Respiratory Nurse Specialist

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year Pro rata per annum
Closing date
6 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
We have two exciting opportunities for qualified Nurses with respiratory experience to join our wonderful multidisciplinary respiratory team, here at St George's NHS trust.
  • Permanent Post, specialist interest in Severe Asthma
  • 12-month Maternity cover, specialist interest in COPD/NIV

  • Main duties of the job

    We are looking for two experienced respiratory nurses to provide autonomous holistic care to patients with respiratory disease across the St George's NHS Trust sites.

    The posts will care for patients admitted to St George's hospital with respiratory conditions, predominately Asthma and COPD. The respiratory nurses will provide rapid review and will develop and implement evidence-based management plans to support admission and discharge, liaising with internal and external MDT members as necessary.

    Additionally, here at St George's we have two specialists' respiratory services, Domiciliary Non-Invasive Ventilation and Severe Asthma. Whilst there will be division of specialist role focus for each post, there will be the opportunity to develop skills and experience across both if desired. There will also be staff line management and service development support expected.

    The successful applicant will need to have excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to care for patients with complex health needs and a passion for respiratory care, as well as be willing to work across SGH sites if needed.

    About us

    With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

    Person Specification



    • NMC registered
    • Degree (BSc) or equivalent in a health related subject
    • Relevant Post registration course (e.g. respiratory/critical care/NIV)
    • Advanced Clinical assessment skills accredited module or willing to undertake
    • Smoking Cessation level 2


    • Degree (MSc) or willing to undertake
    • Non-Medical Prescriber
    • ARTP Spirometry certification



    • An advanced practitioner either through formal qualification (as above) and/or extensive clinical experience pertinent to the area - as aligned to 4 pillars of advanced practice.
    • Minimum of 5 years post registration experience within an acute or respiratory setting
    • Ability to build up a rapport with patients and the MDT
    • Ability to impart complex information to patients, relatives and carers, with different levels of understanding
    • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
    • Experience of delivering presentations
    • Experience of service development/quality improvement


    • HDU or critical care experience
    • Experience in caring for patients requiring acute NIV
    • Experience in initiating and caring for patients requiring domiciliary NIV
    • Experience of looking after patients with severe/difficult Asthma
    • Experience of running research and audit programmes



    • Strong leadership skills
    • Autonomous practitioner
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Basic Counselling skills
    • Project management skills



    • Understanding of clinical governance and risk assessment
    • Clear understanding of safeguarding procedures
    • Computer literacy

    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

    St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


    St Georges Hospital


    SW17 0QT

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