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Staff Nurse

Employer
The Christie NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Manchester
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum, pro rata
Closing date
18 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
A position is available for a Registered Nurse to work in the Nuclear Medicine department at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust. The Christie is situated in south Manchester and is an international leader in cancer research and development. It is the largest cancer treatment centre of its kind in Europe.

You would form part of a multi-disciplinary team that provides the clinical Nuclear Medicine service to patients of The Christie. The team provides a specialist imaging service to include PET-CT and an extensive molecular radiotherapy and in-vitro services. The working pattern is a 5 day week /7.5hrs day, covering the hours between 8am and 6pm as part of the nursing team. Some flexibility with extended working days will be required.

Main duties of the job

Applicants must be RGN

Duties and responsibilities include:

1. To be part of a multidisciplinary team.

2. Providing a nursing role within the Nuclear Medicine Department, with a particular remit for the patients attending for PET-CT scans and Molecular Radiotherapy.

3. Providing routine and research nursing support to nuclear medicine patients and their carers.

4. To maintain and develop protocols in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team for the care of patients attending the Nuclear Medicine Department.

About us

The Christie is one of Europe's leading cancer centres, treating over 60,000 patients a year. We are based in Manchester and serve a population of 3.2 million across Greater Manchester & Cheshire, but as a national specialist around 15% patients are referred to us from other parts of the country. We provide radiotherapy through one of the largest radiotherapy departments in the world chemotherapy on site and through 14 other hospitals highly specialist surgery for complex and rare cancer and a wide range of support and diagnostic services. We are also an international leader in research, with world first breakthroughs for over 100 years. We run one of the largest early clinical trial units in Europe with over 300 trials every year. Cancer research in Manchester, most of which is undertaken on the Christie site, has been officially ranked the best in the UK.

Job description

Job responsibilities

1. General Duties
  • To work according to the NMCs Code of professional conduct in providing care for patients attending for nuclear medicine investigations and treatments.
  • To provide nursing expertise within the Nuclear Medicine Department in support of technologists, radiographers, clinical scientists and medical staff:
  • To maintain and develop protocols in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team for the care of patients attending the Nuclear Medicine Department

2. Patient preparation and administration of radiopharmaceuticals
  • To understand the Ionising Radiation (Medical Exposure) Regulations (2000) and demonstrate competence as an operator.
  • To ensure that a smooth pathway is maintained for patients attending for PET scans

3. Teaching, training and supervision
  • To support and assist junior staff/Health Care Assistants.
  • To support and assist all staff with the writing / introduction of new protocols and training in nursing procedures

4. Audit
  • To participate in audit and risk management initiatives that improve the services provided for patients and relatives.

5. Health and Safety
  • To help to maintain a safe environment and report faults/risks etc to the Lead Clinical Technologist.

6. Educational development
  • To take responsibility for own professional development and maintain a personal development plan.


Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • RGN Level 1 or 2


Desirable

  • Diploma in Health Care Studies


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Previous experience in chemotherapy/general nursing


Desirable

  • Chemotherapy experience
  • Cannulation skills


SKILLS

Essential

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to delver high standard of nursing care


Desirable

  • Understanding need for evidence based practice
  • Computer literacy


KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Participate in personal development


Desirable

  • Appreciation of the use of radiation in medicine


VALUES

Essential

  • Ability to demonstrate the organisational values and behaviours


OTHER

Essential

  • Team player good time management


Desirable

  • Previous experience/knowledge of diabetic issues


Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

CMPE Clinical Pet - D00037

Manchester

M20 4BX

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

413-81284-CMPE-AA

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