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Specialist Respiratory Nurse Oxygen Therapy

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year Pro-rata
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
  • To assess and manage patients on home oxygen sometimes managing complex patients.
  • To work autonomously within the service making clinical decisions instigating long term oxygen therapy and managing safety issues.
  • Act as a clinical advisor for non-specialist ward teams regarding long term oxygen prescribing.

Main duties of the job

  • To assess new and follow up patients in the nurse led Oxygen clinics, and within patients own homes, in line with National British Thoracic Society (BTS) home oxygen therapy guidelines (2015)
  • To ensure provision of holistic and rapid assessment of patients referred in line with the department's targets.
  • To perform capillary blood gas analysis in clinic and in the patients home, needs to be able to undertake the task and interpret the results to initiate, titrate or remove home oxygen therapy.

About us

The Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust (NCA) provides hospital and integrated health and social care services to over one million people living across Greater Manchester. Our 20,000 colleagues care for people in hospital and in the community, working across Bury, Rochdale, Oldham and Salford, to save and improve lives.

As a large NHS trust we are committed to enhancing the health of our local population by delivering consistently high standards of care and working closely with local authorities and key partners. We believe in our power and potential to make a difference and we're always looking for people who demonstrate our three core values - care , appreciate and inspire - to join our team.

In return, we can offer you a job role with purpose and flexibility. The size and scale of the NCA means we can provide more challenge and opportunities so your career can always be moving in the right direction. By joining us you can also access a competitive benefits package, including, a fantastic annual leave allowance, flexible working opportunities and protected hours for health and wellbeing activities, helping you to achieve more personal downtime and a better work-life balance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To understand the rationale for home oxygen therapy and be able to communicatethis to patients, carers, and other health care professionals.
  • To provide supervision, delegation and support to the home oxygen service Technical officer and admin staff.
  • To offer support, advice and liaise with other health care professionals regarding patients care.
  • To refer patients into other tertiary services and to consultants as appropriate
  • Ensure that clinical assessments, planning and evaluation of care comply with the alliance and departmental clinical standards.
  • Provide education to patients, families and carers about their illness, and appropriate oxygen use to improve their quality of life and assist them in the self-management of their condition.

To read more information about the advertised role, and the main job duties/responsibilities please open the Job Description and Person Specification located under the supporting documents heading. You can also read more information about working at the Northern Care Alliance within the attached Candidate Information Pack or by visiting our careers

This vacancy is open to those who have a current NMC PIN to practice as an Registered Nurse or Midwife in the UK, or those who are currently enrolled on a course which means they expect to receive their full NMC PIN within the next 3 months. Please note an NMC PRN PIN is not a full NMC PIN and would not fulfil the essential criteria for this role.

The NCA can no longer accept applications from International Nurses and Midwives who are yet to complete all competencies needed to receivea full NMC PIN to practice in the UK as we have paused our OSCE programme indefinitely. To learn more about how you can gain a full NMC PIN to be eligible to apply for our vacancies in the future, please see the NMC website:

We reserve the right to close the online vacancy when we are in receipt of sufficient applications. Should you wish to apply for this post you are advised to complete and return your application form as soon as possible.

Person Specification



  • Significant years experience post qualification


  • Driving Licence



  • NMC
  • Previous experience at band 6 level
  • Ability to travel to different geographical locations across the Trust footprint in line with service needs
  • Previous respiratory experience


  • Mentoring experience
  • COPD Diploma OR equivalent
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Knowledge of home oxygen therapy
  • Full UK driving license with willingness to use own car for work purposes



  • NMC
  • Previous experience of respiratory therapeutics
  • Driving licence


  • Previous mentoring experience
  • Evidence of CPD

Employer details

Employer name

Northern Care Alliance NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Oldham Hospital

Whitney Court



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