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Targeted Lung Health Check Nurse Practitioner

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital
£35,392 to £42,618 a year PA
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Targeted Lung Health Check (TLHC) programme will enable the early detection of lung cancer in order to save lives. Liverpool, Knowsley and Halton have been identified as high area of disease prevalence where significant impact can be made from the recognition of early stage lung cancer and offering curative treatment.

The post holder will be expected to provide specialist knowledge and care to the patient and their carer's. 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 outpatient setting. The post holder will provide education and training to patients, carers and health care professionals.

Main duties of the job

Work autonomously as well as part of a multi-disciplinary team

Provide nurse led clinics

Formulation of individualised pathways with the patient and carer

Knowledge of chronic and acute respiratory management

Knowledge of Spirometry and interpretation

Awareness of LHCH policies and procedures

Engage in audit and/or information collection

About us

As the largest single site specialist heart and chest hospital in the UK, we, at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, have a clear vision 'to be the best cardiothoracic integrated healthcare organisation'.

We provide specialist services in cardiothoracic surgery, cardiology, respiratory medicine both in the hospital and out in the community.

We serve a catchment area of 2.8 million people, spanning Merseyside, Cheshire, North Wales and the Isle of Man, and increasingly we receive referrals from outside these areas for highly specialised services such as aortics.

Our reputation for strong performance is important in delivering the best care for our patients and high quality clinical services. This is underpinned by a culture of research and innovation, delivered in modern estate and our encouragement of flexible working in a variety of forms.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Manage referral of patients who are identified as having a clinical requirement and identifying when a patient requires medical attention.

Understanding the management of patients undergoing a worsening of their condition utilising a recognised pathway for referral if appropriate.

Develop clinical skills in history taking, clinical examination, assessment and/or treatment of respiratory disease

Involve patients, carers and relatives in the giving of information regarding the project.

Impart specialist knowledge, advice and support to colleagues, patients, carers and relative where appropriate.

Use the expertise and knowledge of professional colleagues, acknowledging the boundaries of different roles.

Undertake training to be able to complete patient assessment, shared decision tool and be able to facilitate appropriate on-going referrals.

Ability to have effective and compassionate communication, sometimes under complex circumstances.

Provide sensitive, complex information to patients, carers, relatives and professionals regarding the project.

Proactively manage a referral, tracking and outcome process for CT scans and other tests

Ensure onward referral to other relevant care providers ie smoking cessation, pulmonary rehabilitation, etc

Understand the processes involved in evidence based care and have knowledge of where to obtain evidence.

Work collaboratively with the professional agencies to ensure patient needs are met.

Establish and maintain effective communication with patient, cares/relatives and multi-disciplinary teams

Observe the provisions of and adhere to all Trust policies and procedures.

Actively participate in the annual performance review to identify personal development needs.

All employees are individually responsible for the prevention and control of infection within their own area. The employee must attend Infection Control Induction training and mandatory Infection control training. The employee must follow all Trust policies, procedures and guidelines relating to Infection Control.

Adhere to the relevant Code of Practice of NMC.

Exercise judgement, discretion and decision making in clinical care in line with the project protocol.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Education


  • Registered General Nurse
  • Post Registration Qualification in respiratory speciality
  • Evidence of professional development


  • History taking and clinical examination qualification
  • Non- medical prescriber qualification

Knowledge & Experience


  • Experience in respiratory speciality
  • Broad range of clinical experience and respiratory knowledge


  • Community experience

Skills & Abilities


  • Ability to organise and manage own caseload
  • Research and audit approach to clinical practice
  • Able to develop effective interpersonal relationships with colleagues


  • Ability to supervise junior staff
  • Ability to interpret spirometry results
  • Ability to assess inhaler technique and choose appropriate treatment options
  • Able to educate patients/relatives/carers about respiratory disease care and management

Values & Behaviours


  • Excellent, compassionate and safe
  • Promotes honesty and integrity
  • Demonstrates confidence and self- motivation
  • Enthusiastic and positive
  • Empathetic and supportive towards colleagues
  • Flexibility to meet service needs
  • Good attendance record

Employer details

Employer name

Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital


Liverpool heart and chest hospital NHS trust

Thomas Drive


L14 3PE

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