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Clinical Physiologist (Sleep)

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inclusive
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Clinical Respiratory Physiologist (Sleep) - Band 5 - Fixed Term 12 months

37.5 hours per week

Are you an enthusiastic and reliable Clinical Respiratory Physiologist who would like to work with children? Are you able to perform as part of a team as well as independently?

Based within the Heart & Lung division at Great Ormond Street Hospital, the sleep service provides a range of assessments, ranging from oximetry to full polysomnography, CPAP and Bilevel ventilatory support performed each evening in our dedicated five-bedded Sleep Unit and on the Respiratory ward. The service performs approximately 2000 sleep studies per annum and maintains a support service for approximately 330 children at home on long-term non-invasive ventilatory support.

We are a busy, friendly Sleep Unit team consisting of Clinical Physiologists, Respiratory Consultants, Clinical Sleep Fellows, Clinical Nurse Specialists and administrative support.

We are seeking a Clinical Respiratory Physiologist to join our team. You must have good interpersonal skills, be computer literate, enjoy working with children, and be sensitive to the needs of our patients and their families.

Main duties of the job

You will be expected to work on a rolling monthly rota over 7 nights per week. The shift pattern is flexible but will typically consist of a mixture of 11.5 hour night shifts and 7.5 hour day shifts. The Sleep Unit is operational 7 days and night per week and the shift pattern may include up to two weekends per rota.

We can offer you a helpful, professional environment to develop your paediatric skills in treating a wide range of patient groups supplemented by regular meetings, training days and video conferences to enhance your knowledge.

You should have experience as a Clinical Physiologist (or Trainees) and will have completed the BSc Clinical Physiology or have a relevant science degree, or equivalent experience. RCCP, AHCS or equivalent registration is desirable.

Experience in respiratory sleep studies, and in the assessment and treatment of sleep apnoea are essential, preferably in paediatrics however comprehensive in-house training will be available to the successful applicant.

About us

GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.

We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.

We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.

We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women's staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust's mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.

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

GOSH Culture and Values


  • GOSH Values
  • Experience of working as part of a diverse team

Academic/Professional Qualification/Training


  • BSc (appropriate degree, or equivalent) Demonstrable training in Sleep physiology
  • English language and Mathematics GCSE or equivalent


  • State registration (RCCP or HCPC register)
  • Qualifications or accredited training courses in Paediatric Sleep

Knowledge & Experience


  • Knowledge of sleep and respiratory physiology
  • Theory and practice of respiratory sleep measurement techniques
  • Knowledge of sleep-related respiratory disorders


  • Proven experience with respiratory sleep studies
  • Experience in paediatric Sleep Studies



  • Able to communicate both orally and in writing with other team members
  • Numeracy skill
  • Organisational skills
  • Computer literate (Windows, MS Office)
  • Able to communicate with children and their carers
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to seek advice when required
  • Accuracy and attention to detail


  • Able to work independently within established policies & procedures. Working without direct supervision

Employer details

Employer name

Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust


Great Ormond Street Hospital

Great Ormond Street



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