Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust (SCFT) is the largest community healthcare provider in Sussex.
Over 8,400 full time, part time and bank staff members
Medical, nursing and therapeutic care provided to over 10,000 children and adults a day
July 2018 Care Quality Commission (CQC) rating of 'Good' with 'Outstanding' features
Flexible working patterns offered across all services
Thriving BAME, Disability and Wellbeing, LGBT+ and Religion and Belief staff networks
Accredited Level 3 Disability Confident Leader
SCFT is an inclusive employer that promotes equality and challenges discrimination, and welcomes applications from people of all backgrounds. Applications from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates, disabled candidates and LGBT+ candidates are particularly encouraged, to ensure the Trust's workforce reflects the diverse communities it serves.
The West IV Therapy Service has an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic Registered General Nurse (RGN) to join our team. Home IV Therapy has been proven to be a cost efficient way to treat patients while enhancing the patient experience. Our nurses are experts in the delivery of IV medication and in the management of patients with venous access devices. The service supports hospital discharges for patients requiring IV therapy treatments in the community; local oncology departments to assist with the management of treatments and facilitates GP referrals to avoid hospital admissions.
As well as delivering IV therapy to patients in the comfort of their own homes you will also be working in our designated IV clinics located in Bognor Regis, Shoreham and Durrington.
Main duties of the job
We are looking for a dynamic nurse with experience (preferred) in IV administration, cannulation and care of all venous access devices. The successful candidate will need excellent communication skills, an aptitude for caseload and time management, and a desire to deliver the best service possible for our patients. In addition the successful candidate will need to demonstrate a sound clinical knowledge; be proficient in basic IT skills and hold a UK driving license with the use of a car for business purposes.
Working for our organisation
You will form part of our small, friendly team based in either Shoreham or Bognor Regis and covering Shoreham, Worthing, Littlehampton, Bognor Regis, Billingshurst, Chichester and the surrounding areas.
In return for your dedication, we can offer comprehensive support and training in this community nursing specialty. SCFT offers excellent professional development opportunities and post-registration education, and where talent is identified, career coaching is offered.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities This role gives a unique opportunity to develop your skills in a community setting and work in a role delivering bespoke outstanding care in an outpatient clinic environment. Excellent communication skills are essential as the IV Service works closely with clinicians from both the acute and community settings to ensure safe and effective patient care.
The IV Service supports patient independence by teaching self-administration where appropriate enhancing the patient experience by allowing them to carry on with their lives and avoid the disruption that can be caused by a hospital admission.
You will be responsible for all aspects of IV administration and care of venous access devices and will need the clinical knowledge to manage holistic patient care effectively.
We are looking for a reliable, motivated, flexible member of staff with experience in intravenous therapy to join our small team. The post is full time but applicants for 30 hours will be considered. The working day is 8:30am - 4:30pm and you will be required to work weekends and bank holidays on a rotational basis.
Qualifications Essential criteria
RN qualification/degree or diploma
Evidence of a range of clinical competencies appropriate to the role
ENB 998/Mentorship or equivalent or work towards
Experience Essential criteria
1 year post registration experience
Experience in a community setting is desirable
Clinical experience of IV therapy delivery and management of vascular access devices
Evidence of good communication skills
Skills Essential criteria
Good numeracy and literacy skills
Demonstrates competency in a range of clinical skills including: IV administration, cannulation and venepuncture.
Is able to demonstrate the application of research based practice
Knowledge of current local policies informing community health and social care services
A clear understanding of the role of the Community Staff Nurse within the IV Service
Promote independence and choice in undertaking patient care
IT literate or willing to achieve within an agreed period
Knowledge of Clinical Governance, clinical audit and clinical supervision, Professional codes of Conduct
Ability to demonstrate knowledge/understanding of boundaries of role
Experience / Proficiency with cannulation or willingness to learn.
Other requirements Essential criteria
Demonstrate a commitment of life-long learning and development
Identifies difficulties as challenges and works with others to identify solutions
Ability to travel between sites, car owner/driver with access to a vehicle for work purposes
This post may close earlier than the published closing date if sufficient applications are received.
Correspondence relating to this vacancy will be conducted electronically. If you have not heard from us within two weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Please ensure that you check your emails, including your junk folder, on a regular basis. References will be requested electronically as well; please ensure you provide correct contact details for referees.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
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.