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Respiratory Specialist Nurse

Employer
Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Swindon
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
27 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The Great Western Hospital respiratory nurses are pleased to offer an exciting opportunity for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic nurse with respiratory experience to work within a well established team as a part time Band 6 respiratory nurse.

Together we provide care throughout the trust, review in-patients, triage out-patients, run asthma clinics and support procedures in pleural clinics and provide care for day-ward attenders.

Main duties of the job

Applicants need a good understanding and experience of the management of patients with long term respiratory conditions including COPD, asthma, bronchiectasis, NIV and pleural diseases. Training will be provided to expand existing knowledge. The successful post holder should have an interest in further development particularly within asthma care.

We would like you to demonstrate excellent communication skills the ability to work within a team and work autonomously to review patients making recommendations and decisions whilst offering support and guidance to patients, relatives and other members of the multidisciplinary team.

The post holder will also need to be able to participate in the education of staff, to carry out audits, QI projects and help with clinical trials.

This is a part time position - 27.5 hours per week

About us

Our STAR values are at the heart of everything we do. You can expect to see them in the way we act and the way we treat each other. Our values make us who we are.

Service - We will put our patients first

Teamwork - We will work together

Ambition - We will aspire to provide the best service

Respect - We will act with integrity

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post holder will provide a specialist respiratory nursing service to patients with acute and chronic respiratory conditions, both within the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The post holder will act as a resource to other healthcare professionals requiring specialist advice. To provide support and assistance to the respiratory team and other teams as required. To work in conjunction with the Band 7 Respiratory Nurse, promoting and maintaining excellent, safe practice and continuing to develop the role of the nurse specialist.The post holder will strive to provide high quality care as well as aiming to achieve Trust objectives with respect to decreasing length of stay.

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for further information

Person Specification

Education

Essential

  • RGN qualification - Diploma or Degree
  • Relevant respiratory course or respiratory experience
  • Evidence of continued professional development


Desirable

  • Management / Leadership Qualification
  • Patient assessment and clinical examination or equivalent course
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Immediate Life Support
  • Non-medical prescribing course


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post qualification respiratory experience
  • Working as an effective member of a multi disciplinary team
  • Ability to function as an effective team member
  • Computer Literate


Desirable

  • Previous experience in a respiratory specialist role
  • Participation in research and /or audit


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Organisational skills
  • Problem solver and decision maker
  • Able to identify priorities
  • Highly effective communication skills - able to communicate verbally and in writing to staff, patients and relatives including situations of conflict and distress
  • Innovative
  • Able to support patients and family members
  • Able to build effective working relationships with clinicians and managers at all levels


Desirable

  • Specialist clinical assessment skills
  • Clinical audit skills
  • Teaching and presentation skills


Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road

Swindon

SN3 6BB

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249-6196004

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