Respiratory Specialist Nurse

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust
North Cheam
£40,701 to £48,054 a year Pro-rata pa inc HCAS (Outer)
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Respiratory Specialist Nurse Band 6

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated registered nurse to join our expanding community Respiratory service within Sutton Health and Care. You will work within a passionate and friendly respiratory MDT team providing evidence-based care for patients with chronic respiratory conditions. The successful candidate will work with the team to develop integrated respiratory service pathways through audit and evaluation and promote health through patient empowerment, health education and self-management skills.

The ideal post holder must have excellent communication skills, be a team player, be extremely organised, work well under pressure, have general IT skills and have an ability to work flexibly. We are looking for someone with previous experience in the respiratory speciality within acute or community.

If you believe you have these qualities and are looking for a rewarding, interesting and challenging role within a small friendly team, please contact us.
Interview Date: TBC

Main duties of the job

Refer to the service to enable prompt assessment, diagnosis and treatment according to agreed policies, protocols and guidelines.

Request and perform appropriate diagnostic and/or therapeutic interventions in order to provide a holistic assessment of the patient within agreed policies and guidelines.

Be responsible for prescribing such treatments as are deemed clinically appropriate, in line with local guidelines, the Nurse Prescribing Formulary and Trust protocols for Non-Medical Prescribing.

Lead in the professional development needs of junior team members within the service.

Be proactive in offering health promotion and participate in health promotion activities, including health needs assessment for the caseload and local population.

To contribute to the development of evidence-based practice using audit and other tools including user and stakeholder feedback.

About us

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust provides a range of medical services to approximately 490,000 people living across southwest London and northeast Surrey. In addition, we provide more specialist services, in particular renal and neonatal intensive care, to a wider area, covering parts of Sussex and Hampshire.

We serve an area that is rich in diversity, with a mix of urban and rural areas, and differing levels of quality of life. We cover some of the most prosperous postcodes in the country, as well as some poorer areas. Together with our colleagues at NHS Surreyand NHS Sutton and Merton, we work to make sure that we deliver the best possible care to the communities we serve.

The Trust employs approximately 5,000 staff across its hospitals and issupported by over 500 volunteers.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting job description and person specification document which contains more information about the role and requirements. Please ensure your application refers to the job description and person specification.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered General Nurse
  • Nursing Degree


  • University accredited respiratory course/ Specialist practitioner qualification such as COPD, Asthma or Spirometry qualifications
  • Mentorship/ Teaching experience/ qualification
  • Non-Medical Prescriber



  • Experience of managing complex care for respiratory disease patients
  • Able to work as part of the MDT


  • Use of clinical pathways/ protocols for the management of respiratory disease patients
  • Commitment to the delivery of and development of integrated ways of working
  • Able to demonstrate experience in research, critical appraisal, audit and evaluation
  • Previous NHS experience



  • Demonstrate knowledge of the national standards and guidelines within BTS and NICE guidance
  • Use of clinical pathways/ protocols for the management of respiratory disease patients


  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to innovation and practice development
  • Understanding of GP disease registers



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Evidence of good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines
  • Computer literate and experience in Microsoft windows


  • Experience of using databases

Employer details

Employer name

Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust


Cheam Priory

318 Malden road,

North Cheam


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