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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 17/10/2021.

Senior Health Care Support Worker (Pneumonia Nursing Service)

Job Reference: 358-3450497-RRC

University Hospitals of Leicester
Respiratory Medicine, Glenfield Hospital
£20,330 - £21,777 per annum

We are actively promoting flexible working options, helping you to manage a work / life balance”.

We are looking for a motivated and organised individual to join the Specialist Pneumonia Intervention Nurse (SPIN) service at the University Hospitals of Leicester.

You must hold a NVQ level 3 or its educational equivalent.

The successful applicant will be expected to work closely with the Pneumonia Nursing team to support the care required for their case load of patients. Good communication skills and multidisciplinary working are essential to ensure that effective care for both outpatient and inpatient case-loads are met.

The post will include cross site cover, but will be based at the Glenfield Hospital. We would encourage you to apply if you are willing to take on new challenges and enjoy a diverse working environment. The pandemic has brought about many changes to the way we work and these are continually being reviewed and developed for the benefit of our patients and the teams involved.

This job role will include patient related tasks including but not limited to; providing reassurance, support and education to patients and their families, telephone clinics, information cascading as appropriate, messages to the Specialist Pneumonia team and partaking in relevant clinic data collection/paperwork.


We look forward to the successful applicant joining a dynamic team of respiratory specialist nurses.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Name: Leanne Small

Job title: Specialist Pneumonia Intervention Nurse (Acting Lead)

Email address:

Telephone number: 01162583312

Vacancies will close early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Applications are transferred to TRAC, by completing an application you authorise the transfer of your data. Emails regarding applications will be sent via TRAC.

UHL is an equal opportunities employer. We aim to employ a workforce that reflects the diverse communities we serve and where discrimination is outlawed, and staff and service users are equally valued and supported. We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who match our job criteria.

We welcome applications from members of our black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, as we have identified that UHL has an under-representation of BAME employees at band 7 and above.

Applicants who have a disability and meet the essential criteria will be interviewed if indicated you wish to be considered under the Disability Confident Scheme. If you require any reasonable adjustments please make the recruitment services team aware as soon as possible. Appointments will be made on merit.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check (DBS)

If this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order)1975 a submission for Disclosure to be made to the DBS

COVID 19 Risk Assessment

Due to Covid 19 we have introduced a staff risk assessment into our pre-employment process.

This is intended to ensure you are able to safely perform your duties in any of our work areas, and if you have been identified as being vulnerable to coronavirus. Our main aim is to reduce risk and to ensure the safety of all new starters as well as current staff, patients and visitors.

If it is identified that you are within a vulnerable category, we will endeavour to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate this.

Tier 2 Sponsorship

We welcome applications from individuals who require Tier 2 sponsorship. NON-UK candidates may not be appointed if the Trust is unable to satisfy the Home Office Visa requirements or there is a appointable applicant who already holds the right to work in the UK.

Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order (as amended) and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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