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Sleep specialist nurse

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum pro rata
Closing date
27 May 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Band 5 Registered Nurse

Respiratory: Sleep team

Part time - 22.5 hours

Are you looking for the next challenge?

We have an exciting opportunity for a registered nurse to develop their clinical skills and knowledge within the sleep service / ventilation team. The Team diagnoses and treats patients with obstructive sleep apnoea, movement disorders, and sleep-disordered breathing. The team predominately look after outpatient who require sleep studies and NIV and CPAP treatment but also review some inpatients who require sleep studies or any guidance on NIV. The team are currently exchanging devises due to a global recall.

The role will involve working some of the time at the new CDC in West Swindon health centre

This is subject to job evaluation

Main duties of the job

It is imperative that the successful applicant is keen to learn respiratory skills and knowledge. The successful applicant will required to work autonomously at times and within a friendly team. Good communication and team working skills are essential.

You will be part of an exciting and developing team which will support and develop you to achieve your potential.

If you are keen, enjoy a dynamic workload and thrive under pressure, we would love to hear from you. We will provide you with development opportunities to enhance your current level of practice and will support you as you transition into this role.

Part of the role will be at the new Community Diagnostic Centre in west Swindon

For further information, or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Sam Backway on 01793 604098 or email on

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

1. To prepare and set up new patients on Continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) This involves patientassessment, explanation of Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and CPAP therapy, mask fitting, trial of CPAP equipment and downloading compliance data.2. To prepare and set new patients up on Non-invasive ventilation, this also includes explanation into therapy, mask fitting and trial of NIV equipment and downloading Compliance data and taking appropriate action asnecessary.3. To deal with clinical queries from new and long-term CPAP and NIV users over the telephone and by email.4. To provide Home sleep studies and oximetry on an outpatient basis.5. To ensure simple fault remedy, cleaning, and maintenance of recording equipment within the service.6. To download home sleep monitoring equipment and ensure cleaned and ready for next patient.

Person Specification



  • First Level Registered Nurse
  • Current/live registration with the Nursing Midwifery Council
  • Evidence of continuing professional development


  • Diploma/Degree qualification
  • Teaching/Assessor Qualification e.g. ENB 998 or equivalent
  • Qualification or experience in teaching and assessing



  • Recent experience nursing patients in an acute / community setting or recently completed a Return to Nursing course. ? Able to demonstrate effective consolidation of nursing knowledge and practice after qualification and Preceptorship. ? Working within a multi-disciplinary team environment. ? Experience within a range of patient/client care groups



  • Excellent written and verbal communication. ? I.T. Literate. ? Ability to document details clearly and accurately. ? Good interpersonal skills and is able to deal with difficult/sensitive situations. ? Ability to prioritise and organise own workload. ? Willingness to undertake training and assessment for further clinical skills. ? Able to undertake audits


  • An understanding of the structure for the delivery for Community and social care services

Employer details

Employer name

Great Western Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


The Great Western Hospital

Marlborough Road



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