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Staff Nurse (BAND 5) - McElwain Ward

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton
Salary
£32,720 to £39,769 per annum
Closing date
20 May 2024

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The Oak Centre for Children and Young People at The Royal Marsden is one of the largest comprehensive centres' in the UK treating and delivering the highest quality of care for Children, Teenagers and Young People with cancer. Our patients are undergoing investigations and treatments involving chemotherapy and radiotherapy as well as managing patients and families undergoing stem cell transplantation. With our large portfolio of treatment options and advances in cancer therapy and care our reputation and patient outcomes speak for themselves.

What makes The Royal Marsden stand out from other children's centres in Europe is it is a world leader for the number of available First in Child clinical trials open to young cancer patients and work very closely with our specialist multi-professional drug development team to ensure patients and families are offered access to the very latest novel agents optimizing outcomes alongside creating unique learning opportunities and exciting career development pathways in specialist cancer practice and care.

Main duties of the job

  • To plan, document, deliver and evaluate evidence-based nursing care for patients in a responsible and efficient way, which has been drawn up in conjunction with the co-ordinator of the shift
  • To develop a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of patients with cancer and the different treatment modalities administered within the unit.
  • To develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managing a shift with the guidance of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse.


About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification:
  • To be aware of the side effects of any treatment in progress, and adopt a problem-solving approach to minimise the potentially adverse reactions.
  • Be involved in the direct delivery of skilled specialised nursing care with supervision until competent, e.g. wound dressings, removal of drains, and insertion of urinary catheters.
  • To develop an awareness of the protocols involved for patients undergoing clinical trials.
  • To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.


Person Specification

Education/Qualifications

Essential

  • Registration
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development


Desirable

  • Qualification in oncology or speciality Diploma or Degree level study (or equivalent) Recognised teaching qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Experience in intravenous drug administration
  • Sufficient post registration nursing experience in oncology or speciality to be confident and competent in using the required skills to do the job


Desirable

  • Experience in chemotherapy administration
  • Experience in Clinical Management
  • Evidence of relevant teaching experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of clinical trials management


Skills Abilities/knowledge

Desirable

  • Venepuncture and/or cannulation skills
  • Evidence of effective negotiating and influencing skills
  • Ability to lead a team
  • Ability to motivate others


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Marsden Hospital Sutton

Sutton

SM2 5PT

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