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Specialist Respiratory Physiologist

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Orpington
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum, inc HCAS
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
King's College Hospital is split between 2 sites - Denmark Hill in London and Princess Royal in Farnborough Kent. This role will be based at Princess Royal University Hospital, but there may be a requirement to work and undertake training at the Denmark Hill site on occasion.

The post holder will be involved in the provision of lung function, sleep investigation and treatment services for Princess Royal University Hospital

The successful candidate will provide a full range of both routine and specialised lung function tests and assist in the further development of the sleep investigation service and treatment service, including the initiation and follow up of CPAP and BiPAP treatment.

We are looking for an enthusiastic Respiratory Physiologist, with excellent communication and organisational skills. They should be self-motivated, demonstrate a high level of technical skills and be willing to learn new tests and techniques.

Clinical Physiology BSc, or equivalent professional qualification is required, and ARTP Part 1 and 2 are desirable alongside significant post qualification experience. The post holder should be registered with the RCCP or AHCS or actively seeking registration.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be involved in the provision of adult lung function, sleep investigation and treatment services for King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Paediatric testing may be required at the Denmark Hill site.

They will provide a full range of both routine and specialised lung function tests and assist in the development of a sleep investigation service.

The initiation and follow up of CPAP and BiPAP treatment for adult patients with obstructive sleep apnoea and responsibility for administration and clinical documentation of this service.

To have, in rotation, responsibility for one of the day to day running of either the lung function, sleep investigation or treatment of sleep disordered breathing services.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of c�1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reachis our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible

Job description

Job responsibilities

Lung function
  • Working independently to perform lung function tests that include spirometry, transfer factor, reversibility, skin prick testing, spot check oximetry, helium dilution, body plethysmography, capillary blood gas sampling, 6 minute walk tests, bronchial challenge testing, assessments of respiratory muscle strength, hyperventilation screening. Ensuring that all tests performed adhere to departmental Standard Operating Procedures in accordance with national guidelines.
  • Responsibility for the technical quality and accuracy of all tests performed
  • Performing and recording results of calibration and quality control of equipment and taking corrective action where required.
  • Responsibility for routine maintenance of all laboratory equipment. Liaising with manufacturing companies and service staff when faults cannot be corrected locally
  • Checking the technical quality of results produced by others and providing technical and clinical interpretation of test results

Sleep Investigation
  • Independently performing analysing, technically and clinically reporting overnight oximetry sleep studies
  • Independently performing set ups of multi-channel respiratory sleep studies, including the scoring and clinical interpretation of result.


Person Specification

Qualifications/ Experience

Essential

  • A Clinical Physiology BSc or equivalent e.g. HNC + relevant specialist respiratory physiology courses
  • The post holder should be registered with the RCCP or AHCS or actively seeking registration


Desirable

  • ARTP Part 1 and 2


Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Post qualification experience


Desirable

  • Experience of CPAP/ NIV set up and follow up
  • Experience of performing and interpreting multichannel respiratory sleep studies


Skills and Competencies

Essential

  • Self-motivation and ability to manage their own workload in an efficient and flexible manner
  • Excellent interpersonal skills that are required to work as part of a team including medical, nursing and technical members
  • An ability to demonstrate respect for patients' dignity and confidentiality


Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common

Orpington

BR6 8ND

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213-PRUH-6299848

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