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Thrombosis & Anticoagulation Specialist Practitioner - Band 6

Employer
North Bristol NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
20 Jul 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
We are seeking an enthusiastic experienced Nurse or Pharmacy Technician to join our Anticoagulant Management Service (AMS).

Our AMS team are responsible for the management of approximately 1200 warfarin patients and provide advice to patients and healthcare professionals across the North Bristol catchment area. Our team will also contribute to patient counselling and support and educate staff to bridge or switch anticoagulants in a variety of clinical situations.

This is an exciting time to join the team as we review and develop our service processes, we are keen to develop a stronger presence in the Trust by taking an active role in the prevention of hospital acquired thrombosis.

We are looking for an enthusiastic candidate who is keen to learn. Whilst desirable, previous experience is not essential as comprehensive training will be provided.

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Main duties of the job

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  • To determine the safe and appropriate dose of anticoagulants for referred patients to maintain an optimal level of anticoagulation for each individual patient and to minimise adverse effects.
  • Take into consideration concurrent drug therapy, health status (eg renal and hepatic function), diet and alcohol consumption, lifestyle, pregnancy status and social conditions in the management of anticoagulants.
  • To refer unstable or uncontrolled oral anticoagulant patients to the anticoagulant pharmacists or other healthcare professionals as appropriate to maintain an optimal therapy
  • To accept referrals to the anticoagulant service, create and maintain the relevant written and computerised patient records to ensure accurate and timely documentation of patient records and promote continuity of care.
  • To counsel patients, providing specialist advice, instructions, and reassurance regarding the safe and appropriate use of oral anticoagulation to achieve concordance.
  • To provide advice on warfarin dosing, DOAC dosing or switching between various anticoagulants to ward doctors/ non-medical prescribers/ GPs.

  • For more information on the post please contact -

    chantal.yu@nbt.nhs.uk

    About us

    North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming todeliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an antidiscriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts andgastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation andleisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local,national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history. If you prefer country, village or smallertown living, NBT is also easily commutable from a range of attractive locations in NorthSomerset, South Gloucestershire and South Wales (e.g. Portishead, Chepstow)

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

  • To determine the safe and appropriate dose of anticoagulants for referred patients to maintain an optimal level of anticoagulation for each individual patient and to minimise adverse effects.
  • Take into consideration concurrent drug therapy, health status (eg renal and hepatic function), diet and alcohol consumption, lifestyle, pregnancy status and social conditions in the management of anticoagulants.
  • To refer unstable or uncontrolled oral anticoagulant patients to the anticoagulant pharmacists or other healthcare professionals as appropriate to maintain an optimal therapy
  • To accept referrals to the anticoagulant service, create and maintain the relevant written and computerised patient records to ensure accurate and timely documentation of patient records and promote continuity of care.
  • To counsel patients, providing specialist advice, instructions, and reassurance regarding the safe and appropriate use of oral anticoagulation to achieve concordance.
  • To provide advice on warfarin dosing, DOAC dosing or switching between various anticoagulants to ward doctors/ non-medical prescribers/ GPs.


  • Person Specification

    Education/Training/Qualifications

    Essential

    • Registered Nurse (RN) with current NMC registration or Pharmacy Technician with BTEC National Certificate in Pharmaceutical Sciences and NVQ Level 3 in Pharmacy Services or approved equivalent qualification with current registration with the General Pharmaceutical Council GPhC


    Desirable

    • Specialist course in anticoagulation
    • Non-medical prescribing qualification
    • Leadership training ILM Level 2 or equilivant.


    Work Experience

    Essential

    • Experience of formal and informal teaching and ability to develop / contribute to teaching and training programmes
    • Demonstrable achievement in planning, development and service improvement
    • Evidence of report and procedure writing


    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

    Essential

    • Excellent oral and written communication skills
    • Adaptable and flexible approach to work
    • Ability to prioritise and organise own and other's work to meet agreed deadlines
    • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to communicate effectively with a range of stake holders including patients, health care professionals and external agencies.
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Ability to work alone and as a member of a multidisciplinary team.


    Desirable

    • Knowledge and understanding of management of venous thromboembolism
    • Knowledge and understanding of all anticoagulation medication


    Employer details

    Employer name

    North Bristol NHS Trust

    Address

    Pharmacy Department

    Brunel Building

    Bristol

    BS10 5NB

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    339-KLE4789

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