University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (formerly University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)

Employer: University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (formerly University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust)

Department: Physiology

Location: Bristol Royal Hospital for Children Bristol

Salary: £38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata

There really has never been a more exciting time to join us; University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust and Weston Area Health NHS Trust have merged together to be come one organisation. Our newly merged Trust has a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff, aiming to deliver exceptional local services for local people and specialist services across the South West and beyond. Together, we form one of the largest NHS trusts in the country.

The Bristol Children’s Hospital is seeking to recruit a band 7 WTE paediatric respiratory physiologist to work across the paediatric respiratory medicine and sleep service. This is a newly established post, for 12 months fixed term in the first instance, to deliver the provision of respiratory physiology testing within the Children’s Hospital alongside the current band 6 physiologist and the service provided by the adult respiratory physiology department. It will also help deliver complex inpatient sleep studies within the Children’s Hospital, including the setup of studies, supporting the Band 2/3 Paediatric Healthcare Nursing Assistants supervising studies, and reporting inpatient studies. The post holder would also lead on developing the respiratory physiology and sleep investigation service at the Children’s Hospital.

Paediatric respiratory medicine at the Children’s Hospital provides a tertiary service for children across the South West, including services for children with cystic fibrosis, neuromuscular disease, and those on long term ventilation. The Children’s Hospital has all the paediatric sub-specialities on the same site, and sits next to the adult hospital with a full respiratory physiology lab.

We are looking for someone with energy and enthusiasm, with previous paediatric experience in respiratory physiology and sleep, who would develop both parts of the service. In return you will receive support and development from a friendly and committed team. You must be highly motivated, with an ability to work autonomously and as part of a team. As a valued team member you will have effective communication, organisational and interpersonal skills. You will have excellent assessment, observation and management skills. You will have good technical knowledge, and the ability to set up sleep studies, accurately score and provide initial reports.

We would also consider adapting the post suitable for a band 6 appointment if that was more appropriate for that individual.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Dr Tom Hilliard

Job title: Clinical lead in paediatric respiratory medicine

Email address: [email protected]

Telephone number: 0117 342 8329

Please note: Applications close 23rd July 2020

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