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Advanced Respiratory Physiologist / Scientist

Hywel Dda University Health Board
£44,398 to £50,807 per annum (pro rata if part time)
Closing date
11 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This post offers an exciting opportunity for an experienced or emerging leader to develop the respiratory diagnostics and sleep services within Ceredigion. They will work independently to deliver services in the Ceredigion area, supporting STP and PTP trainees. As a senior respiratory physiologist or scientist within the Health Board they will providing clinical leadership and guidance for the respiratory physiologist teams in Pembrokeshire and Carmarthenshire, and working with senior sleep physiologists in South Carmarthenshire.

We provide a range of respiratory diagnostic investigations and deliver a local sleep service. Our service is supported by enthusiastic and progressive respiratory consultants within the Health Board and specialist nurses. We maintain strong links with our local education provider.

They should be ready to take on the challenges of leadership and service development within a highly motivated team that is dispersed across the wide geographical area of Hywel Dda. We are seeking a candidate that shares our values and commitment to ensuring the quality of our services. We encourage research and open engagement in service design and delivery.

Main duties of the job

To perform with competency and autonomy a range of in depth, highly complex respiratoryinvestigations within respiratory and sleep specialties, interpreting results based on highly developed skills and theoretical knowledge.

Plan and deliver diagnostic services and provide highly specialised advice to patients and healthcare professionals. Interpret national and local standards in order to provide an effective and efficient service to the highest possible standard.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To act as health board wide clinical lead for respiratory diagnostics and liaising closely with the respiratory teams across sites to develop and improve services throughout Hywel Dda University Health Board.

To liaise closely with the sleep sciences lead to develop and improve services throughout the region of Hywel Dda University Health Board.

The clinical lead will act as a mentor to staff performing respiratory investigations, actively encouraging a learning environment and supporting students and junior staff to develop their knowledge and skills.

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

Interviews will be held on 25/07/2024

Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge


  • BSc Clinical Physiology (Respiratory) or equivalent and clinical experience.
  • Relevant Professional Registration e.g. Registration Council for Clinical Physiologist (RCCP) Health Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology (ARTP), Part 1 & 2, combined or equivalent and clinical experience.
  • Evidence of relevant post graduate qualification in associated specialty to masters level or equivalent experience.


  • Recognised qualification or learning in teaching or mentorship.
  • Recognised qualification or learning in leadership or management.
  • Recognised qualification or learning in service improvement or change.
  • Clinical assessment skills.



  • Proven competence and autonomy in performing and reporting highly specialised respiratory and sleep investigations outlined in job description.
  • Experience of training and supervising students and others.
  • Experience of leading or managing and area or service.


  • Experience of delivering advanced clinics.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team.
  • Experience of managing clinical competancies within a team.
  • Experience of managing quality and cycles of improvement or change.

Language Skills


  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)



  • Able to travel and transport equipment to off site clinics in a timely manner.

Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board


Bronglais General Hospital

Caradog Road


SY23 1ER

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