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Clinical Physiology

Clinical Physiologists are qualified healthcare professionals that specialise in testing, measuring, and reporting in the fields of cardiology, respiratory medicine and sleep. Some Clinical Physiologists are qualified in more than one field; however most focus on one discipline due the vast amount of knowledge that is required to excel a particular field. They must hold […]

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Clinical Physiologists are qualified healthcare professionals that specialise in testing, measuring, and reporting in the fields of cardiology, respiratory medicine and sleep. Some Clinical Physiologists are qualified in more than one field; however most focus on one discipline due the vast amount of knowledge that is required to excel a particular field.

They must hold a three-year Bachelor of Science degree and then go on to train as Clinical Physiologists. Their training is a long process, with much of it done on the job under the supervision of a qualified Clinical Physiologist in a particular field. Clinical Cardiac Physiologists must complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Cardiac Technology; Clinical Respiratory Physiologists must complete a Certified Respiratory Function Scientist qualification and Clinical Sleep Physiologists must complete a Post Graduate Diploma in Sleep Medicine. In addition to this, Clinical Physiologists must also undertake a competency programme involving completion of a workbook and successfully passing an exam. This takes a further two years.Clinical Physiologists are listed on the long term skill shortage list in New Zealand.

As it takes so long to train in this profession, it is paramount that we retain as many of our experienced professionals as possible. Unfortunately, many of our Clinical Physiologists travel overseas for better pay and working conditions.

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First Name Surname Location Employer
Lisa Cooper Auckland Auckland
Kevin Ellyett Greenlane Auckland
Rajeev Kumar Auckland Auckland
Jordan McIntyre Starship Auckland
Nicole Westrupp Starship Auckland
Ewan Morris Tauranga Bay of Plenty
Sharron Denekamp Christchurch Canterbury
Tessa Hemsley Wellington Capital & Coast
Kanak Kishore Wellington Capital & Coast
Kirsten Jacobsen Middlemore Counties Manukau
Colleen Lockwood Hastings Hawkes Bay
Ian Hart Palmerston North MidCentral
Karen De Bruijn Nelson Nelson Marlborough
Nicola McNaught Southland Southern
Emma Guglietta Dunedin Southern
Helen Griffin Waikato Waikato
Kellie Timmins Waikato Waikato
Jeannette McGuinness North Shore Waitemata
Yvonne Wynne North Shore Waitemata