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Staff Nurse - Chest Clinics

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
chest clinics
NHS AfC: Band 5
37.5 hours per week
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Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
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Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital
£27,627.60 - £35,529.60 p.a inc HCA
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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.

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 clinics at Guy's and St. Thomas’ are busy and dynamic outpatient areas hosting specialist clinics in  COPD, TB, Pleural disease and is supported by a multidisciplinary team of Doctors, Nurses, Clinical Nurse Specialists, lung function Technologists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, 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 an assessment for pulmonary rehab.

At St. Thomas', 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 Guy's, you will support the running of outpatient clinics, taking blood, dealing with unwell patients, often on oxygen therapy. We are looking to develop an infusion suite for asthma and ILD treatments.

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 Guy's 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, Deputy Sister, clinic nurses, clinical nurse specialists and administrative staff to fulfil this role that may be the launch of your specialist respiratory career.

Closing Date          21st January 2018

Interview Date       31st January 2018


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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

Susan Wood, Matron, 07918 338 625 or

Lindsay Macmillan, Acting Deputy Sister, St Thomas Hospital, 0207 188 85821

The main telephone number for recruitment is 0207 188 1700.

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