'It's in our blood, is it in yours?'
The Clinical Haematology service based at Hammersmith Hospital offers nurses a unique and exciting opportunity to select a career pathway that will provide a wide range of malignant and non-malignant haematology experience working at the cutting edge of technological and therapeutic advancements in care. Nurses will have the opportunity to work in a leading specialist haematology centre, which runs one of the largest stem cell transplant (SCT) programmes in Europe, whilst also gaining experience in caring for patients with blood diseases such as leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sickle cell disease, aplastic anaemia, as well as, clotting disorders including haemophilia.
The haematology department operates innovative treatment pathways that include extended day care provision, day pain service, ambulatory care, apheresis and chemotherapy services, triage and assessment providing direct access to in-patient wards. Within this framework, nurses will have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in managing acute patients undergoing SCT that will include administration of stem cells, managing severe immunosuppression and neutropenic sepsis, developing essential skills in chemotherapy, symptom control and end of life care, as well as, being exposed to research and clinical trials. We embrace a collaborative and patient focused approach to care and take pride in developing and promoting a skilled nursing workforce.Main duties of the job
- To work accordingly to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines and as a named nurse for a defined group of patients and work within boundaries recognising personal accountability.
- Deliver and promote high quality, effective, individualised holistic patient care that is evidence-based with minimal supervision from senior staff.
- Develop specialist skills and knowledge within the field of acutehaematology/haematopoietic stem cell transplant (HSCT) nursing to develop competence and performance.
- Demonstrate effective communication with patients, relatives and carers that is responsive, respectful and promotes a sense of well-being.
- Maintain accurate, legible and contemporaneous patient records in accordance with Trust policy and NMC professional standards.
- Ensure changes in patient status and any other concerns are promptly escalated to relevant senior staff.
- To assume responsibility for undertaking tasks delegated by the line manager, including mentor/preceptorship, link nurse responsibilities, auditing, clinical governance and local Trust-wide/national initiatives that safeguard clinical care standards, including supporting quality regulatory/accreditation processes, e.g. Care Quality Commission (CQC), Ward Accreditation (WAP)Safety Thermometer, Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN), Quality Accounts, NHS Litigation Authority, as well as, statutory bodies (e.g. JACIE, National Cancer Standards, Peer Review ,CHKS).
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities. We encourage staff to have the Covid vaccination to protect themselves, patients, other colleagues as well as the wider community. Please note it is an operational requirement to comply with infection prevention and control procedures within the Trust such as lateral flow testing, handwashing and the wearing of masks, according to the procedures in place at any time or location. As part of our continued response to Covid19 we are still conducting the majority of our interviews virtually.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- NMC : First level registration
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Good written communication skills.
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