GENERIC JOB DESCRIPTION
Student Respiratory Physiologist
2009 Entry to the accelerated clinical physiology training
This is a generic job description to provide generalised information for
the post of student/trainee respiratory clinical physiologist. The NHS
Trust that makes a provisional offer of employment is expected to
provide the candidate with a specific job description for that individual
NHS Trust job descriptions may vary from Trust to Trust. Candidates
are reminded to discuss their specific job descriptions prior to
acceptance of any employment offer.
Generic Role Description
Job Title: Student Respiratory Physiologist
Grade: Band 5, Annex U
Department/Directorate: As per offering NHS Trust
Base: As per offering NHS Trust
Accountable to: As per offering NHS Trust
To undertake a three year accelerated training program that will
provide all the necessary underpinning knowledge and practical skills
required to become a registered Respiratory Physiologist with the
Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists (or similar future
Attendance on the programme involves both academic instruction at
the University of Glamorgan and practical clinical training at a NHS
Theoretical knowledge and practical tutorials will be delivered on a
block release basis as part of a part-time BSc in Clinical Physiology
(Respiratory) at the University of Glamorgan.
The majority of clinical experience and clinical assessments will be
gained through your hospital base, however to gain the underpinning
knowledge and practical experience in the specialist modules, clinical
placements in neighbouring Trusts may be necessary.
The final award of the BSc in Clinical Physiology (Respiratory) is
subject to successful completion of all university centred programmes,
assignments and examinations; and all clinical experiences,
assessments and membership of the Association of Respiratory
Technology and Physiology (ARTP) examinations. Registration with
the RCCP can be applied for at the time of graduation.
Duties and responsibilities:
To enable you to successfully complete the 1st year of university study,
and to complete the ARTP undergraduate Part 1 exam; both of which
must be attained prior to continuing to Years 2 and 3, you will receive
a comprehensive university education and practical and theoretical
training in the following.
Your duties will be in accordance with specific NHS Trust job profiles
and RCCP training guidance.
Throughout the second and final year of the programme your
university education will continue; while concomitantly in the final year
you will be required to undertake the ARTP undergraduate Part 2 exam
and present a completed individual record of clinical practice to gain
the professional body qualification Association of Respiratory
Technology and Physiology (ARTP) and the BSc in Clinical Physiology
Throughout the whole 3 year training period you will be also required
to develop your patient management and administrative skills and
abilities by assisting in the day to day routine function of the
Respiratory Physiology Department. This will include:
Record patient, diagnostic and management information using
manual and computer based systems.
Take telephone calls and enquiries from a range of internal and
Assist with general stock control of consumables and equipment.
Recognise technical/equipment faults and report them to
appropriate member of staff.
Communicate effectively with patients and staff from all disciplines.
Respond/assist as appropriate in the event of cardiac or life-
Actively maintain a safe working environment in accordance with
local and Trust policies.
Comply with requests made by line manager and section managers.
Attend annual mandatory training sessions
Job Title: Student Respiratory Clinical Physiologist (3 year
Grade: Band 5, Annex U Post Number: As per NHS Trust
Department: As per NHS Trust Base: As per NHS Trust
Essential Desirable Method of Assessment
BSc in a relevant Application form
Qualifications science subject, for Certificate Check
example human *Provide documented
physiology, sports evidence of achievement of
science, human specified scientific
biology, etc principles through
successful completion of
previous degree level
study (APL). This is critical
to allow candidates to be
exempted from specified
university modules and
undertake the accelerated
BSc in Clinical Physiology
Experience Proven experience Experience of Application Form
of dealing with the assessing Interview
general public. human References
public in a
Skills Good written, Use of data As above
verbal and bases, e.g.
interpersonal skills. Excel,
Basic IT skills. Access. Use
Essential Desirable Method of
Special A fundamental Respiratory Application form
Knowledge understanding of Disease in Interview
the role and Wales to
function of a Include NSF
respiratory clinical and Therapy
physiologist in the and
modern NHS diagnostic Application Form
Personal Team worker, Calm and Application Form
Qualities self-motivated, sympathetic Interview
enthusiastic, with a to the needs
willingness to learn. of others.
Manual dexterity for Well
using a range of organised.
Keen to undertake a Application Form
further 3 years of Interview
study and clinical
Other Flexible to change. Interview
Completion date: 1st March 2009
Completed by: Peter Lewis
Position: Senior Lecturer
Cardiology Programme Manager