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Senior Respiratory & Sleep Physiologist

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Senior Respiratory & Sleep Physiologist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

This post is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, dynamic team and develop as a respiratory and sleep physiologist. You will receive in house mentoring and training in simple and complex lung function testing, sleep diagnostics and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Focusing on performing a range of lung function testing, interpretation and reporting fully independently interpreting respiratory polygraphy traces performing CPAP treatment setup, routine follow-up, and troubleshooting. The unit is committed to participating in ongoing research, both locally and at a national level.

Training post option available - Within six months, the applicant will be offered a promotion to a band 6 senior respiratory and sleep physiologist provided all training requirements and competencies have been met, making this an excellent opportunity for physiologists starting their career or looking to broaden their everyday practice.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The post holder needs to be able to run Lung Function tests independently and ideally have experience with CPAP treatment but will be given any necessary training to complement their skills.

The Senior Respiratory & Sleep Physiologist will be expected to perform highly complex specialist and advanced clinical diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in the two disciplines of clinical respiratory and clinical sleep physiology, to adult patients, from a range of specialties.

They will work as part of a team, prioritise, and manage the workload and work flexibly with staff at all levels.

If you do not have all the skills and competencies for this post, we would still encourage you to apply as we are happy to support in-house training. Whilst you undergo training you would work as a band 5 until all skills and competencies are met.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification information pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology (Respiratory)
  • ARTP 1 and 2 or equivalent


  • RCCP Registration A

Previous Experience


  • Substantial experience of working within the area of sleep disordered breathing and respiratory medicine.
  • Ability to perform routine lung function tests and respiratory polygraphy analysis


  • Participated in research and published papers
  • CPAP set ups and follow clinics.
  • Experience with polysomnography and actigraphy
  • Audit experience.
  • Experience with SentrySuite software for lung function



  • Good communication skills
  • Analytical skills, Teaching skills
  • Good organisational skills and ability to prioritise work.
  • Ability to direct and work within a team



  • Wide knowledge of appropriate general respiratory & sleep conditions and their management
  • Very good knowledge of 5 channel sleep studies and their interpretation


  • Good knowledge of sleep diagnostic systems

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Lister Hospital

Corey's Mill Lane



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