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Trainee Respiratory Healthcare Science Practitioner

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year Salary will be B5 Annex 21
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Are you ready to embark on a career path that combines the use of specialist equipment, advanced technologies, and a range of different procedures to evaluate the functioning of the Respiratory System, to diagnose abnormalities, and to direct and provide therapeutic intervention and long-term management and care?

If so, you are invited to apply for an exciting opportunity of becoming a Trainee Healthcare Science Practitioner specialising in Respiratory & Sleep. Over the initial three years you will be fully supported and developed within our friendly and inclusive Respiratory & Sleep Physiological Science Team to become a Healthcare Science Practitioner.

As part of this busy and dynamic team you will become able to work effectively and efficiently both alone and as part of team, you must have the ability to organize and prioritise your own workload and work flexibly in line with changes in clinical demands across all our hospital sites, King's Mill, Newark and Mansfield Community.

The role will include training to perform and report a range of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology. The successful applicant must have excellent communication skills combined with a pleasant outgoing manner be interested in and have knowledge of Respiratory Physiology in addition to strong computer skills.

Main duties of the job

Between September 2024 and July 2027 the successful candidate will undertake a Level 6 degree Apprentice Healthcare Science Practitioner (Respiratory) course at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU), specialising in Respiratory alongside in house clinical training across the Sherwood Forest Hospitals sites.

Attendance at SHU is required typically in week blocks, four one week blocks in year one, three one week blocks in year two and four shorter blocks in year three. The Trust will pay the university fees associated with the degree course as well as travelling expenses and hotel accommodation.

In addition to this summary you should familiarise yourself with the full job description and person specification documents attached to this vacancy.

Entry and equivalent qualifications are based on the Healthcare Science BSc Hons Apprenticeships please refer to Healthcare science practitioner | Sheffield Hallam University (

About us

Thank you for your interest in this role.

Sherwood is nationally recognised as being an excellent place to work and deliver care. We are rightly proud of the 5,500 colleagues who work here, and we are the Health Service Journal's Trust of the Year in 2020.

The Care Quality Commission rated King's Mill Hospital Outstanding and Newark, and Mansfield Community Hospitals Good. Overall, we are rated Outstanding for care.

For the last three years, we have been ranked as the best NHS Trust to work for in the Midlands and in 2020 we were the third best Acute/Community NHS Trust in England.

Happy colleagues deliver better care. Our teams work in a supportive, inclusive environment, which nurtures wellbeing and has opportunities for development and progression. We do not just care for our patients we also care for you.

Our culture of learning, compassion and taking a person-centred approach are at the roots of our organisation. We would love you to join us.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail, please refer to the attached job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • Relevant Science Background - evidence of interest in Respiratory & Sleep Physiology
  • Meet entry requirements for BSc Healthcare Science at Sheffield Hallam University


  • Experience in or exposure to Respiratory & Sleep Physiology Departments
  • European Computer Driving License or Equivalent

Further Training


  • Commitment to Continued Professional Development
  • Commitment to complete academic element - BSc Healthcare Science



  • Interactions with General Public


  • Evidence of working, volunteering or shadowing in a Healthcare setting
  • Evidence/examples of coaching and/or leadership

Employer details

Employer name

Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Kings Mill Hospital

Mansfield Road


NG17 4JL

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