Tell us whether you accept cookies

We use cookies to collect information about how you use the NHS Jobs website. We use this information to make the website work as well as possible.

Return to search

NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 22/09/2020.

Staff Nurse - Respiratory

Job Reference: 389-A-20-40800

Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Ward 23 (31)
£24,907 to £30,615 per annum

If you have applied for a post please ensure you check your e-mails and NHS Jobs account regularly. Any correspondence may be by e-mail only. Please note; If you have a hotmail account it is advisable to ensure you check your NHS Job account regularly, as we have experienced some technical difficulties with this in the past.


Grade: BAND 5

Department: Respiratory Medicine

Location: Ward 31, including a Respiratory High Dependency Unit (RHDU) / Acute Respiratory Care Unit (ARCU)

Hours: 37.5hrs (open to discuss all flexible working patterns)


Most attractive aspect of the Post:


Looking for your dream job? Are you ready for a new challenge?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Staff Nurses to join our

respiratory team on ward 31. The ward includes Respiratory High dependency Unit (RHDU) and the Acute

respiratory care unit beds (ARCU).


Ward 31 is a 28 bed respiratory ward incorporating a RHDU and ARCU. The higher level of nursing care and expertise involved in caring for these patients is reflected in the registered nurse to patient ratio. The RHDU beds offer level 2 care with registered nurse to patient ratio of 1: 2. This enables nursing staff to provide high quality nursing 24/7. We also accommodate patients into our ARCU, these are our RHDU step down beds. These beds are staffed with one registered nurse and one HCA to four patients.


Patients admitted to this ward have respiratory diseases such as asthma, COPD, pneumonia, respiratory tract infections, type 1 or type 2 respiratory failure, obstructive sleep apnoea, lung cancer, pneumothorax, pleural effusion, COVID 19.


There is excellent focus on the treatment of respiratory patients including patients with tracheostomies, non-invasive ventilation and CPAP with bespoke training provided.


Additional to the ward establishment we have six respiratory consultants, a team of specialist respiratory Nurses, COPD nurses and specialist respiratory physiotherapists.


Applicants do not need previous experience as training will be provided however; applicants need to demonstrate enthusiasm in caring for acutely ill respiratory patients with a high level of dependency.


A structured preceptorship period of training and development will be provided with the support of the training department, respiratory specialist nurses and the physiotherapy department.

The ward has a specific respiratory training programme for staff. All new staff will be supported with a short term and long term training programme. All flexible working arrangements will be considered.


Brief Description of the Role:

The post holder will be responsible for assessment of care needs, the implementation and evaluation

of care programmes for patients receiving acute and chronic programmes of care and therapy relating to

the specialties on the ward. This will include working closely with the multidisciplinary team involved in care of the patients.


Summary of most important Experience/Skills/Qualifications required:


Genuine interest in caring for acutely ill respiratory patients

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Ability to manage time and workload. Capable of multidisciplinary team work

Enthusiastic and caring with good listening skills


Enquiries to: Senior Sister Emma Barnes on 01274 366766 - Ward 31

We can offer staff gymnasiums on both hospital sites, final salary pension scheme including life assurance cover and advice on childcare.


Closing Date: 22nd September 2020 (this date may change dependent on the response)


Interview Date: TBC


We welcome applications from disabled people or those with long term health conditions. If you need the application form in a different format or need to discuss any reasonable adjustments under the Equality Act 2010, please telephone 01274 276823 or Fax: 01274 274025.

We also welcome applications from people with a lived experience of providing unpaid care/support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction and or other health and care needs.

In the event of exceptionally high levels of response, we reserve the right to close the post before the date stated above in order to prevent the number of applications received being unmanageable. You are advised to submit your completed application form as soon as possible to have the best chance of being considered.

You should receive continuous notifications throughout the application process and of the outcome of your application (and details of interview, if shortlisted) via the NHS Jobs Website. However, if you have not been invited to attend for interview within four weeks of the closing date for this post you may therefore assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Please take the time to read the DBS Code of Practice where this applies. If you have any queries of a sensitive nature, that you do not wish to discuss with us as a potential employer (e.g. issues around transgender status) the DBS have a confidential e-mail address for such enquires -

Please note that all posts recruited to by Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust covered by Agenda for Change Terms and Conditions (whether on a fixed term or substantive basis) are subject to a probationary period. For more information and guidance about the length of your probationary period please see the terms and conditions section of the Job Description.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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 (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

SAFERJobs To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

  • Disability Confident Employer
  • Employer Recognition Scheme Silver
  • Mindful Employer Logo
  • Smoke Free Logo
  • Age Positive Logo
  • Stonewall Logo
  • Apprenticeships Logo
  • Step Into Health