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Karen Shiel
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Basic Grade Respiratory Physiologist

Reference:KS/ATSB-350005 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:0-1 Years
Job Type:PermanentSalary: Not Disclosed
May be suitable for: Healthcare Implementation Analyst

Our client is a leading Private Hospital who are currently seeking Basic Grade Respiratory Physiologist, due to expansion. The successful person shall report to the Chief Respiratory Physiologist. Hours are: Variable/PT. The successful person shall be familiar with the techniques and range of equipment used in current medical practice for the diagnosis, treatment and care of patients referred to the Respiratory Department.

Role/ Responsibilities:

  • To perform and interpret the following:Spirometry, Pulmonary Function Tests, Cardio Pulmonary StressTests, Methacholine Challenge-Bronchial Provocation Tests, Exercise Challenge Tests & Sleep Study Set up and Analysis,Incorporating Full Polysomnography, Limited Polysomnography and CPAP titration.
  • To be responsible for accurate storing of reports generated from the above tests.
  • To keep accurate documentation of the relevant procedures and acquire adequate knowledge of the products required during these procedures.
  • To be professionally responsible for all aspects of the post holder’s own work.
  • Report any malfunction or defects in equipment relevant to the Department.
  • Support the Head of Department in the implementation of initiatives aimed at improving and developing the service of the department.
  • Maintaining the department environment to promote good infection control and health and safety at work.
  • Taking due care of patient’s property and valuables in accordance with hospital policy.
  • Working co-operatively with others as part of the multi-disciplinary team helping and assisting other clinical staff in the routine work associated with patient care.
  • Providing comfort, reassurance and support to patients in times of high anxiety or distress.
  • Obtaining, relaying, recording and storing information relating to care delivery whilst at all times maintaining patient confidentiality.
  • Demonstrating an understanding of the importance of accurate documentation and contributing towards recording daily reports of patients’ activity and progress.
  • Listening to and being able to accept constructive feedback.
  • Participating in discussion about patient care and ward/departmental development, including handover and team meetings.
  • Undertaking a range of administrative and clerical tasks associated with patient care to facilitate the smooth running of the ward/department.
  • Maintaining and controlling stock, equipment and materials related to patient care in order to facilitate the efficient and effective use of resources and ensure that patient areas are kept tidy.
  • Complying with the policies and procedures at the hospital, e.g., Health and Safety. Infection Control including disposal of waste, sharps and infected lined. Accident and Incident Reporting. Complaints Procedure. Hospital Fire Policy and evacuation
  • Contributes to the development and implementation of policies and guidelines
  • You must comply with all hospital policies in relation to Infection Prevention and Control.Every employee has a responsibility to know how to reduce infection in their role.
Communication Skills
  • Communicate appropriately with colleagues and other members of the health care teams.
  • Communicate in a manner that avoids antagonism, reduces conflict and prevents undue anxiety.
  • Recognise limitations and seek assistance where necessary.
  • Attend and contribute to appropriate meetings.
  • Accept constructive advice when appropriate.
  • Report all incidents immediately, which may adversely affect a patient, colleague or the Hospital
  • Communicating clearly and appropriately with patients, their relatives / friends’ colleagues and all other members of the multidisciplinary team including responding to queries, answering the phone, taking messages and passing on written and verbal information to patients.
General Expectations
  • Support the philosophy, objectives and goals of the Hospital.
  • Observe the appropriate lines of authority.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding all patients and the activities of the Hospital
  • Demonstrate flexibility by assisting in all areas of the hospital/clinic as required.
  • The Ward/Unit Manager depending on the availability of locum cover will arrange annual leave; this usually means the holiday periods i.e., Easter, summer and Christmas
  • Participates in developing and providing quality care within the Hospital
  • Assists in orientation, teaching and supervision of new and junior personnel.
  • Continue to develop personal knowledge and skills and seeks outside educational opportunities.
  • Present a professional appearance and conform to the dress, hygiene and infection control policies of the Clinic.
  • Is always punctual on duty.
  • Certificate in Medical Physics & Physiological Measurement or BSc Clinical Measurement Science or equivalent
For further details please contact Karen Shiel on 087 7452487 or send CV to [email protected]