Community Nurse: Community Intravenous (IV) Service
Norfolk Community Health and Care NHS Trust
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This is a new and exciting service for Norfolk Community Health and Care. As a Community Intravenous Nurse you will be delivering a bespoke and intricate service in peoples own dwellings, allowing them to continue hospital prescribed treatment at home, thus shortening their time in hospital.We are looking for dynamic and patient focused nurses who want to advance their clinical skills.
You will liaise directly with team members across the acute and community services and be responsible for monitoring all aspects of the patients response to their treatment and feeding back to senior nurses and clinical leads for support when needed.Extensive training and supervision will be provided prior to starting which will include a bespoke clinical skills workshop thus recent IV experience is not essential.
We are looking for nurses from a variety of backgrounds, acute and community.
Main duties of the job
Your work in the community involves visiting each patient at the scheduled time, assessment of their IV access and safe delivery of the IV therapy. You will also be responsible for replacing IV access (within your competency skill-set) and performing routine investigations such as blood tests and observations/NEWS scoring.You will be expected to discuss any concerns with senior clinical staff and clear lines of escalation will give you easy access to clinical advice and a management plan as and when needed.
Apply now to join an organisation that has been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), the highest possible rating and the first stand-alone NHS community trust in the country to be awarded the title.
- The post holder will need to:
- Assess, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of patient care, enabling the safe administration of IV medication in peoples own homes.
- Following a holistic assessment, devise an individualised, evidence-based care programme for each patient, modifying it as required.
- Assess patients holistic needs, communicating complex and sensitive information to patients and carers as to their assessment, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment plan.
- Where there are barriers to understanding, such as hearing impairment, mental capacity impairment and other difficulties in comprehension, explanations require adjustments in order to gain understanding, consent and concordance.
- Be required to use tact and persuasive skills in order to gain the patients co-operation in their care management plan.
- Liaise with the Clinical Lead and Norfolk and Norwich University Trust clinicians when clinical concerns are raised.
- Liaise with Homeward, Supportive Care, GPs, Social Services, inpatient teams, other allied health care professionals and the voluntary sector to ensure identified needs are met and care co-ordinated appropriately.
- Be aware of assistive technology and utilise where appropriate.
- To participate in multi-disciplinary/multi-agency meetings as appropriate, e.g. Gold Standard Framework.
- Ensure own caseload is planned and prioritised according to service targets and patient need.
- Ensure patient held records are completed for each visit, and that SystmOne inputting is completed on a daily basis.
- Demonstrate dexterity and co-ordination when using specialist equipment and fine tools, advanced sensory skills, manual and mobilising skills.
- Be skilled at intravenous cannulation, IV line management and general phlebotomy, following local policy and guidance
- Contribute to the requisitioning of supplies and equipment through electronic ordering systems.
- Ensure informed consent is obtained prior to initiating interventions.
- Will be exposed to bodily fluids, infected material, blood products on a daily basis, therefore must utilise universal precautions and adhere to infection control policies.
- Become competent in numerous nursing skills to provide urgent and unplanned response to patients to prevent avoidable admissions to hospital.
- The post holder will:
- Actively contribute to multidisciplinary team meetings and other meetings where appropriate.
- Support all team members within the integrated team, respecting them, their roles and contributions.
- Be responsible for safe use and maintenance of equipment and supplies.
- Remain accountable for own professional actions as determined by the professional bodies.
- Provide advice / training to less experienced staff and supervise / support band 3 and 4 staff and students where appropriate: contributing to the induction process for new staff/students.
- Comment on draft policies.
- Maintain own continuous professional development
- Ensure own workload is planned and prioritised
- Be accountable for work delegated to others within the team, ensuring staff are competent to undertake delegated work.
- Attend in-house training as required to develop current job role.
- Demonstrate leadership skills within own competence.
- The post holder will:
- Follow Trust policies, and local procedures, and use discretion in interpreting them according to the setting and circumstances.
- Undertake mandatory training as required.
- Participate in a Personal Development Review process.
- Undertake Personal Development Plans for more junior staff members.
- Be aware of Trusts behaviour framework and ensure behaviours are embedded in role.
- Ensure Trusts behaviour framework is utilised when managing and supervising staff, and that behaviours are embraced and embedded within the team.
- Take part in clinical supervision as per Trust Policy.
- May be required to demonstrate own duties to students, new starters and/or less experienced staff.
- Provide mentorship for students undertaking pre/post registration course.
- Contribute to clinical audit as required.
- Complete the staff survey as required.
- Complete risk assessments and incident forms as required
- Ensure absence reporting is undertaken as determined by NCH&C trust policy
Skills, Abilities and Knowledge
Personal and people development
Disclosure and Barring Service Check
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).
From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).
Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).