Respiratory staff nurse

Band 5

Main area
The respiratory centre
Band 5
Full Time 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Southampton General Hospital
£22,128 - £28,746 pa
28/05/2018 23:59

Do you fancy something different?  Do you love respiratory medicine or want to look after respiratory patients within our unique, different and exciting service?  Then apply now for this fantastic opportunity that has arisen for a band 5 staff nurse to join the southampton respiratory centre.

Our specialised multi-professional team offers high standards of care to patients with different respiratory conditions and is a leading provider of ambulatory/day case respiratory care in the south central region, based in University Hospital Southampton and supported by a large team of clinical nurse specialists and respiratory consultants.

We are a dedicated team proud of the service we offer to our patients. Our vision is to deliver current and evidence-based care in order to meet patient’s expectations by ensuring they have the best clinical outcome. We look after patients with:

  • COPD
  • Home oxygen therapy
  • Interstitial lung disease
  • Obstructive sleep apnoea with CPAP therapy at home
  • Asthma and allergies
  • Pulmonary vascular disease
  • Neuromuscular and respiratory disorders with non-invasive ventilation at home
  • Patients requiring nebulised medication trials

Are you highly motivated and dynamic seeking to develop your clinical skills and competencies within a multidisciplinary team? Education is part of our mantra. The successful candidate will benefit from excellent learning opportunities to progress both professionally and clinically in their nursing career within a supportive environment. This post also offers a wide range of clinical competencies.

What are we looking for?

We are looking for a nurse who would like to further their career. The successful candidate will need to be passionate and open to challenges and to learning new skills as well as enjoying working as part of an expanding and enthusiastic multi-disciplinary team. Previous respiratory experience is an advantage but not essential.

The post holder will also need to be able to have attention to detail, outstanding customer service skills and a positive, patient-centred approach and have excellent organisational and communication skills.

We require enthusiastic candidates who have a keen understanding of our trust values what makes us great! In return we can offer you full and ongoing training with the potential to progress further within your career, as well as the opportunity to be part of an integrated team of clinical nurse specialists in a flourishing department.

Please contact us if you would like to find out more about joining the respiratory centre. Informal visits are welcome and encouraged.

About University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust:

We’ve worked hard as a Trust to improve the efficiency of our services and as a result, we are currently in financial surplus. We are one of England's largest acute teaching trusts and have recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked;

  • seventh in the country for staff engagement
  • fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

Staff benefits:

Staff can access discounts for local facilities such as local gyms and national discounts on everything from holidays to electricals. We have two nurseries that staff can use, one based on the Southampton General Hospital site (for UHS employees only) and one at the Western Community Hospital site (rated outstanding by Ofsted). Our modern, purpose-built nurseries provide regular childcare to children aged three months to school and have extended opening hours to help fit in with your schedule.

About Southampton:

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.  The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.

Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.Disability confident employerCare quality commission - Good

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

To print a document or save it to your computer, please click with your right mouse button on the document title and select "Save Target As...". You can then save the document in a suitable place on your computer ready to print it out. Clicking with the left mouse button will open the document in a new window (if your web browser can do so).

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Rachel Porter


If you have problems applying, contact

If you have problems with the
online application form please contact
Recruitment Support Services
Open Monday to Friday
08:30am to 5:30pm
01629 690826