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Staff Nurse

Job Description

Before applying for a position with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, we recommend that you read our Guidance for Applicants Applying to NUH via NHS Jobs document attached to this advert. It contains practical advice to assist you in making the best application possible for this vacancy.

Respiratory have some exciting opportunities for highly motivated team players to join our dynamic and hardworking service . If you are want to develop your nursing skills in this speciality then this could be the job for you. We can offer full time/part time and consideration of flexible working patterns including term time and annualised hours.

We operate a 24/7 direct admissions service into the Respiratory Assessment Unit, taking respiratory patients directly from community settings as well as the Emergency Department, in order to ensure the patients are in the right place at the right time. We have positions available on the Respiratory Assessment Unit for Band 5 staff nurses, both full and part time.

NUH is one of the leading centres for Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) as well as the national centre for Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). We have an extensive research programme and work closely with the university research unit. We also provide a high class service for a wide range of respiratory conditions including COPD, Lung Cancer and Cystic Fibrosis.

We have three inpatient wards Southwell Ward (male), Fleming Ward (female), Berman 2 (mixed) a specialist Cystic Fibrosis Unit, our own day case facility and discharge lounge.

The Respiratory Daycase and Discharge lounge has positions available for Full and Part time Band 5 staff Nurses. The unit is open Monday – Friday, closed weekends and Bank holidays. There are both part time and full time positions.

Our purpose built Cystic Fibrosis Unit has extensive facilities which provides holistic specialist care specific to the patient group. Also situated on Fleming Ward, our best practice care rooms are the first in the country to provide complex palliative and supportive care to all patients with long term complex respiratory conditions but specifically our Interstitial Lung Disease patients.

We offer a wide range of development opportunities within our service, with a respiratory education program and nurse led Non-Invasive Ventilation. This includes development towards an advanced nurse practitioner role or into one of the many specialist nurse roles. There is also plenty of opportunity to develop your leadership and managerial skills with support from our experienced leadership team.

We pride ourselves in being one team and within the team we have a clear strategy to provide a good induction for new starters as well as ongoing education for all. We offer support from our clinical educator, along with regular education and team days.

The service actively supports rotation including placements with our wider community colleagues or acute areas within NUH in order to gain experience and develop a diverse knowledge.

If you are interested in joining our friendly and supportive team, you are welcome to make an appointment for a visit of the wards, as we firmly believe by looking around our areas; you’ll want to join us.

We are in a position to offer rotation posts for Band 5 Staff Nurses within the Respiratory Medicine pathway:

Examples of the Respiratory rotation posts would be as follows:

6 months on a Base ward (Fleming, Southwell or Berman 2)

3 months on the Respiratory Assessment Unit

3 months Cystic Fibrosis Unit which would also incorporate Specialist nurses time (CF Nurses/TB /COPD /ILD/Asthma)


6 months on a Base ward (Fleming, Southwell or Berman 2)

3 months on the Respiratory Admissions Unit

3 month in QMC admissions

Please get in touch if you wish to find out more information about the rotational posts on offer.

Please contact Rebecca Willis, Ward Sister, Respiratory Assessment Unit and Respiratory Daycase on  ( Phone number removed )  ext 55269. Email – ( Email address removed )

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date should we have an overwhelming response to this advert.

For more information about our organisation and the opportunities available, please visit our website.

All new employees starting work at NUH will be subject to a DBS check and liable for the cost (£49 for enhanced, £31 for standard, £30 for basic).

The quoted salary will be on a pro rata basis for part time workers.

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