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Date Added: Tue 26/05/2020

Staff Nurse - Home Therapies

Ipswich, UK
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Job Type: Permanent

JOB Ref: 14SNHT002 We have an opportunity in our Ipswich/Colchester dialysis unit for nurse to join our small but expanding team specialising in home haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. The purpose of the role is to provide safe high quality nursing care to patients undergoing home treatments, to train and support patients and to develop and promote good working relationships between Diaverum and the NHS. There will be some travel involved due to the nature of the role. You will provide patient care according to Diaverum procedures and in order to increase the quality of life for our patients. A comprehensive professional training programme will be provided to you, including on-the-job training, e-learning and access to our in-house education programme ‘d Academy’. RESPONISIBILITIES: Training patient in all aspects of dialysis care General assessment of patient suitability for home treatment. Observations of patient in home environment, presence of signs of trauma, patients’ general physical and mental condition Act as a named nurse for a group of assigned patients ensuring all care is planned and documented Review dialysis orders and initiate any changes requested by the referral Renal Team Documents observations and interventions in a legible manner Train patients on how to maintain a clean clinical environment Discuss health concerns with patient; review any concerns with the multi-disciplinary team as necessary Prepare and monitor dialysis machines and systems in line with Diaverum processes Monitor dialysis water treatment system for use according to the established procedures Act as a named staff nurse for a group of assigned patients ensuring ‘great care‘ is provided at all times Proactively participate in quality and service improvement programmes REQUIREMENTS:
• Previous experience in haemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis desirable
• NMC Registered General Nurse
• Awareness and Understanding of NMC code of professional conduct
• Be able to work autonomously and within a multi-disciplinary team
• 1 year+ experience in general nursing / Applications from newly qualified Nurses are also welcomed (Haemodialysis would be an advantage but not essential) - full training is provided.
• Have a positive and dynamic approach to providing safe and effective delivery of care
• Excellent communication skills with fluency in English COME GROW WITH US!
• Full Time - 37.5 hours per week Unit car is available for the home visits.
• Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm (No Nights* or Sunday working)
• Competitive Salary
• 27 days annual leave (plus Bank Holidays) increasing with service
• Life Assurance, Discounted Fitness Membership, Stakeholder Company Pension
• Relocation allowance *
• Post subject to References, Identification, DBS and OH checks * where applicable/dependent on clinic
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