• London NW1
  • 51,488 - 57,802 £ / Year

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £51,488 – £57,802 a year

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  • Full-time


London NW1

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Community Respiratory Practitioner – NCL Altered Airways & Complex Respiratory Service

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a passionate and experienced respiratory professional to join a new service supporting altered airway and complex respiratory patients across North-Central London (NCL). The service was started in 2023 and has funding to expand and continue for 12-months.

The aim of the role is to provide respiratory expertise; to facilitate hospital discharge of altered airway and complex respiratory patients, support management in the community and provide education and training for other community teams. The role will be hosted by UCLH and will have close working links with other acute hospitals and services across NCL.

We are looking for an individual with advanced skills in the management of altered airway and complex respiratory patients, in the acute or community setting. Experience working in the community, project management skills or previous experience developing a service are desirable.

The successful candidate will be a dynamic and motivated person who can provide decisive and effective therapy input and demonstrate high level communication skills and a flexible approach when working under pressure. This would be an ideal secondment for someone looking to further their experience.

  • To input to the design and delivery of this service; while supporting complex respiratory management of patients across NCL.
  • To provide support to facilitate discharge from and avoid admission to hospital for these individuals.
  • To provide expert clinical advice through training, guidance and information to the community teams and people who support the patients at home
  • To be an experienced practitioner in all aspects of respiratory practice, developing an advanced level of professional autonomy and accountability in the provision of such care.
  • To be an expert practitioner in delivering high quality respiratory care in domiciliary and community settings.
  • To work within multi-disciplinary teams and liaise appropriately with all members of the multidisciplinary team and service users both within local hospitals and in area’s anticipatory care system.
  • Jointly with the other team members you will lead, co-ordinate and evaluate acute respiratory care within NCL, working in partnership with all other disciplines to facilitate further service development ensuring that the clinical governance agenda and national recommendations are realised.
  • To promote NCL as a national leader in developing community respiratory expertise for altered airways and complex acute respiratory.

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education, and world-class research.

We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites:

University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing)

National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery

Royal National ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals

University College Hospital Grafton Way Building

Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine

University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre

The Hospital for Tropical Diseases

University College Hospital at Westmoreland Street

We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women’s health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology .

We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.

  • In line with the Trust’s commitment to Clinical Governance, develop, lead and implement standards for clinical audit to evaluate clinical effectiveness and promote excellence within the service.

The Acute Therapy Service at UCLH is a dynamic, innovative and forward-
thinking department where everyone is enthusiastic and passionate about
providing high quality care to patients. Our staff are committed to service
development – continuously improving patient experience through quality
improvement projects, research and patient engagement. We are proud of what
we achieve and celebrate this through staff recognition events and awards.

Clinically the department is made up of Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists
and Support Staff, who are divided into small specialty therapy teams who join
with similar specialties for education, training and service development. There are
extensive opportunities for training through internal and external courses and staff
are supported to showcase work at conferences.

Creating an inclusive and welcoming environment is key for us. The department
aspires to be a warm, friendly and supportive place to work, enabling all staff to
maximise their potential. We encourage staff to contribute through staff groups
championing equality, diversity and inclusion, sustainability, staff wellbeing and
patient and staff experience.

Staff feedback consistently highlights the approachability of the leadership in the
department. People feel they are always treated as individuals, given time,
listened to and supported.

The Acute Therapy Service aims to live the UCLH trust values and we welcome
applications from people who embody these in their working life.

For the full Person Specification and more information regarding the main responsibilities of this role, please refer to the attached Job Description.

Come and be a part of the best NHS trust in England to work for, according to our staff*

UCLH top trust to work at in England – for the second year running ! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • In the most recent NHS staff survey UCLH had the highest percentage of staff who said they would recommend us as a place to work, out of all general acute or acute/community NHS trusts in England – for the second year in a row.

UCLH top trust to work at in England – for the second year running ! : University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust .

Once again, UCLH has received the highest score of all general acute and acute/community NHS trusts in England for staff that would recommend us as a place to work .

To apply for this job please visit www.uclh.nhs.uk.