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Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Band 6

Main area
Chest Medicine
Band 6
Full Time 37.5 Hours per Week
Job ref
356-19-1891994- B
Hull Royal Infirmary
£30,401 - £37,267 PA
09/12/2019 23:59

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust with 1293 beds and an annual budget of £481 million. The Trust supports a variety of tertiary services and is a Major Cancer Centre and Major Trauma Centre and Specialist Severe Asthma Centre. The East Riding of Yorkshire is a very popular place to live. It extends to several well-known East Coast resorts as well as containing the Yorkshire Wolds and Yorkshire Moors. The cost of living is significantly lower than elsewhere in the country making it an excellent place to achieve a good work/life balance.

The respiratory department is receiving substantial backing and investment and is committed to changing the landscape of local respiratory services. With the development and expansion of the service, the opportunity has arisen for ten registered nurses to join the team within chest medicine, providing specialist care for COPD and asthma patients and lung health checks for a forthcoming national programme. With the planned development of a Hospital at Home COPD service, the post holders will provide specialist services within the patients’ home, whilst avoiding hospital admission. The current team consists of 3 respiratory consultants, 5 specialist nurses and an audit/data clerk. We are proud as a team to look after our staff and support them through their developing career.

Hull has been chosen as one of the ten sites in the UK to rollout targeted lung health screening to improve survival rates of lung cancer. The roll out has the potential to reach around 600,000 people over four years detecting approximately 3.400 cancers and saving hundreds of lives across the country. With this exciting opportunity to participate in this national programme, respiratory specialist nurses are a key component to support the delivery of lung health checks provided across sites within the city.

The post holders will identify, assess and provide early supportive discharge for patients with COPD, care and treatment being delivered both in hospital and the patients home. Support a respiratory in-reach service in the trust, ensuring timely and effective hospital discharge of acute COPD/asthma patients, provide specialist care and management and offer specialist respiratory clinics. Successful post holders will be be educated/qualified in diploma/degree level COPD/asthma/ARTP Spirometry, whilst supporting the team in its continuing service development.

Are you an individual who is able to work both autonomously and as an active member of a developing, driven team? Are you keen to develop skills in respiratory medicine and would like to be part of this exciting opportunity?

The post holder must possess experience within respiratory or acute medicine or critical care, and have an interest and desire to work with COPD/asthma patients.


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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

The postholder will have regular contact with vulnerable people and as such this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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Further details / informal visits contact

For further information/informal visits please contact; Joanne L Thompson, Acute Respiratory Assessment Service Manager, tel: 07876506857 or email: