Respiratory Specialist Nurse
A bit about us
We’re Doccla, the virtual ward company. We provide patients and clinicians with the transformative power of remote patient monitoring.
Our existing customers are Hospitals, Community Services, and NHS Commissioners that we partner with to deliver tech enabled virtual wards. With our technology, logistics, and support patients can be discharged from a hospital ward to a virtual one and recover in the comfort of their own homes. Patients love our care pathways and health services become more efficient; it’s a win-win.
We are a young company with big aims and a lot of momentum. In the summer of 2022 we raised $18M in an oversubscribed A round led by General Catalyst, a top tier global VC fund and have gone from strength to strength since: we’ve won a series of large multiyear NHS contracts, extended 100% of our existing client contracts.
This is your chance to join us at a key stage of our growth. Our ambition is to be a category leader for virtual healthcare. You will be joining a highly entrepreneurial team that combines technical, clinical, operational, and commercial colleagues.
We're solving real problems for patients and health systems. we’re looking for dedicated people with a passion for healthcare.
Roles and Responsibilities
The Respiratory Specialist Nurse is a key role in the effective implementation of our virtual ward. The post holder will undertake comprehensive Respiratory assessments and utilise the web-based Doccla platform to remotely monitor and assess the well-being and treatment programmes of patients. The post holder will then take appropriate action to meet the needs of patients within the virtual ward. You will work closely with:
- Patients, families, and carers
- Clinicians and Medical staff from both Doccla and from our customers
- Primary Care staff, Nurses, GPs, AHPs
- Secondary Care Teams
- Respiratory Consultants
- Home Oxygen Provider
- Doccla’s Customer Service Team
- Clinical Lead
In this role you will have clinical responsibilities to:
- Complete ambulatory Oxygen assessments and monitor vital signs and symptom questionnaire responses.
- Work autonomously and utilise high level clinical decision-making skills to ensure accurate assessments of patients.
- Develop effective and collaborative working relationships with clients across the NHS, both in the primary and secondary care sectors.
- Provide support to patients in their home environment, ensuring they are safe, and their care needs are met.
- Utilise Doccla care pathways to deliver evidence-based support and advice to patients on the virtual ward.
- Ensure help is summoned in a patient emergency, by calling 999.
- Undertake clinical risk assessment to minimise and eliminate risks and take appropriate action.
- Refer patients to the relevant professional/clinician dependent on assessed needs.
- To maintain contemporaneous and accurate patient records.
- Support and participate in the development of integrated care pathways to enable remote patient monitoring.
- Provide Respiratory expertise to clinicians working within Doccla and within the NHS.
As well as educational responsibilities where your role will require you to:
- Provide education, support, and advice to Respiratory patients on the virtual ward, ensuring their health and well-being is maximised to their optimum potential.
- Take responsibility for your own professional learning and development in collaboration with your line manager.
- Maintain compliance with statutory and mandatory training requirements.
- Be aware of local and national policies, and ensure practice is implemented within these guidelines.
- Ensure NMC registration is maintained, and revalidation requirements are met.
Regarding audit you will be required to:
- Support and participate in clinical audit.
- Assist the lead nurse in setting team standards, priorities, and objectives.
- Maintain patient records in line with Doccla’s Records Retention Policy.
All applicants must:
- Be a band 6 adult trained nurse, who is NMC registered to practice in the UK.
- Experience in Respiratory medicine.
- Have completed a recognised Respiratory course.
- Have experience of Spirometry
Please also share with us if you:
- Have prior experience of working with remote patient monitoring or have a demonstrable interest in the subject.
- Have prior experience of working in an entrepreneurial environment.
How we work
We empower everyone to take ownership and responsibility for the company and their role within it. We act ethically and think of helping patients and protecting their safety first.
Whatever your role is, to thrive at Doccla, a can-do and action oriented attitude is essential. As is being a clear and open communicator who is receptive to feedback.
Our team is remote first with offices in London and Stockholm. Most of the team lives in and around London and visits the office one to three times per week to enjoy in person meetings, free lunch with the team, and the general perks of a WeWork. The extent of remote vs office working will depend on your role, as some roles have the flexibility to be fully remote.
We have an employee equity pool that you can be part of so that as the company continues to grow you’ll have a share in its success.
Some of our employee benefits include
- 25 days of annual leave and up to 8 bank holidays per year 🌴
- Employee Share Options 📈
- Onsite Team Lunches 🌱
- Wellbeing budget, from a massage to healthy food deliveries 🧘
- Private healthcare with Bupa 🩺
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Pet friendly office 🐶
What do you get for all your hard work?
- A competitive compensation package (base + equity) with annual reviews.
- Work at one of the most patient focussed and client centric healthtech startups, backed by top VC firms, General Catalyst & Speedinvest.
- Growth. We want you to keep growing. That means trying new things, leading others, challenging the status quo and owning your impact. Always with our complete support.
Diversity at Doccla
We embrace diversity at Doccla. To build a product that is valued we need a team with all kinds of different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. That's why we're committed to hiring people from different backgrounds, race, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability.
We understand that applying for a new job takes a lot of work and we really value your time. We are really looking forward to reading your application!
Doccla is committed to the principles of safer recruitment, ensuring that safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults is central to our recruitment processes.
A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check will be required for all posts with access to children or vulnerable adults. Please note that it is an offence to apply, offer or accept to do any work with children (paid or unpaid) if disqualified from working with children.