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Staff Nurse - Chest Clinic

Band 5

Main area
Thoracic Medicine
Band 5
37.5 hours per week
Job ref
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Employer type
St Thomas
£29,056.80 - £36,134.40 p.a inc HCA
17/09/2019 23:59
Interview date

Guy’s and St Thomas’ is among the UK’s busiest and most successful NHS foundation trusts. We provide a full range of hospital and community services for people in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham, as well as specialist care for patients from further afield including cancer, renal, orthopaedic and cardiovascular services.

Guy’s is home to the largest dental school in Europe and a £160 million Cancer Centre opened in 2016. As part of our commitment to provide care closer to home, in 2017 we also opened a cancer centre and a kidney treatment centre at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Sidcup. St Thomas’ has one of the largest critical care units in the UK and one of the busiest emergency departments in London. It is also home to Evelina London Children’s Hospital.

The commitment of our 17,100 staff is key to our success. We are one of the largest local employers and we aim to develop and support all our staff so they are able to deliver high quality, safe and efficient care. The 2018 NHS staff survey results show that we have one of the most engaged and motivated workforces in the NHS. We know this has a positive impact on the care provided to our patients.

The image of outpatient nursing has changed. No longer is it just about taking baseline observations, there are exciting things happening and it’s a clinical area delivering excellent standards of care through passionate and committed teams.

The chest clinic at both Guys and  St Thomas’  are busy and dynamic outpatient areas hosting specialist clinics in  COPD, TB, pleural disease, asthma, ILD, lung cancer and is supported by a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, clinical nurse specialists, lung function technologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, research and admin teams.

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. The clinic nurses role is to work alongside the specialist teams delivering an exceptional standard of care to patients. Many patients are attending regular outpatient appointments or for initial assessment from a GP referral or attend for a diagnostic procedure, therapeutic procedure or assessment.

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. At Guys, you will support in regular outpatient clinics assessing patients with spirometry, routine observations &  venepuncture  as well as our new infusion suite delievering cytotoxic and steroid infusions to patients with ILD.

This is a great opportunity to learn about respiratory diseases and to become a 'specialist, generalist' nurse. The outpatient care setting requires 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 some regular patients during the acute or maintenance stage of their disease in which you will get to know them to offer individualised care.

The vision is that nursing staff will be able to work across the chest clinics at Guys and St Thomas as each clinic requires a different skill set that will keep your post interesting and will enhance your respiratory nursing skills. In the near future we will have students on placement as part of a hub and spoke model with the respiratory ward and therefore you will need to be able to mentor and identify learning opportunities for this group of staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your nursing skills and competencies within a small team. You will be well supported by a Matron, Senior and Deputy Sister, clinic nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists and administrative staff to fulfill this role that may be the launch of your specialist respiratory career.

Closing Date: 17th September 2019 at midnight

Interview Date: 25th September 2019

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the resident labour market test. UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UKVI website. From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, must 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) will also be subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks for Overseas Applicants.

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

Lindsay MacMillan, Senior Sister, 0207 188 5821 or or Susan Wood, Matron. or phone 07918 338 625

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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