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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 08/10/2019.

Specialist Respiratory Physiologist

Job Reference: 164-1792587-A

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust
Lung Function and Sleep Services
Nottingham City Hospital/Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum

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A vacancy has arisen for two enthusiastic and motivated respiratory and sleep physiologists to join our friendly Lung Function and Sleep Services team, to enable the expansion of our wide range of lung function diagnostics and sleep services across the NUH campus’s.

One candidate will primarily be based at the City campus and one candidate at the QMC campus, but will participate in cross site working between both the QMC and City campus departments as service demands require.

Successful candidates will be advised at the point of job offer which site will be their primary base for working.

You will need excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy working as part of a team, and will play a key role in providing a wide range of high quality diagnostic tests and services. You will gain experience in performing a full range of complex lung function tests to nationally recognised guidelines, and will be able to further develop your skills in sleep diagnostics, CPAP and NIV delivery and the provision of the countywide LTOT service. In addition, you will be participating in national clinical trials and research within the Trust, in the delivery of training to STP and PTP trainees and training courses to primary care staff.

We are a progressive, enthusiastic team waiting to welcome new members and actively encourage continued professional development.

Applicants should have experience working as a qualified respiratory physiologist (minimum of Band 5) or basic grade respiratory and sleep scientist. You should hold a BSc in Clinical Physiology/Clinical Measurement Science or MSc in Clinical Science, plus knowledge and experience in specialist procedures. You should be registered/working towards registration with RCCP or AHCS.

If you are currently an experienced physiologist or scientist looking to develop your clinical skills, or wanting to gain a broader range of clinical experience and further enhance your potential then this is an ideal opportunity to develop your career in respiratory and sleep sciences. The salary scale is dependent upon relevant transferable knowledge and skills.

It is strongly recommended that you contact both departments Head of service to arrange an informal visit to meet the team and gain further insight into the two departments.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust is one of the largest in the UK. It was formed on 1 April 2006, when two top-rated trusts - Queen's Medical Centre and Nottingham City Hospital - merged in order to develop a range of high-quality, sustainable patient services across the two campuses. As a major teaching Trust, NUH enjoys close links with the city's universities and attracts and develops the highest calibre of staff. It continues to be the hospital of choice for patients, encourage investment and remain at the forefront of research. Nottingham is a vibrant city with diverse lifestyle choices offering great leisure and entertainment venues, some of the best shopping outside London and easy access to surrounding countryside including the Peak District.

Applicant's qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. Candidates who do not meet the criteria for this post may be offered the post at a lower band and full training provided to meet the requirements of the advertised role. Visits to both departments are strongly recommended for anyone interested in this post.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Rachel Holt Principal

Physiologist/Service Manager

Lung Function and Sleep Services Department

City Campus



Tel: 0115 9691169 ext. 56191

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