These are exciting times for the progressive, rapidly expanding Haematology/Oncology Daycare at UCH. We provide highly specialised care for a wide variety of patient groups within haematology and oncology, between 8am and 8pm Monday to Saturday. Staff in this friendly and supportive team develop a range of advanced skills and knowledge by rotating between the 4 main areas of Daycare. Our Supportive care provides holistic care for haemoglobinopathy patients as well as follow-up and treatments for patients who have undergone high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplant. We have a busy and varied chemotherapy suite and a highly respected Apheresis service which includes the peripheral blood stem cell harvest programme, and therapeutic plasma exchange. We have received a great deal of positive publicity for our Ambulatory Care project, where patients undergo high dose chemotherapy and bone marrow transplants as a day-case while staying in a nearby hotel. The Haematology/Oncology Unit as a whole is a sociable, fast moving and progressive area which actively supports nurse led activities and research and offers excellent opportunities for professional and personal development.Main duties of the job
The candidate is required to have existing specialist haemato-oncology experience to meet the requirements of the position at entry (foundation) level with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3 or equivalent (30 of which must be haematology / cancer nursing education), who is competent in chemotherapy administration and patient education.
They must possess knowledge and skills in all areas of IV administration (including blood products) and be competent in Cannulation and Venepuncture. The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to further develop their competencies within Haemato-Oncology by working in the 4 main areas of our large cancer daycare unitAbout 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 ENT and Eastman Dental Hospitals
- University College Hospital Grafton Way Building
- Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
- University College Hospital Macmillan Cancer Centre
- The Hospital for Tropical Diseases
- University College Hospital 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 descriptionJob responsibilities
We are committed to sustainability and have pledged to become a carbon net zero health service, embedding sustainable practice throughout UCLH. We have set an ambitious target of net zero for our direct emissions by 2031 and indirect emissions by 2040.
We have a highly skilled, diverse team of staff working in MCC daycare in a very nurse-led environment. You will be able to develop key working relationships with all members of the multi-professional team, including nursing and medical staff, allied health professionals and support workers. We are an extremely professional team that work in a fast-paced, evolving unit with an excellent reputation for our care and services. Alongside the working environment you will have access to social events and staff well-being from the staff who organise team events to access to complementary therapy on the unit.Person SpecificationKnowledge & QualificationsEssential
- Registered Nurse (Adult)
- Minimum 45 credits at Level 3 or equivalent (30 of which must be haematology / cancer nursing education) or equivalent experience in the specialty
- Teaching qualification or equivalent
- Studying towards a degree or willing to undertake
- Attained a Bachelor or Masters Degree
- Proven clinical experience at Band 5 (or equivalent) with relevant haemato-oncology experience
Communication & Customer CareEssential
- Chemotherapy competent, advanced IV administration skills
- Able to act as a patient educator
Personal & people development (KSF)Essential
- Able to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
- Able to act as a patient advocate
Quality and service improvement (KSF)Essential
- Demonstrates evidence of professional development
- Demonstrates evidence of being able to educate others within the specialty
- Experience of facilitating practice and acting as a mentor
Information processing (IT skills)Essential Employer detailsEmployer name
- Develops commitment to research and evidence based practice
- Demonstrates understanding of audit and quality issues
- Demonstrates ability to participate in risk management
- Demonstrates ability to innovate / change practice to maximise patient care (appropriate to grade)
University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Macmillan Cancer Centre
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