Current vacancies at the Trust

Paediatric Clinical Physiologist/Heathcare Practitioner

Band 5

Main area
Children's Respiratory
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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St Thomas Hospital
£26,554 - £34,495 p.a inc. HCA
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Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.




Evelina London Children’s Hospital Sleep and Respiratory Centre comprises of a dedicated Children’s Respiratory Assessment Service. It is rapidly growing in an innovative and child centred fashion and an internationally respected centre of excellence for the investigation and treatment of sleep disorders in infants and children. It is part of the Guys and St Thomas’ Lifespan Sleep Group and King’s Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre (AHSC), a pioneering collaboration between one of the world’s leading research-led universities and three of London’s most successful NHS Foundation Trusts. Our AHSC is one of only five in the UK and consists of King’s College London, Guy’s and St Thomas’, King’s College Hospital and South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trusts.

An opportunity has arisen within our expanding Children’s Respiratory and Sleep Centre for a paediatric clinical physiologist/healthcare science practitioner (Band 5) to provide a comprehensive respiratory diagnostic and therapeutic outpatients service (Ocean outpatients).

The post offers experience in a range of investigations including spirometry, FeNO, forced oscillation technique, exhaled CO, sniff nasal inspiratory pressure measurements, transfer factor, lung volumes, bronchodilator reversibility assessments and assisting with more specialised measurements such as hypoxic challenge and structural light plethysmography. You will work as part of the friendly respiratory team consisting of clinical physiologists, clinical nurse specialists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, respiratory consultants, two clinical respiratory fellows, one research fellow and administrative support.

To apply you must be self-motivated, computer literate, enjoy working with children, be sensitive to the needs of our patients and families and have excellent interpersonal skills. You should be a forward thinking team member who can demonstrate competency and accuracy in respiratory investigations.

You must be able to use your own initiative as well as being a team player working as part of a multidisciplinary team across the Trust. You will be expected take part in departmental research projects/audits and take on areas of responsibility within the department to develop your leadership skills. We are keen to assist in continuing professional development, training and support you to develop your existing skills in all clinical areas.

Applicants should possess a BSc in clinical physiology, ARTP practitioner qualification or relevant science degree, or equivalent experience and be eligible to be RCCP or AHCS registered. In-house training in respiratory assessment and sleep studies will be available to the successful applicant. There will be plenty of scope for developing your paediatric skills in treating a wide range of patient groups supplemented by regular meetings, training days and video conferences to enhance your knowledge.

Closing Date: 24 June 2018 at Midnight

Interviews will be held on Thursday 5th July and Monday 9th July

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Applicant requirements

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further details/informal visits contact: Sindhu Sivagnanasithiyar, Highly specialised paediatric respiratory physiologist, Children’s Sleep and Respiratory Centre Tel: 020 7188 7188 x53286 email:

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The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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