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Specialist Asthma Lead (Nurse/Physio)

St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£58,698 to £65,095 per annum inc HCAS (pro-rata)
Closing date
30 May 2024

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Band 8A
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

The post-holder should provide a high-quality service to all respiratory patients, but with a specific focus on those with complex Asthma across St George's Hospital. Work in close collaboration with consultants and other clinical colleagues lead the development in the delivery and expansion of an expert nurse -led asthma service across the organisation.

The post holder will contribute to advancing the body of knowledge through education, research and audit with the aim of improving access to treatment services.

Main duties of the job

Responsible for the development and provision of a specialist, evidence-based service to respiratory patients, with predominately complex Asthma symptoms.

To co-ordinate and facilitate effective pathways of care to deliver a seamless service for patients with complex Asthma optimising their safety and wellbeing.

To exercise a higher degree of personal and professional autonomy, drawing upon advanced knowledge and experience.

To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence based respiratory care, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care.

The post holder will have a key role in ensuring seamless, co-ordinated and timely approach to care for their patient group. The post holder will also provide leadership, management and a high level of clinical expertise in their specialism and contribute to the support, education and training for their team and other healthcare professionals.

The post holder will have a clear understanding of the strategic political view and challenges faced by primary and secondary care through the STP in meeting recommendations for the development of the service and will work collaboratively with the multi-disciplinary team in the planning and development of a more integrated service for patients across primary and secondary care.

About us

The Respiratory Department offers a full range of general and specialist outpatient's clinics both on site at St George's NHS Trust, Tooting and at sister sites including Queen Mary Hospital, Roehampton, The Nelson Centre, Wimbledon and St John's therapy Centre, Battersea. The respiratory department also supports in-patient management of largely unplanned patient presentations, including the emergency department, acute medicine and the respiratory ward.

The emphasis is very much on accurate diagnosis, planning and stablising care for patients with both acute and chronic respiratory diseases, utilising a multidisciplinary approach.

Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached supporting document which contains more and person specification information about the role.

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training


  • Master's degree in relevant discipline or in process of studying to Masters level.
  • Registered Nurse /Physio
  • Post registration qualification or equivalent experience in respiratory medicine.
  • Spirometry certification (ARTP) or ability to undertake and interpret spirometry gained through supervised clinical experience
  • Independent non-medical prescribing qualification.
  • Professional qualification NMC or HCP


  • Experience of working at a strategic work with local/national networks, ideally severe asthma network.
  • Teaching and assessing qualification



  • Senior clinical experience within speciality.
  • Partnership/multi-professional working.
  • Developing and implementing service development initiatives.
  • Experience of running nurse-led clinics.
  • Developing and implementing educational programmes for patients and staff.
  • Research and audit.


  • Effective budget management.
  • Service/professional presentations to a wide group.
  • Demonstrate experience of change management.
  • Proven track record of staff development and team working

Knowledge and Skills


  • Advanced nursing skills relevant to respiratory and interventional medicine.
  • Advanced verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Working with and within a diverse community.
  • Demonstrates innovative thinking.
  • Understanding of the health and social care agenda and commissioning processes in the current political environment.


  • Presentation and publishing experience.
  • Finance and resource management.
  • Knowledge base of research methodology.
  • Project management skills.
  • Keyboard skills Experience of managing and leading a team.

Personal Qualities


  • Leadership qualities.
  • Facilitative working style
  • Sensitivity to emotional situations

Employer details

Employer name

St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust


St George's Hospital

Blackshaw Road



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