Specialist Respiratory Practitioner Nurse

East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year per annum, pro rata
Closing date
31 May 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the Regional East Sussex Pulmonary Service (RESPS).

The RESPS team provide Pulmonary Rehabilitation, specialist physiotherapy, specialist nursing, oxygen and support with home NIV/neuromuscular diseases with respiratory complications across EHS and H&R CCG. We are a team of physiotherapists, nurses and respiratory support workers that provide holistic care to respiratory patients within the community setting.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for someone with proven recent experience of working with patients with respiratory conditions. Experience of the community setting would be advantageous but not essential. Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills are essential as well as excellent organisational and time management skills. You will need to have a wide range of skills to provide an expert service for the care and management of patients with chronic respiratory conditions and experiencing an acute exacerbation of symptoms. You must also be able to work both as part of a team and autonomously.

You will be supported through regular team meetings, 1-1 sessions and ongoing education and development. Access to a car and the ability to drive independently across the county is essential for the role. You will be able to claim a generous fuel allowance and will be provided with the equipment required to undertake patient care in the community setting.

About us

We are proud to provide 'Outstanding' care and be a great place to work

We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people's own homes.

In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as 'Good' overall, and 'Outstanding' for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated 'Outstanding'. Eastbourne DGH rated 'Good'.

In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious 'Building for our Future' programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the job description attached.

If you have any questions about this position please do not hesitate to contact us.

Person Specification



  • Qualified Nurse on NMC register
  • Recognised postgraduate qualification in respiratory care or proven equivalent experience


  • Relevant first degree
  • Additional relevant qualifications/study



  • Evidence of a range of post-registration experience
  • Proven recent experience of working with patients with Respiratory conditions
  • Working within a multi-disciplinary setting
  • Teaching and mentoring experience


  • Experience of audit within the healthcare setting
  • Previous relevant specialist nurse / physio experience.
  • Experience with blood gas sampling



  • Understanding modern NHS issues
  • Understanding NMC code of professional conduct
  • Understanding of relevant pathophysiology and corresponding clinical features
  • Knowledge of commonly used respiratory medications
  • Knowledge of Department of Health initiatives relevant to respiratory care


  • Understanding of home oxygen assessment and review
  • Understanding of pulmonary rehabilitation
  • Awareness of COPD discharge bundle process and Early Supported Discharge for COPD

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