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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Respiratory - COVID-19 in London

Job description

We are seeking dedicated, motivated people to help us provide high quality care to our local communities. In return for your hard work, we offer well-established, structured mentoring and staff development packages to support you in your role.

After applying via NHS Jobs, your submitted application will be imported into our preferred Third-party recruitment system. All subsequent information regarding your application will be generated from apps.trac.jobs. You will not be able to track the progress of your application or receive messages through the NHS Jobs website, and furthermore, as an employer, we will not be able to respond to any e-mails sent to us via the NHS Jobs website. By applying for this post, you are agreeing to Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust transferring the information contained in this application to its preferred applicant management system. If you are appointed to a post information will also be transferred into the national NHS Electronic Staff Records system

We are passionate about the quality of care we offer to our patients with respiratory disease. Our team is growing, and we are now able to offer an exciting opportunity for a band 7 Respiratory Nurse to join our integrated nursing team at the University hospital Lewisham site. This is a role that requires a real passion for respiratory nursing as well as experience in caring for patients with COPD and asthma within the hospital, outpatient clinic and community setting.

The post holder will be part of an innovative new service which provides respiratory care across the community and in secondary care in Lewisham, ensuring the patient pathway is seamless from diagnosis to acute management and supporting with the follow up of our long COVID patients in clinics.

Working with a team of experienced clinicians led by a nurse consultant, the post holder will assess, diagnose and manage respiratory patients in a variety of settings, including inpatient wards, outpatient and community clinics, residential homes and in patient’s own homes.

The team manage the home oxygen service and will be supporting complex and vulnerable patients post admission. This new role will be essential in supporting these patients.

The applicant will be an independent prescriber or be prepared to undertake this course. They will also have completed or be prepared to undertake an advanced skills assessment course.

The post holder will support nursing and medical colleagues in training and education, as well as deputising for the nurse consultant in management and leadership roles. They will also support our pulmonary rehabilitation team and breathe easy group.

Extra information

Profession Sub-category
Health / Medical
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

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