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Senior Respiratory and Sleep Physiologist

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 per annum including inner london HCAS
Closing date
17 Jul 2024

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Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Lung Function and Sleep Unit at St George's Hospital for a skilled and enthusiastic senior respiratory physiologist to help expand the service. As a prestigious teaching hospital we are closely linked to the University and play a role in the teaching of students.

We are a large, but close knit and busy team and are looking for someone who will not only excel professionally but will fit in and thrive in the environment. The successful candidate will need to be an experienced, friendly and highly motivated person with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. A commitment to providing a high-quality service is essential.

Main duties of the job

As the successful candidate, you will be required to perform a full range of lung function investigations in our adult service. We are currently performing full lung function testing, capillary blood gas sampling, and sleep studies including pulse oximetry, transcutaneous CO2 monitoring and limited polysomnography.

About us

A thriving Foundation Trust at the heart of an integrated healthcare system. One that delivers improved patient care at a community, hospital and specialist setting, supported by a unique and nationally recognised programme of research, education and employee engagement.

We expect all our staff to share the values that are important to the Trust, being Excellent, Kind, Responsible & Respectful, and behave in a way that reflects these.

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding children and vulnerable adults and expects that all staff will share in this commitment. The Trust is clear that all staff have a responsibility to be aware of children and adult safeguarding policies and procedures and that each member of staff, clinical and non-clinical, will attend child or adult safeguarding training that is provided at an appropriate level to suit their role. The Trust has the additional expectation that all staff will be able to identify concerns and know what action to take.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description for more details on the main responsibilities for this role.

Person Specification



  • Able to work effectively as an individual and as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Evidence of implementing innovation or having responsibility for part of service delivery.


  • Demonstrate leadership skills.
  • Previous experience of Hospital software.



  • Healthcare Science degree Or Degree in a Biological subject and ARTP Part 1 and Part or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience as a Band 5 or equivalent in Sleep and Lung Function Services.
  • Graduate/final year student of the Scientist Training Programme (STP).
  • Continuing Evidence of CPD


  • Have RCCP registration.
  • Have work based assessor training



  • Have a good knowledge of respiratory physiology and its disorders.
  • Have knowledge/experience of sleep physiology and monitoring techniques (oximetry, polygraphy and CPAP therapy).
  • Experience of teaching colleagues and patients in physiological monitoring techniques.


  • Have knowledge /experience of advanced sleep physiology and monitoring techniques.
  • Experience of teaching small groups using various presentation media.

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St Georges Hospital

Blackshaw Road


SW17 0QT

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