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Bronchoscopy IR Recovery Nurse Royal Brompton Hospital

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
£42,471 to £50,364 a year pa inc HCA
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Due to the expansion of the imaging and diagnostic services at the Brompton site the Bronchoscopy and Interventional Radiology team are currently seeking an adult trained band 6 nurse to assist with Bronchoscopy, Interventional Radiology. The clinical role will also enable you to develop your skills in other aspects of Interventional Pulmonology, Interventional Radiology and Recovery.

The Royal Brompton in Chelsea has a mixture of Diagnostic, Interventional Radiology (IR), Bronchoscopy and Recovery services.

We are looking to recruit band 6 nurse who have excellent care values, a strong sense of team spirit and are keen to develop their skills to join the Bronchoscopy, Interventional Radiology & Recovery Team.

If you are proud of your clinical abilities and want to share your skills while learning new ones, then we would like to hear from you. The department offers a supportive and respectful environment providing you with the opportunity to develop your skills with career development utilising internal and external training opportunities.

Benefits for staff include a generous occupational pension scheme, flexible working and personal development opportunities.

Closing date: 02/07/2024

Interview date: 08/07/2024

Main duties of the job

  • Supporting and deputising for the Senior Nurse/Charge Nurse in the clinical management of the clinical area. This will involve dealing with complex situations and having the appropriate action in conjunction with the ward sister/charge nurse in emergency.
  • To be responsible for the continuing professional development and overall performance of a group of staff delegated by the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse.
  • Direct the nursing care of other junior nurses, students and HCA's to maintain a high standard of excellent nursing care on your duty shift.
  • To act as a role model and deputise for lead bronchoscopy nurses in their absence. Direct and support staff dealing with complex situations involved in patient care, initiating treatment and taking emergency action where appropriate.
  • To demonstrate a wide range of nursing expertise in areas of specialist nursing care.

  • For more details please see job description.

    About us

    Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation.

    We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

    We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

    We strive to recruit and retain the best staff as the dedication and skills of our employees lie at the heart of our organisation and ensure that our services are of the highest quality, safe and focused on our patients.

    We are a state-of-the-art Imaging Guided Therapy and Diagnostic unit, with a 5-bedded unit with chairs, to recover adult patients through stages of their recovery who have undergone Interventional Radiology procedures and complex bronchoscopies.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    We will tailor induction and training to the individual candidate and provide support for those with minimal experience of caring for patients undergoing bronchoscopy, Interventional Radiology and post anaesthesia. New staff will be fully supported through our excellent induction and mentorship programme.

    Nurses working within the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust are expected to abide by the essentials of nursing care (6 C's)
    • Competence: to continually develop nursing knowledge and skills
    • Care: to always provide the highest quality care to all patients
    • Compassion: to treat people with kindness and respect at all times
    • Commitment: to always strive to do the best for patients
    • Communication: to be open and transparent with patients and colleagues at all times
    • Courage: to always speak out if it is in the patients best interest

    Main tasks and responsibilities
    • Communication
      • Provide support mechanisms for sharing good practice within the Ward/Department and Trust wide. Assist in the programme and provide preceptorship and supervision as required, for all registered nurses.
      • Delegate tasks and activities to a range of team members and evaluate outcomes in conjunction with the Ward/Department Manager and lead bronchoscopy nurses.
      • Maintain and promote effective communication with all members of the multidisciplinary team and other Wards/Departments, including developing your formal presentation skills.
      • To adapt communication skill to meet the needs of patients who may have barriers to understanding e.g. language.
      • Promote the corporate image of the Hospital group to all individuals, groups and organisations both within the Trust and to the community at large.
      • Participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, including support staff to promote a cohesive ward team and the achievement of team objectives.
      • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment for colleagues, patients and visitors.
      • To ensure self-development through own completion of Trust and specialist competencies as per the Trust educational policies, update through reading and contributing to update policies, procedures, guidelines and seeking clinical and knowledge advancement.
    • Patient care (both direct and indirect)
      • To lead the provision of care in accordance with the Trust Policies reflecting current trends and developments in nursing and the NHS.
      • In conjunction with the staff team, to assist in developing and maintaining of the Department ethos and to the delivery of a standard approach to excellent nursing care.
      • Be a shift coordinator on a regular basis where appropriate.
      • To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programmes of care, actively seeking evidence-based practice which will improve the quality of care and meet the needs of the patients. A holistic approach to caring should be planned that will include the appropriate level of physiological pathological spiritual socio-economical and cultural aspects which influence the care of clients within your specific speciality.
      • Lead in the absence of the lead bronchoscopy nurses on complex clinical care for patients within their area.
      • Ensure the safe custody, maintenance and administration of medication, in accordance with Trust policies.
      • Promote and maintain a safe therapeutic environment for patients, their families and staff, according to national and local Infection Control guidelines, Health & Safety legislation and Hospital policies and objectives.
      • Coordinate discharges and transfers, promoting timely and safe processes for them.
      • Ensure the patient flow and the management of beds is effective and safe.
      • Provide sound evidence based clinical advice as required to staff and patients.
      • Maintain a good understanding and implementation of clinical escalation procedures as required.
      • Ensure that the team promote, ensure and adhere to the Trust safeguarding policies.
      • Undertake effective multidisciplinary work with colleagues to deliver care.
      • Coordinate specialist functions, including making clinical decisions where appropriate.
      • Monitor quality of standards of care, in line with CQC requirements and Trust and Divisional objectives.
      • To comply with and participate in the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance within the Department.
      • To comply with and participate in the Trusts framework for Clinical Governance within the Department, incorporating the Trust core behaviours and the 6 Cs and to work with the trust nursing strategy.
      • Maintain a safe working environment, including ensuring equipment is safe, and used in line with Trust policy and values.
      • Promote and maintain patient safety at all times.
      • Lead role in the detection, management and prevention of safeguarding issues.
      • Have an awareness of current professional and clinical developments within their area of practice and promote this to others.
      • Contribute to setting goals and benchmarking standards of care. Develop tools to improve the quality of the service and co-ordinate clinical services across the Department.
      • In conjunction with the Unit Manager provide a suitable and safe environment for the physical and psychological well being of staff, patients and their relatives/carers.
      • Identify clinical risks and ensure that appropriate action is implemented in accordance with the Trust risk management policy.
      • Record and report all incidents/complaints involving staff, patients and visitors in accordance with the hospital policies.
      • Monitor the quality of nursing care.
      • Ensure the nursing documentation is maintained to the hospital standard (including electronic records).
    • Policy & Service development
      • Lead on delegated projects relating to local policy development.
      • To be actively involved in the development and implementation of Trust policies and procedures at Department level and reinforce their use.
    • Resource management
      • Assist the Ward Manager in the effective and efficient use of resources by adhering to the procedures for the use of supplies. Have an awareness of budget management and budget setting.
      • To be a role model to other staff in adopting a flexible approach to personal duty rostering to ensure the needs of the service are met.
    • People management
      • Assist in the management of staff attendance, poor performance, disciplinary and grievance issues in the clinical area.
      • The post holder will work alongside the Senior Sister, Modern Matron and Management team to provide a high standard of clinical leadership to staff within the trust. You will ensure that all staff provide high quality services, patient centred care maintaining patient confidentiality at all times.
      • To educate staff and undertake both formal and informal staff training as required.
      • Assist in the recruitment, retention and selection of staff.
      • Participate in the Trust Appraisal and Personal Development Plan schemes by: meeting with the manager at least annually which includes feedback from a selection of internal staff and team members.
    • Information management
      • Identify areas where local audit is needed, conduct the audit and analyse the data with support ensuring CQUIN targets are met.
      • Arranges for the collection and analysis of audit and research data as required.
      • To have an active and intranet and email account and adhere to the Trusts Information Service and Information Governance Policies.
      • Participate in the collection of audit and research data as required.
      • Use data which will contribute to the improvement of patient care.
      • Use the Trust internet to enhance care and for professional development.
      • Undertake relevant training for electronic information systems in place and under development.
      • Following Trust/local guidelines to access results from the PAS system.
    • Research and development
      • Participate in the education of all learners within their area.
      • Identify and respond to learning needs for area.
      • Develop and deliver or organise local training sessions, mindful of Trust values.
      • Facilitate others in the development of informal teaching skills.
      • Participate in annual training needs.
      • Participate in any local or related research projects, clinical trials, etc.
      • Apply and encourage others to utilise evidence-based practice and relevant research findings in practice.
      • Identify areas of nursing research within their area that will be of benefit, encourage and educate other staff to recognise the importance of research.
      • Act as supervisor.

    Further sections
    • To ensure all team members have a real voice in the development of the Bronchoscopy and Interventional Radiology service to patients/customers.
    • To maximise the potential of all team members.
    • To ensure in conjunction with the ward/departmental managers that identified members have a meaningful appraisal/personal development plan that includes feedback to the individual from a selection of internal customers and team members.
    • To provide a safe and attractive working environment for team members within available resources.
    • To attend and play a major role in corporate groups as a representative of the directorate and team.
    • To represent the clinical area on working groups as appropriate and at relevant conferences at regional and national level and on working groups as appropriate.

    Other duties

    This job description is intended as a basic guide to the scope and responsibilities of the post and is not exhaustive. It will be subject to regular review and amendment as necessary in consultation with the post holder.

    To undertake any other duties commensurate with the grade as requested.

    Person Specification

    Education and Qualification


    • Registered Nurse Nursing Midwifery Registered
    • Post registration respiratory courses (BSc level or equivalent)
    • Management/leadership course or equivalent experience
    • Nursing diploma or degree
    • Teaching and assessing qualification



    • Experience in 'taking charge' and deputising for senior nurse
    • Intra-venous (IV) and drug calculation course
    • Ability to support junior sta
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