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Nurse Team Manager - MV Ward 10

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
Northwood
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum, plus 15% High Cost Area Supplement
Closing date
21 May 2024

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We are recruiting for a Nurse Team Manager - MV Ward 10 who shares our vision to be trusted to provide consistently outstanding care and exemplary service to our patients.

This is an exciting opportunity for a passionate oncology nurse to lead the oncology inpatient team at Mount Vernon Cancer Centre . You will be responsible for leading the nursing and CSW team on the inpatient ward and ambulatory bay in delivering safe, high quality patient care for all patients and families receiving cancer treatment. You will be actively involved in clinical activities as well as have responsibility for the daily ward staffing, budget and use of resources, optimising service delivery and ward efficiency.

As an experienced oncology nurse and role model, you will demonstrate clinical expertise and excellent communication skills that promote evidence based practice, team work and a positive clinical learning environment.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

To be a visible presence on the ward and co-ordinate the nursing service and demonstrate role modelling as a clinical expert, excellent communicator and promote collaboration with the MDT.

To perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery according to changing health care needs including complex cases and safe discharge.

Demonstrate compassionate and kind leadership and support staff during and after challenging experiences including debriefs and clinical supervision.

To be competent in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy and provide specialist oncology and Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) clinical advice for patients, carers and health care professionals.

You will be required to do cannulation and central venous access device assessment and administration of intravenous chemotherapy/ supportive therapies, adhering to Trust Intravenous Management and Central Venous Access Device policy and practice.

Encourage an open, supportive and empathetic working culture. Promote a nursing culture that supports meeting the physiological, psychological, social and cultural needs of patients with cancer and contribute to building an effective, cohesive and dynamic team.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general and specialist services we provide and our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible and innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation and our staff and patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. This means that any employee is entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns and we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made and considered formally, and will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

ENHT is seeking to maintain and expand the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre staff as we move to an exciting new future.

We welcome applications from those who would relish the opportunity to be part of new and developing cancer service, building on the excellent reputation, research and patient experience the Cancer Centre already delivers.

In addition, you will receive a High Cost Area Supplement of 15% of your basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of �4,314 and a maximum payment of �5,436 per annum pro rata.

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications / Training

Essential

  • Registered Nursed educated to degree level
  • Post registration oncology qualification
  • SACT/ Chemotherapy module
  • Evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Advanced communication skills training
  • Working towards Masters or equivalent level of study


Previous Experience

Essential

  • Post registration experience in oncology specialist setting
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Experience in clinical/team leadership


Desirable

  • Audit/evaluation of services


Skills

Essential

  • Leadership skills
  • Organisational and time management skills
  • Analytical and judgement skills with the ability to appraise a situation and act quickly
  • Flexibility and ability to work within a team
  • IT literacy skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills
  • Intravenous/Cannulation/Central Venous Access Device skills and experience
  • Administration of SACT/Chemotherapy and management of side effects
  • Ability to motivate others
  • Intermediate Life Support trained


Desirable

  • Relevant clinical skills e.g. Catheterisation, NG insertion and use of syringe drivers


Knowledge

Essential

  • Good knowledge of cancer and treatment pathways
  • National and local cancer initiatives
  • Understanding of clinical governance, quality systems and risk management
  • Knowledge of HR policies and processes


Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Mount Vernon Cancer Centre

Rickmansworth Rd

Northwood

HA6 2RN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

361-CAN-6220483-B

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