Community Pulmonary Rehabilitation Nurse

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

The closing date is 29 January 2023

Job summary

NCHC is looking for a highly motivated Respiratory Nurse to work within the Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) Team part-time. The multi-disciplinary team provides PR supporting exercise and providing education across Norfolk. Since Covid-19 the delivery of the service has been transformed. Face to face programmes are delivered in 2 locations (Kelling and Norwich) with an aim to expand to other locations in the future. Additionally PR programmes are delivered virtually via Teams, a homebased program via telephone, or via MyCOPD app. These new additions to delivering PR have been well received and evaluated by our patients over the year.

We are registered with the national Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services Accreditation Program (PRSAS) and are in the process of working towards accreditation which is seen as the gold standard for PR services. The service also participates in the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP).

Main duties of the job

Previous experience in assessment and treatment of respiratory conditions is essential and experience in Pulmonary Rehabilitation is desirable, however further training can be provided. There may be occasional requirement for some home-based working.

Some of the main duties are;

* To undertake comprehensive triage and assessment of people referred to the pulmonary rehabilitation service to determine their baseline and discharge clinical outcome measures within a variety of settings.

* To plan and deliver an individual specialist pulmonary treatment program using knowledge and evidence-based practice and treatment options.

For a full list please refer to job description.

About us

The Pulmonary Rehab Team is based at Kelling Hospital in North Norfolk, which is one of the most beautiful parts of the Country. We are a dedicated multi-disciplinary team, supporting the delivery of Pulmonary Rehabilitation (exercise, life style, lung education) for people who have a diagnosed long term lung condition in collaboration with the wider multi-disciplinary community pulmonary rehabilitation teams.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Date posted

12 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

839-4917336-GP

Job locations

Kelling Hospital

Holt

NR25 6QA


Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for this vacancy for a complete overview of what is required for this vacancy.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for this vacancy for a complete overview of what is required for this vacancy.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or working towards
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable

  • COPD Diploma/Pulmonary Rehab Diploma or similar/equivalent
  • Assessor/Mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a Band 5 or 6 with respiratory patients
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Clinical assessment skills

Desirable

  • Experience of research and development
  • Experience of community setting & awareness of community services
  • Experience in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A Team player
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to provide education & support to other health care professionals

Desirable

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses
  • Presentation skills
  • Database experience
  • Spirometry knowledge
  • Existing System one user
  • Understanding of current guidelines and standards for pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory condition management

Communication

Essential

  • oAble to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • oEvidence of relevant experience and development
  • oSupport other staff

Desirable

  • oWilling to undertake appropriate training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • oAble to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • oSelf-awareness
  • oProfessional appearance
  • oFlexible/positive approach to work to meet the needs of the service.
  • oEnthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • oAble to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • oValue and respect the privacy and dignity for patients
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Degree or working towards
  • Current NMC registration
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Desirable

  • COPD Diploma/Pulmonary Rehab Diploma or similar/equivalent
  • Assessor/Mentorship preparation; ENB 998 or equivalent

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working as a Band 5 or 6 with respiratory patients
  • Experience of working within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Clinical assessment skills

Desirable

  • Experience of research and development
  • Experience of community setting & awareness of community services
  • Experience in Pulmonary Rehabilitation

Skills

Essential

  • Excellent communicator
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational and reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care and inputting data/patient records
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A Team player
  • Computer literate
  • Ability to provide education & support to other health care professionals

Desirable

  • Knowledge of additional specialist areas through in-house training and short courses
  • Presentation skills
  • Database experience
  • Spirometry knowledge
  • Existing System one user
  • Understanding of current guidelines and standards for pulmonary rehabilitation and respiratory condition management

Communication

Essential

  • oAble to communicate effectively in written and verbal English Language

Personal and People Development

Essential

  • oEvidence of relevant experience and development
  • oSupport other staff

Desirable

  • oWilling to undertake appropriate training

Personal Attributes / Behaviours

Essential

  • oAble to identify with the Trust's commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people/vulnerable adults
  • oSelf-awareness
  • oProfessional appearance
  • oFlexible/positive approach to work to meet the needs of the service.
  • oEnthusiastic and able to work under pressure
  • oAble to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • oValue and respect the privacy and dignity for patients

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

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UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

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 (Opens in a new tab).

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 (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Kelling Hospital

Holt

NR25 6QA


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

Kelling Hospital

Holt

NR25 6QA


Employer's website

https://www.norfolkcommunityhealthandcare.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Respiratory Nurse Specialist

Sam Oughton

sam.oughton@nchc.nhs.uk

01553613099

Date posted

12 January 2023

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 6

Salary

£32,306 to £39,027 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Part-time

Reference number

839-4917336-GP

Job locations

Kelling Hospital

Holt

NR25 6QA


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