Sherwood Forest Hospitals (SFH) We are a multiple award-winning, modern and friendly trust, with a growing reputation for providing outstanding care across our three hospitals and in the Mid Nottinghamshire community. We have a stable leadership team, a clear sense of direction and we are working very closely with our health and local authority partners in the Mid Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP), to deliver a better future for the population we serve. Our staff and volunteers strive to ensure patients are at the centre of our decision making.
At SFH we value our staff. We know happy, well supported staff provide high quality care to patients. We want all patients to receive the level of care we expect our friends and family to receive and we are making progress with this aim. We have the highest staff engagement scores across the Midlands and in 2018 the Care Quality Commission assessed us as Good Overall and Outstanding for the Care we provide.
We offer a growing range of staff benefits, excellent training facilities and a modern, well equipped working environment. We are committed to supporting colleagues to maximise their potential and enjoy satisfying careers, underpinned by our staff health and wellbeing strategy; ‘Happy, Healthy, Here’.
If our vision and values appeal to you, now is the time to join #Team SFH.
We are seeking an enthusiastic colleague to join the Department of Respiratory Medicine on a permanent basis. This post will involve in-patient, out-patient and on-call emergency work at King’s Mill Hospital as well as out-patient work at Newark Hospital. The Respiratory Department at Sherwood Forest Hospitals currently has three base wards for in-patients at King’s Mill Hospital with an eight-bedded respiratory support unit to allow acute and chronic non-invasive ventilation. Respiratory out-patient clinics are held at King’s Mill and Newark Hospitals as well in the Ashfield and Mansfield Community Hospitals.
As well as general Respiratory out-patient clinics, we have also sub-specialist clinics for Lung Cancer, Interstitial Lung Disease, Sleep/Ventilators, COPD, TB and Bronchiectasis. The Respiratory Department sees approximately 2600 new out-patients per year and over 6400 follow up patients. There are bronchoscopy sessions at both King’s Mill Hospital and in Newark. We also perform endobronchial ultrasound, thoracoscopy and indwelling pleural catheters at King’s Mill. We support pulmonary rehabilitation and oxygen services at three sites across mid-Nottinghamshire.
The Respiratory department has excellent clinical support from 10 respiratory physiologists with access to full pulmonary function tests, exhaled nitric oxide, exercise tests and muscle strength tests. There are also facilities for in-patient and out-patient sleep studies, with 4000 patients under follow-up for sleep disorders. The Respiratory department also organises the community oxygen assessment programme.
We are well served by the Radiology department with 2 Consultants who specialise in Chest Radiology. We have weekly support from the Tertiary Oncology Centre in Nottingham with 2 Oncologists and a Thoracic Surgeon attending our local MDT. We have 2 Lung Cancer Specialist Nurses and 3 Respiratory Specialist Nurses. We have a growing research portfolio including recruitment into lung cancer and COPD biomarkers tissue bank, a smoking cessation in lung cancer study, chest drain and chemotherapy trials and ILD and COPD studies. This is supported by 2 Research Nurses. This is a full-time position but candidates wishing to work part-time or in a job-share are encouraged to apply. If a part-time or job-share person is appointed modification of the job content will be discussed with the appointee on a personal basis. They will be required to devote substantially the whole of his/her time for the appointed sessions to the duties of the post and to give them priority at these times. All candidates must have full GMC registration and be on the specialist register or within 6 months of gaining CCT at time of interview and have success in the Intercollegiate Specialty Examination or equivalent.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Mark Roberts, Head of Service for Respiratory Medicine on 01623 622515 ext. 3756