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Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 833-SS-SP-408-19

(SP) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Respiratory Community Team
£30,401 to £37,267 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.

Development, opportunity, experience, specialism and expansion; these are 5 words which best describe our busy and enthusiastic community respiratory team.

Community care is currently an exciting place to work within the NHS, with much of health care and focus on the development of pioneering care in the community in an attempt to relieve pressure from the acute hospitals by decreasing admissions and facilitating discharge. Our respiratory integrated MDT is currently delivering care citywide across Leeds and now we have been given the chance to increase further with recruitment of a band 6 respiratory nurse specialist!

We are at an exciting time where we have been given the opportunity to expand our department, with fantastic prospects for a respiratory nurse specialist who has a passion for respiratory, patient centred care and community style of working. This role give the great opportunity of nurses to work across both community and acute health care settings, this is beneficial are we are continually building inter-professional relationships and networks across the scope of health care.

In this role you will work closely with our extremely experienced integrated COPD team to deliver care with support of nurses, physiotherapist occupational therapist and support through
RespiratoryConsultant led MDT meetings. The remit of a respiratory specialist nurse has a very varied and expert scope including providing care to patients predominantly with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) through different pathways, these are, and supported early discharge (CERS), home visits for hospital discharge as well as Chronic Disease Management and Pulmonary Rehabilitation. The Team also runs the Home Oxygen Service in Leeds which provides assessment and monitoring for Respiratory and Non-Respiratory patients requiring home oxygen. This exciting and varied role is what has established our team as a specialist department with a wide reaching reputation for excellence.

So who are we looking for?

We're looking for an individual who loves a challenge and strives for excellence in the way they work and a candidate with a passion for respiratory. The post holder will be required to have previous experience in managing Respiratory conditions which we would explore further at interview. You'll also need to show a flare / zest for respiratory medicine and also show a flexibility in your working style as the community respiratory team is ever changing, developing and progressing!

Due to the nature of the role, it is essential that applicants are able to travel independently across the locality and have access to a suitable vehicle for business purposes. If you currently have a driving licence but no car we can also explore the option of our in-house car lease scheme, however we would stress it is vital to be able to access patients around the city. If required adjustments can be considered in accordance with the Equality Act. The post requires an enhanced DBS check.

So what are you waiting for? Come joint our vibrant, friendly and pioneering respiratory team! Click apply and send us your application! If you require further details please don't hesitate to contact us on 0113 8434200 and request to speak to Anne Wilkinson or Louisa Clarke.

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.

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 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 Resident Labour Market Test. The UK Visas and Immigration department 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, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement.

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