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Specialist Severe Asthma Nurse

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 Per Annum, (Pro Rata)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Asthma specialist nurse band 6.

An exciting opportunity has arisen within MFT for two permanent band 6 specialist nurses within the Severe asthma service.

Based at Wythenshawe hospital the successful candidates will provide care to severe asthmatic patients at one of the leading national centres.

Working as part of an established multi-disciplinary team the successful post holders will assist in the delivery of care to severe asthma patients, providing assessment, treatment, education, and support to not only patients and their families but also helping to support and develop other healthcare professionals.

The post holders will have a minimum of 2 years' experience of working as a nurse at a band 5 level and will be experienced in the field of respiratory medicine. They will be a confident decision maker, hardworking, forward thinking, dedicated and display a passion for the care of the respiratory patient.

Candidates must hold qualifications demonstrating specialist respiratory knowledge and exhibit a strong desire to develop themselves professionally it is desirable but not essential that applicants possess a non-medical prescribing qualification.

For further information or to arrange and informal visit please do not hesitate to contact Kerry Hince on: / 0161 291 5026

Main duties of the job

Undertake comprehensive assessment of patients to identify and meet their clinical needs, reassessing as appropriate.

Assess, plan, prioritise, implement, and evaluate nursing/therapeutic interventions to meet patients needs.

Contribute to the delivery of multi-disciplinary, patient centred care.

Encourage and educate patients, relatives, and carers to empower them to take an active role in care given.

Be responsible for assessing and identifying emergencies within their speciality field.

Be able to interpret clinical information and take appropriate action including the confidence to escalate to senior members of the service.

To undertake and promote clinical practice relevant to the needs of patients and families from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Advise and offer support to patients to autonomously manage their symptoms.

Communicate confidently with other members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Ensure all medication is administered in accordance with the Trust Medicines Management Policy.

Demonstrate the mandatory competencies of the Trust, attending all mandatory updates.

About us

MFT is England's largest NHS Trust with a turnover of �2.5bn & is on a different scale than most other NHS Trusts. We're creating an exceptional integrated health & social care system for the 1 million patients who rely on our services every year.

Bringing together 10 hospitals & community services from across Manchester, Trafford & beyond, we champion collaborative working & transformation, encouraging our 28,000 workforce to pursue their most ambitious goals. We set standards that other Trusts seek to emulate so you'll benefit from a scale of opportunity that is nothing short of extraordinary.

We've also created a digitally enabled organisation to improve clinical quality, patient & staff experience, operational effectiveness & driving research and innovation through the introduction of Hive our brand-new Electronic Patient Record system which we've launched in September 2022.

We're proud to be a major academic Research Centre & Education provider, providing you with a robust infrastructure to encourage and facilitate high-quality research programmes. What's more, we're excited to be embarking on our new Green Plan which will set out how MFT continues to play its part in making healthcare more sustainable.At MFT, we create and foster a culture of inclusion and belonging, provide equal opportunities for career development that are fair, open and transparent, protecting your health and wellbeing and shaping the future of our organisation together.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To find out more about the key responsibilities and the specific skills and experience youll need, take a look at the Job Description & Person Specification attachments under the Supporting Documents heading. So that youre even more equipped to make an informed decision to apply to us, youll need to take time to read the Candidate Essentials Guide that sits with the Job Description and Person Specification. This document provides you with details about the Trust, our benefits and outlines how we care for you as you care for others. Most importantly, it also contains critical information youll need to be aware of before you submit an application form.

COVID-19 vaccination remains the best way to protect yourself, your family, your colleagues and of course patients from the virus when working in our healthcare settings. Whilst COVID-19 vaccination is not currently a condition of employment, we do encourage our staff to get vaccinated. If you are unvaccinated, there is helpful advice and information available by searching on the NHS England website where you can also find out more about how to access the vaccination.

Diversity Matters

MFT is committed to promoting equality of opportunity, celebrating and valuing diversity and eliminating any form of unlawful discrimination across our workforce, ensuring our people are truly representative of the communities we serve. All individuals regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply for this post. As an inclusive employer, we are here to support you. If you have any special requirements to help you with your application, email our team at

Were looking forward to hearing from you!

Person Specification

Experience / knowledge


  • Relevant experience at band 5
  • Respiratory experience
  • Evidence of MDT working
  • Awareness of different inhaled therapies


  • Asthma / severe asthma qualification / experience
  • None medical prescriber
  • Knowledge of specialist drugs /biologic therapy
  • Educated to degree level

Employer details

Employer name

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust


Wythenshawe hospital

Southmoor road


M23 9LT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.


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