An exciting opportunity has arisen for a respiratory nurse who has a passion for respiratory care to join our Community Respiratory Team based at Breathing Space. The Community Respiratory Service, sits within the new Division of Community, Dietetics and Therapy Services. The aim of our service is to provide the best possible, evidence based respiratory care, for the people of Rotherham. Our long-term goal being to improve health outcomes for this group of patients.Main duties of the job
This role will involve reviewing patients admitted to the community respiratory service with an exacerbation of COPD or other respiratory condition. You will use your respiratory skills and knowledge to assess their suitability for admission onto the exacerbation pathway, with follow up by yourself or another respiratory team member in their own homes for a period up to 14 days. You will provide post discharge follow up clinics for patients who were admitted to hospital for an exacerbation of their respiratory condition but who were unsuitable for the exacerbation pathway. Your role will also involve the assessment and monitoring of long-term oxygen therapy.You will be able to demonstrate sound knowledge and understanding of the management of COPD and other respiratory conditions. You will possess a diploma in COPD and ideally another respiratory condition. You will have had a number of years working in this speciality and ideally have experience of managing patients experiencing an exacerbation of their COPD, both in the hospital and in the community setting. You will ideally hold an independent nurse prescribing qualification, or be prepared to undertake this. In return, you will receive ongoing support and supervision from the Breathing Space senior team, who will help you to develop your respiratory skills and knowledge with an individualised development plan. Please note that the service works over a seven-day period.About us
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust is a combined acute and community Trust serving a population of over 260,000 with over 4,500 staff. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham. We are working successfully with partners across South Yorkshire as part of the Integrated Care Board where we are leading and collaborating in several key work streams and service areas, including workforce development. We combine our patient first approach with innovation and care against a backdrop of system working, as encapsulated in our Trust values
AMBITIOUS - We set high standards for the services we deliver. We aim to be an outstanding Trust and we are enthusiastic about delivering excellent health care for our patients.
CARING - We embrace the importance of giving the highest possible quality of care for our patients. We also care for each other as colleagues and for the community, our resources, our environment and our future.
TOGETHER - We value the importance of working together with patients, carers and families to ensure that we provide high quality patient centred care. We are committed to working with partners and stakeholders across Rotherham, South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw to develop sustainable services for the population we serve. Getting the right leaders in the Trust is critical to achieving.
We are committed to diversity and inclusion, for both our patients and our workforce.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities Person SpecificationknowledgeEssential
- Specialist knowledge of respiratory disease.
- Registered Nurse / Midwife/ AHP BSC/1st degree (health related) or equivalent qualification/training and experience
- Your professional knowledge acquired at degree level will be supplemented by specialist training, experience
- Recognised teaching qualification
- Evidence of Masters level education or willingness to undertake further study at Masters level
- COPD qualification
- Independent prescribing qualification
RegistrationEssential Employer detailsEmployer name
- Broad range of clinical experience and the ability to translate learning into practice
- Post registration experience within respiratory speciality
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