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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.
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
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.
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