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Home Oxygen Lead

NHS AfC: Band 7

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Home Oxygen Service - Assessment & Review (Respiratory Medicine)
NHS AfC: Band 7
Full time: 37.5 hours
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Blackpool Victoria Hospital
£38,890 - £44,503 pa pro rata
02/06/2020 23:59

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five 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 care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. 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 resort, 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 famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.

Our strategic vision for 2020 is:

As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce”.

Blackpool Teaching Hospitals encourages flexible working in all our roles to support staff in maintaining healthy home-life balance.  Working patterns such as; part time working, self-rostering, compressed hours, annualised hours, term time, reverse term time and flexitime working can be explored.  We encourage applicants to state clearly on their application forms this request and discuss these options at interview


Home Oxygen Service Lead – Band 7

We are seeking to recruit a highly motivated registered nurse or registered physiotherapist 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 lead the Home Oxygen Service – Assessment & Review (HOS-AR).  

The HOS-AR team at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals provides their service to adult patients who are registered at a GP surgery on the Fylde Coast.  As a team, we provide highly specialised, expert assessment and review of patients requiring home oxygen therapy in primary, community & secondary care environments.  This involves education for patients, relatives and health care professionals.  

The HOS-AR team also works very closely with the Respiratory Nurse Specialist team in providing home oxygen assessment for the inpatients it reviews.  Experience working within a Home Oxygen service is essential.

The successful applicant will be required to work as an autonomous practitioner, leading a team & providing support and direction to colleagues across the Fylde Coast.  Support will be given by the Clinical Lead, where needed.  Applicants should be currently working at a Band 6 level or above, with a respiratory qualification at level 6 or higher, or be able to demonstrate equivalent knowledge, learning or experience.   

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

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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.

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Further details / informal visits contact

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