Outpatient Parenteral Antimicrobial Therapy (Clinical Coordinator)

Croydon Health Services NHS Trust
11 Nov 2019
15 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About Croydon Health Services

Croydon is a busy, exciting and diverse place to work. The borough has one of the youngest populations in London and continues to grow. Croydon Health Services cares for local people at Croydon University Hospital, Purley Memorial Hospital and in clinics and people's homes all across the borough.

We are a very close-knit and friendly organisation where everyone of our 3600 members of staff is valued. We strongly believe that our employees are our greatest asset and so through Listening into Action - our way of engaging staff - we empower everyone at any level to initiate and bring about real improvements in our care.

As a Trust, we are striving to be at the forefront for how the NHS is trying change and working in partnership with others to join up services for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

We particularly welcome applications from black, asian and minority ethnic candidates as there is an under-representation at senior level within Croydon Health Services NHS Trust.

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OPAT Clinical Co-ordinator

Band 5

3 month secondment

Are you passionate about providing high quality care for patients? Interested in being instrumental in the implementation of a new service? Could you be a part of our new OPAT team? We have a vacancy for a highly motivated individual who is passionate about providing and developing services that actively respond to the needs of patients who require intravenous antibiotic therapy.

We work closely with our colleagues in the community, social care, and of course across the Acute Trust to provide comprehensive assessment, seamless transfer of care, appropriate follow-up and rapid co-ordinated discharge where and when appropriate.

You should have experience of coordinating care of patients across their whole pathway, working with multidisciplinary teams across acute and community settings, ensuring swift response to the changing clinical needs of patients. You will be highly organised with attention to detail to ensure all required information is collated and reported, both to support clinical care for patients, and assurance on the delivery of this new service. Experience of working with colleagues and advising patients remotely as well as in face to face situations.

To join our friendly and dynamic team for either role - you will need to be an enthusiastic, energetic, proactive practitioner committed to your professional development and that of others.

Croydon staff receive on-going support and development in their role, including hands on guidance from practice development nurses, senior members of the team and in-house and external courses. Training at the Trust also supports nursing revalidation, helping nurses to build their portfolio of CPD evidence and competency documents.

As a Trust we strive for excellence and are proactive in promoting NHS changes. By working in partnership with other providers we ensure comprehensive services are available for everyone, from the very young to the elderly.

We offer many flexible and part-time working opportunities and all of our employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, including parking, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme. We value diversity and promote equality of opportunity.

Please note that no job offer will be made until satisfactory references have been received. You are asked to provide email addresses for all referees, and ensure their accuracy before submitting your application.

Interviews: 20th November 2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Cathie Woods
Lead Nurse / Unit Manager

Edgecombe Unit

Tel.no 0208 401 3280
0208 401 3000 bleep 131
E-mail: ( Email address removed )

Further Information

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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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