Nurse Advisors Jobs In The UK
Nurse advisor jobs differ from medical sales representatives roles as they are seen by healthcare professionals as educators; specialists within distinct therapy areas. They therefore do not promote products; they work in partnership with healthcare professionals to drive improvements in patient care.
A nurse advisor is an NMC-registered nurse who supports the work of a GP or other healthcare professional but is sponsored by a pharmaceutical manufacturer or service provider. Nurse advisors often have experience in a specific disease or therapy area so can bring a level of knowledge above that already in the practice and can act as experts helping to educate both patients and other healthcare professionals.
What does a nurse advisor job involve?
Working within strict regulatory guidelines which ensure all support is based on evidence rather than opinion, a nurse advisor can help with:
- education of healthcare professionals, patients and carers
- service redesign
- quality assurance and treatment audit
- development and delivery of best practice (NICE) guidelines
- hands-on patient care
A nurse advisor must display excellent communication skills in order to form effective partnerships with the NHS and with patients. Nurse advisors must also be motivated and driven by results as well as have the ability to work individually on their own territory but contribute to the team as a whole.
Nurse advisors, like representatives, must also be highly knowledgeable and respectful of the ABPI code of conduct. Their focus always remains on the patient, rather than the sponsoring pharmaceutical company. This often results in the nurse advisor becoming an extremely worthwhile asset in GP surgeries and hospitals, helping healthcare professionals make better informed decisions on how best to treat the patients they see. Owing to the fact that the nurse advisor is also a specialist within their therapy area is a major draw for the NHS, other nurses, doctors and specialists draw from the nurse advisors knowledge and innovations to help set higher standards within their practices.
Many pharmaceutical companies are now recognising the benefit that nurse advisors can bring to the NHS and patients in general. Working for Ashfield In2Focus, the leading provider of nurse advisors therefore gives you the opportunity to get back to doing what you do best, caring for patients. If you decide to become an Ashfield In2Focus nurse advisor you will also be joining a global division with offices based in the US, UK and Europe. Our parent company United Drug is heavily investing in us and the opportunities this brings to people looking for nurse advisor jobs is second to none. Why not take a look at the vacancies below; we are confident that you will find something there for you. If not, please register to join our database to be notified of new nurse advisor jobs on a weekly basis.
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