Respiratory Medicine We consist of: Respiratory Clinic, Hethel ward and Respiratory Investigation Unit. We are a close-run department and work alongside 9 specialist nurse teams and 12 consultants who each have their own special interests and provide care for several sub-specialties: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Lung Cancer, Cystic Fibrosis, Sleep Medicine, Domiciliary CPAP, Non-Invasive Ventilation (NIV), Bronchiectasis, Interstitial Lung Disease (pulmonary fibrosis), Pulmonary Rehabilitation & Domiciliary Oxygen Therapy, Tuberculosis and Pleural Disease Within the department we provide investigatory procedures; bronchoscopy and EBUS in RIU these diagnosis respiratory conditions. The Outpatient’s department is made up of Registered nurses, Assistant practitioners, and Health Care Assistance who all share responsibility in caring for out-patients attending the clinic.
Main duties of the job
The position of Health Care Assistant involves being responsible for carrying out assigned tasks involving direct patient care. You are supported and supervised by an Assistant Practitioner or Registered Nurse. You are expected to maintain a high standard of quality patient care which we help you to maintain through training opportunities from the department, trust and wider experiences. We want all staff to uphold the trusts PRIDE standards through personal example, good conduct and appearance. The uniqueness of Respiratory medicine is you are work with a team of people who want to proactively share knowledge; help develop individuals and harness potential. We want everyone to have the opportunity to become outstanding along with our department and trust. What makes use worth looking at:
- Working in both the Respiratory Out-Patient clinic and Respiratory Investigation Unit (RIU). You will have autonomy in care from meeting the patient in clinic and following their journey to RIU and back to clinic.
- Department works closely with Pleural Specialist Nurse in RIU, assisting with patient interventions. This gives staff the ability to develop new skills and a greater knowledge of respiratory conditions.
- We are a versatile department; one day the job needs you to an assist with a procedure with consultants and the nursing team or another day complete health education and teaching with a specialist nurse or completing pre clinic observations another day.
Join us at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and be part of a workforce of over 10,000 staff! The NNUH is one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK, providing first-class acute care for around one million people, living in Norfolk and surrounding areas. We are a teaching and research hospital, at the forefront of innovation, home to state-of-the-art facilities, such as the Quadram Institute. We are pleased to work closely with the University of East Anglia, providing teaching opportunities for our staff and placement opportunities for their students. We attract some of the best and leading professionals from across the country and are proud that our workforce represents 94 countries from across the world. We are a friendly, collaborative hospital, working with local services and home to N&N Hospitals Charity We can offer you the full range of NHS benefits/discounts and in addition:
- Flexible working hours
- Fast Track Staff Physiotherapy Service
- Multi Faith prayer room
- Discounted gym memberships
- Excellent pension scheme and annual leave entitlement
- Wagestream – access up to 40% of your pay as you earn it
- Free Park & Ride service direct to NNUH site
- Free 24-hours confidential counselling support
- On-site Nursery
- On-site cafes offering staff discounts
- Support in career development
- Flexible staff bank
- Salary Sacrifice schemes including lease cars, Cycle to Work scheme and home electronics