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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 01/10/2019.

OPAT/ IV access specialist Nurse

Job Reference: 408-WUTH-19-659

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Clinical Support
Arrowe Park Hospital, Wirral
£30,401- £37,267 pa

All new colleagues can expect to receive a warm and friendly Wirral welcome from the very first time they make contact with us. We are described as “competent and caring staff” by our patients.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is situated on The Wirral peninsula which has a stunning coastline and beautiful countryside surroundings, with great activities for its residents.

We are one of the largest and busiest acute Trusts in the North West of England, comprising of the Wirral’s only Emergency Department. We provide a high quality range of acute care services and employ over 6,000 staff, who serve a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North West footprint.

We have approximately 855 beds trust-wide and our financial turnover is in excess of £337m.

The Wirral is easily accessible to major airports and has excellent transport links including motorway, train, bus or ferry and within easy reach to the major cities of Liverpool, Chester and Manchester as well as neighbouring North Wales.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital (WUTH) working in partnership with Wirral Clinical Commissioning Group and Wirral Community Trust are committed to provide a high quality service to patients on Wirral who require the administration of IV antibiotics in the home or community clinic setting.

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to join the multi-disciplinary OPAT team as an OPAT/IV access specialist nurse.

The post holders will work in close liaison with secondary care and community services to deliver care along agreed clinical pathways supporting early discharge and admission avoidance.

The role will include providing specialised, highly skilled care to patients and will provide support for both community nursing teams and GP’s including training, education and advice.

In addition to the ward based clinical skills, the practitioner will be required to develop a range of additional skills or techniques including line placement, working on rotation to support the WUTH IV access service.

The post holder will be based at WUTH, but will also work in the community. The post holder must be able to drive and have access to a car which can be used for work purposes.

The core working hours are Mon-Fri (9am-5pm /10am-6pm) plus the requirement to participate on a weekend on-call rota from home.


For further details / informal visits contact:

Marie Bosworth OPAT team lead

Tel 0151 678 5111- ext 8986

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Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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