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Respiratory Pulmonary Rehabilitation Practitioner

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Per annum
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

The Buckinghamshire Integrated respiratory service is expanding the pulmonary rehabilitation service and looking for a dynamic allied healthcare professional or nurse with a keen interest in respiratory medicine.

A valid driving license is essential for this role as the post holder will be required to travel to various venues/ community centres within Buckinghamshire where Pulmonary Rehabilitation sessions are delivered.

The post holder will provide specialist respiratory input supporting the running of Pulmonary Rehabilitation programmes within the Community setting, using highly developed specialist practice underpinned by theoretical knowledge/respiratory qualifications.

Staff will be trained to be a specialist resource of information for health and social care staff, patients, families, carers, and external agencies who may require advice and support, and guidance in the management of respiratory conditions such as Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), asthma and bronchiectasis

Main duties of the job

  • Act as a credible, visible role model for all junior nursing and allied healthcare professional staff.
  • To actively participate in MDT meetings raising and discussing concerns and actively seeking acceptable and best outcomes solutions for the patients. Ensuring that patients' and relatives' views are always heard and considered.
  • To support the department team in resolving clinical and operational issues on a shift-by-shift basis whilst ensuring that best practice nursing care is delivered.
  • To work in collaboration with the department manager to establish a cleanliness culture across the department ensuring that the patient environment is well-maintained, clean, and safe.
  • To work with the department manager, the Infection Prevention Control Team, and the domestic support team to ensure adherence to cleaning contracts is maintained and monitored ensuring that any issues are escalated in a timely manner.
  • The post holder will need to maintain and supervise junior members of staff in ensuring that the nursing care delivered to all patients is established on an individual assessment, it is planned evidence based care, it is documented that it is implemented and it is evaluated asto effectiveness.

About us

Listen to why colleagues think we are a great place to work! -

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?
  • As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.
  • We offer flexible and agile workingopportunities,alongside your NHS benefits ofgenerous annual leave entitlement, pension andaccess toNHS discount schemes.
  • We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

Why work for us?
  • We'recommitted to promoting inclusion and making sure all colleagues feel they belong. We encourage new colleagues from a diverse range of backgrounds to apply.
  • As an employer, we aim to create a workplace where differences are valued and colleagues treat one another with dignity and respect.
  • Greater diversity withinourBHT familyimprovespositive outcomes for the people and communities we serve.

What do we stand for?
  • Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.
  • Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.
  • Our CARE values are collaborate, aspire, respect and enable.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

If you are an internal applicant there is the option for secondment, all applicants must have the endorsement/support of their line manager prior to application.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Good general education
  • Registered General Nurse/ HPC
  • Further education training e.g MSPP
  • Registered RN (adult)/ AHP
  • Degree in related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Completion of appropriate management and leadership programme
  • Teaching and Assessment recognised qualification

Skills, Abilities & Knowledge


  • Ability to communicate clearly with patients and multidisciplinary team
  • Ability to write clearly and legibly in English
  • Knowledge of a role of a Band 6
  • Knowledge of the NMC code of Professional Conduct or HPC registration
  • Experience delivering patient education
  • Advanced Diagnostic and Clinical Assessment Skills Module
  • Knowledge awareness of recent NHS policies / DH agenda
  • Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the holistic needs of the client group


  • Able to manage own case load
  • Self Motivated
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice
  • Good time management skills
  • Computer skills



  • Experience of Respiratory nursing
  • Significant experience at a Band 5/6 nursing level within a related field
  • Previous experience in teaching, coaching, mentoring
  • Evidence of participation in audit, research and development of staff
  • Proven ability to utilise word, power point and excel to a level of producing documents, reports
  • Post registration experience working with respiratory patients
  • Demonstrates ability to develop new initiatives
  • Demonstrates ability to adapt to change


  • Post registration experience
  • previous work related experience
  • Ability to work as part of a team and on own initiative

Special circumstances


  • Able to work required shift pattern
  • Driving license

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