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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/02/2020.

Specialist Sleep Physiologist

Job Reference: 425-A-20-37958

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust
£30,401 - £37,267 per annum pro rata

This is a wonderful opportunity to join a nationally regarded Paediatric Sleep Service which is expanding and developing to provide first class sleep diagnostic services to children from across the region.

We are looking for an enthusiastic physiologist with experience in sleep and/or respiratory physiology or neurophysiology. You would be responsible for the setup, monitoring and analysis of a range of sleep studies including Full polysomnography, Cardiorespiratory polysomnography, Multiple Sleep Latency Tests, Oximetry and Actigraphy, providing specialist interpretation of the home and inpatient sleep study results for the sleep and respiratory clinicians You will work on a rolling rota which includes day, evening and overnight shifts. You would also be responsible for supervising associate diagnostic practitioners who support the service delivering sleep studies overnight and senior assistant technical officers during the day. You will also attend multidisciplinary team meetings (MDTs), participate in audits, help develop policies and protocols, download and upload sleep study results to the online hospital systems, be involved with equipment and stock maintenance and general housekeeping along with other members of the team.

Experience recording and analysing paediatric sleep studies, including EEG interpretation, would be very beneficial, although comprehensive training and support will be provided.

If you are passionate about making a difference to childrens lives, learning new skills and being part of a team and service that is growing we would love to hear from you.


All communication throughout the application process will be via e-mail therefore please check your e-mail account and NHS Jobs account regularly. References are also requested by email (where possible). Therefore, to speed up the recruitment process please provide an email address for all referees when completing your application form.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If a DBS check is required for the post you are applying for any offer of employment will be provisional on a satisfactory DBS check being obtained.

In line with other NHS Organisations in the Yorkshire and Humber Region a successful candidate appointed into a post within this Trust will be required to pay the DBS check fee (£45). This is customarily payable over 4 months as a salary deduction once employed by the Trust. If you receive a conditional offer letter, complete your DBS application and later withdraw from the recruitment process, an invoice will be raised via the Trust's finance department to recoup the outlay.

Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust in accordance with the Equal Opportunities policy is committed to treating all individuals equally irrespective of age, race, social background, gender, sexual preference, colour, disability, nationality, ethnic origin, marital status, religion or trade union membership.

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust reserves the right to close vacancies earlier than originally stated, if sufficient applications are received.

Please note that Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust do not reimburse any incurred interview expenses.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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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