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Staff Nurse

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust
Huddersfield, Halifax
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pro rata
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Band 5
Part Time
The outpatient department registered nurse will be responsible for the provision of Haematology outpatient services within the Trust.

To be responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of evidence based individualised programmes of care. The post holder will also assist in the management and organisation of nursing work in the department. This will be delivered on both main sites (Huddersfield Royal Infirmary and Calderdale Royal Hospital)

Main duties of the job

  • To be responsible for providing the appropriate nursing evidence based care of an allocated group of patients.
  • To work as part of a multidisciplinary team using resources efficiently.
  • To deliver quality care to patients and to supervise the working of junior staff during the time of duty.
  • To be competent in carrying out a variety of clinical procedures.
  • To work within the NMC code of professional practice, and within policies, procedures and guidelines of Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust.

About us

We employ more than 6,500 staffwho deliver compassionate care from our two main hospitals,Calderdale Royal Hospital and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary as well as in community sites, healthcentres and in patients' homes. We also are incredibly proud to have almost 150 volunteers here at CHFT.

We provide a range of services including urgent and emergency care medical surgical maternity gynaecology critical care children's and young people's services end of life care and outpatient and diagnostic imaging services.

We provide community health services, including sexual health services in Calderdale from Calderdale Royal and local health centres. These include Todmorden Health Centre and Broad Street Plaza.

We continue to modernise and invest in our health services to build on our strong reputation.Foundation trusts are public leaders in improving quality in health services. They are part of the NHS- yet decisions about what they do and how they do it are driven by independent boards. Boardslisten to their Council of Governors and respond to the needs of their members - patients, staff andthe local community.

Foundation trusts provide what the health service wants, yet are also free to invest quickly in thechanges to the local community needs, in striving to be the best, and in putting their patients first.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Duties
  • To contribute to a culture that recognises and works in partnership withpatients and their families, involving them in all decisions.
  • To have a willingness to take on extended roles i.e. IV administration, cannulation/ venepuncture, care of central lines and other clinical roles linked to the department.
  • To ensure that high standards of nursing care are given and maintained and to act when standards are not being maintained.
  • To recognise changes in a patients condition which require the o recognise changes in a patients condition which require the intervention of others and refer on as appropriate.
  • To act as an advocate for the patient and the family, including promoting and protecting their interests, rights, equality and inclusion and privacy

Professional duties
  • Act as an innovative and enthusiastic role model providing leadership and guidance to staff on operational and professional issues
  • Contribute to the development of clinical area, supporting department manager in business planning process / service development, through contribution of new ideas to improve patient care / experience
  • To take responsibility for own continuing professional development and performance, including identifying own development needs and maintain own portfolio in accordance with re-registration requirements.
  • To be flexible to work within areas or departments to meet the demands of changing service needs

Managerial Duties
  • To participate in the investigation of incidents / complaints as required.
  • To manage verbal complaints, inform department manager and refer on when unable to resolve.
  • To recognise, prevent where possible, and manage areas of conflict, reporting to department manager if unable to resolve
  • To establish and maintain effective communication, both verbal and written and relationships with multi-disciplinary team
  • Have an awareness of team members skills / capabilities and be able to delegate tasks appropriately

Financial Duties
  • To assist in the promotion and encouragement of innovative thinking inthe current climate to ensure the best uses of resources.
  • To use and safeguard equipment in a competent manner and ensure it is in good working order.
  • To be flexible in working pattern to help meet the needs of the service.
  • To support the Department Manager in the management of the budget and resources.

Managing self
  • Participate in regular supervision.
  • Attend all mandatory training.
  • Participate annually identifying, developing and agreeing your own development plan with your Line Manager using the Trust Appraisal.
  • Comply with all Trust policies, procedures and protocols.
  • Carry out duties with due regard to the Trusts Equal Opportunity Policy.
  • Seek advice and support from Line Manager whenever necessary.
  • Maintain professional conduct including appearance at all times.
  • Ensure maintenance of Professional Registration.

Person Specification



  • NMC Registered Nurse in relevant field of practice


  • Additional post registration qualification relevant to field of practice
  • experience desirable but not essential e.g.venepuncture and cannulation, care of central / PICC lines
  • Knowledge of haematological conditions and treatments
  • Evidence of continuing professional development

Knowledge, Experience and Expertise


  • Knowledge and skill to plan, deliver, and evaluate high quality, evidence-based nursing care to a group of patients within the speciality of the post
  • Experience of working as part of a team, with the ability to prioritise own workload.
  • IT literacy and ability to use NHS systems

Communication and Relationships


  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to adapt to meet the requirements of patients, their families/carers, and professional colleagues.
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Flexibility to meet the needs of the service

Employer details

Employer name

Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust


Calderdale and Huddersfield Foundation Trust

Huddersfield, Halifax


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