Lincolnshire Community Health Services (LCHS) are developing their delivery of IV Therapy to patients within their community, such as on the community wards, care homes and in patient's homes. They also have a working partnership with the acute trust to provide IV service to patients in their own homes or community settings reducing bed occupancy in the acute areas.
This is an exciting opportunity open to be involved in a newly established and fast-growing service within LCHS and is open to all registered practitioners who are interested in the delivery of IV Therapy in a community setting, both newly qualified and experienced registrants.
A bespoke robust training package has been developed where you will have the opportunity to work closely with members of the IV team as well as completing any necessary additional training for the role with our other service providers.
The job covers 7 days a week working, with full and part time posts being considered.
This teams aim is to provide care to patients within their own homes or in community settings to prevent acute hospital admissions, help ease bed capacity within the acute hospitals and to deliver care closer to home for patients.
Teams are cross county working being based in three community hospital sites across the county, Gainsborough, Skegness, and Spalding. The current vacancies are for either Skegness, Lincoln or Gainsborough sites.
Teams will be line managed by a band 6 therapy Clinical Team Lead.Main duties of the jobMain duties of the job:
The role will involve working in a small community team delivering care to patients in their own home or community settings. You will work in partnership with patients, carers and other health professionals to promote health and social wellbeing developing individualised care plans for each patient.
You will be accountable for the daily delivery of IV Therapy through a CVAD device interventions will include assessment, treatment, and evaluate your patients care, observations, drug calculations, blood taking, dressing, and recording visits and care delivered in a patient electronic record.About us
Lincolnshire Community Health Services NHS Trust is in the top 25 per cent of all community trusts for overall staff engagement in the 2021 NHS National Staff Survey.
At LCHS, we know diversity fosters creativity and innovation. We are committed to equality of opportunity, to being fair and inclusive, and to being a place where all belong. We therefore particularly encourage applications from candidates who are likely to be underrepresented in LCHS' workforce.
LCHS recognises the increasing demand for more flexibility in working practices in order to accommodate the personal goals and commitments that employees experience at different stages during their working lives. Flexible working opportunities such as part-time working, compressed hours, job shares, and hybrid working models can help staff to balance their personal and work commitments. Arrangements can be put in place if it can be shown that the needs of the individual can be balanced with those of the service and the impact on other team members, enabling the Trust to recruit and retain skilled staff, raise staff morale, reduce absenteeism and respond to changing service needs more effectively.
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Job Description attached.
To deliver IV Therapy to patient within their own home or community setting
To be bale to assess and mange CVAD lines
To be able to record electronic patient records
To be up to date with safeguarding and life support trainingPerson SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Professional qualification to degree level
- IV experience
- Good communication skills both written and verbal
- NHS Experience
- Ability to work alone and manage own work load
Employer detailsEmployer name
- IV and CVAD competent
- ILS Trained
- Safeguarding knowledge and skills
Lincolnshire Community Health Service NHS TrustAddress
John Coupland Hospital, Gainsborough Skegness Community Hospital, Skegness
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