Remote working: NHS trust seeks dedicated liver specialist ‘cyber nurse’
Virtual role will support patients living in rural parts of Cornwall
A hospital trust is looking to recruit a dedicated ‘cyber nurse’ to work from home conducting remote clinics with patients who have liver conditions.
Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust is advertising the virtual clinical nurse specialist role in hepatology to support patients living in rural parts of the county.
New role will allow one-to-one virtual clinics to be conducted remotely
‘In Cornwall we have a lot of remote, rural communities that don’t have the best access to public transport,’ said trust hepatology nurse consultant Liz Farrington.
‘This new role will allow one-to-one clinics to be conducted remotely and will hopefully remove some of the barriers that might exist for people accessing important services, both during lockdown and beyond.’
The successful candidate for the band 7 post would be able to work from home, but would need to commit to attending face-to-face teaching and training as required.
The advert comes as the trust moved to telephone and virtual clinics so vital services could continue during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Increase access to specialist liver services for most vulnerable patients
‘While embracing our new way of virtual working, there is no reason why we can’t deliver clinics by someone working from home in Cornwall or indeed further afield,’ Ms Farrington added.
‘Not only is this a firm step towards improving our environment, it will also help us to increase access to specialist liver services for our most vulnerable patient population.’
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