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Community Staff Nurse IV at Home

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
27 Sep 2023
We are looking to recruit a dynamic, enthusiastic and flexible Band 5 nurse to support the Intravenous Therapy (IV) atHome Service across the footprint of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP). The post is for a Band 5 Adult Nurse who is keen to work with the evolving workforce 37.5 hours a week covering 7 days a week over a 5 day period.

Do you enjoy working independently, but also like to feel supported and valued by the rest of the team? Are you innovated, committed, motivated and caring? Do you have good time management and able to prioritise? Would you like to be involved in transforming and developing services within the community? Do You want the privilege of visiting patients in their own home to deliver increasingly complex, holistic care? If Yes, then Community IV at Home Nurse maybe the choice for you.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be expected to undertake a robust training programme in the management and care of Mid and PICC lines and cannulation, along with Aseptic non- touch technique (ANTT) and the administration of antibiotics. Clinical risk assessment skills will be essential in providing safe quality care.

The post holder must be a registered nurse, demonstrate effective communication and leadership skills possess the ability to work autonomously and form part of a Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) to ensure a safe patient journey. Commitment to learning and training is essential.

If you share our vision to improve the quality of people's lives, in their own homes and community, by support the development of the IV at Home Service in providing the best integrated care we would love to hear from you

If you would like more information about this position prior to applying, please don't hesitate to contact the Team and it can arranged for you to visit the base or if preferred have an informal chat over the phone. Either way we look forward to hearing from you and wish you well in your application.

As travel is an essential part of this role, please demonstrate on your application form how you would meet this requirement.

Please note there are 2 x37.5 hour posts available.

About us

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (MCHFT) provides good quality, safe and effective healthcare to the people of Cheshire and beyond.

The Trust, which manages Leighton Hospital in Crewe, Victoria Infirmary in Northwich, and Elmhurst Intermediate Care Centre in Winsford, was established as an NHS Trust in April 1991 and became a Foundation Trust in April 2008.

We employ almost 5,000 members of staff, provide around 540 hospital beds, with a range of services including accident and emergency, maternity, outpatients, therapies, and children's health.

The Trust is also part of Central Cheshire Integrated Care Partnership (CCICP), a unique local health partnership that provides a range of community services for people across South Cheshire and Vale Royal.

During the Coronavirus pandemic, the Trust was recognised nationally for its 'Be Safe Be EquiPPEd' campaign, which aimed to make the Trust as safe as possible for staff and patients, through supporting the correct use of PPE.

The results in the 2020 national NHS Staff Survey showed improvements in all elements of the safety culture theme, with 92% of respondents feeling their role made a difference to our patients. We were also recognised nationally for our workforce health and wellbeing initiatives.

At Mid Cheshire, we value our staff and appreciate that in order to give our patients the best quality, compassionate care, we also need to look after our colleagues

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To work under the direction of the Community Nurse Team leader and to be responsible for the assessment and management of the health needs of an identified population and for the development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within a range of target groups.
  • To support and wherever possible maintain patients in their own preferred place of care, enabling them to maximise their independence and optimise their quality of life.
  • To liaise with all healthcare professionals and other agencies to ensure appropriate and effective service delivery.
  • To administer IV medication in the patients own home independently in accordance to trust policies and procedures.
  • At times be expected to support the wider community nursing team.

  • To work within the agreed framework for Community Nursing Services To assess, provide and review holistic nursing care, advice and information to patients and carers within the home environment or appropriate care setting in a safe and professional manner using evidence-based knowledge.
  • Undertake routine initial assessments on receipt of specific referrals to the caseload, acknowledging the needs of clients and their carers.
  • Assess, plan and implement and evaluate a plan of care to meet the patients physical, social, emotional and environmental needs, encompassing a rehabilitative/ self-care approach where necessary. Escalate as appropriate.
  • To provide skilled nursing care and ability to undertake clinical tasks including administration of medication via intravenous lines, venepuncture, cannulation and wound care.
  • Demonstrate awareness of legislation regarding IV Therapy and associated devices and deliver safe care and advice as appropriate within the community setting.
  • Ensure that the clinical area is safe for practice by ensuring that cleanliness is maintained, materials and equipment are ready for use, including clearing away afterwards.
  • Demonstrate, teach and supervise the nursing care that can be safely delegated to the patient/carer giving support as necessary.
  • Promote clinical excellence and evidence-based approach to care by complying with the agreed Trust policies and procedures and maintaining clinical competencies in line with competency framework.
  • Take an active role in health education of the individual and community promoting self-care and providing both planned and opportunistic care based upon evidenced based information.
  • Accurately record all patient contacts on Emis web and Trust documentation as per MCHFT policy ensuring patient and professional confidentiality is always maintained in accordance with NMC guidelines.
  • Ensure that equipment and aids necessary for effective care meet the needs of individual patients and are adequately maintained. Demonstrate and explain safe use of equipment for patient and/or carer where required.
  • Participate in the delivery of care involving complex needs and supporting carers and relatives in distressing circumstances.
  • Refer people to other practitioners when needs and risks are beyond ones own scope of practice or require longer term support.
  • Prioritising own caseload and effectively time managing.
  • To participate in the measurement and monitoring of quality standards as appropriate.
  • To maintain accurate personal and professional records adhering to MCHFT and Nursing and Midwifery Council policy and guidelines.
  • To ensure the most efficient and cost-effective utilisation of all resources (human, physical and financial).
  • To report accidents/incidents of patients or self which occur whilst on duty and to complete on the Incident reporting system immediately. To participate in any investigations as necessary.
  • To contribute to and co-operate in the co-ordination of off duty and holiday leave with colleagues, ensuring service cover is maintained. Working effectively to support other team members in all aspects of the service.
  • To maintain all aspects of MCHFT Integrated Governance Strategy and requirements including active participation in appraisal and clinical supervision in accordance with Trust policy.
  • Act at all times in a manner which illustrates respect for privacy dignity and confidentiality.
  • Promote the individual needs of the patient, by acknowledging preferences, rights and choices, respecting privacy and dignity, and by promoting anti-discriminatory practice, alerting colleagues if patient care appears to be disrespectful or discriminatory

  • Ensure compliance with Trust policies, procedures and guidelines for self and others, by taking action/alerting senior management team if practice appears to contravene policy, or if concerned about any aspect of patient care.

  • Ensure a healthy, safe and secure working environment, ensuring compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, maintaining accurate documentation and reporting any concerns.
  • To supervise and support students and new members of the team.

  • To participate in the planning and provision of training for pre-registration students to demonstrate the application of theory to practice within the Community placement.
  • To participate in the orientation and agreed induction programmes for newly appointed staff, and those requiring Community experiences.
  • To participate in the training of other Team members and staff as appropriate.
  • To provide preceptorship, mentorship and clinical supervision to staff as required.
  • To be accountable for undertaking mandatory/essential training as per MCHFT guidelines.
  • To take responsibility for own continuing professional development and performance and maintaining own portfolio in accordance with the re-registration requirement.
  • To identify own development needs in relation to current practice and future plans and setting personal development objectives.
  • To attend relevant courses/meetings and mandatory in-house training as directed.
  • To participate in professional training/updating programmes to assist service needs/developments.
  • To participate in the Trusts performance appraisal system and to undertake any identified training and development related to the post.
  • Take responsibility for own learning and development by recognising and taking advantage of all opportunities to learn, including full participation in KSF/appraisal, supervision, action learning and by maintaining a professional/personal portfolio of learning.

  • Participate in the evaluation of current nursing practice and facilitate further discussion and review as appropriate.
  • Identify those elements of current nursing research that may be relevant to the service and assist in their implementation using a questioning and analytical approach to care.
  • Participate in the Trusts research and audit projects as required, ensuring that any beneficial results are implemented on an agreed basis.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse/Registration Imminent


  • Community Experience



  • A listening, learning and leading approach


  • Experience of mulit-agency working



  • A commitment for quality and safety


  • Knowledge of IV Therapy and training

Employer details

Employer name

Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust


East Cheshire NHS Trust

Victoria Road


SK10 3BL

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