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Staff Nurse - Lung and Heart Day Unit Royal Brompton

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year p.a. inc. HCAS
Closing date
5 Jun 2024
The Lung and Heart day unit is a developing service offering cardiac and respiratory patients' diagnosis, treatment and management of chronic medical condition in a day case setting. Patients come to the unit for procedures such as chest drain management, biologic treatment, immunoglobulin treatment administered intravenously or subcutaneously and cytotoxic therapy.

We are open Monday to Friday 0800hrs- 2000hrs and manage a wide variety of specialist services within cardiac and respiratory nursing field. These include PH, ACHD both adult and transitional, post thoracic and cardiac surgery patients, Interstitial Lung Disease, Host Defence patients, Cystic fibrosis, Asthma and allergy, Lung failure including sleep and ventilation.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work alongside a dynamic team who are experts in their specialism. This includes a diverse multi-disciplinary team including, Matron, Ward Sister, Staff nurses band 5 and 6, HCA, Practice Educator, specialist CNS in their field, chest physiotherapists, OT, speech and language therapist, dieticians, palliative care, research nurses, psychologists and reendowed consultants in their field.

Closing date: 31/05/2024

Interview date: 07/06/2024

Main duties of the job

At Royal Brompton you will be given the opportunity to build your confidence and advance and develop in your clinical skills and knowledge in both cardiac and respiratory nursing. You will learn to efficiently prioritise and become an autonomous nurse supporting ambulatory patients with their treatment and co ordination of investigations. You will learn to support patients in teaching them to do their home intravenous and Sub cut treatments.

In addition, you will be able to develop clinical skills like inserting and manging intravenous lines or managerial skills and a wide variety of inhouse courses including leadership to tailor and support you learning programme to meet your career pathway.

About us

Royal Brompton and Harefield hospitals have become part of Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust. Together we are creating a vision of a brand new centre of excellence, which will be the global leader in the research into treatments of heart and Lung disease in patients from pre-birth to old age. You will be involved in developing some exciting plans to improve quality of care for our patients. We want you to join us to come and help to change the shape of healthcare for our heart and lung patients world wide.

Job description

Job responsibilities

The ward is looking for a staff nurse who has excellent care values, a strong sense of team spirit and relevant experience in respiratory and cardiac care. The focus is on delivering high quality patient-centred care. The post is for a registered nurse with good organisation skills , IT skills, and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage group of patients who may have complex needs.

Person Specification

Education and Qualification


  • o Qualification/Registered Nurse



  • oAbility to plan and prioritise workload
  • oGood level of English
  • oTeaching skills
  • oAwareness of audit and research


  • ophlebotomy and cannulation skills
  • oKnowledge of anatomy and physiology of heart and lung



  • oAwareness of current professional nursing standards
  • oExperience sound knowledge of infection control standards


  • Cardio- Respiratory care
  • Experience in high patient flow.

Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust


Royal Brompton Hospital

Fulham Road



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