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Paediatric Respiratory & Sleep Physiologist

Job Reference: 387-WC-2147-HN

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust
Paediatric Respiratory Physiologist
Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol
£28,050 - £36,644 pa

The Bristol Children’s Hospital is seeking to recruit a Band 6 WTE paediatric respiratory physiologist to work across the paediatric respiratory medicine and sleep service. This is a newly established post, to help deliver the provision of respiratory physiology testing within the Children’s Hospital alongside the service provided by the adult respiratory physiology department.

It will also help deliver complex inpatient sleep studies within the Children’s Hospital, including the setup of studies, supporting and co-managing the Band 2/3 Paediatric Healthcare Assistants supervising studies, and reporting inpatient studies. The post holder would also help develop the respiratory physiology and sleep investigation service at the Children’s Hospital.

Paediatric respiratory medicine at the Children’s Hospital provides a tertiary service for children across the South West, including services for children with cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, and those on long term ventilation. The Children’s Hospital has all the paediatric sub-specialities on the same site, and sits next to the adult hospital with a full respiratory physiology lab.

We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm who would develop the role across the respiratory and sleep service. In return you will receive support and development from a friendly and committed team. You must be highly motivated, with an ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. As a valued team member you will have effective communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will ideally have excellent assessment, observation and management skills. You will ideally have good technical knowledge, and ideally with the ability to set up sleep studies, accurately score and provide initial reports.

So if you’re proactive, dynamic and want to work within an evolving service, please contact us to find out more.

Closing Date: Friday 1st March 2019

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing Monday 18th March 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Dr Tom Hilliard, clinical lead in paediatric respiratory medicine:

0117 342 8329 or

Or Claire Roberts, Lead CNS Paediatric Sleep and LTV:

0117 342 8363

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country and the major teaching and research centre for the South West. With over 9,500 staff, over 100 different clinical services, working in nine hospitals in the centre and to the south of Bristol, we offer a wide range of careers and jobs. Together we support the delivery of excellent care to the people of Bristol and beyond.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust is an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.

To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.


  1. Please ensure you check your emails regularly as this is how we will communicate with you throughout the recruitment process. We may also contact you by texting the mobile number, if provided, on the application form. Due to high volumes of applications, vacancies may be closed before the closing date.
  2. As a guide interviews should usually take place within 3 weeks of the closing date.
  3. When providing employment reference details, please provide correct work related email addresses so references can be sought promptly when we are looking to progress your application. Your referee must all be known to you in a line manager or professional lead capacity.
  4. All staff identified as AT-RISK who meets the requirements of the post will be prioritised accordingly. Priority will initially be given to University Hospital Bristol employees.
  5. The Trust uses the recruitment platform TRAC systems to administer all stages of the recruitment process meaning that information in regard to shortlisting will not be communicated via NHS Jobs.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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