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Respiratory Specialist - Nurse / Physiotherapist- Somerset

Job Description

This adveritsement has been placed by the organisation named in the 'Department' section above.

Should you require further information regarding this vacancy please contact the organisation direct.

The opportunity for a Respiratory Specialist role for BOC Healthcare has arisen in the Somerset CCG area.

BOC Healthcare is part of the Linde Group, responsible for more than 13 million patients worldwide providing care in intermediate care, community and home settings. We employ over 30 clinicians in our NHS commissioned respiratory specialist services across the UK.

Working for this international provider of respiratory healthcare services, you will become a member of a growing, successful team and part of a network of clinical specialists delivering our home and community-based services across the UK.

Purpose of the position

The role of the Respiratory Specialist (Nurse or Physiotherapist) is to improve patient outcomes through providing Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Home Oxygen Assessment & Review to patients within Somerset CCG. The services provided must be integrated with other local services provided in Somerset CCG and provide respiratory expertise and support to local health care professionals.

An exciting opportunity to work across both services, gaining excellent experience of the patients pathway;

Pulmonary Rehabilitation, Home Oxygen Assessment & Review, as required to meet local demand and provide cover as required.

Principal responsibilities

To ensure the care patients receive best meets their needs whether through pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen therapy.



  • National qualification (Registered Nurse on part 1 or 2 of the Nursing and midwife Council register with current NMC registration or Registered Physiotherapist with HCPC registration)
  • Evidence of continued professional development, preferably within respiratory care


  • ENB 998 or equivalent (teaching and assessing in Clinical Practice post graduate module)
  • COPD respiratory diploma or other recognised respiratory course
  • ARTP Certification in ABG Sampling and Spirometry or willingness to undertake

Part time or job share may be considered

For full JD please click on the attached document.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

UK Registration

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