Band 6 IV Nurse

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum pro rata incl. HCAS (outer)
Closing date
30 Nov 2023

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
This is a key role in the provision of an integrated specialist nursing service for residents requiring IV therapy who are registered with a GP in the London Borough of Richmond.

The post holder will coordinate the delivery of IV therapy by the Adult Community Nursing Services and where possible it will be expected that the post holder will undertake the initial visits either alone or in conjunction with a member of one of the Community Nursing Teams.

Main duties of the job

In addition, the post holder will be expected to provide support and advice which includes:
  • Supporting the development of the service.
  • Coordinating competency-based training
  • Facilitating the provision of high-quality care for these patients within the community ensuring evidence-based practice and innovative models of care are always delivered.
  • Evaluating clinical pathways, policies, and procedures for managing IV therapy across primary, community, and secondary care.
  • Providing local leadership, consultancy. and advice to other professionals, patients, and their carers
  • Developing close working partnerships with the acute partners other secondary care providers local, other health care professionals and voluntary services involved in the patient's care.

About us

Hounslow and Richmond Community Healthcare NHS Trust (HRCH) provide a wide range of healthcare services for the population of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames and the London Borough of Hounslow.

The Clinical Services Directorates have a wide range of responsibilities to manage, including coordinating and delivering community primary care services on behalf of the Trust. A wide range of these healthcare services are delivered by staff in the community, who include medical staff, paediatric therapists, therapy assistants, health visitors, specialist nurses, nurses, nursery nurses, paediatric phlebotomists and healthcare support workers with the support of administrative staff working in localities with GPs, other health professionals, early years, education, and social care professionals.

The digitalisation of health services is underway with a requirement to become paper-light by 2023 through improving the use of digital tools and adopting mobile and agile working practices and increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of clinical delivery.

Job description

Job responsibilities

***Please see the attached supporting document which contains more information about the role in the job description and person specification***

Person Specification



  • Qualified RGN (Registered General Nurse - Adult) with current registration with NMC - Part1
  • Relevant post registration study at diploma/degree level and relevant CPD e.g., IV, palliative care, tissue viability
  • Assessor/Supervisory/ Mentorship Preceptorship or equivalent (willing to undertake)
  • Experience working in the acute or in the community setting for more than a year as a registered nurse.


  • Clinical Assessment Skills
  • Nurse Prescriber V300 (willing to undertake)
  • Diploma or BSc (Hons) Community Health (DN)



  • Understanding of the impact of Mental Health e.g., dementia, depression, on the management of medical and long-term conditions
  • Professional standards including confidentiality, clinical governance and NMC guidelines
  • Infection prevention and control standards
  • Risk assessment and management
  • Safeguarding Adults & Children
  • Understanding of the Mental Capacity Act 2005


  • Understanding of current legislation and its implications for this role, including performance indicators and targets
  • Understanding of both the Health and Social Care agenda



  • Experience in assessing, planning, delivering, and evaluating patients in their own homes
  • Experience in working independently and as part of a team
  • Experience in problem solving and supporting other team members
  • Experience of providing supervision
  • Experience of mentoring students


  • Experience of audit evaluation
  • Experience of managing resources to stay within the service budget



  • Holistic assessment, core clinical, clinical reasoning, and care planning skills to proactively manage patient care
  • Core clinical skills medicines management including IV, venepuncture, cannulation, continence, chronic disease management, palliative care, wound management, and intravenous care.
  • Ability to promote self-care of patients
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team
  • Effective communication skills with clients and colleagues and the ability to establish rapport with team, clients and other agencies
  • Ability to negotiate and communicate across professional and organisational boundaries
  • IT literate with ability to use databases and other software packages
  • Advanced written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work under pressure, balance multiple priorities and meet deadlines

Personal Attributes


  • Reliable, empathetic, approachable, understanding, non-judgemental and tolerant
  • Demonstrates high ethical and professional standards
  • Has a positive attitude to change and is prepared to work flexibly to meet the need of people and the service
  • Willingness to learn and implememt new ways of working, including using digital solutions with patients and in the operation of the service
  • Confident, self motivated and energetic
  • Ability to travel to multiple sites car driver or competent cyclist

Employer details

Employer name

Hounslow and Richmond Community NHS Healthcare Trust





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