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Acute NIV Specialist Nurse / Physio (Respiratory)

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
29 Sep 2023
Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract Type: Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen for multiple registered nurses and physiotherapists to join the Acute NIV team based on Ward 34.

If you are a registered nurse or physiotherapist with the ability to provide, maintain and assist in developing a specialist NIV/CPAP service, this is a great opportunity to further develop your career. You will be providing specialist advice and clinical care whilst contributing to the development of specialist education and training programs, undertaking research and completing clinical audits relating to NIV/CPAP.

The post holders will work predominantly as an acute non-invasive ventilation (NIV) practitioner, providing specialist care to patients in respiratory failure. The post holder will be required to have 12 months experience in the field of respiratory medicine and will play an essential role in the set up and monitoring of patients requiring acute NIV for Acute Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure (AHRF) in patients with COPD and other respiratory conditions.

There will be an expectation for the successful post holder to operate as a Band 6 Deputy Sister/Charge Nurse or Physiotherapist to support the service needs on Ward 34, developing your overall clinical, leadership and management skills.

Main duties of the job

The role involves:
  • Providing an acute NIV service to patients in York Hospital and the Emergency Department (ED)
  • Supporting ED with the first hour of medical management, acute NIV setup, and transfer of care
  • Transferring of patients to the appropriate ward area and establishing NIV treatment in accordance to trust policies and national guidelines
  • Provide education and support to all members of the MDT in the management of acute NIV and CPAP in line with trust policies
  • Provide telephone and face to face advice and support
  • audit participation.
  • Working closely with the critical care outreach team (CCOT)
  • Undertake supervision and mentorship of junior colleagues
  • Undertake Band 6 duties as a registered nurse or physio in line with professional registration

The successful candidate should possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate a problem solving approach to their work. They should have experience in acute. critical care orrespiratory nursing, and a track record of autonomous nursing practice.

You will need to be a nurse or physio who can demonstrate a commitment, enthusiasm and drive to developing your own clinical, managerial and team working skills within the NIV service.

You must have a desire to learn and develop your clinical skills and knowledge across all aspects of respiratory disease. Excellent standards of care and a positive attitude to managing change and developing services are essential.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact:

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge Required


  • Minimum of 12 months experience in an acute, critical care or respiratory care environment
  • Evidence of teaching and mentoring staff


  • Clinical audit.

Education, Qualifications and Training


  • Registered Nurse (Level 1)
  • Registered AHP
  • Commitment to undertake further training as the role requires
  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience


  • Recognised teaching or assessing qualification

Skills and Attributes


  • Evidence of specialist knowledge in the setup and acute management of BiPAP/CPAP
  • Able to work independently
  • Problem solving skills
  • Organisational skills


  • Chest drain management experience

Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


York Hospital

Wigginton Road


YO31 8HE

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