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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiologist

The Rotherham NHS Foun
Competitive salary
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24 Jan 2022

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Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiologist

Salary - Band 7

Post 1 £40,057 to £45,839 pa

Due to service expansion and several exciting new changes and developments, the Respiratory Physiology Department at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is looking for a motivated, experienced, Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiologist to support the service for 37.5 hours per week to join the team permanently. You will be joining a highly motivated team who are committed to delivering safe and compassionate care to national standards.

The successful candidates will hold a degree in Cardio-Vascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences or equivalent. Registration with either RCCP or AHCS is also essential as is proven experience in delivering respiratory diagnostics and therapies and evidence of up to date CPD.

We are planning to move to new, modernised facilities at the Community Diagnostic Centre (CDC) within the next 12 months which will contribute to better patient experience and care. Our busy department of thirteen staff is part of Medical Physics, led by consultant physicist, Dr Duncan White. We serve Rotherham and its surrounding districts and provide a broad range of respiratory and sleep physiology diagnostics as well as therapies such as CPAP, NIV and Oxygen. We have three pulmonary function testing systems including two Medisoft Spiro'Airs and one Medisoft Body Plethysmograph. We provide respiratory muscle strength tests, flight assessments, FeNO, Mannitol challenge and skin prick testing. The spirometry service is delivered using Carefusion Microlab spirometers. Capillary blood gas analysis is carried out on a Gem5000 blood gas analyser. The CPAP service has over 3000 registered patients. The sleep pathway has recently been re-designed and the service has been involved in an exciting and ground-breaking project to improve the CPAP follow-up service. We have established a new physiologist led sleep results clinic, working alongside our sleep consultant, Dr Ubaidi. Our NIV service includes initiation and follow-up and our oxygen service includes assessment, initiation and follow-up and assessment and titration of ambulatory oxygen using field exercise tests. Cardio-Pulmonary Exercise Testing is carried out with the anaesthetic and respiratory consultants.

You will play a key senior role in delivering and developing these services for the future and we would very much like to hear from anyone considering a new challenge in Respiratory Physiology. The successful applicant will have responsibility in one of the key delivery areas of pulmonary function testing, sleep, NIV, oxygen, training and development. However you will be expected to actively participate at a senior level in all of the key areas.

We work closely with our colleagues based at the Community Diagnostic Centre and whilst most of the work is currently delivered at the hospital, the individual must be willing to work flexibly and travel to both sites when needed. We are proud to support developing staff and as such have close links with Sheffield College and Sheffield Hallam University. We have six apprentices that we are committed to supporting throughout their development.

For further information please contact Kevin Freeman, Respiratory Physiology Manager, Joanne Chisholm, or Andrew Lancashire Highly Specialist Respiratory Physiologist on 01709 424572.

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The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is committed to diversity and inclusion and welcomes applications from everyone. The Trust seeks to establish a workforce as diverse as the population it serves. We will consider applications to work flexibly. If you are disabled and require reasonable adjustments to the application process, please contact the Recruitment Team to discuss.

The cost of undertaking a DBS disclosure will be met by the individual. This will be deducted from your first month's salary. The current price of a standard check is £23 and an enhanced check is £40.

The Trust offers free car parking at the Woodside Building (Woodside Building, Moorgate Road, Rotherham, S60 2TY) if your interview is at the Main Hospital Site, which is a five-minute walk from Woodside. If you require accessible parking or any other reasonable adjustment in order to attend your interview, please contact the Recruitment Team, who will be happy to help you.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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