Locum Respiratory Physiologist Job in North London
- London, United Kingdom
- Ref: VAC-90837
- Salary: £30-35
- Start Date: ASAP
- Division: Respiratory Physiology
- Disciplines: Lung Function
At Globe Locums we have a selection of respiratory physiology jobs on a locum and permanent basis. If you're a qualified respiratory physiologist seeking a new job opportunity, please take a look at our vacancies.
At Globe Locums, we strive to match qualified respiratory physiologists with Locum and permanent jobs across a multitude of countries and healthcare settings. We are a healthcare recruitment agency comprising clinicians and professional recruiters. This unique blend gives us the tools to select the best candidates for brilliant clinical work opportunities in the UK and further afield. We can offer:
We have a variety of respiratory physiologist jobs available for suitable candidates in a wide range of locations.
Respiratory physiologists perform investigative procedures on patients to diagnose breathing disorders and to help aid decisions regarding treatment for lung disease. A respiratory physiologist job role forms a crucial part of the respiratory multi-disciplinary team. Doctors and nurse specialists can refer a patient for respiratory testing and then see them back in clinic to make clinical decisions. Respiratory physiology tests might include exercise testing, spirometry, lung function testing and sleep studies. Tests might also be completed before and after taking a medication, to check drug efficacy in real time. A patient may require intervention from a respiratory physiologist for conditions including:
With many diseases affecting the pulmonary system, respiratory physiologists can become experts in certain areas of their field, with plenty of opportunities for professional development.
Respiratory Physiology Qualifications
There is more than one route to becoming a respiratory physiologist. One option is to complete a BSc in physiological sciences, specialising in respiratory and sleep physiology. Some people may choose a respiratory physiologist job role by completing a healthcare science practitioner degree apprenticeship or by applying for the NHS Scientist Training Programme. Respiratory physiologists must be registered with The Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) to practice.
As respiratory physiologists perform investigations that may have a significant impact on a patient’s treatment journey, it is important to work accurately and carefully in this role. Some patients may be nervous about their lung function tests, and so a calming and reassuring manner is important. Being able to communicate accurate information clearly is also crucial.
A respiratory physiologist can expect to earn around £25,000 to £31,000 each year whilst newly qualified. Experienced respiratory physiologists can earn over £40,000 in private healthcare settings. As a Locum, a respiratory physiologist might earn between £20 and £30 per hour depending on their level of professional experience and the specifics of the job. Where Locum work is available during unsocial hours, you can expect to earn an uplifted rate of up to 1.5 times the standard rate. Locum respiratory physiologists may also earn more working in private clinics or hospitals than within the NHS.
Within respiratory physiology job roles there is plenty of scope for professional development. Training opportunities, conferences and seminars can all help to build a repertoire of skills. Working as a Locum can also present you with new clinical investigations and a wider range of patients to assess. As you build experience, a higher rate of pay may become possible.
Learn more about respiratory physiology job salaries and what to expect from a career as a respiratory physiologist.
A Locum respiratory physiologist will often complete many of the same duties as a permanently staffed member of the team. However, whereas a permanent member of staff may have a good working relationship with their colleagues, a Locum needs to quickly build rapport to ensure safe and effective patient care. A Locum must also quickly understand local processes and procedures for investigations. On the flip side, Locums benefit from flexibility of working patterns, and often a higher rate of pay. Working as a Locum can be ideal for those who can only work certain days due to childcare responsibilities, or who require flexibility for personal pursuits such as travel or other hobbies. If you are considering a Locum respiratory physiology job, you can check out our latest available positions as well as testimonials from some of our current Locum respiratory physiologists.
Globe Locums is delighted to offer a range of highly respected Locum and permanent respiratory physiology jobs for candidates around the world. Respiratory physiology jobs might include:
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