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Targeted Lung Health Check Nurse Specialist

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum, pro rata
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 is a new programme designed specifically to target the population of County Durham who may be eligible for CT imaging based on evidence based criteria. This is a national programme looking at identifying early cancers and other incidential findings such as benign nodules, COPD/Emphysema, Coronary artery disease and potential Aortic Aneurysms . The postholder will be required to manage a caseload offering virtual consultations to patients identified as eligble via primary care. There will also be a requirement for data collection and entry.

This is a predominately home based role with minimal requirement to travel across site however this may be required as the role develops.

Main duties of the job

To organise work schedules for yourself and the team (day to day, week to week, month to month-Flexibility required)

Run nurse led telephone clinics assessing patients and escalating any concerns to the team lead

Provide specialist nursing advice

Work autonomously as we all as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Ability to provide health promotion and smoking cessation advice.

Formulation of individualised care pathways with the patient and the carer

Communicate with clinicians as necessary.

Contribute to and support the work of colleagues in the Multi-Disciplinary Team

Support teaching of the multi-disciplinary team to maintain the learning environment.

Demonstrate responsibility for professional development using Personal development Plan Portfolio.

Incorporate health education for health promotion in working practices.

Demonstrate practical application of specialist knowledge.

Identify, collect and participate in the evaluation of information to support multi-disciplinary clinical decision making.

Contribute to dissemination and implementation of evidence based care in the writing of shared guidelines /protocols for care.

About us

If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager

You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks

We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.

We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented

From April 1 2024 we are unable to offer sponsorship for healthcare roles that do not meet the minimum salary �23,200, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post

Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents

Job description

Job responsibilities

Demonstrate flexibility and organisation in the workplace with a passion for delivery quality care to a high standard.

Running nurse led telephone clinics assessing patients eligibility for CT scanning based on specific TLHC criteria (from home)

Booking CT scans for those appropriate patients through relevant booking platform and identfying those not eligible and handling appropriately

Liaising with Band 7 for support where needed

Supporting patients with any extra support they may need and trouble shooting where necessary

Promotion of the service using various tools and channels

Working remotely promoting the service when required

Full time position, 37.5 hours per week Monday-Friday.

Person Specification

Statutory Registration


  • NMC Registration

Special Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal.
  • The ability to work to various time constraints
  • Ability to use computer software to develop and create reports and spreadsheets
  • Ability to deal with confidential issues
  • Ability to maintain accurate records
  • Able to follow trust procedures and policies and work the standard set by the trust
  • Evidence of good communication and interpersonal skills


  • Data entry/Audit experience
  • Respiratory knowledge and/or lung cancer experience
  • Understanding or experience of adult/child safeguarding
  • Effective organisation and time management skills



  • NMC Registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications/experience within specialist area
  • IT Experience
  • Evidence of continuing professional and personal development


  • Degree in health related subject
  • Respiratory/medical/oncology knowledge
  • IRMER Training



  • At least 3 years post registration experience
  • Demonstratable commitment to delivering high quality patient centered care
  • Extended clinic practice underpinned by training supervision and assessment


  • Respiratory/medical/oncology experience
  • Research or audit experience

Special Requirements


  • Occupational health clearance
  • DBS Clearance
  • Capacity to work from home


  • Current driving licence if relevant to the role

Employer details

Employer name

County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust


University Hospital Of North Durham

North Road



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