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Nurse Practitioner, Acute Respiratory Unit

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
1 Jun 2023
Job summary

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated Band 5/6 nurse to join our well-established, friendly Respiratory ward.

We have experienced nurses and Respiratory Consultants within the team to provide support and mentorship. The successful candidate will be supported in gaining the skills and experience required to deliver the role of the specialist nurse and will eventually be competent in caring for acute respiratory patients in this rewarding area of work.

The successful applicant will be a registered first level nurse who ideally has experience of working with Respiratory patients and Non-invasive ventilation but nurses with broad acute medical experience will be considered.

If you have a desire to work in a proactive, friendly team in delivering care to Respiratory patients we are keen to receive your application.

Nurse Practitioner and Independent Prescriber are desirable but not essential.

This role is well suited to individuals with excellent communication skills, a strong sense of team work and who are motivated to reach their potential within a forward thinking team, as on-going training and development is actively encouraged.

Main duties of the job

The successful candidate will be a good team player and be able to effectively manage their own time and workload. The successful candidate must be computer literate and willing to undertake training.

About us

Our purpose is simple - Putting Patients First. We are looking for exceptional colleagues who can help us achieve this.

Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust is a large acute and specialised hospital trust that provides a range of local acute services to the residents of Worcestershire and more specialised services to a larger population in Herefordshire and beyond.

The Trust operates hospital-based services from three sites in Kidderminster, Redditch and Worcester

Our workforce is nearly 6,800 strong, and our caring staff are recognised as providing good and outstanding patient-centred care. You could be one of them.

We are committed to recruiting the best people to work with us to achieve our Vision - working in partnership to provide the best healthcare for our communities, leading and supporting our teams to move 4ward. Our 4ward behaviours, which we ask all staff to demonstrate, underpin our everyday work and remain firmly at the heart of all we do.

Our objectives are simple:
  • Best services for local people
  • Best experience of care and best outcomes for our patients
  • Best use of resources
  • Best people

Better never stops, and our Clinical Services Strategy provides a clear future vision for our Trust, our hospitals, our services and our role in the wider health and care system.

We are proud to have achieved Timewise accreditation - this means we are committed to embedding flexible working within our organisation as a flex positive employer.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This is an exciting role within the Respiratory Medicine Service at Worcestershire Royal Hospital, representing an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to develop specialist skills in the assessment and management of patients with respiratory diseases. The Nurse Practitioner (NP) will receive specialist training under the supervision of Respiratory Consultants and an established Respiratory nurse practitioner. It is expected that the NP will be an integral member of the respiratory team, will participate in respiratory in-reach, assist with management of ward patients, requesting, recording and communication of investigations and respond to deteriorating patients. The successful candidate will have a particularly important role in identifying respiratory patients outlying from the respiratory wards and improving their access to high quality specialist respiratory care. It is expected that the successful candidate will, after a period of training and induction, provide support for Saturday Respiratory Consultant ward rounds at a frequency of 1 in 3.

The role of the Nurse practitioner is dynamic and the post holder will be proactive in pioneering and developing the role in response to changes in practice and healthcare needs.

The post intends to improve patient outcomes though improving accessibility to services and improving quality.

The post holder is expected to exercise a high degree of professional autonomy and make critical decisions to satisfy the expectations and demands of the role.

Communication with a range of people internal and external.

Dealing with stressful situations, for example breaking bad news.

Person Specification



  • First level NMC registration.
  • Related post-basic training.
  • Recognised NMC Teaching and Assessing or Mentorship qualification.
  • First Degree.


  • Recognised Health Assessment course.
  • Current ILS/ALS provider



  • Relevant Experience at Senior Band 5.
  • Experience of supporting change/project management.
  • Involvement in Evidence Based Healthcare agenda.
  • Risk management.
  • Experience of Respiratory nursing including Non-Invasive Ventilation.
  • Computer literate.


  • Clinical Audit experience.

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