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Staff Nurse - Haematology & Immunology

University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 Per Annum, Pro Rata
Closing date
23 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work on a busy unit specialising in caring for patients with malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions. We provide a number of services to our patients including Stem cell transplantation, chemotherapy, blood transfusions, venesections, apheresis procedures, IV infusions and clinical reviews. We are open Monday-Friday 08:30-19:00 and work 10 hour shifts

***Preference will be given to internal Trust staff, as well as 'Priority' and 'At Risk' status including NHS At Risk staff throughout Devon who are able to display recent relevant experience as dictated by the Person Specification.***

Main duties of the job

  • Responsible for co-ordinating and delivering a high standard of effective specialist nursing care following a patient centred model of practice and ensuring area of work runs smoothly and efficiently.
  • To provide clinical expertise and work as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Supervision, education and direction of junior nursing staff, healthcare assistants and learners.
  • Work independently/autonomously without direct supervision, having freedom to act whilst being accountable for own professional actions.

  • About us

    We are a people business - where every member of staff matters and can make a difference. Patients are at the heart of everything we do. Joining University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust means becoming part of a team of dedicated staff, who are committed to leading the way through innovation, clinical excellence and great customer care. The Trust has great opportunities for career development in a highly progressive working environment. We offer all of this in a vibrant, modern city with a historic reputation for adventure. PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL COMMUNICATION WILL BE ELECTRONIC, PLEASE CHECK YOUR EMAIL ACCOUNT REGULARLY. If you have any issues with applying online and need additional support including reasonable adjustments with the application process please contact the recruitment team on 01752 432100. We recognise that work life balance is important for our colleagues and so we invite requests from applicants around less than full time/flexible working for our advertised roles. Please contact the recruiting manager to discuss this prior to your application submission. We commit to giving this full consideration in each case. We encourage people from diverse backgrounds to apply for our roles, as diversity strengthens our teams. It is sometimes necessary to close vacancies before the closing date. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

    Job description

    Job responsibilities

    • Providing and delivering a high standard of nursing care by initiating and co-coordinating the assessment, planning, implementing and evaluation of individual patients needs based on the ward philosophy. This includes all aspects of care from admission to the planning & organisation of discharge arrangements with voluntary & statutory agencies to ensure continuity of care from the hospital to the community or continuing care setting.
    • Reporting and documenting all relevant nursing/patient needs, communicating changes with other health care professionals in the multi-disciplinary team with ongoing responsibility for patient care, both verbally & in writing, as they occur
    • Providing and delivering health information, education & promotion within the clinical area and advise patient, family, and others in a manner which maintains an individuals privacy & dignity
    • Engage & interact with carers/family encouraging them to be actively involved in patients care, planning as outlined in the ward philosophy
    • Supports patients, their families & carers during the delivery of bad news, caring for the terminally ill and in the event of death
    • Demonstrating and undertaking evidence-based practice playing an active part in the introduction of this evidence to improve patient centred care, e.g. mouth care, skin care, post radiotherapy, chemotherapy & transplantation
    • Supervising, assessing, mentoring and supporting junior Registered Nurses and Health Care Professionals including bank and agency staff in the clinical setting
    • Increasing the level of knowledge and skills within the Ward/Directorate through sharing best practice and supporting others to develop their professional abilities
    • Implementing and sharing good infection control practice. Ensure adequate precautions taken to minimise the risk of cross infection in relation to the safe disposal of bodily fluids (including blood)
    • Undertaking manual handling assessments and ensuring identified actions are met, minimizing risks to patients & staff
    • Day to day direct supervision of team of patients and staff

    With appropriate training & assessment
    • Safely perform venepuncture & cannulation
    • Safely set up & maintain subcutaneous & intravenous pumps and administer all medications in accordance with Trust & NMC guidelines
    • Be competent in the administration procedures relating to all blood products including Stem Cells & Bone Marrow as per Trust policy.

    Person Specification

    Knoweldge & Experience


    • Minimum of one year post registration experience in a relevant clinical area.
    • Proven evidence of recent Continuing Professional development.


    • Demonstrable venepuncture & cannulation skills.



    • NMC Registered Nurse.


    • Relevant Degree.
    • Computer literate (ECDL).

    Aptitude & Attitude


    • Demonstrable communication skills, written and verbal, with ability to demonstrate fluency, clarity and effectiveness at all levels.
    • Numerate.


    • Demonstrate potential management abilities (Supervision & staff support skills)

    Employer details

    Employer name

    University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust


    Birch Day Case Unit

    Derriford Hospital


    PL6 8DH

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