An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our Haematology Day Unit team. The day unit treats patients with malignant and non malignant haematology conditions. Treatments include Systemic Anti Cancer Treatments, Blood products, Venesections and IV supportive care.
You will ideally have 6-12 months post registration experience, venepuncture and cannulation skills, be IV and blood product competent and have a keen interest in haematology. Chemotherapy experience is desirable but full training can be provided for this.
You will be expected to provide and maintain high standards of care to our patients, be able to work autonomously as well as part of a cohesive team andhave excellent communication skills.
Although this is a fixed term, 6 month position, there is an opportunity to extend this into full time in the new year.Main duties of the job
-Administering SACT and supportive treatments to patients haematological malignancies
-Administering blood products to patients with malignant and non malignant conditions
- Have an awareness and understanding of the needs of patients and the different treatments administered within the day unit.
- Able to plan, develop and evaluate care given to patients within the day unit
-Ability to work well in a team environment on a busy day unit.About us
With nearly9,000 dedicated staff caring for patients around the clock, they are the largest healthcare provider in southwest London.Their main site, St George's Hospital in Tooting - one of the country's principal teaching hospitals - is shared with St George's, University of London, which trains medical students and carries out advanced medical research. St George's Hospital also hosts the St George's, University of London and Kingston University Faculty of Health and Social Care Sciences, which is responsible for training a wide range of healthcare professionals from across the region.As well as acute hospital services, they provide a wide variety of specialist care and a full range of community services to patients of all ages following integration with Community Services Wandsworth in 2010.St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust serves a population of 1.3 million across southwest London. A large number of services, such as cardiothoracic medicine and surgery, neurosciences and renal transplantation, also cover significant populations from Surrey and Sussex, totalling around 3.5 million people.The trust also provides care for patients from a larger catchment area in southeast England, for specialties such as complex pelvic trauma. Other services treat patients from all over the country, such as family HIV care and bone marrow transplantation for non-cancer diseases. The trust also provides a nationwide state-of-the-art endoscopy training centre.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached job description and person specification which contains more information about the rolePerson SpecificationQualifications and SkillsEssential
- Minimum of one year post registration experience.
- Awareness of professional responsibilities.
- Cannulation and venepuncture skills.
- Able to administer intravenous medicines and blood products.
- Ultrasound cannulation skills.
- Chemotherapy competency.
- Competent in accessing Hickman lines, Portacaths, PICC lines etc.
- Working towards a degree.
- Haematology/Oncology Care course module.
- Experience working in Haematology/Oncology.
Desirable Education and researchEssential
- Ability to prioritise work.
- Ability to assess, plan and evaluate patient care needs according to the individual.
- Good verbal and written communication abilities.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the application of evidence based practice.
- Demonstrate and understanding of the assessment process for student nurses.
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Education qualification.
St George's Healthcare NHS Foundation TrustAddress
St George's University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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