Band 6 Intersitial Lung Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist: Visa Sponsorship available

University Hospitals Birmingham

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Job summary

An exciting opportunity to become an Interstitial Lung Disease Clinical Nurse Specialist (ILD CNS) in a well-established integrated multi professional interstitial lung disease service.

In partnership with members of the multidisciplinary team the post holder will develop individual competence and knowledge which will support the provision of seamless, specialist ILD nursing service; ensuring patients receive the highest standard of clinical care.

Through work based learning and development the post holder will develop specialist ILD knowledge and skills, demonstrated though the provision of advice, education and support to staff, patients, their families and carers. Whilst undertaking the role the post holder will be supported by more experienced ILD nurses to enable them to achieve the competence in agreed areas of specialist practice through exposure, training and education to agreed levels of competence to enable autonomous practice within the ILD speciality.

The post holder is responsible for contributing, with collaboration of multidisciplinary colleagues, to the ongoing development of clinical practice, standards of care within the service, including the development of ILD policies, procedures, guidelines and protocols.

The post holder is accountable for their safe, effective clinical practice and supporting team performance.

Main duties, tasks & skills required

The post holder will be professionally accountable for the maintenance of standards and professional practice as set by the NMC Code of Professional Standards of Practice and Behaviour and relevant professional guidelines.

The post holder will provide specialist nursing advice to Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) patients referred for specialist intervention, care and support within the service, being a point of contact for assessment, information and advice for the patient, family and carers and all staff involved in the care of the patients.

In liaison with others, support the development of staff caring for patients through support, formal education, practice development and role modelling.

As an ILD specialist nurse, the post holder will practice under the direction of the service lead/senior nurse, working towards achieving agreed levels of competence, skills and knowledge to enable independent autonomous practice within their scope of practice.

Within the practice setting, take responsibility for ensuring the coordination and direct provision of high standard of holistic, patient centred care by assessing nursing care and health education needs, and the development, implementation and evaluation of care for each patient.

In the absence of the Senior Nurse continue responsibility for the organisation and management of the practice setting.

About us

We are recognised as one of the leading NHS Foundation Trusts in the UK. Our vision is to Build Healthier Lives, and we recognise that we need incredible staff to do this.

Our commitment to our staff is to create the best place for them to work, and we are dedicated to:

Investing in the health and wellbeing of our staff, including a commitment of offering flexible working where we can;
Offer our staff a wide variety of training and development opportunities, to support their personal and career development objectives.

UHB is committed to ensuring that our staff are treated fairly and feel that they belong, by creating a kind and inclusive environment. This is about equity of opportunity; removing all barriers, including discrimination and ensuring each individual member of staff reach their true potential, achieve their ambitions and thrive in their work. This is more than words. We are taking action. Our commitment to an inclusive culture is embedded at all levels of the organisation where every voice is heard, driven by our diverse and active staff networks, and at Board level by the Fairness Taskforce led by our CEO. We nurture a culture which empowers staff to challenge discriminatory behaviours and to enable people to bring their ‘whole self’ to a kinder, more connected and bold place to work.

University Hospitals Birmingham is a Smoke-Free premises hospital.

Job description

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Person specification



Registered Adult Nurse on the NMC register (E)

Mentoring qualification (E )



Relevant Band 6 respiratory medicine experience (E)

Advanced knowledge of caring for patients with acute and chronic lung disease (E)

Professional portfolio which demonstrates continuing professional development, evidence of ability to maintain professional registration (E )

Experience of mentoring undergraduate students ( E )

Experience in learning from incidents /complaints and supporting changes in practice. (E )

Demonstrate an ability, experience, passion in the following: (E)

  • leadership
  • team building
  • managing resources
  • time management
  • role modelling
  • change management / clinical developments
  • clinical governance
  • audit and research
  • workforce planning / management
  • NHS policy and political awareness

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.

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.

UK Professional Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website.

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