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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 06/08/2021.

Senior Staff Nurse/Respiratory CNS

Job Reference: 415-Z21-378

Northern Devon Healthcare Trust
£31,365 - £37,890 Per Annum Pro Rata

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic nurse to join the CREADO (COPD respiratory outreach) team based from Barnstaple Health Centre.

The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting COPD patients in the community at an exciting time for the service as it works towards meeting the wider respiratory needs of North Devon.

Currently the role of the CREADO team is to facilitate early discharge from hospital, reduce hospital readmissions, and provide Pulmonary Rehabilitation, a key government and Trust objective for COPD patients.

The successful candidate must have experience with looking after acute medical patients, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to demonstrate the ability to work with respiratory patients with complex medical and social care needs. It is essential that the successful candidate has respiratory qualifications or has a willingness to work towards.

The CREADO team form part of the wider respiratory services in North Devon which include the NIV/sleep service and home oxygen service.

Please note the interview date is provisional.

** As this post is in a shortage occupation code it qualifies for the Trust’s Recommend a Friend Scheme, please find further information on the attached link**

Closing Date: 06 August 2021

This post is being offered as Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust and the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust continue to develop our long standing partnership with a view to becoming a single integrated organisation across Eastern and Northern Devon. Working together gives us the opportunity to offer unique and varied careers across our services combining the RD&E’s track record of excellence in research, teaching and links to the university with NDHT’s innovation and adaptability.

Our values guide everything we do. At all times, we aim to:

  • Demonstrate compassion
  • Strive for excellence
  • Respect diversity
  • Act with integrity
  • Listen and support others

Our teams of care professionals work with patients and their families to support peoples’ independence, health and wellbeing. We provide support to avoid hospital admissions, and if an admission is necessary, we try to make each patient’s stay in hospital as short and effective as possible before working with them on a safe discharge home.

In our most recent staff survey, our staff voted us in the top 10% of NHS provider organisations to work for and we also came out as the top provider in the South West for our overall results. Our patients (through the Friends and Family Test) regularly report an average of over 95% satisfaction with our services.

Please note that we may close this vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applicants.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

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

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