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Respiratory Physiologist

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Lung Function Unit
Band 5
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Respiratory Medicine (Dept)
Milton Keynes
£22,128 to £28,746 per annum
26/10/2017 23:59

Milton Keynes University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, in partnership with the University of Buckingham, is a University Teaching Hospital; we conduct research and teaching on site to improve the care of our patients . The hospital is undergoing significant  investment and development including a new surgical ward, a new main entrance (allowing expansion of A&E services),  a new Academic Centre and a planned new Cancer Centre.

Milton Keynes is the fastest growing and most successful city in the country (visit http://www.destinationmiltonkeynes.co.uk/) for which we provide Emergency Medicine (including Paediatrics) from minor injury to major trauma, Critical Care, Cancer Services, General Surgery & Medicine, Women’s & Children Services (including Maternity, Paediatrics & Neonatal) and Renal Services.

The Health Service Journal recently named Milton Keynes one of the top performing NHS Trust to work in and we are proud to be rated “good” by the Care Quality Commission.

 You can expect a warm welcome, our staff are friendly and welcoming. We listen to each other and work together to embed our Trusts values and behaviors


The Department of Respiratory Medicine is seeking a qualified Respiratory Clinical Physiologist to join our multi-disciplinary team and help deliver a comprehensive respiratory and sleep diagnostic service to the population of Milton Keynes, and the surrounding area.

The department provides a broad range of respiratory physiological measurements including full PFT’s, walk tests, ambulatory oxygen assessments, plethysmography, skin prick testing, mannitol & hypoxic challenges, sleep studies and CPAP.

The holder of this post will be expected to liaise with patients, carers and other healthcare professionals (across primary and secondary care) to provide and improve respiratory services. They will also develop links to improve the performance of spirometry, and any other respiratory diagnostic procedures, in primary care settings.

The ideal applicant will need to be efficient, organised and flexible to be able to cope with varying demands on their time and skills. The successful applicant would have a Clinical Physiology Degree (Respiratory) or equivalent, be eligible for voluntary registration under the RCCP.

The post will be based in the Lung Function Unit at Milton Keynes Hospital.

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Applicant requirements

The postholder will have access to vulnerable people in the course of their normal duties and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Raquel Mendes, Chief Respiratory Physiologist, Lung Function Unit on 01908 995254 or email raquel.mendes@mkuh.nhs.uk

If you have problems applying, contact

01908 996172