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Advanced Respiratory Specialist

East and North Herts NHS Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 Per Annum Pro Rata
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Part Time
We are recruiting for a Advanced Respiratory Specialist who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

Would you like to be part of an exciting new way of working where Primary, Secondary and Community providers are truly integrated, sharing IT and working together to improve the patient's pathway within East & North Hertfordshire?

We will have a vacancy within the Integrated Community Respiratory Service for a Respiratory Specialist Nurse or Allied Health professional that has a passion for Respiratory, and wants to be at the heart of supporting primary and community care. The position is for 18.5 hours a week, working 2 days per week 8 - 6. This would be primarily cover the Stevenage locality but staff are expected to cross cover all localities within East and North Hertfordshire.

The service offers admission prevention and supportive discharge. Home oxygen assessments are also part of the role. The core principle of the service is to put the patient at the centre of care, ensuring they are seen at the right time, by the right person in the right place.

You will need advanced respiratory assessment skills, and will be expected to develop and deliver educational programmes to ensure best practice is the norm for the care of adult respiratory patients.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To improve clinical outcomes for patients with Respiratory disease, offering a viable alternative to hospital care. The model puts community respiratory specialists at the heart of supporting primary care and the core community health and social care teams. The elements of the service include admission prevention, supportive discharge from hospital, education and training of health care professionals, patient's and carers, 'complex management' for those beyond remit of general practice and home oxygen assessment and review.

Work autonomously and be responsible for own workload.

Using your clinical experience and skills you will be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of programs of care

To liaise with other health professionals in the GP surgeries and HCT & CCG's towards improving the care of people with respiratory disorders.

Lead in the development of the respiratory service in order to ensure that it moves forward in line with national guidelines

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Previous Experience


  • An extensive post registration experience with considerable experience working at a senior level within respiratory, within a managerial or specialist nursing field at Band 6
  • Ability to lead and manage change


  • Budget management, recruitment & selection experience, responsible for staff appraisal
  • Specialist led clinics within respiratory care
  • Participation in service development and delivering change



  • Good assessment skills
  • Willingness to deliver teaching at local and national level
  • Evidence of involvement with audit
  • Advanced negotiation, communication and counselling skills
  • Ability to deal with clinical governance issues
  • Assertiveness and autonomy
  • Sound organisational skills


  • Advanced top to toe assessment
  • Motivational interviewing training and experience
  • Analytical skills
  • Management experience



  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to direct and work within a team
  • Extensive knowledge of respiratory disorders, care and the impact on the patient and their carers


  • Knowledge of primary and secondary care interfaces
  • Evidence of a research project



  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to direct and work within a team
  • Extensive knowledge of respiratory disorders, care and the impact on the patient and their carers


  • Knowledge of primary and secondary care interfaces
  • Evidence of a research project

Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust


Bedford Road Health Centre

Bedford Road



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