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Respiratory Physiologist

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year pa inclusive
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
The Respiratory Physiology service at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust has an opportunity to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic individual to the role of Clinical Physiologist (Band 5).

The role is primarily based at the Community Diagnostic Centre in Willesden, but involves rotation to lung function labs on other sites and the Sleep Centre. You will join a busy, friendly multidisciplinary team including physiologists, clinical scientists, administrators and consultants.

In lung function, the post-holder will be responsible for performing standard lung function tests, including spirometry, gas transfer and lung volume measurements on our diverse patient population. Training will be provided for development of skills in further lung function tests including skin allergy tests and field exercise tests. When working in the Sleep Centre the postholder will be responsible for analysing respiratory sleep studies and CPAP monitoring clinics.

It is desirable for the successful applicant to have had some previous experience in lung function testing. It is essential to have a good science background with a BSc in Healthcare Science (respiratory major) or equivalent. It would be preferable if you have obtained the ARTP practitioners examination and are working towards RCCP registration.

Main duties of the job

To provide diagnostic Lung Function tests independently, with the opportunity to further your skills and experience in the Imperial College Healthcare Sleep Centre at Charing Cross Hospital. The work of the postholder must be reliable, accurate and to a high professional standard. The information obtained is used to assign the diagnosis of disease and to identify treatment regimes. The postholder is also responsible for the maintenance and calibration of all equipment including therapeutic/diagnostic equipment issued for use in the patients' home.

About us

At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.

Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.

Person Specification

Education/ qualifications


  • BSc Healthcare Science or equivalent
  • Basic understanding of respiratory physiology


  • CPD by attendance at internal and external lectures, seminars and courses



  • Relevant practical experience


  • Experience of lung function testing in a clinical department

Skills/knowledge/ abilities


  • Planning and organisation of a number of activities including own duties and patient scheduling
  • Attention to detail throughout patient testing
  • Use of persuasive, motivational skills with empathy and re-assurance skills

Employer details

Employer name

Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust


Charing Cross Hospital


W6 8RF

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