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Respiratory Nurse or Physiotherapist

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum (incl. of HCAA)
Closing date
30 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Please note: a valid driving licence and access to a car for work purposes are required for this post.

This post is to support the delivery of the Integrated Respiratory Service within Hillingdon borough. The appointee will join the existing multi-disciplinary respiratory team, and work in conjunction with the team members in coordinating and developing the service. The post holder will work collaboratively with healthcare professionals and stakeholders involved in the provision of integrated care, to ensure joined up care for patients across acute, community and primary and secondary care settings. A collaborative approach ensures a comprehensive patient centred service is provided.

The Hillingdon Integrated Respiratory Service has recently extended its scope of practice to provide COVID virtual wards. Patients discharged from hospital with COVID-19 are monitored remotely to assess for deterioration and recovery. The service is using innovative app based technology and virtual dashboards which in future may be extended to patients with chronic lung disease.

An interview date is yet to be confirmed.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, evaluate treatment and care for patients using the required assessment tools, agreed pathways and clinical guidelines
  • To assess patients on wards/departments for suitability for Early Supported Discharge
  • To provide clinical assessment in patient's homes, making management decisions with the support of Band 7/Integrated Respiratory Consultant when appropriate
  • To participate in Integrated Care MDTs and case conferences.
  • To support admission avoidance schemes currently operating within the department, whereby assessment of acutely unwell patients in a variety of settings including patient homes, General Practice, community sites and ambulatory/secondary care clinics is required.
  • To provide support for the COPD HOT line for both patients and General Practitioners to provide knowledge/information and to advise on exacerbation management and suitability for admission avoidance/home assessment.
  • To support the Covid Virtual Ward, providing virtual assessments and monitoring.
  • To participate in audit and service development projects to assess service delivery and ensure best practice.
  • To provide education and expert resource to practice nurses, the wider community multidisciplinary team, and general practitioners.

About us

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the only acute hospital in the London Borough of Hillingdon and offers a wide range of services, including accident and emergency, inpatient care, day surgery, outpatient clinics, and maternity services. The Trust's services at Mount Vernon Hospital include routine day surgery, delivered at a modern treatment centre, a minor injuries unit, and outpatient clinics.

The safety and well-being of our patients and staff is paramount and we are making urgent improvements to address this - particularly in infection prevention and control. We are making progress by working in partnership with local GPs, charities, community services, academic partners, our local authority, neighbouring hospitals, and the wider North West London Integrated care system, and ensuring that we listen and work in partnership with our local population. We are focused on ensuring that our hospitals provide high quality, safe, and compassionate care, while we drive forward with the building of the new Hillingdon Hospital.

We have over 3,500 members of staff that are proud to care for nearly half a million people, with a vision to be an outstanding provider of healthcare through leading health and academic partnerships, transforming services, to provide the best care where needed.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for a full list of role requirements and main responsibilities.

Person Specification

Please refer to Person Specification


  • Education and Qualifications
  • Experience and Knowledge
  • Skills and Ability
  • Personal Qualities


  • Education and Qualifications
  • Experience and Knowledge
  • Skills and Ability

Employer details

Employer name

The Hillingdon Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Hillingdon Hospital

Pield Heath Road



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