Specialist Home Healthcare Nurse - Enzyme Replacement Therapy
This is an exciting opportunity to join our specialist team of community based Enzyme Replacement Therapy (ERT) nurses delivering this specialist treatment to patients in their own homes.
We will provide you with full training in ERT delivery.
We are currently recruiting Level 1 Registered Nurses with IV competencies to join our specialist team of community based nurses across the Reading and Surrey areas.
What is ERT?
Treatment is given for patients with Lysosomal Storage Disorders, such as MPS diseases, Pompe, Fabry, and Gaucher.
IV enzyme replacement are administered to adults & children, weekly or fortnightly.
Adult ERT is often delivered via cannula, paediatric ERT is often administered via a portacath, but occasionally cannulation is required.
An ERT visit can be anything from an hour in length up to about 6 hours.
We provide training around ERT as part of our competency based learning & assessments as this is a specialist area of nursing. We also can provide training & assessment around portacaths if required.
To be suitable for this role you will need recent IV skills and previous line experience. Cannulation experience will be advantageous.
Visits for Stelara are usually 15- 30 minutes and ERT anything up to 4 hours.
You will need to be competent in the administration of IV drugs and infusion via all types of lines. Cannulation and venepuncture competency is desirable. Proven experience in acute care essential.
Applicants must be a Level 1 Registered Nurse with a valid NMC PIN and a full UK driving licence.
To apply for this role, please call Angeline Lloyd on 07860 407508 or email [Click here to apply]
Bupa Home Healthcare has recently been acquired by Celesio, a leading healthcare services company. More information about Celesio can be found at www.celesio.co.uk