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Apprentice Physiologist- Respiratory Physiology

NHS England Apprenticeships
Competitive salary
Closing date
20 Jun 2023

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Job summary

A vacancy has become available in Respiratory Diagnostic Services.

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who is interested in training within this discipline.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is self-motivated, a team player, and is passionate about Respiratory Physiology and being a key part of the service in the future.

You will be trained in Respiratory Physiology testing, sleep apnoea diagnostics and treatment as part of this role.

You will be required to gain a Respiratory Physiology degree or postgraduate qualification. Qualifications taken will depend on previous experience and knowledge.

We encourage people with A- levels or relevant science degrees to apply.

You will also be required to take a Professional qualification in Respiratory Physiology alongside the academic qualification.

This is a band 3/4 trainee role and would be paid under Annex 21.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone who is flexible, motivated, highly organised and has a passion for delivering excellent patient care.

This role will involve direct patient care and the successful candidate will be trained to ARTP standards to independently perform Spirometry, Shuttle walks, Fenos, MIPS /MEPS and Overnight Pulse Oximetry or similar simple sleep tests. Supporting the Respiratory Physiologists with more complex diagnostics will also be required.

Clinical on the job training will be provided for this.

Calibration and checking equipment is essential to the role.

About us

As a trusted organisation at the heart of our communities, we recognise the important role we can play in supporting the public, patients, our own people and local partners in achieving the best of health for the local population and the communities in which they live by providing Exceptional Care Together

Our fundamental Values of Compassion, Openness and Excellence underpin how we intend to work as a Trust and the associated behaviours are becoming embedded in all aspects of how we work.

In return we will offer:
  • Development opportunities, including both professional and leadership development
  • On-going support through every step of the way from recruitment to when you join our team and beyond.
  • A variety of other staff benefits including employee assistance programme, discounted gym membership, onsite fitness centre, car schemes.

Date posted

09 June 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change


Band 3


Depending on experience Subject to Annex U which is 70-80% of Banding




24 months

Working pattern


Reference number


Job locations

Respiratory Physiology, Bolton One

Moor Lane




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