment (adhering to infection control policy).

Be fully conversant with departmental computer systems after initial training.

Maintain own continuing professional development.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Ability to perform and interpret spirometry
  • Ability to analyse information
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Good verbal and written communication skills


Desirable

  • Experience of working as a clinical respiratory physiologist


Educations, Training and Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to GCSE level or equivalent level of education, in English, Maths and at least one Science
  • To be on the ARTP spirometry register


Desirable

  • Educated to A level or equivalent level of education in at least one Science subject
  • Have Knowledge of other routine respiratory diagnostic tests


Skills

Essential

  • Ability to prioritise own workload in relation to the priorities of the department
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail in verbal, written and electronic communication
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team to ensure a high quality service
  • Ability to work on own initiative


Key Competencies/Personal Qualities and Attributes

Essential

  • Possess a willingness to learn
  • Look to improve the service
  • Ability to be caring, patient, tolerant and use discretion at all times
  • Supportive of equality and value diversity


Employer details

Employer name

Northampton General Hospital

Address

Northampton General Hospital

Cliftonville

Northampton General Hospital

NN1 5BD

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265-6124575

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