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Lead for Respiratory Physiology

Barts Health NHS Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time
The Respiratory Physiology service at Barts Health NHS Trust has an opportunity to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic individual to the role of Lead for Respiratory Physiology (Band 8a) services to provide leadership and supervision to the St Bartholomew's Hospital site, Mile End and the Royal London Hospital (adult service). The respiratory physiology service is a busy laboratory that provides a range of test such as spirometry, plethysmography, gas transfer, respiratory muscle strength assessment, skin allergy testing, 6min walk test, IOS, CPET, sleep studies amongst other respiratory diagnostic testing

Main duties of the job

The role is primarily based at St Bartholomew's Hospital but involves rotation to other sites at the Mile End and the Royal London Hospitals. The post-holder will be expected to function independently as an expert in respiratory physiology and will be able to maintain their clinical skills as well which may include one day a week at St Bartholomew's Hospital.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the successful candidate to engage in service improvement and re-design, site management, budgetary management, staff management as delegated by the Head of Cardiorespiratory physiology but also with a high degree of autonomy

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.

We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates as they are underrepresented within Barts Health at this band.

Job description

Job responsibilities

We are dedicated to being an outstanding place to work and will work with you to get the best experience. We know flexible working is not a one size fits all and will mean something different to everyone. We are inclusive, so if you are interested in flexible working, please speak to the recruiting manager.

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



  • .Experience at highly specialist level with any relevant accreditations
  • .Experience of analysing, interpreting and providing expert advice for a specialised service
  • .Experience with training all grades of staff
  • .Experience planning and undertaking training sessions


  • .Experience of planning and developing specialist services including contributing toward local and national policies
  • .Experience of developing service plans, business cases and cost improvement plans
  • .Evidence of communicating specialist information to key stakeholders including clinicians
  • .Experience with leading diverse teams



  • .Budgetary management
  • .Day-to-day local rota management
  • .Comprehensive leadership and management abilities
  • .Self-disciplined and self-motivated
  • .Ability to manage and lead team in emergency situations
  • .Ability to engage the team and develop changes in working practices
  • .Fully competent in respiratory diagnostics


  • .Research experience
  • .Teaching experience



  • .Expert theoretical and practical knowledge in intervention and Non-Invasive testing
  • .Importance of confidentiality
  • .Health and Safety
  • .Data Protection
  • .Work under pressure and to deadlines
  • .Maintain CPD through attending conferences/ courses and up to date with new developments


  • .Ability to utilise research in clinical practice, applying an evidence based practice approach



  • .BSc Clinical Physiology (or equivalent)
  • .AHCS registration or HCPC registration as a clinical scientist
  • .ILS


  • .Assessors qualification
  • .Managerial qualification
  • .ARTP accreditation



  • .Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • .Ability to engage the team and develop changes in working practices
  • .Well organised and ability to work autonomously
  • .Able to concentrate for prolonged periods whilst operating equipment and communicating with patients

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


SBH with cross site to MEH and RLH



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