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Targeted Lung Health Check Nurse

Employer
University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust
Location
Coventry
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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The overall purpose of the Targeted Lung Health Check (TLHC) Programme is to enable the early detection of lung cancer in order to save lives. Coventry & Warwickshire Health & Care Partnership and the West Midlands Cancer Alliance has identified high disease and smoking prevalence areas within Coventry where a significant impact can be made from detecting early-stage lung cancer.

The post holder will be expected to be flexible, responsive, and provide specialist knowledge to the patient (and their carers where applicable). Attention to detail is of paramount importance and excellent organisation skills.

They will support community and secondary care colleagues in the effective management of patients with clinical responsibility for a defined patient group. The post holder will be able to make informed decisions within their own area and scope of professional practice to ensure agreed standards, objectives and targets are met. It is expected that the post holder will work flexibly to meet the needs of the service and will advise patients on the results of their LDCT scan

Main duties of the job

Clinical Duties / Responsibilities

1. Reviewing and analysing of scan results and following up appropriate action i.e., advising patients of results, onward referral, advising GP of results

2. Provide specialist nursing advice.

3. Undertake comprehensive health and risk assessments.

4. Assess patients' suitability to proceed to a diagnostic test, explain and take consent for the diagnostic test, and submit the diagnostic test referral form.

5. Participating in the writing of protocols, guidelines, patient information and documentation required for service review and development.

6. Possess a working knowledge of spirometry and procedures. ARTP Training to be provided. Working alongside UHCW respiratory diagnostic team to develop / maintain competency.

7. Supporting the clinical nurse manager in identifying and assessing complex clinical and non-clinical issues, implementing resolutions and monitoring/auditing outcomes.

8. A supportive resource for staff, advising on national, local and Trust policy and procedures/guidelines, ensuring that clinical governance is embedded in practice.

9. Support patients, carers and staff during difficult situations arising in the clinical area, e.g., breaking bad news or following an unexpected event.

10. Supporting the team with community events to improve uptake and heath inequalities.

About us

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

We are proud to be recognised as a Pathway to Excellence designated organisation - please click the link for further details about this prestigious award. Pathway To Excellence - University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire (uhcw.nhs.uk)

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation's core values.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Accountable for own actions in accordance with Code of Professional Conduct. Will contribute towards corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies, at all times.
  • Developed communication skills enabling maintenance of high-quality service and ensuring timely management and resolution of unexpected events and situations. Ability to communicate with all members of the multi-professional teams locally such as Healthy Lifestyles Coventry, GP practices, Hospital and Community Teams and the West Midlands Cancer Alliance.
  • A knowledgeable team member, supporting staff, service, and policy development within a defined area/specialty.
  • Participating in providing training of identified staff groups within defined areas (where required).
  • Inputting data and being involved in audit and/or information collection.
  • Utilise and ensure others utilise IT systems to secure accurate and timely patient, workforce, and resource data available.
  • Promote and monitor adherence to Health and Safety and Trust policy designed to protect healthcare staff and service users from known hazards.
  • To undertake and promote practice sensitive to the needs of patients and families from multicultural backgrounds.
  • Attend Screening Review meetings where TLHC patients will be discussed and contribute to and support the work of colleagues in the Multi-Disciplinary Team. Clinical Duties / Responsibilities
  • Complete required TLHC standard training packages including IRMER training and mandatory TLHC training. You will also have an opportunity to complete ARTP -Spirometry Training and work alongside colleagues in the respiratory diagnostic team to develop & maintain competency.
  • Provide specialist nursing advice and informing patient of results from diagnostic tests.
  • Undertake comprehensive health and risk assessments.

  • For further details of the role please see the attached job description.

    Person Specification

    Qualifications

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    Experience

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    Knowledge

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    Skills

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    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

    Address

    Woodend Health Centre

    Deedmore rd

    Coventry

    CV2 1XA

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    218-NM-B6-6277240

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