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Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust
West Bromwich
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity for a band 6 nurse to join our well established and supportive community team.

You may have been working in respiratory as a band 5 and/or have nursing experience and wish to persue a career in respiratory.

We care for respiratory patients in their place of residence and in clinics within Sandwell.

A main art of our work is admission avoidance and you would be part of a team the responded to urgent referrals and assessed and treated patients with the aim of avoiding an admission to hopsital.

We care for patients with asthma, COPD, bronchectasis and fibrosis.

We hold oxygen and spirometry clinics and pulmonary rehab classes across the Sandwell borough.

The post holder will be required to work on a rota basis to cover weekends and bank holidays.

The post holder will require access to a vehicle for work purposes.

Main duties of the job

To provide specialist clinical skills of a band 6 nurse within a multi-disciplinary team. To provide specialist assessment and treatment to patients with respiratory disease within a community setting.

To work independently as an experienced and competent health care professional who will work with others to provide clinical care to those with long term respiratory conditions, enabling individuals to remain in their place of residence.

Work collaboratively and co-operatively within a multidisciplinary respiratory team to meet the needs of patients and their families.

Be responsible for assessment, treatment and appropriate admissions contributing to the safe management of patients within the community.

To actively participate in clinical professional development by way of regular training, support, clinical reasoning and peer review.

Undertake all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner.

Provide respiratory expertise to colleagues, patients and carers through specialist advice and education.

Assist in providing clinical leadership to Band 5 nurses, physiotherapists, and respiratory support workers within the speciality through supervision, education and service development.

Participate in evidence-based audit and research projects to further practice, making and acting upon recommendations for changes in practice to improve service delivery including the formulation and implementation of the service protocols.

About us

Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBT) is an integrated careorganisation with a budget of approximately �600 million and over 7,000 staff. Diversity and social care is at the core of what we do as the Trust provides Community and Acute Services to over half a million people in an urban centre that demands massive regeneration and has substantial premature mortality.

Our new acute hospital, the Midland Metropolitan University Hospital (MMUH), opens in 2024 and will provide care to our local population from first class, purpose-built premises.As a result, the base of this role may change to MMUH from 2024 (or beyond). If this is applicable to your role, you will be informed during the recruitment process and continuing your application with this understanding.The development of the new hospital will play an important role in the regeneration of the wider area and in improving the lives of local people and reducing health inequalities.

We have three newly emerging strategic objectives:
  • Our People - to cultivate and sustain happy, productive and engaged staff
  • Our Patients - to be good or outstanding in everything we do
  • Our Population - to work seamlessly with our partners to improve live

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    For further information, please see the attached job description and person specification for the role.

    Person Specification



    • Recent experience in respiratory care in either an acute or community setting
    • Leadership skills
    • Relevant post graduate experience


    • Spirometry procedure and interpretation
    • Relevant course in respiratory disease
    • Capillary and /or arterial blood gas sampling
    • Able to interpret blood gases and prescribe oxygen accordingly
    • Use of motivational interviewing



    • Current registration with NMC
    • Evidence of practice in respiratory care
    • Diploma or Degree in Nursing


    • Post graduate course related to respiratory care
    • Spirometry accredited course
    • Pulmonary Rehabilitation course

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Sandwell and West Birmingham NHS Trust


    SWB NHS Trust-Lyng Centre for Health and Social Care

    Frank Fisher Way

    West Bromwich

    B70 7AW

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