Job overview

We are recruiting for a Senior Respiratory & Sleep Physiologist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

This post is an exciting opportunity to join a growing, dynamic team and develop as a respiratory and sleep physiologist. You will receive in house mentoring and training in simple and complex lung function testing, sleep diagnostics and the treatment of sleep disordered breathing. Focusing on performing a range of lung function testing, interpretation and reporting fully independently; interpreting respiratory polygraphy traces; performing CPAP treatment setup, routine follow-up and troubleshooting. The unit is committed to participating in ongoing research, both locally and at a national level.

Training post option available – Within six months, the applicant will be offered a promotion to a band 6 senior respiratory and sleep physiologist provided all training requirements and competencies have been met, making this an excellent opportunity for physiologists starting their career or looking to broaden their everyday practice

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

The post holder needs to be able to run Lung Function tests independently and ideally have experience with CPAP treatment, but will be given any necessary training to complement their skills. They will work as part of a team, prioritise and manage the workload and work flexibly with staff at all levels.

Please note that lung function testing experience is essential for this post.

Working for our organisation

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:

  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.