7 Oct 2016
Reading, Berkshire, England
Community nurse
Job level:
Qualified (non-manager)
Full time
Contract type:
Closing date:
4 Nov 2016

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.


  • Competitive basic salary
  • Bupa pay for your indemnity insurance
  • Car or car allowance (£3,600pa FTE) as appropriate, plus optional fuel card
  • Company pension plan
  • Life assurance
  • Healthcare insurance
  • Childcare Benefit scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays
  • Bupa Fit
  • Refund of NMC fees after 12 months service


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 [... Click Apply...]or email [... Click Apply...]

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About Bupa

Bupa’s purpose is longer, healthier, happier lives.

We do this by providing a broad range of healthcare services, support and advice to people throughout their lives.

A leading international healthcare group, we run care homes, health centres, dental centres and hospitals, offer personal and company health insurance and provide home healthcare, workplace health services, health assessments and chronic disease management services including health coaching.

With no shareholders, we can invest our profits to provide more and better healthcare. We are committed to making quality healthcare, focused on the patients needs, more affordable and accessible in the areas of wellness, chronic disease management and ageing. That’s why we have a broad range of products and services that you don’t need our health insurance to access.

We've a variety of roles, across our individual operating businesses (Bupa Home Healthcare, Bupa Health Funding, Bupa Health Clinics and Bupa Care Services). Our environment's warm and welcoming, our facilities first class and every individual is here to make a difference.

Roles are always rewarding. And you'll be rewarded too, with excellent benefits and career opportunities.

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