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Highly Specialised Paediatric Respiratory Physiologist

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per annum pro rata including HCA
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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This vacancy is for the holder to assist with the delivery of the paediatric respiratory physiology service at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. They also would providea full range of routine lung function tests for children including spirometry, gas transfer, FeNO and lung volumes.

They would assist with the delivery of the paediatric sleep study service at King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and provision of sleep study analysis for oximetry, transcutaneous CO2 and respiratory polygraph sleep studies.

Main duties of the job

1. Liaising with the Paediatric Respiratory Physiology Research Group at King's College London, School of Life Course Sciences regarding all matters of operational and estates management, procurement, maintenance, service development and policy/strategic goals such as may impact research activity in the King's College London-owned laboratory space.

2. Responsibility for the accurate data recording of diagnostic tests on relevant systems to enable reimbursement.

3. With support of service management team, ensure that processes are in place for recording, audit and monitoring.

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching hospitals with over 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 13,000 staff based across five main sites in Southeast London and Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of local hospital services across its different sites, and specialist services from King's College Hospital (KCH) site in Camberwell and the Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH) site in Bromley, Orpington Hospital, and some services at Beckenham Beacon and Queen Mary's Sidcup.

The Trust is recognised internationally for its work in liver disease and transplantation, neurosciences, cardiac, haemato-oncology, foetal medicine, stroke, major trauma, and Emergency Department.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. Assisting to ensure that the paediatric respiratory physiology and sleep services adhere to the 6-week diagnostic target, working with the administration and clerical team to make sure that all attendances are logged and coded as required.

2. Assisting in the recruitment, training, and development of clinical and administrative staff for the paediatric respiratory physiology service.

3. Responsibility for the ordering and stock control of consumables (stock and nonstock items) for the paediatric service whilst adhering to the budget available.

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications


  • BSC Clinical Physiology or equivalent
  • A minimum of 6 years respiratory physiology experience
  • Registration with RCCP/AHCS

Knowlegde and Experience


  • Experience of paediatric sleep investigation


  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of managing staff and HR policies

SKills and Competencies


  • High level of interpersonal and communication skills, written and verbal
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Previous experience of leading change in a clinical environment

Communication and Relationship Skills


  • Able to relate and communicate with staff all levels and from different professions
  • Able to lead a team to achieve results
  • Demonstrable ability to successfully initiate, manage and sustain change


  • Previous experience of staff management

Analytical Skills


  • Problem solving: able to respond to unexpected issues and provide first line response and to identify appropriate sources of secondary support
  • Able to think laterally to identify innovative solutions to problems

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Kings College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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