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Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist

Medway NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialist

Division: Unplanned & Integrated Care

Care Group: Specialist Medicine

Band: 7

Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 per annum/pro rata

We are recruiting for a Respiratory Clinical Nurse Specialistwho shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

For an informal visit/discussion about the role, please contact The Respiratory CNS's on 01634 825213 or Megan Lofthouse, Matron on 01634 825243.

Would you like the opportunity to deliver excellent respiratory care and influence the quality and development of the respiratory service

Main duties of the job

The role provides an excellent opportunity for a senior nurse or AHP who has 2 years' experience of working in a respiratory setting, and has a passion to develop their existing knowledge and skills and shape the current existing service, continuing to raise the identity and provide high quality respiratory care with in the acute trust and our community partners.

A post holder would also be considered for a developmental post to start as a band 6 and develop towards a band 7 with training.

The role will include various aspects of respiratory including oxygen delivery and assessments, triage and assessment of a caseload, working independently alongside your team, Management of patients on NIV/Airvo, cover of the domiciliary ventilation role and more. The role will involve weekend working in order to deliver a 7 day service. please see the person specification in the job description for further information.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

In partnership with members of the multi-disciplinary team the post holder will develop, implement and evaluate a seamless specialist respiratory service, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of clinical care. They act as a lead specialist and will demonstrate a high level of expertise within the specialist service, providing specialist advice, education and support to healthcare professionals and patients. The post holder will actively undertake clinical audits and research within the specialist area.

The post holder will be responsible for contributing to the on-going development of clinical practice, research and standards of care within the service, including development of policies, protocols and guidelines and contribute to service developments in collaboration with multidisciplinary colleague and community partners. Also ensures the safety and wellbeing of services users and always working in a manner that promotes dignity and improved patient experience.

To work autonomously, managing a caseload of patients within the specialty whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised patient care.

Be responsible for assessing and recognising emergencies in the specialty. To interpret information and take appropriate action and to lead others to do the same

Act as an advocate for patients within the department to ensure a patient orientated approach to the delivery of care and meeting agreed standards.

Ensure that patients receive high quality clinical care and a good patient experience, having regard for their customs, religious beliefs and doctrines.

Recognise and avoid situations that may be detrimental to the health and wellbeing of the individuals.

Actively engage service users through the facilitation of user groups and open days.

Co-ordinate the provision of specialist services to patients, within hospital, effectively liaising with multidisciplinary colleagues.

Develop and run practitioner led clinics where the post holder will co ordinate the treatment in conjunction with medical staff.

Direct, support, encourage and advise clinical teams, by the provision of specialist knowledge and advice in the care of patients within the area.

Participate in the promotion of patient centred care and establish and maintain a supportive relationship with the patient and those important to them during the period of assessment, treatment and after care.

Support and enable patients and carers to make informed decisions relating to their treatment and management.

Promote high quality clinical care and assist in the development of the specialist service, through the use of evidence based practice and clinical standards.

Provide professional and clinical leadership and expertise in the specialty and to act as a resource for education and clinical expertise in the hospital and community settings.

Demonstrate appropriate expert practice and highly specialist advice in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of patient care. This includes history taking, physical examination and the requesting of agreed diagnostic procedures/clinical investigations.

Responsible for the correct administration of prescribed medication where necessary

Promote and deliver high standards of care at all times, which utilises research-based evidence and is audited and improved accordingly.

Participate in the promotion of the specialist service through dissemination of specialist knowledge, both locally and nationally.

Act as a role model, demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership in the specialist area.

Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationship between clinicians, and managers within the specialty, across the Trust and in the community.

Actively participate in local, national and international networking to maintain and develop expert level knowledge in the specialty.

Provide a seamless, high quality service from referral through to assessment, diagnosis, treatment and review.

Develop and evaluate assessment tools that will ensure an appropriate level of nursing intervention so that patients who present with the most complex needs receive the most appropriate specialist care.

Work in conjunction with a clinical consultant to lead a patient focused service.

Act a patient advocate when appropriate, respecting patient confidentiality and privacy with respect for diverse cultural backgrounds and requirements.

To be designated to take charge of the area in the absence of the person holding continuing responsibility.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse or Registered Child Nurse on the NMC Register. To hold the appropriate level for the area of speciality
  • Your professional knowledge acquired at Masters level or degree level supplemented by specialist training, experience and short courses to Masters level equivalent
  • Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or equivalent post qualification experience



  • Demonstrate an understanding of the National agenda for speciality
  • Knowledge of quality standards
  • Knowledge of current clinical and nursing research
  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues



  • Extensive experience of working autonomously at an advanced level within the specialist area delivering effective patient focused care
  • Proven evidence of management / leadership skills and autonomous practice
  • Experience of delivering patient advocacy
  • Experience with working with Respiratory patients and management of NIV/AIRVO/Vapotherm
  • Ability or previous experience in clinic management



  • Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to conduct and evaluate own projects successfully
  • Advanced clinical, managerial and leadership skills in specialty

Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust


Medway Maritime Hospital

Windmill rd



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