Application deadline extended until 24 November 2017 at 4pm
Belfast Trust is the largest integrated health and social care Trust in the United Kingdom.
We deliver integrated health and social care to approximately 340,000 citizens in Belfast and provide the majority of regional specialist services to all of Northern Ireland. We have an annual budget of £1.3bn and a workforce over 20,000 (full time and part time). Belfast Trust also comprises the major teaching and training hospitals in Northern Ireland
The Trust came into existence on 1 April 2007. It was formed under the Belfast Health and Social Services Trust Establishment Order Northern Ireland 2006 – and is responsible for the services formerly delivered by six Trusts which were merged on 31 March 2007.
These Trusts were
- the Royal Group of Hospitals and Dental Hospital Health and Social Services Trust
- the Mater Hospital Health and Social Services Trust
- North and West Belfast Health and Social Services Trust
- South and East Belfast Health and Social Services Trust
- Green Park Health and Social Services Trust
- Belfast City Hospital Health and Social Services Trust
Belfast Health Trust is recruiting a Lead Respiratory Sleep Physiologist. The post holder will actively participate in the multi-disciplinary team and manage the current sleep physiology team. The successful candidate will be responsible for developing and delivering a safe and effective diagnostic and therapeutic sleep service. The post holder will take responsibility for delivery of a service that aims to improve clinical outcomes, the patient experience and manage change and innovation in the service.
We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated and innovative respiratory sleep physiologist with relevant experience who can work flexibly and work on their own initiative as well as enjoy working as part of a team. The successful candidate will work closely with other healthcare professionals, including respiratory consultants, specialist nurses and other healthcare professionals.
Our Sleep Physiology Department currently provides both inpatient and outpatient diagnostic sleep studies (oximetry and multichannel respiratory sleep studies) and CPAP therapy. The Belfast Health and Social Care Trust also provide a regional service for respiratory and non-respiratory disorders of sleep with input from two full time respiratory physicians with an interest in sleep medicine. The sleep study service is currently expanding both as a result of internal and external demand and with the goal specifically of developing an inpatient full PSG service for the region.
Desirable criteria would be experience in the practical application of PSG and its interpretation. Evidence of service development. As this would be a new service the BHSCT will be developing a close working relationship with another regional UK sleep centre. It would be expected this buddy relationship would assist the successful applicant in the development of this new service and provide a mentoring role. Possible multisite role.
Job Description and Specification can be found at www.hscrecruit.com