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Band 5 Community Nurse - IV Therapy

NHS AfC: Band 5

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 5
Permanent: 1 WTE substantive
  • Full time
  • Other
37.5 sessions per week (Up to 37.5 hours per week)
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Walton Hospital
£25,655 - £31,534 pa, pro rata
Salary period
25/10/2021 23:59

The Trust is currently under-represented in terms of individuals from BME backgrounds and welcomes applicants from these communities.  DCHS is also an LGBT inclusive employer.  Selection will be on a basis of merit.  The Trust has achieved the status of a Disability Confident Leader and guarantees to invite to assessment applicants who meet the criteria for the job vacancy.  To ensure the diversity of the workforce and understand the differing needs of our communities, the Trust is committed to the principles of Positive Action.

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Job overview

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated, enthusiastic Community Staff Nurse to join our IV Team based at Walton hospital to treat patients Derbyshire wide.

Our team focusses on providing Intravenous Therapy to patients in their own homes. We receive referrals from the Derby royal, (supporting the inpatient OPAT service) chesterfield royal, stepping hill and GP step up patients

It is essential that you have a keen interest and some experience in the management of patients with Central Venous Access Devices.  It will also be beneficial to have the knowledge and experience of working with patients with long term conditions.

The successful candidate will also have an interest in participating in service development and be able to communicate effectively with a wide range of people from a variety of backgrounds.

If you can demonstrate good communication skills and can give good, competent evidence-based care we want to hear from you.

Please note, it is essential that you have transport, can travel and are willing to work weekends and bank holidays, as required.

As a clinical employee it will be your responsibility to ensure that your behaviour and values reflect those set out in the DCHS Way.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will be responsible for providing  Intravenous (IV) therapy in the community and empowering some patients to self administer their own  IV medication with continued support.   The role requires an understanding of when to use Clinical judgement and when to call for assistance.  

The post-holder will carry out all forms of clinical care associated with IV therapy  including  development, implementation and evaluation of care plans to provide quality care for patients

Working for our organisation

Our purpose is to provide community health services to a patient population of over one million people in Derbyshire and Derby, as part of Joined Up Care Derbyshire.

We employ around 4,200 substantive staff, caring for patients in 11 community hospitals and more than 30 health centres, as well as in clinics, GP practices, schools, care homes and, increasingly, in peoples own homes and via virtual consultations.

During the pandemic response we have led the implementation of public vaccination centres in collaboration with partners across health and social care.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

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Person specification


Essential criteria
  • RGN
  • Evidence of recent Training
Desirable criteria
  • IV Therapy

Experience and Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Evidence of research based/reflective practice
  • Experience of working in the community
  • Knowledge of local and national priorities
  • Understanding of the wider NHS agenda regarding community services
Desirable criteria
  • Long term conditions

Skills and Attibutes

Essential criteria
  • Excellent communication and interperponsal skills
  • Written and recording skills
  • Ability to assess, plan and implement care
  • Ability to supervise junior nursing staff
  • IT skills
  • CVAD / IV Experience
Desirable criteria
  • Cannulation / Venepuncture

Aptitude/personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Good team member
  • Flexible approach to working practice
  • Work autonomously

Values, drivers and motivators

Essential criteria
  • Ability to drive as you will be expected to travel across Derbyshire County visiting patients homes and across the county to access meetings and training
  • Able to work weekends and Bank Holidays
We are a Living Wage EmployerArmed Forces CovenantApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyHSJ Best places to workMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident leaderCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant (Silver Award)Stonewall equality policy. Equality and justice for lesbians, gay men, bisexual and trans people.

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the United Kingdom (UK) are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. Please note that from January 2021, to work in the UK all candidates who are not UK or Republic of Ireland (RoI) nationals require sponsorship unless you have permission to work via another route. Non UK / RoI candidates wishing to apply can self-assess the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship here. It is vital that you provide full and accurate details of your current immigration status on the application form. Overseas applicants applying for entry clearance into the UK must present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided in continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Guidance can be found here. Not everyone needs a ‘Skilled Worker’ visa. If you are applying for a vacancy in health or adult social care, check if you’re eligible to apply for the Health and Care Worker visa instead. It’s cheaper to apply for and you do not need to pay the annual immigration health surcharge

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Elizabeth Clark
Job title
OPAT IV team lead
Email address
Telephone number

If you have problems applying, contact

People Resource Team
Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
1st Floor Kingsway House (Entrance D)
DE22 3LZ
01332 564856, option 1, option 1 / 07900 138117 (please note, my normal working days are Wed, Thu, Fri)