Waddington Unit is a26 bedded acute Haematology and Oncology ward that care for male and female patients. The ward has a high acuity, fast paced clinical admissions setting that cares for acutely unwell patients as a result of haematological and oncological conditions such as spinal cord compression and neutropenic sepsis as well as facilitating the delivery of chemotherapy.Main duties of the jobAbout the role
The role involves working as an autonomous practitioner and will include providing holistic palliative care to end of life patients as well as managing the conditions and side effects associated with cancer, chemotherapy & radiotherapy including Neutropenic sepsis, superior vena cava obstruction, spinal cord compression, pain management and hypercalcemia as well as the administration of immunoglobulins and all blood products. The position offers an opportunity to develop administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy and to assist with intrathecal chemotherapy following appropriate training.
Experience in looking after patient with the above conditions is not essential as we will offer support as necessary. Our well established team will support you to gain a range of extended skills and knowledge to contribute to continuing professional development including, intravenous administration pack, caring using Central Venous Access Devices and Chemotherapy administration with support and guidance whilst learning. The opportunity to attend non mandatory study days to enhance your skills and knowledge.
We can offer a supernumerary period designed to explore all that the ward has to offer, time allocated with your mentor and members of the various MDTs with whom we work and provide a tailor made program to introduce you to the ward.
Please feel free to come for a look around the ward and ask any questions.About usWhat's the hospital like?
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If you want to make a difference and be part of something new and exciting, we would love to hear from you. So, what are you waiting for?! One Trust, Endless opportunitiesJob descriptionJob responsibilitiesWhat should you do next?
Have a look at the job description, and if you like what you see, then apply today. Dont miss this fantastic opportunity to work with a great team in a supportive environment within a great institution. Your NHS needs you!Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Current first level Registered Nurse with NMC
- Evidence of further education e.g. ENB 237, degree
- Teaching certificate
- Committed to ongoing personal development
- Experience working as a registered nurse in a clinical setting
- Recent experience as a registered nurse in haematology and/or oncology
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Able to demonstrate good leadership skills
- Extended competencies in IV administration, venepuncture and cannulation
- Awareness and knowledge of the dignity in care agenda
- Ability to evidence/demonstrate key values and behaviours in line with the Trust framework
- Evidence of extended role
- Experience of managing central lines
- Ability to administer chemotherapy
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Demonstrates awareness of current changes in the NHS
- To be able to articulate their own vision for the development of nursing and nurse led initiatives within the ward
- Ability to manage and motivate staff
- Ability to prioritise and organise workload
- Able to demonstrate professional and calm manner when dealing with the demands of the service
United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS TrustAddress
Lincoln County Hospital
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