Staff Nurse - Respiratory and Gastroenterology
We are not just any respiratory team, and we are not just looking for anyone to join us. UHSM is home to the largest respiratory unit in the UK, with over 40 Clinical and Academic Respiratory Consultants and the world-leading Professor of Respiratory Medicine. Our severe asthma nursing team are Nursing Times award winners, named the best in the country at delivering respiratory nursing care to patients.
We know that to be the best, we need to recruit, develop and support the best nurses to continue to provide an outstanding service. We are looking to recruit a nurse who is passionate about patient safety and the delivery of exceptional quality care. You will have an interest in respiratory medicine and a willingness to develop the skills required to become a champion in this field and share those knowledge and skills with your nursing team. Experience is not required as during the first 18 months of joining us, you will have the opportunity to develop a passport of clinical skills which will enable you to move into a competent Nursing Practitioner role.
We offer an exceptional preceptorship package, where our nurses are trusted and supported; recognised, respected and rewarded for delivery of the highest standards of care. It’s the way nursing should be. A structured induction and training programme ensures that our nurses receive the following:
- Band 5 induction
- Corporate and clinical induction
- Preceptorship and Clinical Skills Programme for Nurses led by Practice Based Educators
- The administration of IV drugs
In addition to education on COPD, Cystic Fibrosis , ILD and bronchiectasis, your specific respiratory competences will include:
-time with the respiratory specialist nurses
-high flow oxygen
- ear lobe gases
-port needle insertion and care of ports
- chest drains longlines,
To be a nurse at UHSM is about being part of something special, which is why we need amazing people who stand out from the crowd. Real professionals who are adaptable to new roles, responsive to change and always looking to improve and develop innovative practice.
We can offer training, flexibility, friendliness and a caring environment in which to work and provide a large number of staff benefits, which you will find listed in the additional information link attached to the vacancy. Our commitment is further reinforced by our robust Trust Nurse Revalidation Programme – offering an e-portfolio and dedicated individual support.
For further details / informal visits contact:
For any further information/informal visit please contact Sr Alison Duncan telephone ( Phone number removed ) or Michele Oldbury matron ( Phone number removed )
PLEASE NOTE: UHSM is committed to supporting its current employees move into new roles as a result of organisational change or other circumstances. We therefore reserve the right to prioritise current staff who may need to be redeployed into this role.
UHSM has five core PEOPLE values. These values bring together our very talented team and they guide us in the way we work.
Patient first – we put our patients and customers first. We aim to exceed their expectations every time to earn their trust and loyalty.
E xcellence – we are dedicated to developing excellence. We strive to continuously improve the quality of care we give to our patients.
One team– we aim to attract, excite, develop and retain exceptional people. We work as one team, delivering our best to our patients by supporting each other.
oPen – we embrace innovation and learn from our mistakes. We measure everything we do and we openly share information.
Leadership – we believe in leadership at all levels. We demonstrate personal courage and role model the behaviour we expect from others.
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.
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