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Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Kirkby in Ashfield
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum (pro rata for part time)
Closing date
7 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Care closer to home is becoming integral to the future of the NHS and the Community Health Services Division of Notts HC are at the forefront of this exciting journey. Working with our system partners in creating collaborative ways to improve physical health care services, activities and interventions in local communities, which meet the needs of our patients in the places they call home.

The Division operates under 3 Units of Management providing an extensive portfolio of children's, adults and specialist services, covering a vast geographical area. We offer various clinical and non clinical roles, working within supportive teams that encourage us all to work to the best of our abilities to provide the highest quality care.

Being Part of an organisation as diverse as Nottshc provides you with great career development opportunities, to be innovative and gives you permission to grow both professionally and really make a difference.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will:

Be pro-active in delivering anticipatory and responsive care, promoting independence, health lifestyle, reduction in health inequalities to improve the overall quality of life in the local population.

Offer a comprehensive nursing / therapy service to the resident population of Mid Notts providing a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency approach to maximise patient function, well-being and self-care planning.

About us

Nottinghamshire Healthcare employs over 10,000 colleagues who help #MakeADifference every day. We provide intellectual disability, mental health, community health, forensic and offender healthcare services across Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire. Care is delivered from over 120 sites within the community from acute settings and across low, medium and high secure environments including prisons.

As one of the largest mental health and community trusts in the East Midlands and one of the biggest employers in Nottinghamshire. We are also home to national and regional services such as the National High Secure Deaf Service and the Nottingham Centre for Transgender Health.

We are committed to flexible and agile working, including the opportunity to join our bank.

Your health and wellbeing is our priority and as such we invest significantly in this via our in-house Occupational Health Service, Staff Counselling Service and Health and Wellbeing Team.

We offer a number of employee-led staff networks, including Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) groups, our Green Champions Network, Freedom to Speak Up Network. Health and Wellbeing Champions Network and Menopause Champions. We provide care to a diverse range of communities and are passionate about supporting diversity and inclusion in the Trust.

If you believe in our values of Trust, Honesty, Respect, Compassion and Teamwork, then we would love to hear from you!


Job description

Job responsibilities

Are you looking for a new challenge?

Are you a registered Nurse Passionate about providing care for patients with chronic Respiratory conditionsAre you looking for an opportunity to be part of a very supportive, dynamic and forward thinking team?Are you looking for the opportunity to contribute to the future service development of a specialist Community Cardio Respiratory Team?

If so we'd love to hear from you!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for 1 full time Respiratory Nurse Specialist to join our excellent Community Cardio Respiratory Team in Mid Notts, helping to support caseload management of patients with Chronic Respiratory Conditions.

The team are based at Ashfield Health Village and Bull Farm and cover the Mansfield and Ashfield locality, providing care and treatment for patients with long term lung conditions. The Cardiorespiratory team is made up of specialist Nurse and AHPs within the Community Respiratory Service, Community Home Oxygen Service, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and Heart Failure Services.

You will be expected to manage a caseload of patients with long term lung conditions, providing care plans as appropriate, working closely with members of the Cardio Respiratory Team and the wider MDT- including our acute colleagues, GPs and other health professionals in order to maximise patients quality of life and encouraging self management. This care takes place within community clinic settings and patients own homes /usual place of residence. a Non medical prescribing qualification (V300) is essential for the role.

We are looking for a passionate, dynamic and flexible individual who are able to adapt to the changing demands and workload.

The service is a 5 day service operating from 8.00-5.00pm, due to the nature of this role, it is essential that you are able to travel independently across the county and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes and poses a full UK driving license.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse (General) plus significant further specialist knowledge/post registration experience to diploma level or equivalent underpinned by theory
  • Experience of working with Respiratory patients eg COPD, ILD and Bronchiectasis
  • Nurse prescriber or willing to undertake Non-Medical prescribing course


  • Relevant health related honours degree
  • A recognised Respiratory eg COPD at minimum of diploma level.
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice Developing / implementing / evaluating respiratory services to promote high quality health outcomes.

Physical Requirements


  • Able to carry out clinical activities as identified in the job description
  • Has UK drivers liscense and Car availble for buisness purposes



  • Significant experience and extensive knowledge in management of complex Respiratory patients.
  • Understanding of current national / local initiatives and guidelines, including long term conditions, NICE.
  • Management of Respiratory Patients working in collaboration / partnership across primary.
  • Understanding of current national / local understanding of current research and evidence initiatives and guidelines including evidence based practice, long term conditions, NICE
  • Competent in holistic assessment including physical examination, diagnosis and treatment planning.
  • Developing / implementing / evaluation Respiratory services to promote high quality health outcomes case management skills.


  • Working in collaboration / partnership, with secondary care, social care and the voluntary sector.
  • Understanding of current research and evidence based practice.
  • Evidence of teaching in clinical practice Developing / implementing / evaluating Respiratory services to promote high quality health outcomes.
  • Supervision of more junior team members
  • Experience of assessing & treating Palliative Care patients
  • Community experience

Knowledge Skills Aptitudes


  • Risk Management awareness
  • Specialist knowledge of Respiratory management
  • Supervisory experience of junior staff
  • Ability to undertake research and audit
  • Ability to organise and prioritise effectively
  • Good time management
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Basic IT skills
  • Evidence of development of clinical skills
  • Able to network effectively
  • Good communication skills, written, verbal and presentation
  • Personal skills - flexible, adaptable, team player, selfmotivated ,effective communicator


  • Leadership skills
  • Participation in audit and research
  • Understanding of primary care information

Values and Behaviours


  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate at interview that they act in line with Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust Values: Trust Honesty Respect Compassion Teamwork
  • All colleagues are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion as identified within the Trust's Equality and Diversity Policy and associated Equality, Diversity and Human Rights legislation

Employer details

Employer name

Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


Ashfield Health Village

27 Portland Street

Kirkby in Ashfield

NG17 7AB

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