Respiratory Medicine jobs in the NHS

  • March 24, 2022

With IMG Connect you can search and apply for roles in the NHS, including posts relating to COVID-19. We can offer you the latest advice on each opportunity to work in the best performing NHS hospitals in the UK. 

The NHS is looking for motivated internationally qualified pulmonologists to be a part of its dedicated workforce and join some of the best performing, largest and most successful Trusts in the UK. For experienced pulmonologists, CESR is supported in the majority of vacancies. 

NHS Jobs in Respiratory Medicine, offering CESR support and career growth

At IMG Connect we are delighted to be able to offer opportunities for motivated, ambitious respiratory medicine specialists (Consultants, Registrars, Clinical Fellows and Registrars) to join Respiratory Medicine services based up and down the country. 

Each appointment will be a member of a Respiratory multidisciplinary team providing high quality care, which are constantly seeking to improve and refine their service. Our NHS clients always have the ambition to continue to deliver an international standard service.

Our NHS clients can accommodate your skill set and professional interests. In some roles, the appointee will participate in both General Medical and Respiratory and will be responsible for the continuing care of patients admitted as emergencies. Sub-specialty clinical and academic interests are always encouraged. 

For consultant pulmonologists, there are opportunities to work in major teaching hospitals, and all respiratory specialists will also be expected to contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate education. The development of relevant research interests is also encouraged, and opportunities will be enhanced by education and career development departments. 

For Specialty Doctors and Consultants in respiratory medicine, CESR is a great option to gain an internationally recognised qualification, allowing you to take on a permanent consultant job in the NHS

What’s life like in an NHS Respiratory Department? 

Respiratory medicine in the NHS is typically a hospital-based specialty. Hospital wards are busy and varied, a third of all acute medical admissions to hospital are the result of respiratory problems. Some Respiratory physicians choose to practice general medicine, and others maintain a focus on acute respiratory medicine.

Respiratory physicians in the NHS will work closely with colleagues in the hospital’s intensive care unit (ICU), as well as across all other specialities. Assessing patients in outpatients’ clinics is an important part of NHS jobs. There are two types of clinic: general respiratory clinics and specialist clinics. Respiratory physicians also run lung function laboratories in NHS hospitals and some respiratory units specialise in areas such as lung transplant, sleep-related medical problems or cystic fibrosis.

Specialist respiratory clinics in the NHS deal with a range of problems including:

  • cancer

  • tuberculosis, or TB (a bacterial lung disease)

  • cystic fibrosis (an inherited condition that causes a sticky section that can affect the airways often causing infection)

  • interstitial lung disease (scarring of the lung tissue between and supporting the air sacs)

  • chronic cough

  • sleep disorders relating to breathing, eg obstructive sleep apnoea

  • pulmonary vascular disorders (affecting the blood circulation of the lungs)

With such a broad range of job plans and career directions available, the NHS is an excellent place for pulmonologists to secure a job and grow their career in respiratory medicine, whilst working in internationally recognised institutions. 


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