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Home Working, Various Across Suffolk, Walton Surgery, Felixstowe
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Brief Description

Spirometry Administrator

Are you looking for a change? We have an exciting administrator opportunity to work within our new Spirometry Service

The Federation will be delivering a new Community Spirometry Service across Suffolk, from July 2022 onwards supporting GP practices.

How will the service work?

Practices will complete referrals via the NHS E-Referral Service (ERS) to refer patients to this community-based spirometry service for diagnostic purposes.

The spirometric tests will be carried out by a Healthcare Assistant across several community locations across East and West Suffolk during daytimes, evenings, and weekends. This will include signposting or referrals for smoking cessation, when appropriate.

The spirometric test will be interpreted by a spirometry specialist nurse informing a clinical assessment of airflow obstruction and physiological investigation of airflow obstruction. The specialist nurse will advise whether the assessment results are normal, could be consistent with possible COPD or possible asthma, or whether the results are inconclusive and what further steps would be recommended.

The service will be run by Suffolk GP Federation CIC, a not-for-profit community interest company.

Who’s in the team?

  • Healthcare Assistants – a pool of HCAs working in community clinics undertaking the spirometric test, including signposting/referrals where appropriate
  • Band 6 Specialist Nurses – working remotely, applying specialist knowledge to interpret the spirometry test. Our specialist nurses will also provide supervision to our HCA team
  • Clinical Lead – provide supervision, guidance and leadership to our clinical team
  • Administrator – responsible for the smooth day-to-day running of the service, supporting the team from an operational and administrative perspective

What’s the Administrator role?


  • You’ll be the main point of contact for the service, and will make sure that the service runs smoothly on a day-to-day basis
  • This means you will be responsible for booking patients in to the community bases, making it as easy as possible for the patient to access the service.
  • You’ll keep a close eye on the appointments, alerting your line manager to any issues.
  • You’ll be responsible for rostering the clinics, ensuring the team are set up correctly and the equipment is in the right place at the right time.
  • You’ll be able to work a mixture of from home and from our Walton base, in an agile way.

Is it for me?

We will make sure you are fully inducted and trained.

  • You’d be suited to this role if you deem yourself as organised and personable.
  • Experience of using SystmOne and working in a GP practice is desirable.
  • You need to be able to work on your own, using your initiative to prioritise daily tasks whilst remaining calm under pressure.
  • Flexibility is important, as is the willingness to learn and take on new tasks as part of service and personal development.

Contract details

This is a full-time position, with hours mostly worked between Monday – Friday. Occasional Saturday mornings may be necessary.

What we can offer you:

  • An opportunity to shape a new service, in an organisation that values and encourages new ideas
  • A strong ethos of flexible working, to help us maintain (or reclaim) that work/life balance
  • Agile working, enabling us to work from a variety of bases, interacting with your teams at the most appropriate location
  • Innovative teams who strive in forward thinking, with a voice that is heard
  • A visible and supportive management team, with operational support that ‘get it’
  • Excellent IT teams & support giving us first class equipment and ‘no wait’ responses
  • A commitment to personal development, training and leadership opportunities, with service-managed training budgets
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Death in service cover
  • Competitive salaries with annual benchmarking
  • 27 days holiday (plus bank holidays) on starting, rising to 29 days (plus bank holidays) after 5 years’ service
  • Blue light card employer – Access to the discount service with thousands of discounts online and on the high street

Interested? Have questions? Just wondering? Get in touch with our Community Services Operations Lead - we’d love to hear from you.