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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 15/09/2021.

Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 317-2021-36-07-DR

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 Chest Medicine Specialty - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£32,306 - £45,839 pro rata, per annum Band 6 until

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Band 6 £32,306 to £39,027 per annum

Band 7 £40,057 to £49,839 per annum

Following substantive promotion of a member of Pulmonary Hypertension Team, we have an exciting opportunity within the Pulmonary Hypertension team for a permanent Band 6 until completion of clinical skills course then band 7 specialist nurse, for 22.5 hours per week at Freeman Hospital.

This role would suit a nurse with experience in respiratory, heart lung transplant, rheumatology, cardiothoracic or haematology and with a keen interest of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension, which is a severe, progressive, life limiting condition. The service is part of the National Pulmonary Hypertension Service and cares for patients from the North East, Cumbria and Belfast.

The team work closely with patients through diagnosis, to initiation of treatment, and then on-going monitoring of their condition, this includes supporting patients and their families to come to terms with this chronic life limiting illness.

The main work is divided between outpatient clinics and supporting in-patients on Ward 29 at Freeman Hospital. The team also attend external clinics in Belfast and Hull and outreach to centres as part of training and sharing best practice. Through COVID the team has developed their services to provide telephone support to patients as well as giving advice and guidance to members of the multi-disciplinary team.

Due to the nature of the role excellent communication and organisational skills are required, as well as the ability to work flexibly to meet the clinical demands of the service to meet patient needs.

Support and in-house development will be provided by the two senior nurses within this service, as well as by other members of the MDT.

Anyone interested in applying must ensure that they fulfil the essential criteria as listed in the job description and person specification.

For informal information/visit please contact Rachel Crackett 0191 2448242 or Andrea Russell 0191 24 48640

Interview Date: 30 September 2021

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

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