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Senior Respiratory Physiologist

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Hinckley Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) will be a brand-new purpose-built two floor health facility situated in the heart of Hinckley. The CDC will operate 7 days a week and will offer an extensive set of diagnostic services including imaging, cardio-respiratory, audiology, phlebotomy and endoscopy to meet the healthcare needs of the local population of Hinckley and its surrounding areas. Join us in our search for passionate and enthusiastic individuals as exciting opportunities and roles await at our new CDC

Discover your potential: Join Our dynamic Hinckley CDC team Today!

The CDC will offer a multi - professional approach providing the right care in right place by a skilled and expert team.

It will focus on the provision of high volume, low complexity care across a range of specialities , promising increased access to healthcare services improving overall experience, increased staff wellbeing, training and development opportunities.

This is a role for a Senior Respiratory Physiologist, who has the knowledge and experience to work independently and to support the ongoing training needs of the wider cardio-respiratory team

They will work as part of a designated clinical team, delivering health care that focuses on the direct needs of the patient, as well as acting as a work-based supervisor and trainer for the newly appointed Trainee Associate Cardio-Respiratory Practitioners

Main duties of the job

We require a dedicated and enthusiastic workforce committed to leading the way in innovative healthcare. We are assembling a highly motivated team of the very best professionals. If you have got the right expertise, passion and personality with ambition to work differently to transform elective care we welcome your application.

The candidate will be proficient in performing and interpreting
  • Full pulmonary function tests with administration of bronchodilator therapy where indicated

And be willing if the opportunity allows to perform (and interpret) more complex respiratory/sleep investigations such as
  • Cardio-Respiratory Exercise Tests (CPETS)
  • Bronchial challenge tests
  • Blood gas analysis
  • Sleep studies
  • CPAP therapy

About us

Our new strategy, developed with the support and feedback of colleagues, patients, and partners, is our compass for the next seven years (2023-2030). We have four primary goals: high-quality care for all, being a great place to work, partnerships for impact, and research and education excellence And we will embed health equality in all we do - taking active steps to reduce the avoidable differences in healthcare that some people face, working in partnership with communities. Our strategy is underpinned by newvaluesand we will work to ensure they are an everyday reality for all: we are compassionate, we are proud, we are inclusive, and we are one team This is an exciting moment as we look to the future with clarity on what we already do well and where we need to focus our energies to make an even bigger difference for the people we serve. About the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust:

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To be actively involved with the maintenance and quality control (QC) of all equipment used in the respiratory function testing areas.

    To ensure all equipment and resources are maintained to regulated standards and adhere to both health and safety and infection control policies.

    To adhere to professional codes of practice and perform the role to national and local standards.

    To promote regular quality assurance (QA).

    To evaluate and develop clinical practice within a specialty ensuring compliance with national and local guidelines and frameworks.

    To have an in-depth knowledge of specialist equipment operation and to use it to its maximum capability.
  • To actively develop service standards including implementation of National Service Framework / NICE guidelines

    To promote evidence based practice and clinical effectiveness utilising local and national standards of practice and guideline

    Comply and be aware of all aspects of the Clinical Governance agenda e.g. Risk, audit, evidence based practice (EBP), patient involvement.
  • Facilitate a culture of quality, continuous innovation, improvement and productivity within the specialty

    To have a sound and current theoretical knowledge base and keep up to date with all current developments associated with the specialty and profession.

    To collaborate with the Team Leaders and Head of Department in identifying opportunities for service development.

please see job description/person specification for further details on the role

Person Specification



  • BSc (Hons) Degree in Clinical Physiology (Respiratory) or equivalent
  • ARTP Practitioners Examination (or equivalent)
  • Demonstrates a commitment to further learning and personal development


  • RCCP voluntary registration



  • Minimum of 2 years as a Qualified Respiratory Physiologist
  • Knowledge and practical experience of routine and complex lung function and sleep investigations
  • Knowledge and practical experience of other physiological investigations
  • Evidence of supervision and training



  • Good organisational skills, methodical
  • Able to manage time effectively and prioritise workload
  • Able to work as a team member and able to show initiative when working alone
  • Attention to detail

Personal capabilities


  • Demonstrates enthusiasm and motivation
  • Shows interest in caring for people



  • Flexible approach to meet the needs of the service and users
  • Ability to travel across sites if required

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust


Community Diagnostic Centre



LE10 1AD

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