Job overview

This vacancy is open to a respiratory specialist physiotherapist or specialist nurse.

Working in the community arm of the Integrated Respiratory Service, you would be supporting the leadership of an excellent and well established team. The Community Respiratory look after patients with asthma, COPD, interstitial lung disease and bronchiectasis.

You would be carrying out complex assessments of patients and identifying the most suitable self management interventions.

As part of the rapid response you would be triaging and assessing unwell patients, and working to avoid unnecessary hospital admissions.

Leadership and liaison are key parts of the role and essential in delivering the essential arms of the service: Home oxygen, rapid response, pulmonary rehabilitation, nebuliser loan service.

The job is advertised as part time (30hours/week) but if you are interested in full time please still apply as there may be flexibility for the right candidate.

Main duties of the job

To support the running of the Community Respiratory Service, the Home Oxygen Service, the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programme and the (nebulised therapy) compressor loan service.

Using advanced specialist skills, be responsible for assessing the physical and psycho-social needs of people with chronic respiratory disease, and initiating the appropriate therapeutic care plans and treatment.

To achieve the effective daily management of a caseload, prioritising clinical work and balancing other related and professional activities in accordance with departmental standards.

Identify and participate in opportunities and cross-professional training and organisation of service to patients / carers.

To maintain Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and incorporate it into your work, including active participation in the supervision process.

Supervising members of staff, as appropriate, and facilitating development and managing performance.

Contribute to the service achievements and performance against service plan targets and standards including inputting activity data in order to support service development and meet contractual requirements.

Participating in regular staff meetings to ensure effective communications within the services.

Working for our organisation

Positive 2021 NHS Staff Survey results
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) rates our quality of services as good
with outstanding features
Stunning locations in Sussex, surrounded by the South Downs and the coast
A great working environment in the community, in patients’ homes and our community hospitals
Excellent training and development opportunities
Real Living Wage Employer, with great rates of pay
Flexible working options, including job sharing, annualised hours, career
breaks, parental leave and adoption leave
Supportive team environments
Cost-effective and convenient workplace nurseries
Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader, committed to creating
inclusive workplaces

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
a) To use relevant policies, protocols and care pathways based on current
evidence based guidelines.
b) To be competent and have an understanding of relevant clinical guidance,
clinical management and to be able to effectively complete oxygen
assessment and prescription.

Please see JD and PS attached for more details

Person specification

Qualifications and professional registration
Essential criteria

  • HCPC/NMC registration
  • Degree in Nursing/physiotherapy
  • Recent and relevant CPD
  • Experience
    Essential criteria

  • 3-5 years post registration experience in respiratory care speciality
  • Broad based clinical experience
  • Experience of working with complex respiratory patients
  • Experience of staff performance and HR management
  • Mentorship experience
  • Previous NHS experience
  • Autonomous working with own caseload
  • Desirable criteria

  • Experience of working in the community
  • Skills and Knowledge
    Essential criteria

  • Sound clinical knowledge base of chronic lung disease
  • Specialist holistic assessment skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to organise and respond effectively and efficiently to complex situations
  • Ability to evaluate own skills and intervention
  • Demonstrable leadership skils
  • IT literate with a good understanding of software packages and clinical application
  • Ability to problem solve, use initiative and respond flexibly to dynamic circumstances
  • Desirable criteria

  • Evidence of innovative practise and research
  • Other
    Essential criteria

  • car driver with valid license and access to vehicle for work purposes
  • This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.

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