Senior Staff Nurse - Chemotherapy Day Unit

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£42,471 to £50,364 a year per annum, inc HCA
Closing date
6 Jun 2023
Key objectives for the service are to:
  • Provide expert staff who will deliver SACT within the trust
  • Deliver innovative nurse-led SACT service, work closely with nurse practitioner to run clinics for patients receiving home delivery or self-administration of SACT
  • Support patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical, emotional, psychological and social assessment
  • Deliver and assist in the development of evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines
  • Be advocate for patients undergoing cancer treatment


Main duties of the job

  • To provide expert, holistic care of a high standard to both the patients receiving chemotherapy and their relatives within the King's College Hospital.
  • Confidently manage caseload and be responsible for safe chemotherapy delivery in accordance with national and the trust guidance on the delivery of Systematic Anticancer Therapy (SACT) for both cancer and non-cancer indications across the trust.
  • Manage and safely administer SACT for patients undergoing clinical trial.
  • To take direct managerial responsibility for the clinical area in the absence of or as delegated by the Unit Manager/ Nurse in Charge/ Head of Department.
  • To assist in the leadership and development of an identified group of nurses within the unit complement.
  • To act as a clinical resource within the unit and across the Care Group as necessary.
  • o act as a positive role model to junior staff members. Particular emphasis put at Kings is the need to ensure that all staff recognizes their responsibility to deliver services in a high quality, courteous, patient focused manner and to maintain patient confidentiality at all times.


About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Key objectives for the service are to:
  • Provide expert staff who will deliver SACT within the trust
  • Deliver innovative nurse-led SACT service, work closely with nurse practitioner to run clinics for patients receiving home delivery or self-administration of SACT
  • Support patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical, emotional, psychological and social assessment
  • Deliver and assist in the development of evidence based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines
  • Be advocate for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
  • To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct and adhere to this at all times.
  • To assist in the delivery of an advanced specialist nursing service for people with specialist needs within the chemotherapy day unit
  • To provide specialist nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through treatment
  • To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence based nursing care, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care.


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • 1st level Registered General Nurse
  • Significant experience in cancer care/haematology & chemotherapy
  • Completed UKONS Chemotherapy Passport


Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Denmark Hill

London

SE5 9RS

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