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Clinical Respiratory Physiologist

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
Bexhill on Sea
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We are an organisation that places importance and pride on being clinically led and prioritise developing clinical leaders. We are looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join our team working to deliver physiologist led, efficient, safe, and patient centred care in Lung Function testing. We are particularly keen to hear from candidates with an interest to support the Lung Targeted Health Check programme that is being launched April 2024 and whom will be able to support our Community Diagnostic Centre at Bexhill.

Our department has exciting times ahead with innovative projects to deliver one-stop clinic experiences for patients to help support the reduction of waiting lists for urgent and suspected cancer pathways. Lung function testing is central to this. The lung function team is a highly developed team with new trainee members and with the imminent introduction of CPET testing within the department. We would welcome experienced individuals that wish to thrive in a innovative environment.

Main duties of the job

To provide and contribute to the day to day running of a highly specialist clinical service at the Bexhill CDC.

To independently undertake a range of routine and advanced diagnostic tests, procedures and provide specialist advice to clinicians and colleagues as required

To analyse and interpret lung function test results and to explain their meaning clearly to patients and carers.

To be responsible for the daily operation of the lung function laboratory in accordance with clinical governance and waiting time requirements. This includes accurately recording all activity in a timely fashion, and ensuring that results are uploaded onto the electronic patient record.

To perform competently and without supervision and interpret the following respiratory investigations in accordance with ARTP/BTS guidelines. Spirometry and flow volume loops Reversibility studies Measurement of static lung volumes (via helium dilution and body plethysmography) Single breath gas transfer Field exercise tests Hypoxic challenge tests Respiratory muscle assessments- SNIP, MIP, MEP Capillary blood gas measurements Overnight oximetry Fractional exhaled nitric oxide measurements CPET (Service development) Capnography Challenge testing Skin prick allergy testing.

About us

A wide range of staff benefits are available to our staff including staff development, enrolment in the NHS pension scheme, auto-enrolment to our Temporary Workforce Service, access to nurseries at EDGH and Conquest, staff restaurants and on-site staff accommodation.

In addition to an internal Occupational Health department, all staff also have access to free psychological support through our confidential Employee Assistance Programme which is available to staff 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Onsite parking is available from only �30 a year.

There has never been a better time to join East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, submit your application today.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • BSc Clinical Physiology/Science or equivalent
  • Eligible for entry onto RCCP register or equivalent
  • Evidence of continued professional development including knowledge of specialist and advanced procedures
  • Evidence of continued professional development to Masters level or equivalent level of knowledge and experience


  • Already registered on the RCCP voluntary register
  • ARTP Part 1 and part 2 exams or equivalent



  • At least 3 years experience as a qualified respiratory physiologist
  • Previous experience of independently and accurately performing and reporting on the full range of lung function tests.


  • Some experience of teaching
  • Research experience
  • Experience working in a large Respiratory Physiology department

Employer details

Employer name

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


Clinical Diagnostic Centre - Bexhill

Bexhill on Sea

TN39 3LJ

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