Senior Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Blackpool, UK
08 Nov 2019
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated on the Fylde Coast just a 45 minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary services in haematology, cystic fibrosis, cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.

As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resorts, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live . In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the Blackpool Tower. This seaside town also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round its local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

All Healthcare Professionals how apply to have their qualifications recognised in the UK before 23:00 on 29th March 2019 will have their applications concluded under curretn arrangements. If there are any further updates released by the UK government regarding this we will share the information.

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated registered nurse whom is passionate and committed to delivering safe and effective care to their patients. Potential candidates will require specialist knowledge and experience, drive and vision to join the Respiratory Nurse Specialist team.

The team provides inpatient and outpatient services for patients with Asthma and COPD, including elements of management and treatment for Bronchiectasis and ILD. As a team, we provide highly specialised, expert assessment and review of these respiratory patients. This involves education for patients, relatives and health care professionals, with emphasis on self-management and optimization of respiratory therapy.

The Respiratory Nurse Specialist team also works very closely with the Home Oxygen Service - Assessment and Review (HOS-AR) in providing home oxygen assessment for the inpatients it reviews. Previous experience of Home Oxygen assessment would be exceptionally beneficial but is not essential as training will be given.

The successful applicant will be required to work as an autonomous, self-directed practitioner, with support and direction from the Clinical Lead, where needed. The successful applicant should have or be working towards a degree level Respiratory qualification and have experience in teaching and assessing.

Under the direction of the Clinical Lead, you will be prepared to take the lead role for a specific respiratory disease cohort and all aspects that come under it, within your competency and if possible taking into account individual disease interest/expertise.

We will provide you with development opportunities to enhance your current level of practice and will support you in developing your abilities to independently review patients and make decisions regarding their care.

For further information please contact Christopher Jackson, Clinical Lead - Specialist Nurses in Respiratory, on 01253 956972.

For further details / informal visits contact:

For further information please contact Christopher Jackson, Clinical Lead - Specialist Nurses in Respiratory, on 01253 956972.

What happens next?

Please ensure that you read the person specification (attached below) BEFORE you begin the application, as your application WILL be screened using this specification.

Any invitation to attend an interview will be sent to you via the email address you provide, so please ensure this is correct. If you do not receive a response within three weeks, then you should assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

If you are currently employed by another NHS organisation and have been formally notified as being 'at risk', please notify the recruitment team on 01253 957001 to highlight your application (providing, of course, you meet the essential criteria for the post

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post you are agreeing to 'name of trust' transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system.

Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines, this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time, nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.

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.

To stay safe in your job search we recommend that you visit SAFERjobs (, a non-profit, joint industry and law enforcement organisation working to combat job scams. Visit the SAFERjobs website for information on common scams and to get free, expert advice for a safer job search.

Similar jobs

Similar jobs