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Paediatric Clinical Physiologist (Sleep and Respiratory)

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a inc. HCA
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Profession
Healthcare scientist, Physiologist
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are currently looking for highly motivated individuals with relevant clinical experience to join our team at the Children's Sleep & Respiratory Centre.

The Children's Sleep and Respiratory Centre is an internationally respected quaternary centre of excellence for the comprehensive investigation and treatment of sleep and respiratory disorders in infants and children. We have 5 dedicated sleep beds and two fully equipped respiratory assessment rooms. Across the service we use innovative approaches and equipment to maintain excellent patient experience for our paediatric population. This includes domiciliary sleep studies, mobile respiratory assessment, ward testing and a home spirometry service. We regularly present at international conferences and are a research active department.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will spend time in both sleep and respiratory assessment, offering an exciting opportunity to develop advanced skills and knowledge in both clinical areas. The successful candidate will therefore gain training and experience in a wide range of sleep and respiratory investigations including overnight oximetry and overnight carbon dioxide monitoring, actigraphy, respiratory polygraphy, full polysomnography, spirometry, FeNO, forced oscillation technique, skin prick testing, exhaled CO, sniff nasal inspiratory pressure measurements, transfer factor, lung volumes and bronchodilator reversibility assessments. They will also assist with more specialised measurements such as multiple sleep latency testing and combined sleep/telemetry studies, hypoxic challenge, structural light plethysmography and CPET. Attending and analysing overnight sleep studies is an essential part of this role, shifts therefore include a combination of 9am-5pm, 8.30am - 4.30pm, 12.30pm-8.30pm and 8pm-8am, and approximately 20 - 30% of duties are worked outside normal hours (WONH). Applicants should possess a BSc in clinical physiology, PTP or relevant science degree, some relevant work experience and a desire to work in sleep/respiratory physiology with children, as demonstrated by well written supporting information within the application. BRPT/ ARTP qualifications are desirable but not essential. A personalised training program will be designed and agreed during induction.

About us

You would be part of a wonderfully diverse team of 23 Physiologists working together to put patients first to provide world class sleep and respiratory diagnostics.

Staff wellbeing and equity are extremely important for us with a number of initiatives designed to accommodate everyone's individual needs. These include flexible working and a focus on ensuring all voices are heard in departmental decision making. We expect everyone to try their best and encourage learning from successes and also from the inevitable mistakes. Overall we adopt a light-hearted atmosphere to aid good communication and wellbeing.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Some of the key responsibilities are listed above, for more detailed information please see attached Job Description and Person Specification. Please note the interview date is 25/07/2024.

Person Specification

Knowledge/Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree in Clinical Physiology or other Biological subject


Desirable

  • A-STEP or equivalent ARTP Qualification level I-III
  • RPSGT ESRS/EST
  • registration with HCPC/RCCP


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good basic knowledge of sleep/respiratory disorders, interventions and physiological procedures.


Desirable

  • Evidence of study days within speciality
  • Has a working knowledge of hospital patient systems (EPIC, smart order)


Experience

Essential

  • Significant experience of clinical contact with patients and/or the public
  • Experience with paediatric patients and/or children.


Desirable

  • Relevant experience as trainee in a clinical physiology discipline
  • Previous experience of sleep investigations and interventions such as CPAP/BiPAP, NIV initiation and titration
  • Previous Lung Function and other respiratory assessments experience


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

St Thomas Hospital

Westminster Bridge Road

London

SE1 7EH

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