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Respiratory Team Lead

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Other Health Profession
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
The Community Respiratory Nurse Led Service are highly skilled teams who provide autonomous care to patients with chronic respiratory disease. We are very supportive and have an excellent staff retention rate with high staff morale.

We have a rare vacancy for a Band 7 Respiratory Team Lead to join us. This post will be based in Cambridge however the successful candidate will be required to work flexibly across the countywide respiratory service. So, if you want to be part of a friendly, dynamic, forward thinking team who enjoy coming to work each day please contact us.

This is a full time post, however, part time hours would be considered for the right candidate.

Please note candidate is required to be NMC registered.

Main duties of the job

The post entails providing expert supportive care for respiratory patients, by helping to prevent avoidable hospital attendances, providing facilitated support following hospital admission and the promotion of focused self management, which will include reviewing those with home oxygen therapy.

The successful candidate must be capable of working autonomously whilst supporting the local Cambridge respiratory team, and work with the support of CPFT respiratory colleagues, in providing a seamless service of care. The post holder will work in collaboration with other services across the CPFT and other stakeholders in order to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of patients with chronic respiratory disease. They will also act as a community respiratory care resource for patients and other health professionals.

About us

Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust is a health & social care organisation dedicated to providing high quality care with compassion to improve the health & wellbeing of the people we care for, as well as supporting & empowering them to lead a fulfilling life.

Our clinical teams deliver many NHS services not only via inpatient and primary care setting but also with the community. These services include Children, Adult & Older Peoples mental & physical health, Forensic & Specialist mental health, Learning Disabilities, Primary Care & Liaison psychiatry, Substance misuse, Social care, Research & Development.

To achieve our goal, we look to recruit high calibre candidates that share our vision & values. As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from all sectors of the community, particularly from under-represented groups including disabled people & members of our ethnic minorities & LGBTQ+ communities.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description and person specification for full details of responsibilities
  • To work as a member of the respiratory team to undertake advanced assessment, treatment, monitoring and evaluation of complex respiratory caseload working seamlessly across primary and secondary care boundaries to facilitate prevention of unnecessary hospital admissions.
  • Management of advanced respiratory disease, through the promotion of self management and coping skills exacerbation management oxygen assessment and monitoring quality end of life care
  • The development of links with patients and other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure patient pathways are robust and fit for purpose
  • Management of the staff in the team and also working collaboratively with other team leads to ensure countywide service provision
  • Implementation of National and local policy directives in conjunction with clinical lead
  • Participation in multidisciplinary team (MDT) working
  • Provision of specialist advise and education to colleagues and other members of the MDT
  • To manage the day to day running of the local respiratory team, ensuring that resources are used efficiently and effectively providing support and encouraging development of staff

Please note for this role you will be required to travel independently around the county meeting strict time deadlines. You will need to hold a full UK driving licence* and have use of a vehicle. You cannot use public transport for this role as this is not a reliable form of transport and will not allow you to meet service needs. Please confirm in your application that you meet the specified criteria.

*DVLA have a number ofreciprocalarrangements with overseas countries, for further information please visit the DVLA website

Person Specification

Education / Qualifications


  • Professional qualification at degree level and current registration
  • Post registration qualification specific to respiratory specialism
  • Evidence of continued professional development and its application
  • Independent or supplementary prescriber (or willingness to undertake)
  • Teaching qualification or equivalent experience



  • Community experience
  • Ability to work autonomously and use initiative
  • Evidence of strong multidisciplinary and multi agency working, with ability to form positive working relationships with other agencies, charities and providers

Skills & Abilities


  • Able to demonstrate commitment to high quality care and service provision
  • Good understanding of national policy and the evidence base within the specialty
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and negotiation skills
  • Demonstrates strong leadership and management skills


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Knowledge & Understanding


  • Accepts responsibility and accountability for own work and define the responsibilities of others
  • Aware of range of emotions in self and others
  • Manages strong emotions and responds constructively to the source of problems
  • In highly stressful situations keeps own feelings in check, taking constructive action and calming others

Physical Requirements


  • Valid UK driving licence - Access to car for work purposes
  • Ability to travel across the county and work from alternate bases
  • Kneel, bend, stoop and work in cramped environments
  • Carry equipment to clinics/patient homes

Employer details

Employer name

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust


Brookfields Medical Centre

Seymour Street



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