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Asthma Nurse Specialist

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust
Pensnett Road, Dudley
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pa pro rata
Closing date
2 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
The Post holder will work as a member of the well- established and successful Specialist Asthma Service.

The successful candidate will be required to demonstrate commitment, enthusiasm and passion for the delivery of high quality, patient focused care for asthma patients.

The role involves assessment of patients with mild to severe asthma, and the subsequent implementation and management of treatment which will contribute to both admission avoidance and early discharge strategies.

Main duties of the job

This role will involve supporting ward staff and providing education where necessary to ensure ward staff are up to date on new information regarding treatments and policies. This will also involve ensuring care bundles are completed and education is available to staff when required

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential as the Post holder will be expected to liaise and work closely with clinicians and other healthcare professionals from both primary and secondary care.

The ability to work effectively as part of a multi- disciplinary team is necessary to ensure seamless, comprehensive care is provided for respiratory patients in health care settings and within the patients home environment.

The Post holder should be flexible as service requirements may fluctuate.

About us

The Specialist Asthma Team in Dudley are a dynamic, forward thinking, pro-active team.

All staff have a responsibility within our team to provide care and compassion to our patient group, and embrace equality, inclusion and diversity.

We are part of a National Asthma Network and offer opportunities to be an integral part of the regional network to the successful candidate. We provide specialist asthma care to both adults and young people transitioning from paediatric services, and work closely with the multidisciplinary team within respiratory services and the wider network.

Job description

Job responsibilities


Portray a positive image of the Trust and act at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.

In collaboration with other members of multi-disciplinary team, assess, plan, implement and evaluate care given to a defined caseloadof patients.

Contribute to the development of pathways, policies and procedures specific to respiratory nursing and covid recovery plan.

To participate in the development, implementation, delivery and evaluation of care of difficult asthma patients, working up patients for specialist MDT, and identifying those patients who need further follow up/management prior to MDT.

To work with the consultant, asthma nurse specialist and secretarial support, providing specialist support, assessing and implementing care, according to agreed protocols, throughout the patients pathway to ensure a safe and seamless service. This will include collaboration with the Emergency Department, AEC and out-patients. The candidate will be expected to work independently in nurse- led clinics and will need to perform spirometry. The person will also be expected to provide education to any hospital team members who are involved with managing asthma patients.

Ensure continuity of care by developing good knowledge of support

Agencies / organizations and referring patients as appropriate eg Regional Service for asthma (HUB) Asthma UK, Voluntary Sector.

Will perform basic lung function tests (spirometry, reversibility, FENO) and develop awareness of more specialized procedures (nasendoscopy).

Assist in the implementation of strategies which facilitate the service to belexible, adaptable and meet the needs of the service users.

Have good IT skills. Demonstrate the ability to use an electronic patient care system to book, attend and outcome patient contacts, be proficient in the useof Excel, Microsoft word etc.

Utilize clinical skills and judgement to perform, interpret and act upon the results of respiratory investigation/tests including arterial blood gases.

Attend multi-disciplinary meetings in the hospital and community as required.

This will include presenting patients at the Regional Severe Asthma Service MDT.

Develop good working relationships within the respiratory service, ward areas and the hub and spoke members of the multidisciplinary team.

Education and Training

Act as a resource and provide specialist advice and education to patients, carers and healthcare professionals regarding health promotion, management and treatment options.

To assist with the education of members of the multidisciplinary team as appropriate.

To maintain and develop own skills and professional knowledge in asthma management and respiratory health.

Participate in clinical audit, surveys and evaluation of care programmes.


Attend meetings relevant to the development of the Specialist Asthma Service and the Respiratory Department as required.

Maintain accurate comprehensive patient records as requested by the Trust, NMC and data protection act.

Responsibility for maintenance, storage and cleaning of equipment.

Demonstrate effective time management and the ability to prioritise and manage workload.

Have a good understanding of clinical governance and risk management

and be able to apply principles to clinical situations.

Person Specification



  • First level registered nurse (or equivalent)
  • Teaching or mentoring module (or equivalent)


  • Post graduate respiratory module



  • Evidence of experience working with mild to severe asthma and other respiratory disorders
  • Evidence of working at band 5 in acute respiratory area
  • Evidence of multi-disciplinary working


  • Evidence of knowledge of the asthma hub and spoke model, and the National Asthma Network



  • Evidence of acting as a resource providing specialist advice to patients and their carers regarding treatment options, health promotion and management
  • Evidence of developing own skills and knowledge in respiratory and asthma management
  • Ability to recognise a patient with a severe asthma exacerbation and act accordingly (based on current guidelines) to maintain safety of the individual.


  • Be competent in spirometry analysis.

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust


Lung Function Unit

Russells Hall Hospital

Pensnett Road, Dudley


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