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Respiratory Nurse - Breathe in the Community

Do you have an interest in improving Respiratory Care? Are you interested in continuous learning and development? Can you think on your feet and make effective clinical decisions? A career as a Respiratory Specialist Nurse in BREATHE in the Community could be for you.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a well-motivated, enthusiastic Respiratory nurse to work for South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust within the BREATHE service.We are looking to appoint to a full time and part time post.

This community-based team provides specialist assessment and review of patients with a confirmed respiratory diagnosis.

The service is responsible for delivering a specialist care to patients in their own home as well in our community clinics and venues around Barnsley. The successful candidate will be expected to assess and treat patients with a wide variety of respiratory conditions.

The team is committed to personal development, training & wellbeing.

We welcome anyone apply who has a passion for Respiratory Care.

Main duties of the job

Work as an expert practitioner, demonstrating evidence-based knowledge, analytical skills, and specialist assessment to triage, assess and manage a range of complex presentations.

Work autonomously assessing and managing own clinical caseload supporting patients with a range of respiratory conditions in a community setting. This includes those requiring End of Life care and home oxygen assessment and therapy.

You will be expected to fully integrate yourself within the aligned neighbourhood playing an integral role within the Respiratory pathway. This includes participating in MDTs, working alongside primary care colleagues, working in collaboration with respiratory and medical teams within secondary care and virtual ward to help facilitate early discharge and care at home, to support the provision of seamless care.

You will work as part of a team and as a lone worker and be allocated to a specific neighbourhood however, travel and work across all neighbourhoods will be required.

All employees of the Trust are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to protect patients.

About us

We are a specialist NHS Foundation Trust that provides community, mental health and learning disability services for the people of Barnsley, Calderdale, Kirklees and Wakefield. We also provide low and medium secure services and are the lead for the west Yorkshire secure provider collaborative.

Our mission is to help people reach their potential and live well in their communities, we do this by providing high-quality care in the right place at the right time. We employ staff in both clinical and non-clinical services who work hard to make a difference to the lives of service users, families and carers.

We encourage and welcome applications from all protected characteristic groups, we value diversity and want our workforce to be reflective of our communities.

Being a foundation Trust means were accountable to our members, who can have a say in how were run. Around 14,300 local people (including staff) are members of our Trust.

Join us and you will be one of over 4,500 staff committed to supporting and improving the mental, physical and social needs of the thousands of people we meet and help each year.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all colleagues and volunteers to share this commitment.

We do reserve to right to close vacancy before the advertised closing date if necessary, so please apply as soon as possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The post-holder will support the Team Leader / Senior Specialist Nurse in the delivery of the Breathe Service in community

To manage a defined clinical caseload, providing specialist support, education and complex case management to people with respiratory conditions and their families and carers.

Work as part of a wider Neighbourhood Multi-disciplinary team of nursing, therapy, mental health, social care and primary care staff.

Liaise with primary and secondary care colleagues, providing education and support, thus developing and maintaining high quality evidence based respiratory care across Barnsley

Person Specification



  • ARTP accredited (or willingness to undergo accreditation upon commencement in post).



  • First level Nurse.
  • Educated to Graduate level and/or working towards Masters level.
  • Diploma/Degree in Respiratory Disease or working towards.


  • Professional teaching qualification.

Special Knowledge/Skills


  • Recent up to date knowledge of COPD, Oxygen and Respiratory care including management of acute exacerbations and acutely unwell patients
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent team working skills.
  • Ability to work autonomously and prioritise and organise workload ensuring effective management skills.
  • Sound understanding of clinical governance and its implications for services, including experience of quality issues and audit. Ability to apply principles to workplace.
  • Ability to effectively network and form professional relationships with other healthcare/multi-agency professionals.
  • Good presentation skills.
  • Sound IT skills including use of Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, Outlook and accessing the internet.



  • Post registration experience.
  • Recent experience of Respiratory care and clinical examination.
  • Substantial experience of working as part of a nursing team and/or multi-disciplinary/multi-agency team.


  • Recent experience of working in the community setting.

Personal Attributes


  • Able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service.
  • Reliable, motivated and enthusiastic.
  • Ability to communicate on all levels.
  • Able to be mobile on a daily basis to meet the requirements of the post.
  • Able to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Car driver.

Physical Attributes


  • Ability to undertake the duties and demands of the post. A satisfactory sickness record over the previous 2 years (subject to the need to act with fairness and equality of opportunity, particularly where the sickness is related to a disability and/or pregnancy).

Employer details

Employer name

South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Trust


The Cudworth Centre

Carlton Street


S72 8SU

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