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Vascular Access Nurse Practitioner

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Details

Are you ambitious, motivated, and passionate about nursing? Do you want to make a real difference to every one of your patients? If so, we would love to hear from you! Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust are seeking qualified, NMC Registered Nurses, to join our fantastic nursing team within our Haematology and Oncology Day Unit and to support our satellite unit at Fareham Community Hospital. We are proud to be developing a team of like-minded individuals, those that can live and breathe our core values, and help us to provide unprecedented levels of care that we know each and every patient deserves.

Main duties of the job

We know the secret to our success is through investment in our staff, so in return for your passion, dedication, and hard work we promise you: Educational and training opportunities within the Haematology and Oncology field of nursing. Education and training to become a competent vascular access nurse and be able to place peripherally inserted central catheters (PICC) Systematic anti-cancer treatment (SACT) national achievement to administer chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Phlebotomy and cannulation skills Bespoke induction and training programme, based on your needs and aspirations Access to our free Beach Hut, on-site gym, swimming pool and nursery Superb NHS benefits, including cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice for electrical goods, annual leave and pension to name but a few If you are ready to feel valued, and where your work has real meaning, get in contact with us today!

About us

Here at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust, we are proud to provide expert, compassionate care for our local population. We are ranked as the third in the country for research, embedding education and training across the organisation. Our main hub is the Queen Alexandra Hospital, which is one of the largest hospitals on the south coast employing over 8,700 staff. Our patients come from all walks of life and so do we. We hire great people from a wide variety of backgrounds because it makes our hospital stronger. If you share our values and our enthusiasm for getting it right for patients, colleagues, and our community, you will find a home at Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key responsibilities: As a band 6 vascular access nurse practitioner you will be responsible for the provision and placement of Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters (PICC) for patients receiving treatment in the Haematology Oncology Day unit and inpatient ward for chemotherapy drugs, supportive therapies and for patients who have difficult venous access. The post holder will be an autonomous Practitioner, responsible for the assessment of patients venous access prior to treatment, providing an elective service for referred patients from Haematology Oncology service within the day unit. Also providing an emergency ad-hoc service for patients requiring immediate treatment in the day unit. Provide expert advice, education and support to patients, carers, and other professionals. The post holder will be involved in Audit and auditing the PICC service. They will practice clinically within agreed protocols. Accept referrals and refer patients to other health care professionals, as required, in the hospital and/or in the community. To be responsible for the prioritising and allocating referrals with the input of our schedulers, clinically assessing and consenting patients and undertaking clinical sessions. Lead and co-ordinate the service alongside the unit manager. Co-ordinate and implement an overall evidence-based strategy on PICC line placement. Through effective leadership ensure the clinical multidisciplinary team deliver a safe, robust, effective, responsive, caring, and well-led service where compassion is embedded, and a positive patient experience is achieved. Provide strong professional clinical and managerial leadership and act as a professional role model. Attend annual updates and complete a recognised PICC training programme and have a period of supervised practice and achieve required competency.

Person Specification



  • Current RN, registration with NMC and any other relevant post registration qualifications.
  • BSc Degree in relevant field.


  • Post registration qualifications for specialty area
  • Teaching qualification /experience and accredited NMC before mentorship course



  • Significant demonstrable experience within specialty with evidence of professional development.


  • Evidence of team leadership and change management with relevant management/leadership course
  • Evidence of developing policy, guidelines and managing resources

Employer details

Employer name

Portsmouth Hospitals University NHS Trust


Southwick Hill Road



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