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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/02/2020.

Oxygen Practitioner Respiratory Nurse

Job Reference: 150-HD4230-EAS

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust
Newhaven Rehabilitation Centre, High Weald Lewes and the Havens
£30,401-£37,267 per annum

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.

  • 5,000 full and part time staff, with over 4,000 people registered on our bank
  • Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 9,000 children and adults a day
  • July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of ‘Good’ with ‘Outstanding’ features
  • BAME, Disability, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief Staff Networks
  • Disability Confident Employer – Level 2

An opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and committed nurse to join the Community Respiratory Team in Newhaven as a B6 Oxygen Practitioner. Applicants should have a specialist interest in working with respiratory patients and have experience in this area. The Oxygen Practitioner will hold the Oxygen Caseload supported by a band 4 Assistant Practitioner to undertake LTOT (Long-Term Oxygen Therapy) Ambulatory oxygen assessments and reviews to patients with chronic lung conditions such as COPD, Bronchiectasis and ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease).

The aim of the Community Respiratory Service is to support patients in the community with a diagnosed respiratory condition, to help them manage their condition on a day to day basis and to help prevent unnecessary hospital admissions from a respiratory perspective. As well as providing home visits to patients, the successful applicant may be responsible for supervising junior colleagues, and will support the lead respiratory nurse and other colleagues in the development of the service. Full training will be provided to develop into this post.

Applicants must be NMC registered and able to demonstrate up to date knowledge of working with respiratory patients, as well as having a broad range of experience working within the NHS. Good time management and organisational skills are also essential requirements of this post.

It is essential that applicants hold a full UK driving licence and have a car available for work, as the successful applicant will be required to undertake home visits.

References will be sought prior to recruitment, therefore please provide a current address, telephone number and work email address for current and previous line managers.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Gemma Langridge (Respiratory Nurse Team Lead), Magda Bannister (Physiotherapy Lead) or Fiona Conduit (Physiotherapy Lead) for an informal visit or any further information call 01273 666477.

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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.

UK Registration

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

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