Community IV Staff Nurse
NHS AfC: Band 5
Community Intravenous Therapy
NHS AfC: Band 5
South Shore Primary Care Centre
£24,214 - £30,112 pa
Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is ideally situated just a forty five minute drive from Manchester. The Trust provides services to the 440,000 residents of Blackpool, Fylde & Wyre and North Lancashire, as well as specialist tertiary care for Cardiac and Haematology patients. We employ more than 6,500 staff, have approximately 900 beds and have a planned turnover in excess of £410m for 2017/2018.
As one of the United Kingdom's largest coastal resort, Blackpool has plenty to offer its residents - it's not just a good place to work; it's a great place to live. In addition to its bustling centre and historic seafront, the town is world famous for its many attractions, including the famous Blackpool Tower. Blackpool also offers a number of scenic cycling routes round our local parks and across the surrounding countryside, as well as boasting panoramic views of the coast on its picturesque Promenade. Further afield, Blackpool also benefits from less than three-hour connections via rail to Edinburgh in the north and London in the south.
Our strategic vision for 2020 is:
"As a high performing Trust, operating as part of an integrated care system, we will provide high quality, safe and effective care. This will be achieved in a financially sustainable way, through our skilled and motivated workforce".
We are seeking an innovative enthusiastic nurse, ideally with a background in nursing acutely unwell patients who require Intravenous Therapy; to work within our Community IV Therapy Team across the Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Coast Locality.
The service supports the Trust's Unscheduled Care Agenda providing an alternative pathway that will treat people at home or in a clinic setting in order to reduce unnecessary hospital admissions and facilitate early safe discharge.
This is an opportunity to work in a team that will collaborate with both Primary and Secondary Care Providers to provide suitable patients with Intravenous Therapy in the community
As a Staff Nurse you will assist in the delivery of nursing care for patients in their own home or clinic setting. This post requires a proactive individual with excellent clinical knowledge of a variety of conditions requiring Intravenous therapy.
NMC Level 1 Registration (Adult Branch) and car driver essential, IV Drug administration and Cannulation experience essential, full training will be offered to alternative access devices, blood transfusion experience desirable. DBS clearance required.
Please note that the hours and work pattern of these posts will be discussed with successful applicants, and appropriate arrangements made. Informal discussion is encouraged. We are happy to discuss part time opportunities to meet the needs of the service.
When applying for this position, it is essential that you read the Indicative job description and person specification. Please use the supporting information space to demonstrate your ability to undertake this role, drawing on your skills, knowledge and experience.
Please note, people reviewing your application will be seeking evidence that you meet the essential criteria of the person specification.
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Trust policy requires that the cost of submitting & processing the successful applicant/s DBS application be recovered via salary deduction following start in post. The amount of £23+£4 (standard disclosure) or £40+£4 (enhanced disclosure) can be deducted from salary, in manageable monthly installments for up to 3 months following commencement of employment.
Applicants are encouraged where possible, to register for the DBS update service, which will save the cost of repeated disclosures between employers, in return for a annual registration fee of £13.
Please Note that for Volunteers requiring a DBS check no charge will be made
Please ensure that you read the Person Specification attached below as your application will be judged against this.
Please note that every effort will be made to keep the vacancy live until published closing date, though there may be instances where such interest is generated, that for administrative reasons the post may close earlier.
Please note that in line with national NHS guidelines this Trust operates a strict non-smoking policy. Members of staff are not permitted to smoke on Trust premises or grounds at any time nor take breaks during working hours for the purposes of smoking.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.