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Respiratory Nurse

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
, Carshalton
£40,701 to £48,054 a year pa Inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An exciting opportunity for enthusiastic Nurse has arisen to join our Respiratory Care team at St Helier hospital . Working as part of our highly effective Multidisciplinary team the post holder will enhance the work of the team to provide a seamless service for the management of people with a range of Respiratory diseases including Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and Asthma, pleural and Interstitial lung diseases

Working across all aspects of care delivery in both the acute wards and outpatient clinics the post holder must have clinical knowledge of respiratory conditions,. You will be required to demonstrate comprehensive assessment skills, knowledge of evidence based practice, and critical appraisal skills in applying theory to practice

The successful candidates must be capable of working independently to provide evidence based interventions to patients, demonstrating expert clinical skills and knowledge whilst promoting patient focused care

You will need to be a highly motivated individual with good interdisciplinary team-working skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential to provide professional specialist clinical support to medical and nursing staff in relation to respiratory patients.

Whilst we are looking for an experienced registered nurse with experience within the Respiratory specialty, applicants with less experience would be encouraged and training would be provided

Main duties of the job

As a member of the Respiratory Team the post holder will provide a quality specialist service to respiratory patients based on researched clinical practice. They will act as specialist nurse to patients and there carers with chronic lung diseases and contribute to service developments aimed at improving patient outcomes.
  • Be a full member of the Respiratory Specialist Multidisciplinary Team ensuring maximum effectiveness
  • Contribute to the provision of an effective nurse specialist service ensuring delivery that is sensitive to patient need, innovative and meets defined standards.
  • Assist the respiratory nurses in the delivery of hospital follow up care as appropriate and under supervision.

About us

Welcome to the Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust. We offer an extensive range of services, including cancer, pathology, surgery, and gynecologyto over 490,000 people in south west London and north east Surrey. We operate two busy general hospitals, Epsom Hospitaland St Helier Hospital, and run services from other locations, including Sutton Hospital. We are also part of two innovative integrated care partnerships - Sutton Health and Careand Surrey Downs Health and Care. St Helier Hospital is home to the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unitand Queen Mary's Hospital for Children, while Epsom Hospital is home to the South West London Elective Orthopaedic Centre (SWLEOC). Both Epsom and St Helier hospitals have Accident and Emergency departments (A&E)and Maternity services (Obstetrics). With nearly 900,000 people coming to our hospitals for care and treatment every year, our almost 5,000 staff and 500 volunteers work around the clock to keep our busy hospitals running smoothly.

As teaching hospitals, we play a key role in the education and training of tomorrow's doctors, nurses and other health professionals. Both sites work in partnership with St George's Hospital and St George's Medical School in south London to deliver high quality education and research

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the Respiratory Nurse role at Epsom and St Helier

Person Specification

Nursing Qualification and Training


  • Registered General Nurse


  • .Educated to Diploma/Degree level or equivalent level of education .Post-registration qualification in Respiratory care



  • .Relevant experience at Band 5 or above .Broad range of clinical experience


  • .Attendance at Respiratory Update sessions or training courses .Experience of working in an MDT .Specialist knowledge of res-piratory disease and specific management

Skills and abilities


  • .Ability to manage own workload with minimal supervision. .Able to recognise own boundaries of practice .Able to respond to emergency situations .Able to communicate efficiently and effectively with other departments and healthcare professionals .Teaching staff and patients .Maintain standards or protocols of care .Computer skills


  • .Able to interpret spirometry and blood gases .Teaching skills

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