Respiratory Specialist Nurse

NHS AfC: Band 7

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NHS AfC: Band 7
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Southport District General Hospital
26/01/2018 23:59

Working for Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust offers all the benefits of coast and country living with the convenience of big city life.

We have miles of unspoilt coastline on our doorstep, attractive commuter towns, picturesque villages and stunning countryside all within easy reach. Excellent transport links mean the vibrant, historic city of Liverpool is only a short journey away. Shops, bars, restaurants, museums, galleries, a World Heritage listed waterfront and, of course, two Premiership football teams makes this a destination for travellers from across the world.

The University of Liverpool has awarded us the status of University Clinical Education Centre in recognition of the high standard of training provided for students on placement to the Trust.

We pride ourselves in providing safe, clean and friendly care, and recruit to our SCOPE values. We also offer a range of family friendly options to staff. You can see what some of our staff have to say about working with us and learn more about our area and what we do by clicking on the youtube videos in the 'further links' section.

Please note that all successful applicants to non-medical positions will be subject to a six-month probationary period.


We are currently looking for a motivated enthusiastic nurse to join our Respiratory Nursing Team at Southport and Ormskirk Trust. The post holder will work closely with the other members of the multi-disciplinary respiratory team, within the hospital. You will offer support to the respiratory ward with the management/care of non-invasive ventilation NIV on ward 14b which is a 30 bedded acute respiratory ward.

The role of the respiratory nurse will be to review inpatients with exacerbations of respiratory disease to ensure they receive a high standard of care which will include the COPD discharge bundle . The post holder will work with asthmatic patients to assist them with the manage of the condition and impact upon readmission to the hospital. You will also review patients in outpatients clinics supported by the respiratory consultants and be involved in teaching, audit and service development.
We are looking for an experienced nurse, who has a proven knowledge and experience in managing Respiratory patients , and is motivated to develop their knowledge and skills further. The successful applicant will need to be a good communicator and be able to work independently, with the support of the team when needed.
The Trust can offer the applicant
• PDR with review
• Excellent opportunities for professional development and access to external training as identified in PDR
• Supervision in line with trust guideline
.Access to practice educator for urgent care .

For an informal discussion contact Sheena Walker Matron for Urgent care 01704-704630

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Sheena Walker

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0151 290 4455