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Respiratory Physiologist/Healthcare Scientist

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 Per annum inc
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Respiratory Physiologist/Healthcare Scientist

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the Respiratory Medicine department at St. Bartholomew's Hospital on a full time basis. We are seeking to recruit a highly skilled Respiratory Physiologist to join our expanding team and to ensure the delivery of a high quality lung function service.

This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic Respiratory Physiologist to become part of an innovative service at Barts Health NHS Trust. The post holder will be based at St Bartholomew's and will be required to do some work at the satellite laboratory at the Royal London Hospital. We have a fully functioning, modern lung function laboratory providing all the routine tests including spirometry, transfer factor, lung volumes (body box), ear-lobe blood gases and cardio-pulmonary exercise tests. For our specialist asthma and allergy service, we perform histamine challenges and skin prick testing. For our tertiary Sleep and Ventilation patients, we undertake inpatient and outpatient sleep studies including multi-channel polygraphy and overnight oximetry. We also have the ability to do Fitness to Fly tests and shunt testing. We hope to develop the Sleep service to provide nocturnal capnography and full polysomnography in the future.

The post holder must hold a BSc degree in Clinical Physiologist with ARTP part 1, or Equivalent and must also be RCCP/ registered or Equivalent

Main duties of the job

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Respiratory Physiologist/Healthcare scientist to become an integral part of Lung Function Unit at Barts NHS Trust on a part time basis

The successful applicant will be expected to perform both routine and more specialised lung function tests on inpatients and outpatients with a range of medical conditions. They will also be expected to support the busy and expanding sleep service.

This role will primarily be based at St. Bartholomew's Hospital, however there may be a requirement to work and undertake training at the Royal London site on occasion.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents, please view the attachment/s below

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • Scientific knowledge acquired through formal training to Clinical Physiology BSc or equivalent.
  • ARTP Part 1/ARTP Practitioner exam


Desirable

  • ARTP Part 2


Experience

Essential

  • Training/experience in areas of routine respiratory physiology measurements.


Desirable

  • Supervised training/experience of sleep physiology and therapies and complex respiratory physiological measurements such as hypoxic challenge tests and cardiopulmonary exercise testing


Skills and Ability

Essential

  • Excellent communication skills working with colleagues and the general public.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm.
  • Ability to work under pressure with patients who have complex conditions.
  • Ability to perform routine lung function without supervision.
  • Excellent organisational skills.
  • Ability to prioritise and good time management skills.


Desirable

  • Ability to interpret basic lung function / sleep studies


Adjustment to Stresses and Strains of the Post

Essential

  • Able to develop good working relationships as part of a multi-disciplinary team.


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

St Bartholomew's Hospital

London

EC1A 7BE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6264601SBH-A

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