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Respiratory Physiologist

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Respiratory Physiologist

Main Duties/responsibilities:

Clinical/Technical Investigations including generation of accurate reports

Flow volume loop

Reversibility testing administration of bronchodilator drugs where appropriate

Gas transfer test

Body Plethysmography/Nitrogen Washout

Feno testing

Pulse oximetry

Six Minute Walk test

Skin prick allergy testing (Royal Cornwall Hospital site).

Main duties of the job

Equipment Maintenance

Responsible for appropriate use, upkeep, and maintenance of highly specialised equipment.

Lung Function Equipment

Calibrate and clean daily.

Disconnect and reconnect compressed gas cylinders as required.

Undertake routine maintenance and troubleshooting, fault finding on complex equipment to maintain service delivery.

If problems arise that cannot be solved contact the manufacturer for advice or to request call out.

Monitor stock levels of disposables/chemicals.

Undertake physiological check on equipment on a weekly basis.

About us

The Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (RCHT) is the main provider of acute and specialist care services in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. We serve a population of around 500,000 people - a figure that can increase significantly with

visitors during the busiest times of the year. We employ approximately 6,700 staff and have a budget of approximately �580 million.

We are a teaching hospital in partnership with the University of Exeter Medical School, University of Plymouth School of Nursing and Midwifery, and Peninsula Dental School.

The Knowledge Spa on the Royal Cornwall Hospital site is the base for medical and nursing as well as ongoing education for health professions in clinical and non-clinical roles.

Keeping at the forefront of medical advances, we are continually developing our clinical services as well as our facilities and are committed to maximising the range of specialist care that can be offered locally. Allied to this is a growing reputation for research and innovation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

PLEASE NOTE: To view the full Job Description and Person Specification, please click the supporting document on the right-hand side.

To be an employee of the NHS you need to successfully complete the following:
  • Identity Checks
  • Professional registration and qualification checks
  • Employment history and reference checks
  • Work health assessments
  • Criminal record check standards
  • Right to work checks

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Many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways. Please talk to us at interview about any flexible working arrangements you would prefer or require. While we may not be able to fully accommodate all requests, such requests will not be referenced during the interview scoring process, and we will fully consider and try to accommodate them for successful applicants.

We reserve the right to close this advert early, or when the allocated number of applications has been reached. Please submit your application at the earliest opportunity.

Person Specification



  • Knowledge of respiratory physiology to Degree level and/or equivalent.
  • ARTP Part 1 which includes clinical supervision of practice and competency assessment.
  • Professional registration on the Academy of Healthcare Science (AHCS / RCCP / BSE).



  • Previous experience of performing a range of diagnostic procedures within specialist area of Respiratory Physiology.
  • Experience of working within an NHS department.
  • Evidence of Professional development.

Employer details

Employer name

Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust


Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust



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