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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 12/08/2020.

OPAT/ IV therapy Nurse

Job Reference: 434-IEC2472667

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
OPAT/ IV Service
Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury
£31,365 - £37,890 Band 6

At Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust we have lots to be proud of:

  • We are an integral member of the Buckinghamshire Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) providing both acute and community services, and at the forefront in developing ICP systems and new models of care.
  • The Trust’s latest CQC inspection report, rated the Trust as “Good” overall, “Outstanding” for caring with an “Outstanding” end of life service and a range of “Outstanding ”practices in areas such as the Emergency department, adult community services and outpatients.We have been ranked as one of the UK's top hospitals by health intelligence specialists CHKS.
  • Our Stroke Unit has maintained the ‘A grade’ in the latest Royal College of Physicians’ Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) audit
  • We are the home for the National Spinal Injuries centre, the birthplace of the Paralympics.

An exciting opportunity has presented itself within the OPAT and IV Service at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust for a band 6 health professional. We are seeking an enthusiastic, motivated clinical expert in the field of Intravenous therapy and vascular access devices. We are a small but innovative team and this would be a great step in your career as you help to develop new ways of delivering care in the community and help us to seek ways of breaking boundaries in the traditional methods of care.

It would be advantageous to have community nursing experience with OPAT however we are a progressive team and we are open to look at new avenues of health professionals who can help us to develop our service further, so if you are a radiographer or a therapist with IV experience it would be great to hear from you.

The service runs 7 days a week and involves working on the wards reviewing vascular access devices and completing patient assessments for OPAT. You will also undertake home visits to administer IV medications and work closely with the community nursing teams and community hubs. You will develop your experience in teaching others as we work closely with the education and training teams delivering training on CVADs, Phlebotomy and Cannulation among others.

We would value a conversation with you as you consider an application. Please call Marie Woodley, OPAT/ IV Service Manager on 07770 408125 or email

For further details / informal visits contact:

Marie Woodley, OPAT/ IV Service Manager on 07770 408125 or email

We are committed to providing staff with learning and development opportunities to support their career progression. We also offer on-site subsidised childcare, flexible working and a generous pension.

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is an equal opportunities employer and are constantly striving to improve the working lives of our staff. We do not offer London Weighting. It is Trust policy that travel expenses for interview will not be reimbursed.

The post will close on the closing date stated at midnight. Please note that we may when necessary be required to close a job prior to the closing date, due to a large number of applications or change in circumstance. Contact with candidates will be made via the email address on your application form. Therefore, ensure that this email address is checked regularly.

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