Rheumatology Monitoring Staff Nurse
County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust
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An exciting position has arisen for an RN to work as a monitoring nurse within our dynamic team. Working alongside our existing nursing team the majority of your role will be to start and monitor Rheumatology patients using DMARDS. You will be expected to support the Rheumatology patients via telephone monitoring and face to face clinics.
Main duties of the job
Demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in providing compassionate care to patients and their carers.
Work cohesively with all members of the Rheumatology team and promote effective liaison with all members of the multi-disciplinary team.
Communicate effectively within the team, participate in motivating and supporting team members and maintain confidentiality with patients and carers.
Give written and verbal advice/ teaching to patients and carers.
If you are being interviewed you must accept an interview slot in the system to continue, even if you have arranged with the manager
You must be able to produce ALL certificates stated essential in the person specification or you will not be able to complete pre-employment checks
We provide hospital services from two acute sites - Darlington Memorial Hospital and University Hospital of North Durham. We have a centre for planned care in Bishop Auckland and provide care from community hospitals in Chester-le-Street, Shotley Bridge, Barnard Castle, Sedgefield and Weardale as well as over 80 other community based settings and providing care in patients' homes.
We particularly welcome applications from disabled and Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) candidates as BAME and disabled people are currently under-represented
We are unable to offer sponsorship for roles that do not require a professional registration, to apply you must have Right to Work in the United Kingdom. If you are in the UK on a VISA please ensure you have no restrictions that would prevent you from taking this post
Full Job Descriptions can be found in the adverts supporting documents
Carrying out face to face clinics for patients with a Rheumatology condition. These patients may be on conventional/biologic DMARDS
Carrying out telephone clinics to start and assess patients undergoing treatment with conventional DMARDS
Liaising with the MDT to ensure patients assessed have a plan of care
Work autonomously when setting out drug monitoring workload
Assist with the telephone advice line, being aware of own limitations in managing patient problems and referring on as appropriate, but using each intervention as an opportunity to develop own knowledge and skills.
Special Skills & Knowledge
Certificate of Sponsorship
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