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Targeted Lung Health Checks Clinical Nurse Specialist

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust
Bury St Edmunds
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
This newly created specialist nurse role, will be instrumental in the Targeted Lung Health Check Project roll out, both across the trust and primary care.

As the link worker between all stakeholders, the post holder will co-ordinate screening MDT meetings, ensuring the flow of patient care effective between all providers.

This role is suited to an individual who can deliver specialist care, knowledge, advice, information and education to patients, carers, healthcare professionals and relevant others ensuring individual clinical, psychosocial, and emotional needs are met.

Highly skilled in sensitive and empathic communications, daily interactions for the post holder will deal with difficult conversations.

Main duties of the job

o To lead the development the Targeted Lung health Check Project across the trust and the primary care setting to provide high-quality, cost-effective service using research, audit, and evidence-based practice.

o To provide specialist care, knowledge, advice, information and education to patients, carers, healthcare professionals and relevant others ensuring individual clinical, psychosocial, and emotional needs are met

oTo participate in service delivery across the trust/primary care ensuring that it meets national recommendations and directives for patients with cancer.

oManage the day-to-day delivery of the TLHC service and to be a link worker between all stakeholders and provide leadership and management for the Targeted Lung Health Check (TLHC) service. Co-ordinate screening MDT meetings keeping the flow of patient care effective between all providers.

oThe post holder will work with the Lead Clinicians, in particular the Responsible Radiologist and Responsible Clinician for the TLHC Service in developing and implementing the local TLHC project in line with the National TLHC Protocol and Quality Standards

About us

#BeKnown at West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. By us. By our patients. By our community

We are a busy, friendly, rural NHS Trust providing high-quality care and compassion to more than a quarter of a million people across west Suffolk. We care for, treat and support people in hospital, at home and in various community settings.

The West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds provides acute and secondary care services (emergency department, maternity and neonatal services, day surgery unit, eye treatment centre, Macmillan unit and children's ward). It has 500+ beds and is a partner teaching hospital of the University of Cambridge.

Adult and paediatric community services, provided in collaboration with West Suffolk Alliance partners, include a range of nursing, therapy, specialist, and ongoing temporary care and rehabilitation, some at our Newmarket Community Hospital.

We do our utmost to achieve outstanding clinical outcomes for patients and our values of fairness, inclusivity, respect, safety and team work guide how we work and behave as a team.

With nearly 5,000 staff, from all over the world, we strive to make our organisation a great place to work. Whatever your role or ambition, we want to help you be the best you can be.

We promote a diverse and inclusive community where everyones voice counts and you can #BeKnown for whoever you are.

Join us. What will you #BeKnown for?

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see job description for full details.


Staff Car Parking on the West Suffolk Hospital Site is eligible for individuals working outside of the core hours, 07:00 18:30.

For individuals working within the core hours, the Trust offers parking off site at the Bury St Edmunds Rugby Club, which is serviced by a regular shuttle bus to and from the Hospital. Details of the bus timetable can be found in the on-line starter pack on the West Suffolk Hospital website.

This parking restriction does not apply if an individual is required to work on a weekend or if they are required to complete on call duties within their role.

The closing date for this vacancy may change if we receive a strong response. Please ensure that you apply for any post you are interested in as soon as possible.

Person Specification

Education and qualifications


  • RGN (level 1)
  • Teaching and assessing in clinical practice qualification
  • Evidence of relevant post registration study
  • Evidence of studying at a minimum of level 3 (first degree)


  • MSc level or working towards.
  • LEO course
  • Counselling skills

Experience and knowledge


  • Proven post registration experience with experience in specialist field
  • A broad range of experience working with respiratory patients and their families who have complex psychosocial needs
  • Able to evidence experience of change management and service development
  • Able to evidence experience of audit and research
  • Experience of teaching and assessing in clinical practice
  • Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of the respiratory patient group
  • Able to evidence knowledge of clinical audit and research process
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Understanding of clinical trials
  • IT literate (MS office, Excel, Word)
  • Experience of working with PAS


  • Can demonstrate evidence of leading service development, implementing change, audit, and research
  • Relevant previous Band 6/7 experience
  • Use of relevant pharmacology to provide advice to patients/carers/other professionals

Skills and abilities


  • Able to communicate disease, treatment, and related information to patients, carers, and others
  • Able to communicate complex/ sensitive/ technical information, clearly, succinctly and with empathy in a variety of settings
  • Ability to organise, prioritise and co-ordinate your own workload and work autonomously
  • Time management
  • Ability to influence and motivate others of improve evidence-based nursing practices
  • Able to perform advanced clinical skills
  • Able to present information to other professional groups


  • Involvement in Trust wide initiatives and committees

Personal qualities


  • Able to prioritise work
  • Able to work within a multi-professional team
  • Ability to work autonomously and demonstrate initiative
  • Professional attitude to work
  • Able to work under pressure.
  • Willingness to learn new skills

Employer details

Employer name

West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust


West Suffolk Hospital

Bury St Edmunds


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