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Clinical Nurse Specialist - OPAT

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Stoke on Trent
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum (pro rata)
Closing date
2 Dec 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
A rare opportunity has arisen for experienced nurses to join our OPAT service here at UHNM. A permanent post is available and are looking to recruit someone with excellent clinical and communication skills who enjoys the challenges of working within a busy and responsive service.

The Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (OPAT) Team provides a service that facilitates early discharge of medically stable patients with continued intravenous antibiotics who would otherwise have to remain in hospital. Our aim is to provide patients with the same high quality care but as an out-patient so that patients are able to leave hospital at the earliest opportunity and still receive their treatment.

Main duties of the job

As an ideal candidate you will be proficient in cannulation and blood taking skills and have an excellent working knowledge around anti-microbial stewardship including the treatment and administration procedure. You will also have completed (or be working towards) a Physical assessment course and non-medical prescribing course.

To learn more about this excellent opportunity or to arrange an informal visit with the team-please contact us now.

About us

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust is one of the largest and most modern in the country. Based across two sites, Royal Stoke in Stoke-on-Trent and County Hospital in Stafford, we are proud to serve around three million people and we're highly regarded for our facilities, teaching and research. We are the specialist centre for major trauma for the North Midlands and North Wales.

All of our employees make a valuable contribution regardless of role here at UHNM and we are proud of our wide range of development packages aimed at ensuring that everyone has the opportunity to fulfil their true potential.

UHNM create and encourage a culture of inclusion, providing equal opportunities for career development that are fair and transparent. We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture in which all staff feel valued and respected. In return we ask all of our employees to make a commitment to the values, co-created by or staff, patients and carers, and that unite us as a Trust.

At University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust we know that investing in, supporting and developing our staff has a direct impact on the quality of care that we deliver. Our employees are as important as our patients and the population that we serve.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For more information on working for the Trust, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

For more details on the post, please contact Joanna Whittaker

(see contact details)

Person Specification



  • NMC registered
  • Health assessment or related qualification


  • Non medical nurse prescribing



  • IP or ortho or acute care background
  • IV anti biotic administration experience


  • evidence of experience in a lone working role

Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust


Royal Stoke

Newcastle Road

Stoke on Trent


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