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Respiratory Scientist Role – St Leonards, NSW

Due to continuing growth of our practice, we are currently seeking a skilled Respiratory Scientist.


Permanent Part-time – 8 hours per week - Friday’s 8.30am – 5pm


Previous experience conducting complex lung function testing and home based sleep study set up is highly desirable. We are looking for a reliable team member who demonstrates respect, integrity, effective communication, teamwork, and high performance.


Responsibilities and duties of this type of role include, but are not limited to:

· Conduct complex lung function- spirometry, gas transfer, static lung volumes, respiratory muscle strength testing and bronchial provocation tests.

· Set up and download home ambulatory sleep investigations.

· Computer skills including word processing, spread sheet applications and clinical information systems.

· Maintain quality assurance practices including calibration and maintenance of equipment as per the respiratory and sleep services accreditation standards.

· Contribute to the ongoing maintenance of laboratory procedure manuals.

· Liaise closely with the Practice Manager and the Medical Directors of the clinic to ensure smooth operation of the lab.

· Strong desire for continued education and professional development.

Mandatory requirements:

· Completed undergraduate/postgraduate degree in science with a strong component in human physiology.

· Current certification in CPR

· Prior experience in respiratory and/or sleep investigations will be highly desirable.

Remuneration is based on experience and is above award rates


How to apply - Applications must be submitted via email to:

Donna Marcy [email protected]

Applications close: Friday 25 March 2023

Please include in application:

· Cover letter and CV outlining education, training and previous experience.

· Availability/timeframe for commencement

Respiratory / Sleep Physiologist – 1.0 FTE 


Application link:


Are you a Respiratory / Sleep Physiologist ready for an overseas experience in 2023?

Embark your journey to the beautiful ‘winterless north’ of New Zealand. Here is a perfect OE opportunity that you were looking for!

Immerse yourself in the Northland’s rich culture & history. The region boasts a stunning natural environment that stretches from south-east of Mangawhai across to the Kaipara Harbour and all the way up to New Zealand's northernmost tip, Cape Rēinga.


Gain new skills, expand your contacts, broaden your worldview and make new friends, all while gaining valuable professional experience!


About Northland

As the northernmost and warmest of New Zealand’s 16 regions, Northland is known as the 'winterless North'. The low elevation and close proximity to the sea result in a mild, subtropical and rather windy climate. Our region is a combination of natural taonga such as golden beaches, secluded coves, breathtaking seascapes, ancient forests, and a rich tapestry of flora and fauna.


Working with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is about more than just a job. It’s about enjoying coming to work every day, feeling challenged, trusted and supported, whilst enjoying living in a region that has a lifestyle unrivalled in New Zealand.

Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau is committed to Te Tiriti o Waitangi and holds stewardship for equitable health outcomes for Māori as Tāngata Whenua as the highest priority.


At Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau, you’ll soon see the passion and pride Northlanders feel in their home. We’re not just talking about living in one of New Zealand’s most beautiful – and affordable – locations, but being a part of delivering healthcare that is unique to our region.


From professional development, to an inspiring team and to achieving real work-life balance in a stunning location, we can offer what matters to your career, and what matters to you.


If you’re looking for the right opportunity to create positive, healthy change, then we’re looking for you. We have an amazing opportunity for a Respiratory/ Sleep Physiologist to join our Medical outpatients department.


About the role

The primary function of this role is

· To participate in and maintain a comprehensive, high quality and efficient Respiratory. Sleep service for Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau. This includes coverage at peripheral hospitals (Bay of islands, Kaitaia & Dargaville)

· Be familiar with non-invasive ventilation Sleep Studies and management of Sleep Apnoea and Lung Function testing

· To participate in and be an effective team member of the Medical service.

· To have the desire and ability to teach and update other team members

This is a permanent 1.0 FTE position working 40 hours per week.


Key requirements

· Minimum 2 year post qualification experience with demonstrated ability to perform all core pulmonary diagnostic tests

· Ability to gain registration as a Clinical Respiratory Physiologist with the Clinical Physiologist Board or work towards it

· Experience with the provision of CPAP and NIV-BiPAP therapy

· Experience in screening for obstructive sleep apnoea

A current drivers license is essential to apply for this role.



· Attractive salary range of $63,702 - $83,030

· Relocation allowance available

· No weekends or after-hours work

· Professional development opportunities

A career with Te Whatu Ora Te Tai Tokerau will see you action meaningful change in the region we love, and in your professional development – all whilst enjoying everything the stunning North has to offer. You really can enjoy the best of both.


Our people live our Values:

Tangata I te tuatahi People First - People are central to all we do

Whakaute (tuku mana) Respect - We treat others as they would like to be treated

Manaaki Caring - We nurture those around us, and treat all with dignity and compassion


Whakawhitiwhiti korero Communication - We communicate safely, openly and with respect to promote clear understanding


Taumata teitei (hirangi) Excellence - Our attitude of excellence inspires success, competence, confidence and innovation

Vacancy No: AH23-071

Closes: 26 March 2023

Senior Professional 1

 Location: Darwin - NT Health - Division of Medicine Darwin, Palmerston

Work Type: Full-Time, fixed vacancy for 6 months

Salary Range: $143,355 - $159,963


Job applications:



The Department aims to achieve the best health and wellbeing for all Territorians. The Top End Health Service offers broad clinical experience and opportunities to improve practical skills as well as a great lifestyle, spectacular geography and unique medical opportunities. On site facilities at Royal Darwin include a beautiful 25m swimming pool, gym, squash and tennis courts.

The Respiratory and Sleep Medicine service at the RDPH (Royal Darwin and Palmerston Hospital) provides a wide range of services with a variety of case mix. We treat Acute and Chronic Respiratory and Sleep Disorders.

The Respiratory and Sleep Medicine at RDPH is interested in an experienced Respiratory Scientist to assist in the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and other Top End Health Service related services on respiratory function testing to support timely diagnosis and treatment. For further information please contact Dr Subash Heraganahally on 08 8922 8888 or [email protected]



Primary objective

Provide strategic advice and leadership to the Pulmonary Function Laboratory and other Top End Health Service related services on respiratory function testing to support timely diagnosis and treatment.


Key duties and responsibilities
  1. Single point of accountability for respiratory lung function laboratory at Royal Darwin Hospital and Palmerston Regional Hospital providing day to day services, including standard and advanced diagnostic lung function tests, ensuring that accreditation standards and that quality assurance and calibration processes are comprehensively completed.
  2. Research, design, administer and evaluate the provision of clinical, risk and treatment needs assessments and interventions for respiratory illnesses utilising appropriate methods, technology and equipment, prepare written clinical assessment reports, maintain relevant documentation, and provide advice and briefs to the senior executive on the laboratory’s operations.
  3. Participate in Quality Assurance activities and the development and ongoing improvement of operational guidelines to satisfy accreditation requirements of the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand (TSANZ).
  4. Assist Senior Leadership Teams within the Top End Health Service to implement recommendations arising from TSANZ accreditation reviews.
  5. Follow defined service quality standards, work health and safety policies and procedures relating to the work being undertaken in order to ensure high quality, safe services and workplaces
  6. Facilitate workload to be able to perform oxygen eligibility criteria such as arterial blood gases (ABG’s), Six minute Walk Tests (6MWT), PFT’s and bedside spirometry.
  7. Single point accountability to provide timely PFT reports to interstate specialists in combined care patients such as Lung Transplant and Cystic Fibrosis patients.
  8. Participate and perform spirometry or PFT’s in outreach respiratory clinics as required in remote Indigenous communities.