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Vascular Access Practitioner

Employer
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
As an exciting new post for the trust, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to develop and mould the Vascular Access Service.

The post will cover all of the York and Scarborough Teaching Hospital sites and the post holder will need to travel to meet the needs of the service.

It is essential that the post holder is either a current qualified Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years post registration experience in a patient facing and educational role. A minimum of 3 years post registration experience in a patient facing and educational role is desirable.

Main duties of the job

In Collaboration with the Consultant Lead for the vascular service, the post holder will deliver an effective, responsive, and high quality vascular access service across the sites.

You will act as a clinical expert in relation to vascular access - providing clinical leadership to nursing staff and expert professional advice to other professionals, multi-disciplinary groups, patients, relatives and carers.

You will develop the practice of the multidisciplinary team and be responsible for reducing the level of line related bacteraemia's and other Central Venous Access Device complications.

The post holder will promote evidence-based practice in vascular access through the integration of expert clinical practice, education, and implementation of guidelines and policies.

About us

Our benefits

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:
  • Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants
  • 27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)
  • A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses for hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager at interview stage
  • A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave
  • Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme
  • NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme
  • An extensive range of learning and development opportunities
  • Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: yhs-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Experience & Knowledge

Essential

  • Minimum of 3 years experience at a senior level placing PICC's Midlines and other vascular access devices


Qualifications & Training

Essential

  • Current Qualified Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner with a minimum of 5 years post registration experience in a patient facing and educational role.
  • Knowledge of all types of vascular access devices including policy and practice, risk, and device selection
  • Be a skilled PICC placer with an extensive portfolio of different types of vascular access devices
  • Knowledge of evolving practice in vascular access


Desirable

  • Current Qualified Registered Nurse or Operating Department Practitioner with a minimum of 3 years post registration experience in a patient facing and educational role.


Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

York Hospital

Wigginton Road

York

YO31 8HE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

419-6402663-VAP-S

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