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Senior Respiratory Physiologist

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
Manages the Clinical Respiratory and Sleep Physiology Service, including allocation of work, staff management, service planning, policy development and budget management.

o Undertakes highly specialist respiratory/sleep procedures, analyses results, reports on outcomes and advises clinicians.

o Undertakes management, clinical supervision and training of staff.

o Responsible for clinical audit of activities, R & D activities and equipment testing.

o To role model compassionate and inclusive leadership in order to shape the creation of a collective leadership culture within the trust. This means demonstrating a consistent leadership style which (a) engages, enables and empowers others (b) uses coaching to promote ownership of learning and quality improvement and (c) facilitates team working and collaboration within teams / departments and across organisational boundaries

Lead in complaints management when required within EKHUFT timeframes

Registration with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) or HCPC

o BSc in Clinical Physiology (Respiratory) or equivalent with equivalent experience to masters level.

o D32/D33 assessors award or mentorship qualification.

o Good communication and interpersonal skills in order to receive and provide information to a broad spectrum of people.

Main duties of the job

Communications and Relationships

o Frequently required to provide and receive service related information (verbally, written or electronically) to/from a broad spectrum of people including senior managers, clinicians, GP's and other health care professionals. This information is often of a highly complex and sensitive nature.

o Frequently required to communicate highly specialist test procedures, results and related information (verbally, written or electronically) to clinicians, GP's, patients and relatives. This information is often of a highly complex and sensitive nature.

o An extensive range of interpersonal skills, such as explaining, persuading, influencing, advising, negotiating and motivating are required on a daily basis.

o Difficulties in communication are common as one often finds oneself dealing with people who are upset, angry, ill, confused, may have cognitive issues or who may not speak English as their first language.

About us

We are one of the largest hospital trusts in England, with fivehospitals and community clinics serving a local population of around 800,000 people. Our vision is 'great healthcare from great people'. Everything we do is guided by our values: 'People feel cared for, safe, respected and confident that we are making a difference'. We have a new way of working at East Kent Hospitals, called 'We care'. It's about empowering frontline staff to lead improvements day-to-day. We're looking for compassionate people to be part of our improvement journey for the patients, families and carers we care for every day.

Applications for this role should be written by the applicant. If artificial intelligence (AI) programmes are used then the application may be rejected due to this document being an important part of the assessment process. This does not prevent applicants seeking appropriate support with applications should they need to for the purposes of any declared disability.

Please note that if you require a Certificate of Sponsorship to work in the UK you must declare this on your application form, even if you currently have a certificate of sponsorship or a work permit for another role and are already working in the country. Please note we are only able to sponsor candidates on a Skilled Worker Visa applying for roles Band 5 and above.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please scroll down to access the full Job Description and Person Specification located in Documents to download.

If you have further queries please dont hesitate to contact the line manager using the contact details below.

Person Specification



  • Registration with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) or HCPC BSC in Clinical Physiology (Respiratory/Sleep) or equivalent APEL equivalent experience to masters level. D32/D33 assessors award or Mentorship qualification.


  • - Management Qualification



  • Considerable Clinical Respiratory/Sleep experience at Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist level. The ability to perform highly specialist respiratory and sleep investigations appropriate to the grade including CPET underpinned by a high degree of specialist knowledge. Experience or managing a service or part of a service


  • Immediate Life Support (ILS) skills



  • An up to date knowledge of current national operational initiatives relating to respiratory and sleep diagnostics and physiology services Knowledge of or experience in coaching and mentoring practices and tools Knowledge of or experience in Quality improvement tools, techniques and methods Learning agility and strong commitment to self and team development


  • Masters level study

Employer details

Employer name

East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust



St Peters Road



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