Respiratory Nurse Specialist Band 6

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  • Post Date: January 8, 2019
Job Description

We are one of the country’s top performing NHS Foundation Trusts, looking after the wellbeing of around half a million people across Northumberland and North Tyneside – one of the largest geographical areas of any NHS Trust in England.

We deliver care from 11 acute sites including an emergency care hospital, general and community hospitals, an outpatient and diagnostic centre, an elderly care unit and an integrated health and social care facility.

We are rated ‘outstanding’ overall by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). We are one of the North East’s largest employers with 9,500 dedicated members of staff. We have a Council of Governors with 70 members, representing the public, staff and some of our external partners.

We invest heavily in staff to ensure that the best talent is attracted, developed, looked after, and retained in every area of the organisation. Staff satisfaction is high and our staff consistently rate us as one of the best places to work in the NHS.

We were one of the first NHS Trusts to receive foundation status, and have been a foundation trust for over a decade.

Candidates must read the entire ‘Applicants Guidance Notes’ before submitting any applications.

Please note that it is a requirement of this Trust that all successful applicants pay for their own DBS certification if a DBS check is required for the post. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first monthly pay.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic, experienced and innovative nurse who is interested and motivated to develop care and services in all aspects of Respiratory Medicine.

The post holder will work with the existing team members to support the current services, including home care services for patients with respiratory disease. You will be expected to work within the team but also be able to work independently. You will be able to demonstrate appropriate clinical skills and knowledge and plan and organise a clinical case load on a daily basis. You will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to foster positive relationships at all levels, including discussion and presentation of relevant information to the multi-disciplinary team. You will be required to promote integration within the multidisciplinary team, all who participate in the care of patients with respiratory conditions.

As a respiratory nurse specialist you will be required to provide and develop clinical services, participate in research and audit and maintain accurate records and data management as well as data analysis to contribute to service development. You will provide specialist teaching to patients and staff across the Trust and community. You will be required to participate in delivering our Hospital@Home service on a rotational basis this includes weekend working and on call services.

The successful candidate must meet the following:

1st level Registered Nurse
Certificate in associated clinical condition (e.g. COPD/Respiratory Essentials) OR relevant experience
Mentorship passport
Previous Certificate in associated post registration clinical specialty such as advanced asthma, COPD/Respiratory Essentials or equivalent education/experience
Ability to communicate to a high level
Must be able to meet the travel requirements for the post.
The postholder may be required to work at all sites within the Trust.

In order to meet the requirements of this role it is Essential you are a Car Driver

The post will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.

At Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, we believe that our staff are the foundation for all that we do. The Trust recognises its role in supporting the health and wellbeing of its staff and it taking positive action in this respect. We have a range of initiatives and support for staff including psychology and counselling, physiotherapy, physical activity opportunities and healthy food choices on site.

The Trust is completely smoke free from March 2018. We do not discriminate against people who smoke but we do require all staff to be smoke free whilst at work and we have a range of support in place to help and support staff with this.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, that as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are offered a job information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.