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Community Respiratory Nurse

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Fixed Term/Secondment - 12 months
Part Time 30 hours per week
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£30,401 - £37,267 pro rata per annum
24/02/2020 23:59

Mersey Care NHS Foundation Trust provides specialist inpatient and community mental health, learning disabilities, addiction services and acquired brain injury services for the people of Liverpool, Sefton and Kirkby, Merseyside. We also provide community physical health services in Liverpool and Sefton, secure mental health services for the North West of England, the West Midlands and Wales and specialist learning disability services across Lancashire, Greater Manchester, Cheshire and Merseyside. Our services are currently provided from 124 sites across the North West.

Our ambition is to deliver perfect care and become the world’s leading organisation in physical, mental health, addiction and learning disabilities. We set our own standards and goals for improvements in care rather than aiming to meet minimum standards set by other organisations. Our values are those of: Continuous Improvement, Accountability, Respect, Enthusiasm and Support. We are the first Trust in the UK to publicly commit and develop a policy to have zero suicides among people in our care by 2020.

We work closely with service users, carers and partner organisations, we've been able to make real improvements to our diverse range of services, from health and social care, right through to high secure provision. This passion to improve has been recognised by the CQC who have recently rated us “Good” overall and “Outstanding” for being well led.

The Sefton Community Respiratory Service is seeking for an enthusiastic and dynamic Respiratory Practitioner to join the team. The post holder will work across the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton which is part of the Mersey Care NHS Trust. The Respiratory Service offers preventative and responsive care to a diverse patient population with chronic respiratory diseases.

The position involves working closely with the primary and secondary care teams, to provide specialist respiratory care and expertise to the respiratory patients. The post holders will become an integrated member of the team which consists of Specialist Respiratory Nurses, Physiotherapists and Respiratory Support Workers providing Pulmonary Rehabilitation classes, Hospital at Home services, Nurse Led Clinics, Case Management and Early Supported Discharge from Aintree University hospital and Southport DGH. The successful candidate must have evidence of recent study and they must be able to demonstrate experience of working with respiratory patients. 

The successful candidate should have the clinical examination and diagnostics course and non-medical prescribing or be willing to gain these and either have a degree or be willing to work towards.

Good interpersonal and organisational skills are essential for this post. A flexible approach and the ability to work under pressure, both as part of a team and independently is expected. This job involves the safe moving and handling of patient equipment as well as travel to various locations which successful candidate will be expected to undertake.

Shortlisting is planned for Tuesday 25th February 2020.

Interviews are planned for Monday 2nd March 2020.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Paula Murphy paula.murphy3@merseycare.nhs.uk 07920546705