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Rapid Diagnostic Respiratory Nurse

Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum plus HCA
Closing date
29 Nov 2023

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To deliver as part of the south east London sustainable improvements in our Cancer pathways and subsequent performance

In line with the Trust's Annual Business Plan you will be working as part of a Specialist Team providing expert nursing/midwifery practice and cost-effective service to patients requiring routine and emergency care, from outpatients, pre-admission through to discharge and review at home across primary and secondary care.

Main duties of the job

The Division aims to provide an environment conducive to the on-going development of all staff and advancements in the quality of the service by ensuring provision of a high standard of training, teaching and clinical care within the acute/community setting.

Under the support and guidance of the Clinical Nurse Specialist/Specialist Midwife, make clinical judgements, which will require assessment, planning and implementation of treatment, ensuring that all specialist patients and their carers have access to appropriate advice and support.

About us

Our people are our greatest asset. When we feel supported and happy at work, this positivity reaches those very people we are here for, the patients. Engaged employees perform at their best and our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) initiatives contribute to cultivate a culture of engagement. We have four staff networks, a corporate EDI Team and a suite of programmes and events which aim to insert the 5 aspirations:
  • Improving representation at senior levels of staff with disabilities, from black, Asian, and ethnic minorities background, identify as LGBTQ+ and women, through improved recruitment and leadership development
  • Widening access (anchor institution) and employability
  • Improving the experience of staff with disability
  • Improving the EDI literacy and confidence of trust staff through training and development
  • Making equalities mainstream

  • Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • To work with the multidisciplinary team across an integrated pathway of care to deliver quality standards in line with NICE guidance.
    • To work with the nurse specialist team to ensure that all patients have equitable access to investigations, treatment and follow-up care.
    • To work with the nurse/midwifery specialist team to develop best practice in line with NICE guidance.
    • To work with the team to develop guidelines to enhance optimal management of patients.
    • To collect appropriate data against NICE guidance. To use audit as a tool to improve practice and evaluate services.
    • To work with the team to implement recommendations from National audits and benchmarking.
    • To identify objectives for own professional development which reflect local and national service needs, accessing advice, guidance and support as appropriate.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications and Training


    • Registered Nurse Level 1 register
    • 1st Level Degree or equivalent
    • Teaching and assessing qualification


    • Counselling course Respiratory Course IRMER
    • IRMER



    • Significant post-registration experience
    • Experience of working within the multidiciplinary team
    • Experience of liaising with other agencies
    • Ability to work autonomously


    • Previous experience in Cancer/ respiratory nursing
    • In depth knowledge of anatomy related to respiratory and lung cancer
    • Case management Knowledge of PIFU



    • Knowledge and understanding of the relevant NICE guidance
    • Evidence of continued professional development of self and other health care professionals


    • IT skills
    • Knowledge of research and audit

    Employer details

    Employer name

    Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust


    Queen Elizabeth Hospital

    Stadium Road


    SE18 4QH

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