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Clinical Nurse Specialist Respiratory

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
£45,753 to £52,067 Per annum incl HCAS
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Be part of our award-winning teams, find your passion working in Respiratory Services.

A sensational opportunity has arisen to join the well-establish, innovative, and dynamic Respiratory Services. We are expanding our successful teams to provide Acute Respiratory Virtual Ward and we are looking for an enthusiastic and knowledgeable B7 Clinical Nurse Specialist who is committed to delivering and ensuring others deliver excellent, evidence based respiratory care. You will be part of a senior team, leading and developing nurses, physiotherapists, nursing associates, associate practitioners, physio technicians and administrative support to deliver care for people with respiratory illness in the place of choice.

The successful candidate will play an integral part in improving the standard of care for respiratory patients and will have the opportunity to work within a variety of settings. The award-winning team is based at Farnham Community Hospital and covers NE Hampshire, Farnham and Surrey Heath area. We see patients as hospital in-patients, in clinic and in their own homes. The focus is supporting people to manage their condition within the most appropriate setting. No two days are the same!

The job will require working in other designated locations across the ICB as well as the primary base. Flexibility is required across secondary care and community.

Main duties of the job

The Virtual Ward is an exciting new service offering home based care to patients who would otherwise occupy a hospital bed. The care is delivered by a specialist workforce using face to face assessments and an integrated pathway to safely support patients in their own home. Working closely with other regional experts, you will work both independently and as part of the supportive multi-disciplinary team, providing care that is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation.

The successful candidates will provide specialist respiratory intervention, as well as supporting the multidisciplinary team in assessment and development of a holistic management plan. You will be expected to perform assessment of respiratory patients with diverse presentations and complex physical and psychological conditions, developing and delivering an individualised physiotherapy treatment programme based on this. You will understand the assessment and management of multiple respiratory conditions and be aware of local and national guidelines for COPD, Bronchiectasis, Interstitial Lung Disease, Asthma and Oxygen.

We are looking for the best clinicians to join us in this demanding but enjoyable role which will enhance your professional portfolio. We offer a comprehensive induction programme and actively support ongoing learning.

The role is a predominantly Monday - Friday with the hours being 9-5, although there might be required in the future to work flexible and/or unsocial hours.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital servicesforaround 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our threecore values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other,Committed to Excellence,WorkingTogether and Facing the Future.

We are also proud to host the Defence Medical Group South East at Frimley Park with military surgical, medical and nursing personnelworkingalongside the hospital's NHS staff providing care to patients in all specialties.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • The CNS/P provides specialist clinical advice and support to health care professionals within the Integrated Care Board (ICB). They will work with the clinical lead for the development of the respiratory service towards a consistent and integrated approach to respiratory care in this area.
  • The CNS/P will work within the integrated respiratory team, providing virtual ward care alongside care to patients with chronic disease illness predominantly in their home, but also in clinic locations and on the acute hospital site
  • To co-ordinate care and services for patients with respiratory illness to ensure that they receive the highest quality of care, support and experience within agreed protocols and allocated resources together with the clinical lead and colleagues.
  • To support patents with their own health and well-being needs through the provision of appropriate information, education, advice, and support particularly to patients with respiratory illness.
  • To be an expert resource who provides sound clinical advice and judgement to patients and their families, nurses, and junior doctors.
  • To assist the Clinical Lead with the development, implementation, monitoring and audit of recommendations made by best practice criteria and Peer Reviews.
  • Within North-East Hampshire, Farnham, and Surrey Heath area act as a specialised resource on respiratory care and Oxygen use, to patients, health care professionals and the general public.
  • Manage own caseload of respiratory patients and familiarise with all aspects of the Respiratory Service and Virtual Ward SOP/Clinical Flowcharts and Escalation Procedures. Having evaluated outcomes, safely discharge patients from the service.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse - Part 1,2,12
  • Teaching / assessment programme
  • Relevant specialist post basic programme in respiratory care and management
  • First degree in nursing, or demonstrable experience at this level


  • Completed / completing a masters degree.
  • Non-Medical prescribing



  • Minimum 4 years relevant clinical experience (postgraduate) in the same or related specialty
  • At least 2yrs recent clinical experience in the acute or respiratory setting
  • Experience in managing the acutely unwell respiratory patient in the hospital setting.
  • Evidence of ability to work collaboratively.
  • Previous experience in developing standards, guidelines and policies
  • Previous experience in audit and evaluation
  • Experience in acting as a clinical supervisor and mentor to others
  • Demonstrates understanding of relevant national strategy / policy and how this relates to the service


  • Experience of applying research evidence to clinical practice
  • Previous community nursing experience
  • Previous experience of university education or professional development role.

Special Requirements


  • Full driving licence and access to a car for use to travel across sites and perform domiciliary visits.

Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust


Farnham Hospital

Hale Road,



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