Current vacancies at the Trust

Staff Nurse - Respiratory Clinics

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Thoracic Medicine
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37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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£26,554 - £34,495 p.a inc HCA
24/04/2018 23:59

Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.

You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.

We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.

Our respiratory clinics are expanding and we want to ensure that patients receive the best possible care and support whilst they are with us. We are looking for an experienced, compassionate and organised registered nurse to work in the chest clinic at Guys Hospital. This is a busy specilaist outpatient area, seeing patients with ILD, asthma, COPD and TB. The clinic nurses are key to enhancing the patients experience at their appointment and will be involved in preparing patients  to see members of the multidisciplinary team. This MD team consists of clinical nurse specialists, Drs, specialist physiotherapists and pharmacists, pathway managers, lung function technologists and clinic administrators.The core nursing role is to complete baseline assessments and supporting patients during investigations such as spirometry and lung function tests. There are specialist nurse led clinics for each of the respiratory diseases mentionned as well as for oxygen therapy. There are treatments being administered that are transforming the lives of respiratory disease patients.

This is a great opportunity to learn about respiratory diseases and to become a 'specialist, generalist' nurse. The outpatient care setting reqires you to be able to work logically, to be able to anticipate your workload so that you can manage resources appropriately, to maintain and develop clinical and managerial skills whilst having the satisfaction of seeing patients during the acute or maintenance stage of their illness in which you will get to know them to offer individualised care.

The vision is that nursing staff work across the chest clinic at Guys and St Thomas. St Thomas has a very different type of activity and is more procedure based and cares for patients having conscious sedation for many of these procedures. Therefore you will use or gain skills in supporting procedures such as bronchoscopy, insertion and removal of chest drains, chest ultrasounds and thoracoscopies, recovering patients post procedure and ensuring they are safely discharged, either back to the ward or the community.

Closing date: 24/04/2018

Assessment date: 01/05/2018

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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

Susan Wood, Matron. or phone 07918 338 625

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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