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Registered Nurse - Targeted Lung Health Check

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Dorset County Hospital is recruiting a registered nurse to work with Dorset's Targeted Lung Health Check Programme.

The service is a Lung cancer screening programme which invites participants aged between 55 - 74 years old who either smoke currently or have smoked previously for a lung health check.

The NHS long term plan published in 2019 established a plan to diagnose 75% of people with cancer at an early stage by 2028, and this post will support the setting up and implementing of a lung health screening programme across Dorset.

This is a pivotal role, and will support the team to establish a pan Dorset wide Lung Health Check Service by providing administrative support.

Main duties of the job

The main duties of the role include:

Completing lung health check appointments Mon-Fri 08:30 - 16:30 at different locations across Dorset.

Assessing participants eligibility and fitness to carry out Spirometry at the appointment

Clearly explaining the process of the programme to patients in a way that they can understand

Performing Spirometry once training obtained

The post holder will work within a small team. You will be managing the participant list and will need to maintain accurate records.

The post holder will communicate with patients to deal with all enquiries regarding their appointment times and procedural issues and ensure that patients understand the information they are given regarding preparation for diagnostic tests or procedures and understand the importance of accepting the earliest diagnostic appointment offered.

The post holder will work closely with the Targeted Lung Health Team and Nurses to ensure that clinical patient queries are dealt with by the clinical team.

Completing a national risk assessment. obtaining sensitive patient information which will determine whether the patient is high or low risk of developing lung cancer in the future.

Liaising with the responsible Radiologist, Consultants and Lead Nurse and Co-ordinators to ensure patients are on the correct pathway for follow ups.

Maintaining and updating personal data on patient tracker lists.

Requesting CT scans appropriately.

Documenting findings and escalating appropriately.

About us

At DCHFT, we pride ourselves on the care we provide for our patients, and on the culture, we are creating for our staff. We work hard to create a fair, inclusive environment for our staff.

Our Mission is to provide outstanding care for people in ways which matter to them, and our vision is Dorset County Hospital, working with our health and social care partners, will be at the heart of improving the well-being of our communities.

We are a Trust that celebrates diversity, and we are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We welcome applications from people in all under-represented groups.

Dorset County Hospital is approximately 7 miles away from the coast, and is set in a beautiful rural county.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Plan patient pathways from receipt of participant list from Primary Care to MDT onward referrals.

Work autonomously managing own workload within agreed scope of the role.

Maintain the Lung Health Check patient tracking list, to be responsible for accurately tracking patients through the pathway ensuring as appropriate that the patient is on the correct pathway and has the appropriate next stage agreed and patient is aware.

The post holder is responsible for working as a team member within the Cancer Nurse Specialist Team, working closely with the other Patient Navigators and the MDT Facilitators from the three Dorset acute trusts.

The post holder will communicate with our Primary Care colleagues to request participant list.

Communicate routinely with the Cancer Nurse Specialists, MDT Facilitators and Patient Navigators to coordinate patient pathways between the pan Dorset service

The post holder will establish and maintain effective communication links with all staff within the cancer pathway, including the Cancer Information Team, Cancer Managers and Dorset Cancer Partnership.

Be the resource for the Trust in regards for any queries relating to LHC performance

Coordinate between departments and across trusts pan-Dorset

Resolve issues raised by patients in partnership with the Cancer Nurse Specialists.

The post holder works with other members of the Team to maintain and support departmental/Trust practice and procedures.

The post holder works as part of a team to ensure that an element of cross cover is provided.

All tasks are organised and produced to required standards and within specified timescales in agreement with the Team Leader.

Person Specification

Education, Qualifications & Training


  • Registered Nurse / Nursing Degree
  • Evidence of relevant post qualification study at postgraduate level or equivalent knowledge
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development

Knowledge & Experience


  • Evidence of working independently
  • Ability to work as Awareness of relevant national and Local targets / NSF Frameworkspart of a multi-disciplinary / interdisciplinary team.
  • Nurse - Minimum 3 years at Band 5 in the relevant setting
  • Ability to work as part of a multi disciplinary / interdisciplinary team
  • Participating in audit/patient surveys
  • Evidence of relevant CPD
  • Awareness of the Clinical Governance agenda

Skills & Abilities


  • Evidence of decision making in clinical practice, care and programme management, clinical practice development and participation in research
  • Analytical and judgemental skills
  • Planning - straight forward issues
  • Problem solving
  • Effective communication
  • Ability to work independently
  • Computer skills e.g. word processing/email/internet
  • Car owner/driver and willing to travel within the remit of the service.
  • Flexible to meet the needs of the post
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to manage stress


  • Report writing

Employer details

Employer name

Dorset County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Dorset County Hospital

Williams Avenue



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