Have good understanding of the impact co-morbidities have on patients living with respiratory disease.
Demonstrate the ability to work with patients living with both respiratory disease and mental health conditions and liaise closely with members of the MDT to ensure high standards of care and exceptional communication between disciplines.
ARTP accredited spirometry certificate –both undertaking and interpretation
Be able to consider differential diagnoses and investigate as such
MSc level or equivalent course in advanced assessment skills
Able to take full history and possess clinical examination skills including percussion and auscultation
Be able to interpret results to lead to accurate diagnosis or appropriate trial of treatment
Relevant mentorship course to enable teaching and mentoring of colleagues
Understand importance and relevance of motivational interviewing techniques, particularly with regard to treatment for tobacco dependence, adherence to treatment, etc.
In-depth knowledge of evidence-based pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions
Knowledge of appropriate referral pathways including urgent referral criteria