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Respiratory Assistant Practitioner

Band 4

Main area
Band 4
  • Full time
  • Part time
37.5 hours per week (Part time hours would be considered)
Job ref
£23,949 - £26,282 Per annum
Salary period
11/12/2022 23:59


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Job overview

An exciting opportunity has arisen to invite Assistant Practitioners or clinicians working in an equivalent role to apply for these substantive posts to work within the Countywide Community Respiratory Team. Ideally the candidates will have experience of working with Respiratory patients within the community although support and training will be given.  The posts cover the Southwest Lincs, Grantham/Sleaford/Bourne plus SE Lincs, Boston/South Holland

Main duties of the job

The successful candidates will work within a supportive environment alongside the Community Respiratory Team and provide high quality care and support patients through their care pathway whilst promoting independence and protecting choice, dignity, privacy and safety whilst supporting senior colleagues and allied health care professionals in the assessment , planning , implementation and evaluation of care .

Post holders will be expected to undertake assessment of the health and psycho-social care needs of patients with a respiratory condition, implement treatment/interventions for patients with exacerbation of respiratory disease in community settings as prescribed by a senior colleague and implement the use of individualised self-management plans to support hospital admission avoidance. 
The Community Respiratory Team deliver a number of services including Pulmonary Rehabilitation and an Oxygen Assessment Service and this role will be vital in supporting these aspects of care.

Working for our organisation

The successful post holders need to role model the values of LCHS, be motivated and committed to delivering our clinical strategy as well as being clear on our role as a key partner in delivering the wide vision for health and social care in Lincolnshire.


Interviews to hold week commencing the 19th of December 2022.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description for full information about the role and person specification.

Person specification


Essential criteria
  • Demonstrable considerable experience of working within health setting as Assistant Practitioner/ Health care assistant
Desirable criteria
  • Previous experience in working in a community setting


Essential criteria
  • Foundation Degree in Care Studies or evidence of equivalent study in care
Desirable criteria
  • Care certificate


Essential criteria
  • Clinical knowledge acquired through training relevant to clinical competencies
  • Assessment and clinical skills
  • Understanding of the role of the multi-disciplinary team
Desirable criteria
  • Understanding of evidenced based practice
  • Computer literate
  • Previous experience of the use of SystemOne

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Applicant requirements

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Sarah Baldam
Job title
Senior Respiratory Nurse Specialist
Email address
Telephone number
Additional information

If you think you have the drive to meet the demands of these exciting and challenging roles, then we would be delighted to hear from you and would strongly recommend an informal conversation with Sarah Baldam on 07899060416 or Nicola Bustin on  07867656228.