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Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse Specialist (POON)

Employer
Sheffield Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sheffield
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata, plus enhancements for w/end working & on-call
Closing date
4 May 2024

Job Details

Maternity Leave Cover

An opportunity has arisen to join The Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse Specialist Teamat Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust covering a 12 month maternity leave, providing support and care for children and young people and their families by delivering high quality and specialist practical and emotional support for children and young people under the care of the Sheffield Principal Treatment Centre for Haematology and Oncology (PCT).

The Paediatric Oncology Outreach Nurse Specialist Team is responsible for the care of children and young people with malignant conditions in hospital and in the community providing patient-centred care in the South Yorkshire North East Lincolnshire area.

You will manage your own case load and be responsible for organising and managing your work on a daily basis, providing specialist nursing expertise as part of the multidisciplinary team.Mainly duties are carried out in the community and include reviewing patients post chemotherapy, giving support to families, administering medication including chemotherapy and biological therapies, advanced symptom control at end of life, visiting school to support the child's return to education etc.

Main duties of the job

It is essential that you are currently a Registered Children's Nurse with the NMC registration and have substantial recent post registration experience in PaediatricHaematology/Oncology.

A current Driving Licence is required for this post.

Once orientated to the role you will be required to undertake weekend work and participate in a 24 hour on call rota supporting young people receiving palliative care at home.

About us

Sheffield Children's is one of three independent, specialist paediatric hospitals inthe country, providing dedicated healthcare for children and young people acrosscommunity, mental health and acute specialist settings.

We have three overarching aims that set the direction for the Trust in our visionto create a healthier future for children and young people.
  • Outstanding patient care
  • Brilliant place to work
  • Leader in children's health

Our commitment to rewarding colleagues is demonstrated through our brilliantreward and benefits offer including generous annual leave entitlement andpension scheme and access to salary sacrifice schemes such as cycle to workand lease cars.

We are committed to supporting colleagues from different heritages and lifestyleswhile at work. This is supported through the offer we have in place for flexibleworking and the three equality network groups we have in place. Colleagues areencouraged to join these groups and request flexible working.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached job description and person specification for more details.

Inclusive Recruitment & Selection

We are committed to being an inclusive employer and accurate data capture is an important part of that to ensure we are supportive and representative. Our aim is to ensure that all applicants can see themselves in the available categories on our application form, but we recognise that some of our data capture fields are not inclusive. We have flagged this with our system provider to ask for change.

We offer encouragement and active support to applicants with additional needs, including those from ethnic minorities, with disabilities and members of the LGBTQ+ community. If you wish to adjust any aspect of the recruitment process or wish to find out more about our recruitment & selection processes, please get in touch with our Recruitment Manager: Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

We are continually reviewing our recruitment & selection process to support the long-term aim of Sheffield Childrens being a champion of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. If you have any ideas for improvement, please get in touch with Catherine Gilbert at Catherine.Gilbert7@nhs.net

Trust Values

The Trust is committed to providing great quality patient care and keep children, young people and families at the heart of what we do by following our CARE values:
  • Compassion leading by kindness and showing empathy, understanding and respect
  • Accountability striving to do the right thing and owning responsibility
  • Respect value differences, tackling inequality and fostering a culture of inclusion

Excellence delivering a high-quality standard of care

Person Specification

Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • RN Child (RSCN)
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • SACT or equivalent chemotherapy administration qualification
  • Current driving licence


Desirable

  • Non medical prescriber


Knowledge and skills

Essential

  • Enhanced clinical skills - intravenous medication administration, care and management of all types of central venous access devices, management of continuous infusions in advanced symptom management etc
  • Enhanced communication skills
  • Knowledge of local Safeguarding systems


Desirable

  • Knowledge of management for recruitment, selection, appraisal, discipline, grievance, absence and performance systems
  • Knowledge of healthcare governance and associated processes e.g. risk assessment, health and safety


Personal attributes

Essential

  • Commitment to: oSpeciality oFlexibility in working hours oPersonal development and the development of others oEvolution of nursing practice oManagement of change


Experience

Essential

  • Minimum 5 years experience in speciality
  • Teaching, assessing and mentoring
  • Working within an ambulatory care setting or a community environment


Desirable

  • Complex symptom management and or palliative care
  • Utilisation of research in practice
  • Clinical audit and effectiveness


Employer details

Employer name

Sheffield Children's NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Sheffield Children's Hospital

Western Bank

Sheffield

S10 2TH

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425-24-6193367

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