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West IV Nurse

Employer
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
Location
Kings Lynn
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
5 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust in West Norfolk have an opportunity for an experienced Band 5 Nurse to join our community team. West IV Team based at St James Clinic, King's Lynn. We are looking for a dynamic and motivated nurse to join our friendly professional , busy team with a passion for community nursing to provide Intravenous Therapy visiting patients in their own home / care homes and community hospital to support early discharge from the Acute Trusts and also assisting with Admission Avoidance.

Experience of IV administration, phlebotomy, PICC/central lines and cannulation is essential as well as being able to work alone.

You will be working within the Intermediate Care Services so may also be required to work alongside the Virtual Ward Community Team based also at St James Clinic, as well as support the community nursing teams when required.

Main duties of the job

  • Administration of Intravenous Antibiotics
  • Administration of other Intravenous drugs.
  • Cannulation
  • Venepuncture
  • Supporting Community Teams
  • Simple Dressings
  • Catheter Care

As a Trust, we recognise that many nursing skills are transferable and if you have a commitment to learn we will support you in your role.

About us

The Team work across West Norfolk working base is in Kings Lynn, Norfolk. Our location enables easy access to Cambridgeshire, South Lincolnshire, and Central Norfolk for easy commuting to work. We welcome both experienced community nurses, nurses wishing to move into a community setting and nurses with Acute experience.

These posts are full time posts, we would also consider flexibility in hours to work part time if you wish to discuss informally please contact Charlotte Jones 07774334827

If you share our vision to improve the quality of people's lives, in their homes and community, by providing the best in integrated health and social care, we would love to hear from you.

Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Supervision will be provided by a Senior Registered Nurse.
  • Active role in Community Intravenous Service for patients
  • Assess, prescribe and deliver care packages for patients
  • Work with integrated team to prevent unnecessary admission to hospital
  • Able to triage, review timely responses to referrals on a needs-based basis
  • The opportunity to work in an experienced and supportive team with opportunities for on-going professional development. We are proactive in supporting staff development along with listening to any new ideas that will improve the service we provide.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Working in a clinical Setting
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Cannulation
  • Venepuncture
  • IV Administration


Qualifications

Essential

  • Diploma or 1st level degree
  • RN Qualification
  • Current NMC registration
  • ENB 998/mentorship preparation or equivalent
  • For Preceptorship posts only: Mentorship qualification is essential for the post, but not essential at interview, however should be undertaken within the first year of employment


Desirable

  • IV Administration
  • Central Venous Access


Skills, Abilities and Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of different vascular access devices
  • Highly motivated
  • Able to provide high standards of care
  • Tact & diplomacy
  • Empathy & sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Good observational & reporting skills
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Concentrate when undertaking patient care & inputting data/patient records
  • Good time management skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • A team player
  • Work flexibly to accommodate patient/service needs
  • Able to make own travel arrangements to patients' homes, clinics, base and meetings etc, as required
  • Have basic IT and standard keyboard skills.
  • Able to kneel, bend & stoop, and work in cramped environments
  • Able to manoeuvre limbs of around 5-6 kg
  • Able to manoeuvre patients using handling aids


Desirable

  • Catheter care
  • Phlebotomy
  • Palliative care
  • Long term conditions
  • Diabetes management
  • Be aware of Assistive Technology
  • PICC Line Care


Communication

Essential

  • Empathy & Sensitivity
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Tact & Diplomacy


Other

Essential

  • Able to communicate effectively using the English language in both verbal and written forms
  • Must hold a full and valid driving licence and have access to a vehicle
  • The post holder is required to work shifts, flexible hours


Employer details

Employer name

Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust

Address

St James Clinic

Extons Road

Kings Lynn

PE30 5NU

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