Trainee (Band 6) or Advanced (Band 7) Vascular Access Practitioners (NMC/AHP)

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Vascular Access
37.5 Hours per week
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University Hospitals of Coventry & Warwickshire
£26,565 - £41,787 per annum
21/06/2018 23:59

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire is located in the West Midlands and is home to one of the largest teaching hospitals in England. Our mission to Care, Achieve and Innovate is demonstrated in our reputation for innovation, teaching and research and high quality patient care. University Hospital in Coventry is one of the most modern healthcare facilities in Western Europe with £200 million of new medical and research equipment and a hospital that is at the forefront of digital imaging and technology.

We provide general acute hospital services to approximately 500,000 people from Coventry and Rugby and specialist hospital services to over one million people from Coventry, Warwickshire and beyond. The Trust has a revenue budget of approximately £473 million, we employ 5,639 staff, manage 1,380 beds and 32 operating theatres.

The Trust is made up of the following hospitals:
University Hospital Coventry 
Hospital of St Cross – Rugby 

The Vascular Access Team is seeking to recruit or develop you into an Advanced Vascular Access Practitioner Band 7. Depending on your experience/qualifications, we would either commence you in Trainee Band 6 development role or directly into a Band 7 Advanced post.

The details of each post are as follows:

Band 6 - Trainee Advanced Vascular Access Practitioner

This is a developmental post that will work towards becoming an Advanced Vascular Access Practitioner Band 7.  The role will be supervised and clearly linked to competencies and bespoke training that will require completion within a 12-18 months’ timeframe. Following completion of competencies and attendance at training you will develop into an autonomous practitioner.


Band 7 - Advanced Vascular Access Practitioner

This role acts as an autonomous specialist practitioner responsible for the clinical examination and assessment of patients in order to select and insert appropriate venous access devices for patients requiring intermediate and long term intravenous therapies. Such therapies will include intravenous nutrition, chemotherapy and long-term antibiotics.

 ‘A highly experienced, knowledgeable and educated member of the team who is able to work autonomously making high level decisions to treat health needs.’ Advanced level practice encompasses aspects of education, research and management but is firmly grounded in direct care provision or clinical work with patients’ families and populations.   (CNO 2010)


Please note – The Band 6 role is a trainee post and it is expected that will complete the competencies provided within the given timeframes and achieve the Band 7 post. 


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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

Roy Ventura - Lead Vascular Access Practitioner on 024-7696-5890, bleep 4630

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