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Senior Respiratory Specialist Nurse - Respiratory Outpatients

Royal United Hospitals Bath NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

To provide high level of specialist, clinical, managerial and nursing input for patients with all respiratory diseases. The post includes management responsibility of the nurse specialist team and outpatients health care assistant team.

Also included is management responsibility for, the home nebuliser loan service, thoracoscopy and pleural procedures clinics. A telephone advice line is also part of the service, and involves liaison with GPs and helping patients to remain at home.

Main duties of the job

  • To work as an autonomous practitioner and be responsible for the day to day caseload of patients with relevant respiratory conditions
  • To assess referred patients providing an initial and ongoing respiratory management plan.
  • To be an expert resource in respiratory care to all health care professionals (HCP), people with respiratory and their carers
  • To work in collaboration with all members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team to promote excellent standards of care to people with respiratory disease in line with evidence based practice
  • To provide education to people with respiratory disease and or their carers and to professional who care for people with respiratory conditions
  • To practice clinically in a way that supports and facilitates patient self-management
  • To manage outpatient respiratory nursing service; this includes respiratory nurses (band 6) and the nursing team providing care for the patients in the outpatient setting. This team includes registered and unregistered nursing staff
  • Management of the respiratory outpatients budget both for staffing and medical and non-medical costs reporting to the business manager and senior nurse for medicine

About us

At the RUH we're proud to put people at the heart of what we do, working together as one team to make a difference for our patients, each other, and our community. No matter what your role is, we value everyone's contribution in supporting the exceptional, person-centred care we pride ourselves on.

We are committed to creating a compassionate and inclusive environment. This can be seen in our growing community of staff networks - celebrating successes and creating opportunities to listen and learn. We value our differences, champion kindness and civility, and truly believe that diversity makes us stronger.

A culture of learning, developing and innovating is the thread that runs throughout our whole organisation. We want to support you to thrive, taking your career to its full potential.

We value staff wellbeing, with a well-established programme of support. We believe in a holistic approach spanning all aspects of living a healthy life, including physical, emotional, spiritual and financial wellbeing. We've even got a pool!

We are committed to supporting you and hope you want to join our team. In the meantime, find out more about living and working the beautiful historic city of Bath, learn about our extensive package of staff benefits, and read about how we're providing healthcare fit for the future with the landmark Dyson Cancer Centre and our passion for research.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and people specification for a detailed description of the role.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse



  • Respiratory Experience

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