The post holder will be responsible for lung health checks supported by a national protocol and training. The overall purpose of the Humber and North Yorkshire Cancer Alliance and NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) new NHS Targeted Lung Health Check (THLC) programme is for people who smoke, or have ever smoked, who live in Hull.
Hull was chosen as one of the 10 pilot sites, to roll out the first wave of the TLHC programme, linked to its high prevalence of smoking, deprivation and its current ranking of the highest mortality rate from lung cancer in the country. The service is now expanding into the East Riding of Yorkshire.
The targeted lung health check will help improve cancer survival rates by inviting people aged 55-74 who have been identified as being at increased risk of lung cancer for a lung health check. People will be offered a Low Radiation Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) scan (chest scan) if appropriate, through a mobile unit.Main duties of the job
An exciting opportunity has arisen in the NHSE Lung Health Check Programme.
The post holder will be responsible for lung health checks supported by a national protocol and training.
The targeted lung health check will help improve cancer survival rates by inviting people aged 55-74 who have been identified as being at increased risk of lung cancer for a lung health check. People will be offered a Low Radiation Dose Computed Tomography(LDCT) scan (chest scan) if appropriate, through a mobile unit.
The post holder will be expected to provide specialist knowledge and care to the patient and their carers. They will support colleagues in the effective management of patients in their specialist area who require a high level of judgement, discretion and decision making within an inpatient or outpatient setting.
The successful candidate will provide clinical supervision to other staff, and students. Provide informal/formal teaching/education to staff/patients/relevant others and thewider multidisciplinary team in primary and secondary care. And may undertake research, lead clinical audits in Lung Health Check.
This role includes multi-site working between the mobile Lung Health Check unit in Hull/East Riding and the hospital site clinical hub at Castle Hill Hospital.About usHull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust strongly encourages new starters to have the Covid-19 vaccine. However, it is not a mandatory requirement to work for us.
HUTH has two main sites: Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital with an annual budget of approximately �500 million. The Trust employs around 11,000 staff and serves an extended population of 1.25 million, delivering a number of outpatient services from locations across the area.
The Trust's secondary care service portfolio is comprehensive, covering the major medical and surgical specialties, routine and specialist diagnostic services and other clinical support services. These services are provided primarily to a catchment population of approximately 600,000 in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire area.
HUTH provides specialist and tertiary services to a population of 1.25 million extending from Scarborough in North Yorkshire to Grimsby and Scunthorpe in North East and North Lincolnshire respectively.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.Person SpecificationExperienceEssential
- 2 years relevant experience in Respiratory/ General medicine/Critical care
- Experience caring for acutely ill patient needing respiratory support
- Evidence of professional development
- Participation in clinical audit
- IT literate
- Evidence of changes in practice undertaken.
- Community care experience
- Using IT systems to capture clinical information
- Registered Nurse First level
- Must have up to date NMC registration
- Mentorship/ Teaching qualification - or willing to obtain
- Evidence of research undertaken.
- ARTP full certificate Spirometry Respiratory level 5/6 course
- History taking and clinical examination qualification
- Able to demonstrate an up to date knowledge of respiratory conditions.
- Care and management of patients with respiratory disease
- Able to demonstrate awareness of current issues that effect the nursing profession and/or the speciality service
- To have up to date knowledge of current local and national guidelines/policies around respiratory disease management hers
- Ability to work autonomously/as a member of a team
- Leadership skills
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- Experience in managing the Team in the absence of the Team Leader
- Ability to interpret Spirometry results
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