Healthcare Scientist - Highly Specialised Respiratory/Sleep Physiologist

  • Department Cardio-Respiratory Department
  • Salary £43,742.00 – £50,056 per annum
  • Closing Date 24/07/2024
  • Location Telford
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Job ref 223-HSR-485
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 37.5 hours per week

We're looking to appoint a Respiratory Physiologist on a permanent basis to provide a high quality, patient focused, efficient Respiratory service within the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust. In addition to supporting the acute sites, the Cardiorespiratory Department will be provding some services at the CDC, Hollinswood House, Stafford Park. This post will assist in supporting all three sites.

The successful applicant should posses a BSc in Clinical Physiology/Science with post qualification experience working at Band 6 Senior Physiologist level.


Main duties of the job

  • The role of The Highly Specialised Respiratory Physiologist is to provide a high quality, patient focused, efficient Respiratory service within the Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust
  • Work in conjunction with the department manager and other staff to ensure the service needs are met
  • Performance of the full range of routine and more specialised Respiratory diagnostic tests
  • Responsible for the monitoring and performance of calibration and quality control procedures for all equipment
  • Supervision of less experienced staff
  • Teaching and training of students, trainees and Trust staff
  • Updates own professional knowledge
  • Participation in research and development activities in Respiratory Medicine

Working for your organisation

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales. Together the hospitals have just over 700 beds and assessment & treatment trolleys.

Our main service locations are The Princess Royal Hospital in Telford and The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury both hospitals provide a wide range of acute hospital services including accident & emergency, outpatients, diagnostics, inpatient medical care and critical care.

The Cardio-respiratory Department has a base at both hospital sites and is looking for a dynamic, professional and self-motivated Respiratory Physiologist to join our team. This also includes supporting the service provision from the Community Diagnostic Centre, Hollinswood House, which will be open later this year.  These centres are a countrywide NHS England initiative to increase access to diagnostic services.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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