OPAT TreatmentSpecialist Nurse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust job in Nottingham at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

OPAT Treatment/Specialist Nurse Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

Company: Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trusts

Location: Nottingham UK

Date Posted:May 10, 2018

Band 5/6 .50/50 split job role – OPAT Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial TherapyThere is an exciting opportunity for a 1 year secondment/fixed term into a band 5/6 combined role to help deliver Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy to patients (OPAT).As the service develops there is potential for further permanent full time positions.The band 5/6 nurse will have considerable autonomy and responsibility for service development and delivery of the OPAT service. They will take charge of their own clinical case load and the infusion centre on a rotational basis. They will be required to work flexibly as a member of the OPAT team to ensure standards are being maintained, evaluated and where necessary improved. In addition to the ward based clinical skills, the nurse may be required to develop a range of other skills or techniques that fall outside of their usual scope of nursing practice.This role is based predominately at the City campus but you will be required to work on both campuses and within the community. The nurse must be able to drive and have access to a car which can be used for work purposes. There may be elements of lone working.The aim of the service is to enable patients, deemed otherwise medically, socially and surgically fit for discharge, who are receiving IV antibiotics to go home and be cared for within the community. Once a patient is referred to the OPAT service they are assessed either by a Doctor or OPAT teaching nurse to establish whether they may be suitable to be incorporated into the OPAT programme.As an OPAT teaching nurse you will be required to assess the patient for the correct OPAT delivery method ,this may include physically teaching the patient or their relatives how to prepare and administer IV antibiotics .It could also involve liaising with other services to coordinate the patients care.The band 5/6 OPAT Specialist nurse will care for many patients on the OPAT program, many of whom have differing healthcare needs. They will utilise their clinical expertise and specialist knowledge to deliver high quality evidence/research based care to the OPAT patient.The OPAT specialist nurse is required to have the following skills:A Patient focused approach to care deliveryExperience in administering IV antibiotics and package completed.Hard work ethicExcellent communication skillsTeam workingFlexibilityThe shift types are:7/3 Home Visits and Infusion Centre.7/4 Home visits, infusion centre and home visits8/4 Teaching shifts10/6 Infusion centre and clinics30-23.00hrs teaching and home visits.30-23.00 hrs Infusion centre and home visits.00hrs-23.00hrs Teaching and home visitsWe run the infusion centre and home visits 7 days per week 365 days per year including band holidays.This advert closes on Wednesday 23 May 2018 View full job description
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