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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/12/2020.

Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-550-20

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Respiratory service
£31,365 to £37,890 pa (pro rata)

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

. Are you looking for a new challenge?
. Are you passionate about providing specialist input to respiratory patients in the community setting?
. Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to service development in a dynamic and forward thinking team?
. Are looking for the opportunity to shape and develop the future of community respiratory services?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a full-time Band 6 Respiratory Nurse Specialist in the Leeds Community Respiratory Team.

The Leeds Community Respiratory Team is made up of specialist nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapist, associate practitioners and clinical support workers providing care and treatment for patients with COPD, supporting early discharge, chronic disease management, pulmonary rehabilitation and the home oxygen service.

You will provide care to patients predominantly with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (CO PD) through different pathways, such as supported early discharge, home visits for hospital discharge as well as chronic disease management. The team also run the Home Oxygen Service in Leeds which provides assessment and monitoring for respiratory and non-respiratory patients requiring home oxygen.

We are looking for passionate, dynamic and flexible individuals who are able to adapt to changing demands and workload. You will be a natural leader, enjoy working as part of a multi-disciplinary team and have an interest in service development.

The respiratory service is a 7 day service operating from 8:30am to 4:30pm, due to the nature of the role, it is essential that you are able to travel independently across the city and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes.

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If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

We are also looking for applicants with lived experience of providing unpaid care and/or support to a family member or friend with a disability, health condition, frailty, mental health problem, addiction or other health and care needs.

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.

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

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