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Staff Nurse - Haematology

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£34,089 to £41,498 per annum inc High Cost Area
Closing date
24 Sep 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Band 5 nurse to join our friendly team in in-patient services. If you are passionate about Haematology, caring about people and wish to pursue a rewarding career, you should apply now.

Our Haematology Department is one of the leading UK centres for the care of patients with haematological disorders. The department employs a team of specialist consultants and nurses who collectively provide a comprehensive haematology service covering diagnosis and treatment. and cares for patients with malignant disorders (leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma, Aplastic Anaemia, MDS) and non-malignant disorders (Sickle Cell Disease).

Our Bone Marrow Transplantation (BMT) service is currently the largest in the UK and currently performing 200 transplants a year. Our service comprises of 4 haematology wards (Derek Mitchell Unit, Davidson Ward, Elf& Libra ward and Waddington ward), the UK Leukemia ambulatory Unit, the Haematology Outpatient Unit and Apheresis.

Our department is exciting, innovative and challenging. We are one of the top UK NHS Foundation Trusts and this is a great opportunity for you to join a highly skilled, dynamic, enthusiastic and friendly multidisciplinary team with an international reputation. Our reputation is based on constantly improving our skills and inspiring others to improve patient's journey through cancer.

Main duties of the job

1. To work within both the nursing and multi-disciplinary team to provideevidence based, holistic care to a group of patients from admission todischarge.2. To take responsibility for managing and co-ordinating the ward in theabsence of more senior staff.3. To participate in the teaching and supervision of junior staff andstudent nurses as required.4. To be a safe and effective practitioner able to provide patients andrelatives with high quality nursing care. Delivering high quality, evidence-based and patient focused clinical care

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

Clinical Practice:1. To deliver a high standard of evidence-based care to a specified groupof patients2. To adhere to NMC Code of Professional Conduct at all times3. To be responsible for the nursing management of a group of patients,using the nursing process4. To maintain confidentiality at all times5. To support patients, relatives, carers and friends and wereappropriate involve them in the care of the patient6. To be fully involved in the health education of patients and relatives,identifying each opportunity to promote a healthy lifestyle7. To liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary team(MDT) in order to ensure that patients needs are met and that services aredelivered in accordance agreed clinical standards.8. To ensure that relevant information regarding the patients needs /condition is communicated to the MDT and that any instructions are actedupon.9. To be aware of the need to adhere to the Trusts policy on valuingequality and diversity in the workplace,10. To have due regard for each patients cultural and religious beliefs andto respect each patients privacy, dignity, gender and sexuality.11. To acknowledge personal limitations in patient care and seek advicefrom senior staff members12. To rotate to other departments within the speciality as required or asidentified as a personal development need in the appraisal process13. To be involved with nursing audit/essence of care/observations of care14. To report adverse incidents which occur in the department as perpolicy. To assist in the investigation of such incidences15. To ensure contemporaneous record keeping at all times and in linewith the Trust policy on documentation.16. To ensure clear and accurate written and verbal information is given atall times, including patient handovers17. To participate in Trust and Care Group initiatives to develop nursingpractice and support changeEducation and Research1. To be aware of current research and the possible implications for theward speciality2. To update knowledge in the light of current research and practice.3. To act as a practice supervisor for student nurses/adaptationnurses/HCAs4. To at as a preceptor/mentor to newly qualified staff5. To actively participate in the training process by demonstrating anddirectly supervising and by negotiating learning contracts6. To liaise with appropriate members of teaching staff, linklecturer/lecturer practitionerManagement1. To act as a role model at all times2. To exercise leadership where appropriate3. To take all possible steps to safeguard the welfare and safety of allstaff4. To anticipate day to day staffing problems and take appropriate actionin conjunction with the team leader, sister/charge nurse and head of nursing,to ensure good standards of care for the patient are maintained at all times.5. To give support and advice to junior ward staff on both clinical andadministrative problems6. To ensure effective admission/discharge of patients whilst liaising withthe discharge co-ordinator/bed manager7. To keep the ward sister/charge nurse informed of significant changesin the day-to-day situation in the department8. To act as a liaison within the multi-disciplinary team to ensure optimum,timely patient care.9. To observe a general duty of are for the health, safety and well-beingof self, work colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition toany specific risk management associated with this postPersonal professional development1. Ensure clinical and administrative policies and procedures are adheredto.2. To take responsibility for own professional development and to developagreed action plan with ward sister/charge nurse3. To participate in own performance appraisal with an initial threemonthly and then six-monthly review with the ward sister/charge nurse4. To ensure PREP and revalidation requirements are achieved

Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience


  • Registered Nurse (RN1) with active NMC registration
  • Awareness and understanding of current acute health issues in haematology
  • Interest to develop knowledge of the haematology/ chemotherapy and own practice
  • Able to manage patients emotional needs and demonstrate empathy and caring

Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


King's College Hospital

Denmark Hill



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