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Junior Sister/ Charge Nurse - Chemotherapy

Employer
Barts Health NHS Trust
Location
London
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 per annum inc
Closing date
4 May 2024
Are you a highly motivated nurse who would like to join the Chemotherapy Day Care team at Woodlands Day Unit ,Whipps Cross Hospital?

Our nurses work 4 shifts per week (4 x 9.5 hr shifts).The unit is open Monday Tuesday, closed Wednesday and open Thursday ,Friday.

The Woodlands Day Unit treats patients' with malignant and non-malignant haematological conditions and delivers immunotherapies to rheumatology and gastroenterology patients.

In addition, we offer supportive treatments to a wider group of Oncology patients . The supportive treatments include: intravenous and oral systemic anti-cancer treatments, blood products ,hormone injections and CVC line care.

We are looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Band 6 Chemotherapy Nurse to join our small friendly team . You will be working as part of the multi- disciplinary team and should have good communication and organisational skills.

Main duties of the job

To provide the highest standard of assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of individualized, holistic patient care in conjunction with the inter-professional team.

As a proficient practitioner in SACT care, the post holder acts as a professional role model and clinical teacher. He / she will also provide effective mentorship and supervision, participating in the education and training of nursing and non-nursing staff.

He/she also takes charge of the Day Care Unit as required, liaising closely with the Senior Sister/Charge Nurse with continuing responsibility. The post holder will be asked to perform the Nurse coordinator at times - coordinating all the prescriptions, blood tests and confirmations in advance, so that treatment production /dispensary occurs in a timely manner.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment.

Job description

Job 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 documents, please view the attachment/s below.

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Relevant cancer care experience
  • Chemotherapy certification
  • Preceptor to newly qualified nurses


Desirable

  • Mentor to student Nurses


Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of proficient clinical skills in SACT care
  • Proficient in communication
  • Understanding of reflective practice and how it can be used
  • Evidence of critical thinking and initiative to solve problems and manage workload
  • Able to work in a changing environment and to actively support / promote planned change
  • Demonstrates effective team work skills


Knowledge

Essential

  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Up to date knowledge of clinical speciality and evidence based practice
  • Knowledge of current NHS, professional and educational issues
  • Understanding of current educational practices relating to training


Qualifications

Essential

  • Registrant with NMC (Live registration)
  • Mentorship course
  • Chemotherapy Certified
  • Specialist relevant clinical course


Desirable

  • Leadership programme or equivalent
  • Degree or working towards first degree
  • Haematology /Oncology course


Other

Essential

  • Caring manner towards both patients, visitors and colleagues
  • Able to form good inter-personal relationships with all members of the inter-professional team
  • Approachable and enthusiastic
  • Professionally assertive
  • Competent teacher of critical care skills and practices
  • Competent mentor
  • Evidence of continued personal learning


Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust

Address

Whipps Cross Hospital

London

E11 1NR

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

259-6176139WXH-A

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