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Tracheostomy Lead Nurse

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata per annum
Closing date
10 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
Tracheostomy Lead Nurse / Tracheostomy Lead Allied Health Professional

We have an exciting opportunity for two registered health care professionals to join the Trust into our newly formed Tracheostomy Lead posts. We have 2 x 0.5wte Band 7 posts available and we are looking for one Registered Nurse and one Allied Health Professional with experience of clinical input into patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies.

We will be hosting a virtual information session for interested candidates at 10.00am - 10.45am on Wednesday 7th June. To register an interest please contact

Main duties of the job

You will work alongside clinical experts to co-ordinate the management of adult patients with tracheostomies at BTHFT. You will provide leadership to enable the Trust to provide safe and effective care by supporting appropriate training and education, ensuring national guidance is adhered to, overseeing quality governance, clinical audit, quality improvement, and encouraging MDT collaboration.

This will be a Monday to Friday service and the post holders will need to factor in some time during the week to hand over to each other to ensure continuity of the service. Working hours can be negotiated and flexed to meet the needs of the individuals and the service.

About us

At Bradford Teaching Hospitals we're passionate about providing outstanding care for the people of the Bradford district and communities across the North of England. We're keen to meet people interested in sharing our passion and helping us continue to deliver the highest quality of care to our patients.

We're a renowned teaching hospital trust at the forefront of research, education and development, with a state-of-the-art simulation and skills training centre on site.

In short, we can help you lift your career to the next level. We've received huge investment to improve patient care which means we have truly world-class facilities including a brand-new neonatal suite, state-of-the-art intensive care unit, a newly refurbished A& E department, new children's unit and a welcoming, modern atrium and reception area for staff and visitors.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached for the job description document for this post for further details in regards to the main responsibilities of the role.

Person Specification



  • Significant post registration experience, including experience of working in a relevant clinical specialty.
  • Experience of working in an MDT and across organisational and professional boundaries.
  • Experience of teaching/ assessing/ supervising others in a clinical setting.
  • Evidence of applying evidence based practice.
  • Experience of clinical input into patients with tracheostomies and laryngectomies.


  • Experience of leading people/line management responsibility.
  • Experience of standard setting and auditing.
  • Experience of policy development.
  • Experience of service development
  • Experience of leading and managing change.
  • Experience of project management.
  • Research experience



  • Tracheostomy and Laryngectomy competent in day to day care and emergency management process.
  • Ability to assess, plan, implement and evaluate specialist care delivered to patients and give relevant advice/information to patients and relatives.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to deal with sensitive information.
  • Resuscitation skills.
  • Manual handling skills.
  • Specific Infection Prevention and control measures with this patient group
  • Highly motivated and able to use initiative.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Ability to lead and work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgemental skills.
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly.
  • Organisation and negotiation skills.
  • Analytical approach to problem solving.
  • Computer literate.
  • Presentation skills.
  • Complaints handling skills.


  • Evidence of clinical leadership skills development.



  • Understanding of Information Governance and Confidentiality.
  • Speciality knowledge with respect of the care and management of tracheostomies and laryngectomies.
  • Knowledge and understanding of application of relevant National Guidance e.g. National Service Frameworks, NICE, ICS, NTSP, NCEPOD recommendations
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice in this clinical area


  • Comprehensive knowledge of the NHS national and Trust's targets and priorities.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of clinical governance and risk Management.
  • Understanding of patient pathways and its complexities and how to support the patient through this.
  • Understand the national specialty and professional agenda.



  • BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience.
  • Evidence of professional/clinical knowledge in area supplemented by specialist clinical, managerial training and CPD.

Employer details

Employer name

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


Bradford Teaching Hospitals



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