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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Blood and Marrow Transplant

Employer
Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
Location
Cardiff
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The successful candidate would work as part of a multi-disciplinary blood and bone marrow transplant team to provide a local and regional service to the transplant population.

They would be responsible for the work up of transplant patients prior to undergoing transplant, liaising with the patient, families and their local hospitals.

They will need to be a point of contact for patients and their families, supporting decision making, communicating between various stakeholders and ensuring a smooth path into transplant.

The successful applicant would be responsible for a workup clinic, one stop shop for patients prior to their transplant admission.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this role Welsh and/or English speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Main duties of the job

  • To deliver high quality and efficient outpatient care for BMT patients
  • To assess, plan, deliver and evaluate patient care using a holistic and individualised approach, based on the principles of best practice and clinical effectiveness
  • To provide continued support to patients throughout their journey through the outpatient setting, ensuring that their care is delivered in a timely and efficient manner
  • To work with the ANP/Senior/Lead nurse and BMT Consultant lead to develop and update documentation against an agreed criterion maintaining a governance framework around practice.
  • To provide patients with information, education and psychological support throughout the course of their disease and treatment
  • The post holder will be required to work clinically in the outpatient setting
  • The successful candidate will be required to enhance their clinical role by training in practical procedures such as cannulation/venepuncture/chemotherapy/care of central lines and factor concentrate administration. (This list is not exhaustive and may change to meet service meets)
  • The post holder would be expected to undertake bone marrow aspiration (BMA) procedures
  • The applicant would be expected to cross cover other team CNSs and take part in the nurse led late effects clinic
  • To maintain up to date nursing records and care plans


About us

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board is one of the largest Integrated Health Boards in the UK, employing over 17,000 staff, providing over 100 specialist services. Working across 6 hospital sites, we have a diverse range of career opportunities to offer. Serving over 500,000 people living in Cardiff and the Vale, we are focussed on the health and care needs of our local population whilst working with our partners to develop regional services. Together we are committed to improving health outcomes for everyone, delivering excellent care and support.

Our mission is Living Well, Caring Well, Working Together, and our vision is that every person's chance of leading a healthy life should be equal. Our 10-year transformation and improvement strategy, Shaping Our Future Wellbeing, is our chance to work collaboratively with the public and our workforce to make our health board more sustainable for the future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full Job description and Person Specification attached within the supporting documents or please click Apply now to view in Trac.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Evidence of CPD
  • Educated to Degree level


Desirable

  • Independent prescriber or willing to work towards
  • Non-medical referrer or (willing to work towards)


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant post-registration experience in the same speciality and with related post-registration qualifications


Desirable

  • Previous experience of working in a variety of settings


Skills

Essential

  • Evidence of up to date knowledge and expertise in relevant speciality


Desirable

  • Teaching and assessing skills


Specialist Knowledge

Essential

  • Competent in administration of parental chemotherapy
  • Experience in cannulation and venepuncture


Desirable

  • Experience of caring for acute and terminally ill patients


Personal Qualities

Essential

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team (MDT)
  • Ability to prioritise and organise workload
  • Able to work flexibly to meet needs of client group


Desirable

  • Good counselling skills


Employer details

Employer name

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Address

University Hospital of Wales

Heath Park

Cardiff

CF14 4XW

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

001-NMR164-0424

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