Respiratory Nurse/Physiotherapist

17 Jun 2017
23 Jun 2017
Respiratory Nurse/Physiotherapist Purpose of the position An exciting opportunity for a Respiratory Nurse or Physiotherapist has arisen in North Lincolnshire. The key purpose of this role is to deliver a commissioned Oxygen Assessment, Chronic Respiratory Disease Management, and Pulmonary Rehabilitation service within the North Lincolnshire CCG. They will work with the Team Leader, Respiratory Nurse Specialists, and Respiratory Physiotherapy Specialist with input from the MDT to ensure improved management and outcomes for people with respiratory disease in North Lincolnshire. Principal responsibilities To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including the management of patients in their care, respecting confidentiality at all times. To ensure a high standard of clinical care for patients under their management, undertaking all aspects of clinical duties as an autonomous practitioner. Together with other team peers and Team Leader, to plan, co-ordinate, deliver and audit the services across designated sites within the CCG area. To have comprehensive understanding of patient presentation based upon high standards of clinical knowledge and to assess suitability for treatment based on knowledge and experience. To undertake a comprehensive, subjective and evidence based assessment of respiratory patients and identify when further clinical support is required e.g for those patients with diverse or complex presentation or multiple pathologies. To prioritise patient problems from this assessment and formulate an agreed treatment programme. Use clinical reasoning skills to accurately identify impairments and disabilities. To formulate, plan, deliver, evaluate and progress a patient-centred respiratory service by effective clinical reasoning, using current evidence based practice. To recognise when rehabilitation is not the most appropriate course of action. To use valid and reliable outcome measures in line with evidence based practice and best practice statements to evaluate patient progress, reassessing and adjusting treatment programmes as indicated. Communicate effectively and work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure delivery of a co-ordinated service. To be flexible so to facilitate effective verbal and non-verbal communication with those demonstrating communication barriers. Use advocates and other communication strategies where necessary. To use experience and practical skills developed over time and underpinned by theoretical knowledge, interpret and analyse clinical and non-clinical facts to form accurate diagnosis and prognosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and other respiratory conditions, recommending the best intervention, and develop comprehensive management plans. Provide training, advice, teaching and instruction as required to patients, relatives and carers to promote the understanding of the aims of pulmonary rehabilitation, and ensure a consistent approach to patient care. This may include education to outside agencies. Use effective interpersonal skills for supporting distressed patients and relatives through the process of readjustment and rehabilitation, promoting understanding of diagnosis, assessments and the treatment programme. This includes the ability to deal with complex physical, emotional and psychological needs in an appropriate and sensitive way. To involve patients, carers and members of the multi-disciplinary team, where appropriate in discussion of patient care, goal attainment and timely discharge planning. To assess clinical risk within own patient caseload and to be aware of risks involved in the caseloads of other team members. Action and report identified risks using appropriate BOC procedures. To be responsible for maintaining accurate and comprehensive patient treatment records (written or electronic) in line with legal requirements. To understand the legalities around gaining informed consent and to implement appropriate procedures in line with professional and BOC policies To maintain own CPD by keeping up-to-date with new trends and developments incorporating them into your work. Participate in local, regional and national respiratory networks for information gathering and dissemination. Participating in postgraduate courses, in-service training and e.g. journal clubs, special interest groups, etc. Under the direction and with the full support of the Team Leader, provide training by delivering training sessions at meetings/tutorials to the pulmonary rehabilitation team members and other members of the wider clinical team within BOC Healthcare. Demonstrate a good understanding of clinical governance, information governance and risk management and apply to the work situation effectively, alerting management to any risks and benefits. Handle complex, sensitive or emotive information provided or received appropriately. To ensure safe working practice at all times, adhering to health and safety policy and having knowledge of contraindications to specific treatments. Adhering at all times to the Lone Working policy. To be responsible for safe and competent use of all equipment provided to deliver patient care. Work with the Team Leader and Regional Lead in the evaluation of the service using evidence based practise projects, audits, outcome measures and research. Assist with research led by other members of the team. Provide patient related data/statistics when requested in a timely manner. To work within BOC guidelines and Monitor own standards and quality of practice. Ensure all staff adheres to relevant codes of conduct and professional standards. To be responsible for organising, planning and prioritising own workload to meet the service and patient priorities, allowing adequate time for non-clinical duties, ability to support the team at times of temporary staff shortage as well as being flexible during the working day to allow response for unexpected circumstances. To advise on resources needed to provide the service and ensure effective us of these resources To promote the service within the locality to ensure appropriate referrals are received. To submit your CV, please click the 'Apply' button. This job was originally posted as