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Staff Nurse

Employer
The Christie NHS FT
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
Part Time
We require a motivated and enthusiastic individual to work as a staff nurse on the Haematology and Young Oncology Day unit services at the Christie Hospital in Manchester. This role includes providing a high standard of care for patients with haematological malignancies, lymphoma and teenage oncology patients attending the day care unit, working within a recognised framework in accordance with NMC Code of Professional Conduct, The Christie Policies and Health and Safety Legislation. We require a nurse who is eager to learn new skills, such as cannulation. Venepuncture, Chemotherapy giving, providing support to all our patients, and continued learning and development through the role to enhance patient care.

Working hours- Monday to Friday open hours 8-6

Main duties of the job

You should possess good communication and organizational skills, previous basic IT experience and experience with Haematology/oncology patients.

It is essential that you are able to work in an orderly and systematic manner, possess good literacy, numeracy, communication and organizational skills. You should have a caring attitude, as well as the ability to work effectively under direction as part of a multidisciplinary team.

Basic understanding of Haematology and Oncology, previous nurse experience, skills- looking after an unwell patient, Venepuncture, cannulation, UKONS (non-essential can be supported with once in post)

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

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Professional
  • Take individual responsibility for the nursing care of a group of patients as a registered nurse.
  • To welcome patients to the unit.
  • Perform procedures required of the role and be prepared to learn new skills relevant to the role including therapeutic apheresis.
  • To participate in rotation to TYA day unit and apheresis as required

EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • The staff nurse is responsible for their own personal development and maintaining a personal development plan
  • To complete the Ward introductory pack and preceptor pack


Person Specification

QUALIFICATIONS

Essential

  • RGN level 1


Desirable

  • BSc Post qualification Haematology or oncology modules


EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • Prior nursing experience Interest in caring for oncology/haematology patients


Desirable

  • Prior nursing experience Interest in caring for oncology/haematology patients


SKILLS

Essential

  • Computer literate
  • Organisational
  • Communication
  • Team working


Desirable

  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Apheresis


KNOWLEDGE

Essential

  • Understanding of need for evidence based practice
  • Willingness to undertake further training


Desirable

  • Understanding of main haematology oncology disease groups
  • Knowledge of care of patients receiving chemotherapy and immunotherapy treatments


VALUES

Essential

  • Positive approach to work Caring attitude Willing to learn


OTHER

Essential

  • Team player
  • Flexibility in shifts


Desirable

  • Leadership skills


Employer details

Employer name

The Christie NHS FT

Address

Haematology & TYA Day Unit - E00285

Manchester

M20 4BX

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413-82209-CNS-AA

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