Respiratory Nurse Advisor - Academy Nurses (Band 5/6)

Recruiter
Connect Care Recruitment
Location
Manchester
Salary
,
Posted
14 Aug 2019
Closes
19 Aug 2019
Nursing Field
Education
Job Type
Permanent
We're currently recruiting for Respiratory Nurse Advisors for a large, reputable private healthcare provider based across the UK. In recognition of the national shortage of qualified respiratory nurses, our client has committed to set up an Academy with the aim of recruiting band 5 or 6 nurses and training them up over 6 to 12 months.
Our client has a nationwide team of specialist Nurse Advisors with in depth understanding of national treatment guidelines, working closely with CCGs and GP Practices. The Nurses become highly qualified disease management experts within asthma & COPD, sharing their knowledge, confidence and experience with patients, PNs, GPs and CCGs.
GPs and CCGs throughout the UK use these specialist nurse advisors to support the implementation of local or national best clinical practice guidelines through a process of clinical audit, patient review, reports and feedback to practice staff and practical change management plans.
This role is full time Monday to Friday - Based from home you will work throughout the area running respiratory review projects at GP Practices that have requested support.
Key Responsibilities:
• You will meet with key clinical stakeholders at the Practice to agree the audit, screening and patient review processes.
• provide support and education for patients and carers, including patient counselling and patient compliance with treatment.
• You will schedule a series of diary dates to ensure you can meet all review objectives including checking the audit, identifying patients to be included, running patient therapy review clinics including spirometry assessment and result interpretation, inhaler technique training and lifestyle counselling, maintaining all documentation, feeding back to the Practice and providing Practice Nurse training and support as required.
• Follow up visits are also provided to help maintain improved results.
Minimum Requirements
  • RGN (Band 5/6 or equivalent)
  • NMC Registered
  • 5 years nursing post reg experience
  • Interest in Respiratory Management
  • Desire to specialise in the respiratory field
  • Full Driving License
  • Flexible to work away from home as business dictates
  • Seeking Full Time Employment
The advisors come from a variety of backgrounds including community matrons, lecturers, senior nursing specialists; they have been hailed as local experts in their own field and they want to share their experience, confidence and expertise with others so that the patient will benefit.
Nurses in the following roles currently are ideal for joining the Academy:
Experienced Practice or District Nurse:
  • Practices nurses who currently review COPD and/or asthma patients within their practice clinics on a regular basis i.e. already declared competent by the NHS to see these patient groups
o Experience in spirometry is desirable
o Minimum of 1 years' experience in this role
  • District nurses who currently review COPD and/or asthma patients as part of their job on a regular basis i.e. already declared competent by the NHS to see these patient groups
o Experience in spirometry is desirable
o Minimum of 1 years' experience in this role
Secondary Care Nurse:
  • Trust nurses who currently review COPD and/or asthma patients within their Department and or Wards (acute and/or chronic) on a regular basis i.e. already declared competent by the NHS to see these patient groups
o Minimum of 1 years' experience in this role
Salary GBP24K to GBP30K depending on geography/experience (Band 5)
Salary GBP34K to GBP37K (Band 7)

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