Band 7 Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist - Bronchiectasis

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
5 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced, enthusiastic, proactive registered nurse to join an established Respiratory Specialist Nursing Team as a Band 7.

The Bronchiectasis CNS provides care for patients with bronchiectasis and range of respiratory disorders and will be instrumental in enabling the expansion of the existing service. The successful applicant will be expected to have experience at Band 6 Respiratory CNS level although specialist training will be given. You will work within the existing Respiratory Nurse specialist service.

You will be expected to exercise a high degree of professional autonomy by making critical judgements using specialist knowledge and be responsible for assessing patients and subsequently devising, implementing and reassessing an individual's treatment plan.

The post holder must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable them to be involved in difficult conversations regarding treatment and living with respiratory disease

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Main duties of the job

Lead on/assist the service lead on the development of the Bronchiectasis service within the Respiratory nursing service at Heartlands Hospital and provide a wide and in-depth knowledge and experience of all aspects of Respiratory care and management including COPD and Oxygen

Lead on and provides a prompt review of respiratory inpatients, facilitating discharge and reducing length of stay and supporting medical staff, nurses and other health care professionals in managing complex patients.

Undertakes complex nurse led clinics and MDT autonomously using higher levels of decision making and clinical judgement. Reviewing patient's progress and or change, making appropriate amendments to care or treatment, assess complex presentations and ensure correct diagnosis, looking at differential diagnoses and challenge other assessments and consider alternative treatments. Undertake invasive procedures such as accessing and flushing of TIVAD (Total implanted venous access devices), insertion of Midlines/cannulas, arterial and capillary blood gases and venous blood sampling. Undertakes procedures which may include spirometry and reversibility testing, bloods, sputum culture and inhaler techniques / device selection.

Uses expert knowledge and skills to determine appropriate diagnostic tools and interpret results.

Provides written self-management plans to help empower the patient to manage their Respiratory disease.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their 'whole self' to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

*Please Note*: For a detailed job description for this vacancy, please see attached Job Description*

Person Specification



  • Registered Adult on the NMC Register
  • Evidence of post registration CPD/Post registration qualification in (appropriate area of speciality or professional knowledge supplemented by specialist experience and short
  • courses to degree/masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6/7
  • Recognised mentorship course



  • Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
  • Significant years post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist at B6 or above in defined or associated speciality
  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
  • Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of on-going professional development/competence
  • Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to speciality
  • Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes and teaching/assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
  • Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
  • Experience of patient service user advocacy role

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

University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust


Heartlands Hospital

Bordesley Green E


West Midlands

B9 5SS

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