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Tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium Advanced Nurse

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The post is to care for Tuberculosis and Non-Tuberculosis Mycobacterium patients as an Advanced Nurse working across the hospital and community, therefore, must have own transport.

The successful candidate will have to be self directed , although they work within the Respiratory Team based at Derriford Hospital, they will receive support within that team.

Applicants who are only partially registered or unregistered with the NMC need not apply.

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • This post exists to provide highly specialised programmes of care to clients and their families with diagnosed or suspected Tuberculosis (TB), as well as clients with Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial infections (NTM).
  • The post holder will work as a member of a specialist respiratory team contributing to the delivery of the respiratory nursing service and as a lead specialist in the Tuberculosis service.
  • The post holder will be expected to assess, plan and manage a case load of both socially and clinically complex patients. This will include initiating investigations and monitoring highly specialised drug regimens for the prevention, treatment and control of tuberculosis. Such cases require highly specialist and expert care.
  • The post holder will maintain accurate related records.
  • The post holder will act as a specialist resource to provide highly specialist advice, education and information in line with National guidelines and the UK Health Security Agency objectives, both locally and nationally.

About us

We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The post holder will undertake research and lead clinical audits in own highly specialist area and develops policies and procedures as required
  • The post holder will provide highly specialised nursing knowledge, skills and experience in the field of respiratory nursing practice, and act as a resource to advise, educate and support those involved in the care of people with respiratory disease, both in the primary and secondary care setting
  • The post holder will be required to work with both in-patients and out-patients and on occasions in the community. Works to also support other respiratory specialist nurses within the UHP NHS Trust.
  • The post holder will provide clinical supervision to other staff/students

Person Specification

See below


  • oRegistered Nurse with current NMC registration
  • oSpecialist professional proven knowledge acquired through training/education to Degree/Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • oSpecialist professional proven knowledge acquired through training/education to Degree/Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • oTeaching and mentoring qualification or equivalent demonstrable experience
  • o Demonstrable experience in Respiratory Medecine


  • oIndependent Nurse Prescriber V300 (or willingness to undertake) oqualification/commitment to obtain qualification
  • o Advanced nurse practitioner qualification or equivalent

Face to Face


  • oEffective communication skills, demonstrating fluency, clarity and ability to engage at all levels
  • o Proven post graduate Nursing demonstrable experience

Face to face Interview


  • o Ability to work in a team environment Good Organisational skills Be able to communicate in an open and effective way oBe able to maintain clear and accurate records
  • oAbility to manage own caseload
  • oSpecialist professional proven knowledge acquired through training/education to Degree/Masters level or equivalent demonstrable experience


  • Teaching skills

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


Derriford Hospital

Derriford Road



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