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Highly Specialised Sleep Physiologist

Job Reference: 411-MEDICINE-2018-40119

Alder Hey Children's NHS Foundation Trust
411 E E G (914208)
£33,222 to £43,041 pa

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust

Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist in Sleep (Locum)

Band 7

Location: Liverpool

Fixed-term contract with potential to extend


As a leader in child healthcare and research, Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust provides care for more than 275,000 children and young people each year, making us one of the biggest and busiest children’s hospitals in Europe. We’re based in the thriving city of Liverpool, a fast-growing global cultural hub with excellent connections to the rest of the UK. Our state-of-the-art hospital set a new benchmark within the NHS and has won many prestigious industry awards. Buildings, however, are only as good as what happens inside them. That’s why we need dedicated and talented Band 7 specialists to maintain our outstanding levels of service.

As our Highly Specialist Clinical Physiologist, you’ll be responsible for the delivery of our sleep service. Working with the long-term ventilation (LTV) team, you’ll lead a world class paediatric sleep laboratory for children with sleep disordered breathing in the North West. Covering our specialist on maternity leave (with the possibility to extend your contract), the hours involve afternoon and evening work over 4 days per week, 2pm-10pm, though specific days can be flexible with advanced notice. This is also a great opportunity for international candidates who are looking to gain experience overseas.

Reporting into the departmental manager and service manager, you’ll ensure that the national waiting times and targets for the sleep service are met through effectively scheduled work. There are also hands-on elements to the role, including using sleep monitoring equipment in the laboratory which requires a sound knowledge of XLTEK software. You’ll receive high-quality support throughout your work, all within a nationally-recognised centre of excellence.


Education and training are also crucial to the role, and you’ll have numerous opportunities to build on your skills in these areas. You’ll be responsible for training staff in sleep monitoring, and contribute to the provision of formal and informal learning across primary and secondary care.You’ll also be expected to participate in departmental Clinical Governance and continuously evaluate improvements in line with our Clinical Governance Strategy.


In terms of experience, you’ll be well-versed in paediatrics, sleep laboratories, advanced clinical investigations and teaching to a variety of stakeholders. Demonstrable experience of actigraphy, CPD and managing other staff is also crucial, along with expertise in specialist software packages for sleep diagnostics using XLTEK EEG systems, CPAP / NIV data upload & analysis. In terms of qualifications, we require a BSc. (Hons) in Clinical Physiology (Neurophysiology/ Respiratory) or equivalent formal specialist training, along with post-graduate experience.


We’re looking for enthusiastic, driven and forward-thinking specialists who are talented analysts and investigators. Naturally you’ll be well-organised, with excellent verbal and written communication skills.



Although NHS Jobs enables you to use the same application to apply for multiple roles within the NHS, unless you tailor your application to the specific role you are applying for with Alder Hey, and detail how you meet the criteria for this role and what you can offer to Alder Hey, you are unlikely to be successful in your application. Please also make sure that your Employment History is upto date and listed in the correct order. Starting with your current/most recent post and then working backwards.

Alder Hey as an equal opportunities employer aims to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons from all backgrounds. As black and minority ethnic (BME) employees are currently under-represented in this area, we particularly welcome applications from members of our BME communities. All appointments will be made on merit.

To find out more about the various careers available see Alder Hey Careers link

We reserve the right to close vacancies without notice when we have received a sufficient number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply without delay if you wish to be considered for this role.

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Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to creating a well-managed, flexible working environment that supports staff and promotes their welfare and development. We actively promote equality and diversity and operate a Zero Tolerance policy to aggression, violence, bullying and harassment.

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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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