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Nurse Specialist Outpatient Antimicrobial Therapy

NHS AfC: Band 6

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Nurse Specialist
NHS AfC: Band 6
30 hours per week
Job ref
Scarborough Hospital
£28,050 to £36,644 pro rata
19/11/2018 23:59
Interview date

Please note that contact with applicants will usually be by email, and so please check all of your mail folders regularly (unfortunately some providers filter our messages into junk mail folders).

Do you share our values? We’re looking for applications from people who:

- care about what they do
- respect and value others
- listen in order to improve
- always do what they can to be helpful

…to help make us a valued and trusted partner within our care system, that delivers safe effective care to our local population.


An exciting opportunity has arisen to help support the development and implementation of an OPAT (Outpatient Parental Antimicrobial) Service in the Scarborough area. 

This role will be key in ensuring that there is a seamless process in place for patients receiving Intravenous Antibiotics.  This will include the co-ordination of ambulatory patients , those who are self-administering and patients who require home administration. 

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills which they will use to liaise between Medical and Nursing teams as well as internal and external providers. 

The post holder will also be involved in patient counselling and education and ensuring that the patient receives the best service for them.  This role will be pivotal in co-ordinating the service from the start of the patients journey until discharge and end of treatment. 

The post holder will act as a link between the home team and the hospital, whilst ensuring that the appropriate follow up had taken place.  Audit and data collection will be essential aspects of the role in order to determine effectiveness of this new service and to provide a basis for continued development and improvement.  Therefore IT skills and report writing are  desirable. 

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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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Further details / informal visits contact

Please contact Sister Andrea Wilson (Lawrence and Bronte Unit) or Carol Halton (Matron)





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