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Intravenous Therapy Nurse

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
2 Jul 2024

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
INTRAVENOUS THERAPY NURSE band 5 0.8An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced nurse to work within a dynamic, countywide specialist service providing intravenous therapy in Gloucestershire.

As a community-based service the post holder will also work closely with the wider multi-disciplinary team in order to provide high quality, evidenced-based care.

Experience of delivering training to other health professionals would be desirable.

As a countywide service, access to transport is essential. This band 5 post will have a requirement to participate in a shared rota to allow countywide service provision 7 days per week.

The successful applicants will have current registration with the NMC.

For informal enquires please contact Valerie Dobson, Intravenous Therapy Team Lead on 07816064075.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be part of the IV team providing expert advice and support to service users and members of the multidisciplinary team.

This will include
  • Supporting the development of the service
  • Facilitating the provision of high quality care for patients treated within community hospital in-patient and out-patient settings as well as within their own home, clinic or other care facility
  • Ensuring evidence based practice and innovative models of care are delivered at all times
  • Assisting with the evaluation of clinical pathways, policies and procedures for managing IV Therapy in the community.
  • Promoting a multi professional approach to care delivery within GHC and across organisational boundaries.
  • Providing support and advice for nurses, other professionals, patients and their carer's.
  • Developing close working partnerships with secondary care providers local and regional specialists other health professionals and voluntary services involved in the patients care will be paramount
  • Assisting in the development and delivery of competency based training and education within the specialist field of IV therapy
  • Actively participates in clinical audits and research within this specialist area
  • Participate in the shared rota to enable 7 day per week service delivery.

About us

We have in excess of 5000 staff working over 50 sites, providing a diverse range of services. We strive to support an organisational culture that is welcoming, builds and celebrates inclusivity and diversity and provides a sense of belonging and trust.

The annual NHS Staff Survey gives our people the opportunity to tell us about their experience working at the Trust. For the 2023 survey just over 2800 colleagues gave us their views (58.5%). It was great to see from the results that colleagues are saying that:
  • 89.7% believe they are making a positive difference to patients/service users
  • 73.3% would recommend the organisation as a place to work
  • 82.4% agree that care of patients and service users is the organisations priority
  • 76.7% would be happy with the standard of care for a friend or relative

Our results put us as 5th nationally as a Community, Mental Health and Learning Disabilities NHS Employer of Choice and 1st equal amongst all NHS Provider Trusts in the South West. However, we know we have more to do and will continue to drive forward our commitment to making GHC a Great Place to Work.

Job description

Job responsibilities

loucestershire Health and Care is committed to embedding and providing personalised care through all of its services as part of our high-quality care strategy. The purpose of personalised care is to empower people to lead the lives they want to live. Personalised care starts with a conversation with people about what matters to them. It builds on what people can do, as well as addressing their health needs. Including new ways of working and delivering care, emphasising that we need to make effective use of the full range of our peoples skills and experience to deliver the best possible patient care. So we want to know What Matters to You and that you will share our values and join us on this very important journey.

The qualification, training & experience requirements for the role are underlined in the Job Description/Person Specification.Please refer to the Additional Information attachment before submitting your application.

Person Specification

NMC Registration


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

NMC Registration


  • Significant number of year experience in a clinical role in a variety of hospital and community settings

NMC Registration


  • Manuel dexterity needed for delivery of IV therapy and physically able to work in different conditions and environments in the community


  • Teaching Qualification

Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


Montpellier Court

1380Montpellier Court Gloucester Business Park, Brockworth Gloucester GL3 4AH



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