Venous Thromboembolism Clinical Nurse Specialist
WHO WE ARE:
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 14,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.
We are a teaching Health Board with close links to the university sector, together we are training the next generation of healthcare professionals, while working on research that will unlock the cures for today’s illnesses.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital has something for everyone. At its heart sits Cardiff Castle with 2000 years of history. Nearby stands the Principality Stadium, home of the Welsh Rugby Union and host to International sporting events. Cardiff also boasts a variety of theatres and live music venues. Furthermore, there’s Cardiff Bay with a range of new apartments, bars and restaurants.
The Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline, including the famed Glamorgan Heritage Coast. Cowbridge, Penarth and Llantwit Major are some of the charming neighbouring towns.
Those seeking more culture may find themselves drawn to the National Museum, St Fagans Museum of Welsh Life or the Millennium Centre, home of the Welsh National Opera.
Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
The post holder will be an individual who is able to work autonomously as well as in collaboration with medical and nursing colleagues to develop a culture of safe and effective assessment and management of patients with a suspected DVT.
They will work with the clinical lead for thrombosis in the development and running of the DVT clinical service, assessing and managing patients with suspected and confirmed DVT.
This is an excellent opportunity to develop advanced clinical skills in the management of anticoagulation and the diagnosis and treatment of DVT, while working in a friendly, supportive and progressive environment.
The post holder will develop as a clinical expert within the field of VTE management who will ensure the provision of effective and efficient care through the management of available resources.
This is a developing and evolving service, the successful candidate will need to be flexible and be able to adapt to the changing requirements and demands of the role.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will work as a VTE CNS for the DVT Clinic Nurse-Led team managing the needs of DVT patients passing through the service and have responsibility for:
- Assessing patients for suspected DVT and formulating management plans for those with confirmed DVT as per SOP
- Undertaking the non-medical prescribing course
- Commencing anticoagulation within scope of practice
- Working in collaboration with MDT and service partners
- Counselling patients and providing health promotion strategies
- Actively participate in own Values Based PADR process
- Developing specialist skills, knowledge and expertise for DVT patients
- Developing and delivering education for colleagues caring for DVT patients
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post; English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.
Working for our organisation
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 15,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving around 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services.
Our mission is “Caring for People, Keeping People Well”, and our vision is that every person’s chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. As an organisation we are unashamedly ambitious for our population’s health, rising to the challenges of today and tomorrow through our 10-year strategy, Shaping our Future Wellbeing. We are contributing to a healthier Wales with great emphasis placed on innovation and improvement, learning from around the world and leading the way in clinical research. Partnership working is strong at Cardiff and Vale, and we work closely with our staff and our community.
Cardiff, the thriving Welsh capital, is a fantastic city to live and work in with an abundance of sports, arts and cultural attractions. Situated to the west of Cardiff, the Vale of Glamorgan offers a combination of beautiful Welsh countryside and a dramatic natural coastline. Whether city life or rural living, Cardiff and the Vale offers the best of both worlds.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click “Apply now” to view in Trac.
- Registered Nurse/RN (Adult)
- NMC Current Registration
- BSc (nursing)
- MSc (or working towards)
- Non medical prescribing qualification
- Substantial post registration experience
- Knowledge of VTE treatment in the acute setting
- Knowledge of research and audit
- Experience of teaching and assessing in the clinical area
- Ability to provide highly specialised advice for patients with VTE
- Ability to speak Welsh
Professional knowledge and skills
- Ability to prioritise workload
- Ability to work as part of a MDT
- Commitment to developing clinical practice
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent teaching skills
- Ability to respond to change
- Knowledge of NMC code of practice
- Maintain personal and professional development
- IT literate with competence in Microsoft packages Word and excel
- Clinical audit experience
- Ability to ctitically analyse research and apply to practice
- Excellent counselling skills
- Leadership skills
- Proven ability to develop and move services forward
- Evidence of servcie improvement
- Evidence of change management
- Effective communication skills
- Motivated, proactive and innovative
- Ability to maintain confidentiality
- Caring attitude to patients and relatives
- Shows respect to team members
- Professional attitude to work
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
Welsh language skills are desirable
Documents to download
Further details / informal visits contact
- Rebecca Cloudsdale
- Job title
- VTE/DVT CNS Band 7
- Email address
- Telephone number
- 02921 848729
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