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Clinical Nurse Specialist Lead Nurse for OPAT

Employer
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Hull
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The post holder will be a clinical nurse specialist for OPAT who will work as part as a cohesive multidisciplinary team across the acute trust.

The post holder will be responsible for providing a high quality, holistic service by coordinating and ensuring the safe delivery of intravenous and complex oral antibiotics for outpatients.

Main duties of the job

You will act as the first point of contact for referrals into the service from inpatient teams as well as direct referrals from the emergency department and general practice.

You will have a high degree of autonomy and self-direction with support and advice available from a senior infectious diseases doctor. The individual will be an experienced registered nurse who will work to provide clinical nursing leadership for the OPAT service.

About us

The Humber Health Partnership is one of the largest acute and community Partnership arrangements in the NHS, seeing well over one million patients every year and managing a budget of over �1.3 billion.

Made up of two Trusts - Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust (NLAG) and Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust (HUTH) - our Partnership has significant ambitions and is committed to delivering world-class hospital and community services for the 1.65 million people we serve.

Together we employ nearly 20,000 staff. Our five main hospital sites are Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital, Scunthorpe General Hospital and Goole and District Hospital, for NLAG and Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital for HUTH.

As Teaching Hospitals working with the Hull York Medical School, we both lead and contribute to research in many areas - biomedical research, primary care, palliative medicine, cardiovascular and respiratory medicine, vascular surgery, cancer surgery and oncology.

We believe that by developing a diverse, inclusive, innovative, skilled and caring workforce, we can deliver excellent care to our patients and a great future for our employees, our Partnership and our community.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further details with regard to this vacancy opportunity, please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Knowledge of infection and antimicrobials and OPAT
  • Experience of vascular access and the use of ultra sound for line insertion
  • Knowledge of local and national health policy


Desirable

  • Non-Medical Prescribing qualification
  • Able to insert PICC lines


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in OPAT and/or infectious diseases
  • Expert at venepuncture and cannulation
  • Experience of Nurse-led triage


Desirable

  • Project management


Employer details

Employer name

Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Hull Royal Infirmary

Anlaby Road

Hull

HU3 2JZ

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356-24-6206045

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