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Respiratory Nurse Specialist

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pro rata for part time
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

We invite applications for this exciting post to provide specialist respiratory care as part of our DAIRS team at UHD.

The Dorset Adult Integrated Respiratory Service (DAIRS) provides care to patients with a variety of chronic respiratory diseases. The role is diverse, and the emphasis is on providing compassionate care to patients and their families through admission avoidance, supported discharges from hospital and specialist clinics. The service delivers care to patients in their own homes as well as in the hospital setting so there is an expected level of autonomy whilst working as part of the wider team.

This is a permanent post, full and part time hours will be considered. Working hours are 8am-4pm, to cover the 7 day service.

The role will be primarily based at Bournemouth but will also require travel to patient's homes in the surrounding areas, with the potential to work at other UHD sites. A UK driving licence is essential for this position.

Based at: Bournemouth

Interview date: TBC

Main duties of the job

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

About us

Our values define who we are as #TeamUHD. They underpin everything we do now and in the future. They define how we treat our patients, visitors, and each other, our valued team mates and colleagues.

UHD are investing in services across the Trust, with many being transformed and developed following merger and the New Hospital Programme.

In some cases this means that a services may move site this year or next, either temporarily or long term. Recruiting Managers interviewing for this role will be happy to answer any specific questions that you have at interview.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To understand the role in more detail please read the full job description and person specification documents which are attached to this advert.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse NMC
  • Evidence of CPD
  • A willingness to work towards a recognised qualification in COPD and Asthma


  • Non-Medical prescribing qualification



  • Demonstrable experience in chronic respiratory conditions
  • Development of junior staff/students
  • Ability to work autonomously and a willingness to develop experience as a lone worker


  • Participation in research and audit



  • Advanced theoretical and practical knowledge of chronic respiratory conditions
  • Specialist knowledge of respiratory disease including disease specific management pathways


  • Advanced knowledge of interventions, treatments and potential complications

Interpersonal Skills


  • Ability to work unsupervised and on own initiative and as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Negotiation and influencing skills

Other requirements specific to the role


  • Flexible to the needs of the service, working pattern to cover the 7-day service
  • Able to travel within geographical area as required by service / requirements of post
  • Has a full UK driving licence

Personal Attributes


  • Able to deal with demands of rapidly developing and changing service, problem-solving and prioritising abilities
  • A strong sense of commitment to openness, honesty and integrity in undertaking the role
  • To be flexible and multi skilled to ensure the priorities of the service can be met

Language requiremet


  • Able to speak English as necessary to undertake the role

Technical Skills Competencies


  • Computer literacy and the ability to utilise electronic systems used by the Trust
  • Demonstratable ability to work in a busy environment and resilience when the service is under pressure


  • Extended role skills in ABG's, CBG's and Venepuncture

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