Staff Nurse – Respiratory

Job Description

North Tees and Hartlepool Foundation Trust is looking for YOU!

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a band 5 staff nurse to come and work on one of our two respiratory wards, which have both recently undergone a 2.5million refurbishment. Both respiratory wards have dedicated respiratory support units where our level 2 patients are cared for with state of the art technology, continuous monitoring and 360degree patient visibility.

Both respiratory wards care for many respiratory disciplines such as COPD, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, bronchiectasis, lung cancer, covid pneumonitis, intensive care step down patients and level 2 patients.

Successful candidates will have a variety of opportunities whilst working on the ward to upskill their knowledge in management of NIV, CPAP, high flow nasal oxygen, chest drain management, OSCE learning in obtaining and interpretation of arterial blood gases and capillary blood gases.

Main duties of the job

Newly qualified nurses will be enrolled onto a preceptorship programme and remain supernumerary on the ward area until you and your manager are comfortable that you meet your competencies. You will work on a ward which is managed by a Ward Matron and a Deputy Ward Matron alongside a wider range of experienced nurses. You will be allocated a mentor/Buddy who you will shadow within your first stages of undertaking the role, you will receive an annual individual performance review to help facilitate your development. We support staff with post registration courses relevant to their field of practice at our local teaching university.

Our team is made of a diverse group of highly talented and motivated individuals who are hardworking and always aim to provide excellent patient-centred care. You will become part of an upbeat dynamic team bringing energy and a strong focus on multidisciplinary team work in supporting acute respiratory patients.

We are looking for enthusiastic and flexible applicants who enjoy the challenges of problem solving and are motivated to provide excellent care to our patients If you would like to be a part of the respiratory team then waste no time in applying for the role now.

About us

At North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust our main priority is, and always will be, to provide safe and high quality care to our patients every day; the kind of care we would want for ourselves and our loved ones. We want our organisation to be the best place to work with the right staff, in the right roles, at the right time, to ensure we deliver exceptional patient care and experience.

We will support staff through providing an inclusive and supportive workplace with health and well-being initiatives, staff benefits and opportunities for personal and professional development. Staff recognition is very important to us; as well as performance reviews and appraisals, we recognise staff through Star and Team of the month, colleague recognition – a note of thanks, Managers Awards, Shining Stars and Service Awards.

We recruit for values and “Together we are North Tees & Hartlepool”

Job description

Job responsibilities

Exciting opportunities are ahead which will require enthusiasm, flexibility and somebody who enjoys the challenges of problem solving and working under pressure with the ability to cope with changing demands of the directorate.

Person Specification



  • 1st Level Registration



  • Experience of working within an acute hospital environment (Pre or Post Registration)



  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Organisational/time management skills



  • Ability to work well within the multidisciplinary team
  • Effective interpersonal skills

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to 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) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust

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