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Vascular access practitioner - registered nurse or allied health professional

Band 6

Main area
Band 6
Full time 37.5 hours per week
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Southampton General Hospital
£28,050 - £36,644 pa
28/02/2019 23:59

The radiology care group is offering an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and motivated individual to join the vascular access service. We are looking for a registered nurse or allied health professional, experienced at peripherally inserted central catheter (PICC) line placement to work in the innovative interventional radiology department.

 The candidate should ideally already be competent and experienced in the insertion of central venous access devices (CVADs) including peripherally inserted central lines and mid lines using fluoroscopy image guidance and non-image guidance (Sherlock(c)). Candidates without experience but with general experience and competency in venous cannulation, ANNT and patient care are encouraged to apply as full training will be provided.

You will need extensive post registration patient care experience including an acute setting.  You will need to demonstrate continuing professional development and show excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Candidates should be energetic and forward thinking, have the ability to work as part of a team and demonstrate sound interpersonal and communication skills. Key qualities to possess are decision-making and motivation skills, a strong commitment to service provision and an understanding of how to improve and provide safe quality care for patients.

The successful post holder will work in close partnership with the lead vascular access nurse and the rest of the team to provide a service for inpatients and outpatients requiring CVADs.  You will provide expert clinical knowledge and support to both the medical professional and ward/department teams whose patients require CVADs. You will work autonomously and make key decisions regarding your patient caseload/priorities. You will need to be committed to working flexibly to manage the needs of the service. You will be required to deputise for the lead vascular access practitioner during leave and short term absence.

If you have a strong focus on patient care and are able to work inter-professionally across boundaries then we are keen for you to join our team. You will be required to provide a high standard of individualised care to patients and will need to be able to demonstrate the aptitude to work in a fast paced and challenging area with both motivation and enthusiasm.

If you think that you can meet these challenges then we look forward to hearing from you.

Closing date for applications will be Thursday 28 February.

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

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

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John Beamer

Head of Radiography

023 8120  4564

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