Respiratory Support Worker – Full-time 37.5 hours / Fixed term up to 12 months.
We are seeking to recruit a Respiratory Support Worker, a highly motivated individual with an excellent work ethos to join our friendly team. We are looking for a hardworking, enthusiastic, genuine and honest individual to join our dynamic team under the role of respiratory support worker. You will predominantly be working closely with senior clinicians, relatives and carers. Involving clients in Long COVID services, Pulmonary Rehabilitation (PR) programmes as appropriate, and combining the challenges of patient education, hands on care and service development. You will be doing oxygen reviews with support from specialist respiratory practitioners, admin work as a part of Long COVID service, pulmonary rehabilitation and running PR programmes with respiratory practitioners across the county and telephone follow up for COPD discharge bundle patients.
Regional East Sussex Pulmonary Service (RESPS) is one of the few integrated respiratory services within the region. Long COVID Team work very closely with RESPS team.
NVQ Level 3 in Direct Care or a therapy discipline is desirable. Good IT and keyboard skills essential. Personal development is actively encouraged within the team facilitated through fortnightly consultant and GP lead MDT meetings and peer reviews. You must be able to work independently and within a team.
Are you passionate about improving care for patients with chronic respiratory conditions? This is an exciting development opportunity to join a team of highly specialised and committed respiratory clinicians improving outcomes for patients with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Bronchiectasis and Pulmonary Fibrosis. RESPS is working in many innovative and exciting ways to improve quality of life for people with respiratory disease in East Sussex. It is an integrated service within the hospital and across the community and also includes H-NIV service, Pulmonary Rehabilitation and the Home oxygen service, respiratory physiotherapy, COPD discharge bundle for inpatients, admission avoidance and chronic disease management; this position will allow you to gain skills assessing and treating patients in a variety of settings e.g. pulmonary rehabilitation centres and community centres across in East Sussex.
The workload is varied, acute and dynamic. You will need to be well motivated and committed to high standards of patient care and personal professional development. You will need a clear understanding of rehabilitation, be able to write correspondence to GPs and manage your own patient caseload as delegated by the senior clinician.
Team working is an integral part of this Unit, with all staff enabled and empowered to make a real difference to their patients, you will be guided and supported in a busy, friendly environment.
We are proud to provide ‘Outstanding’ care and be a great place to work
We provide safe, compassionate and high quality care to half a million people living or visiting East Sussex. We are one of the largest organisations in East Sussex, the only integrated provider of acute and community care in Sussex. Our extensive services are provided by 7000 + members of staff working from acute hospitals in Hastings and Eastbourne, three community hospitals in Bexhill, Rye and Uckfield, over 100 community sites and in people’s own homes.
In 2020 the Care Quality Commission rated us as ‘Good’ overall, and ‘Outstanding’ for being caring and effective. The Conquest Hospital and our Community Services are rated ‘Outstanding’. Eastbourne DGH rated ‘Good’.
In 2020, the Trust launched its ambitious ‘Building for our Future’ programme. This once in a lifetime programme aims to repair, redevelop and expand our hospitals, transforming the environment in which we provide care for generations to come.
This advert closes on Monday 11 Oct 2021
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