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Staff Nurse

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 a year Per annum inclusive of HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

Haematology is a great specialty to nurse in, providing everything from acute care, chronic care, palliative care and nurse led care! We really understand that to retain our excellent staff we must provide a positive working culture, safe staffing levels that enable you to do your job well, supporting professional & academic development and social events! These aren't empty words. This is our unit for real, our team and we are proud of it.It also happens to be the largest most progressive haematology service in the country with 100 dedicated haematology inpatient beds. A dedicated Cancer Centre for daycare and ambulatory care patients and a haematology clinical trials team, so lots of future directions in which your career can build from the ward specialty. This year our bed base expanded to 130 when we moved the service into its own state of the art dedicated Haematology Hospital Building.

Main duties of the job

1.. To work according to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and relevantprofessional guidelines as a named nurse or key worker (with facilitation) for adefined group of patients and take responsibility for:? Protecting and supporting the health of individual patients and clients? Assessment of care and health education needs? Development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of careincluding discharge planning for each patient2. Under supervision, to gain experience and skills in:? Clinical practice? Facilitation and teaching? Management (as appropriate)3. To work in accordance with UCLH Nursing and Midwifery Strategy and CoreStandards and contribute towards achieving the Trust's \Top 10 Objectives4. To maintain effective communication5. To provide a high standard of holistic patient-centred care6. *To take charge of the ward/department in the absence of senior nursing stafffollowing performance review against the agreed KSF outline and progressionthrough the first gateway

About us

University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (UCLH) is one of the most complex NHS trusts in the UK, serving a large and diverse population. We provide academically-led acute and specialist services, to people from the local area, from throughout the United Kingdom and overseas. Our vision is to deliver top-quality patient care, excellent education and world-class research. We provide first-class acute and specialist services across eight sites: University College Hospital (incorporating the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Wing) National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery Royal National Throat,Nose and Ear Hospital Eastman Dental Hospital Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre The Hospital for Tropical Diseases University College Hospitals at Westmoreland Street We are dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of many complex illnesses. UCLH specialises in women's health and the treatment of cancer, infection, neurological, gastrointestinal and oral disease. It has world class support services including critical care, imaging, nuclear medicine and pathology. At UCLH, we have a real 'One Team' ethos, and our values - safety, kindness, teamwork and improving, are central to the way we work. This is supported by our staff, who voted us as the #1 NHS Acute Trust to work for in the whole of England.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Our haematology wards are nurse-led and are supported by a nursing infrastructure including dedicated education, central venous access and chemotherapy teams. Not only does this provide our ward nurses with opportunities to develop their skills and qualifications, it gives them the time to care properly for patients and feel job satisfaction. Our nursing ward ratios are on average 1 nurse to 4 patients.

Whether you are a newly qualified nurse seeking a safe and challenging place to begin your career or have experience in a different specialty, or are haematology nurse already we would love to meet you. Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions or would like an informal tour of the service.

For detailed information about this role, please refer to the attached Job Description (Supporting Documents).

Person Specification

Knowledge & Qualifications


  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register


  • Relevant Teaching course (FO)**
  • NVQ assessor (FO)**



  • Up to 6 months post-registration (SO)*
  • Passed Foundation gateway Level (FO)



  • Communicates effectively verbally, in writing and in electronic formats

Personal And People Development


  • Demonstrates evidence of professional development in line with KSF, maintains updated Portfolio
  • Demonstrates an awareness of the role of facilitator
  • Demonstrates evidence of ability to educate others
  • Reflective in Practice



  • Demonstrates understanding of principles of Clinical Governance, e.g. Risk Management, audit & quality

Provision of care to meet health and wellbeing needs


  • Articulates reasons for desire to work in this clinical areas

People management


  • Takes charge of ward in absence of senior staff

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