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Chemotherapy Nurse

Employer
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
Harrow
Salary
£40,701 to £48,054 Per Annum Including HCAS
Closing date
4 May 2024
Exciting changes are on the horizon for Northwick Park Chemotherapy Service, and we're looking for skilled and motivated Band 6 Chemotherapy Nurses to join our team in the Chemotherapy Day Unit.

We have an opening for experienced and passionate nurses with chemotherapy training who are eager to contribute to the development of our chemotherapy service. We are seeking individuals who are committed, motivated, and forward-thinking to compliment our existing team and provide exceptional care to our patients.

A Chance to Grow Professionally!

We value professional growth and offer opportunities to advance your career. By joining our team, you'll become part of an environment that values your skills and input, and where you can make a meaningful impact.

Qualifications and Traits We're Looking For:

? Chemotherapy trained nurses with passion and experience!

? Nurses with a dedication to providing excellent patient care.

? Nurses with proven clinical and leadership skills.

? Nurses with experience of administration of SACT, pre-treatment assessments and pre-treatment consultations.

Take the Next Step!

If you're interested in being a part of positive changes in the Chemotherapy Day Unit, we encourage you to get in touch. Your skills and dedication can help us achieve our goals in patient care.

Main duties of the job

  • To ensure that an individual programme of care is planned, implemented and evaluated for each patient within own sphere of responsibility.
  • To work as part of the multidisciplinary team ensuring the delivery of a high standard of care to the patients.
  • Support patients and carers in their information needs
  • To take charge of the day unit in the absence of the Senior Sister / Charge Nurse as required
  • To participate in all relevant aspects of the Governance process.
  • The post holder will adhere to the NMC code of Professional Conduct at all times and ensure compliance with hospital policies and procedures.
  • To safely administer chemotherapy in keeping with local and national policy
  • To act as a positive role model at all times.

For full main duties of the job, please see Job Description.

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:
  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A& E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For detailed job description and main and key responsibilities - please see Job description and Person specification of the vacancy.

Person Specification

Education/ Qualifications

Essential

  • oFirst Level registration nursing qualification
  • o Recognised Chemotherapy/SACT course
  • oEvidence of continuing professional development
  • oIV drug administration certificate
  • oBSc Nursing or related subject or working towards.


Desirable

  • oRelevant post-registration qualification in cancer
  • oAdvanced Communication Skills Training
  • oAssessors /Mentorship qualification /Teaching Qualification
  • o Completed UKONS SACT Competency Passport


Knowledge & Experience

Essential

  • o2 years Oncology / Haematology experience
  • oChemotherapy administration and in-depth knowledge of chemotherapy regimens and haematology / oncological conditions
  • oExperience of advising on the management of treatment related toxicities and of using CTCAE to assess patients


Desirable

  • oExperience in outpatient chemotherapy setting
  • oPrevious experience at Band 6


Skills, Abilities and Attributes

Essential

  • oCannulation and phlebotomy skills
  • oCompetent in the care and management of Central Venous Access Devices (CVAD's)
  • oAbility to work autonomously and as part of a team
  • oFlexible attitude to working
  • o Excellent communication skills, written, verbal, non verbal and with the multidisciplinary team


Desirable

  • oAbility to deliver highly sensitive information


Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Northwick Park Hospital

Watford Road

Harrow

HA1 3UJ

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