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Chemotherapy Nurse

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa
Closing date
21 Jun 2024
Applications are invited from enthusiastic, experienced chemotherapy nurses to join our dedicated team. You will need to be chemotherapy competent and have extensive experience in caring for oncology patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments.

We are a nurse led unit with excellent patient experience feedback we are looking for a highly motivated passionate nurse to complement our team. Clinical supervision is available as well as full support for personal development.

Main duties of the job

To provide a high standard of care to patients who attend the chemotherapy unit for treatment and other supportive therapies.

To work with the multi-disciplinary teams, Oncology Consultants, and site specific Clinical Nurse Specialists to provide a seamless service for patients with cancer, their relatives and carers.

To ensure that cytotoxic drugs, blood transfusions and other treatments are administered in a safe manner in a nurse-led setting. It is expected that the post holder will be responsible for their own decisions regarding care, with the support of senior nurses.

You will need to be able to demonstrate key skills as an experienced nurse as well as extensive knowledge and expert experience in delivering chemotherapy treatments. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, supportive care experience and the ability to work autonomously, whist ensuring patients and their family's needs are met.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics. You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology.

Our Values

We not only recruit based on qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. We achieve this by using values based recruitment. We are dedicated to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone, we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and creating a culture that values differences.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering first 6 months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required. Please review all documents attached to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To work with the multi-disciplinary teams, Oncology Consultants, and site specific Clinical Nurse Specialists to provide a seamless service for patients with cancer, their relatives and carers.

To provide a high standard of care to patients who attend the chemotherapy unit for treatment and other supportive therapies.

To ensure that cytotoxic drugs, blood transfusions and other treatments are administered in a safe manner in a nurse-led setting. It is expected that the post holder will be responsible for their own decisions regarding care, with the support of senior nurses.

To ensure patients and their carers receive ongoing support throughout their treatment.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialists, the multi-disciplinary teams, Consultant Oncologists, and other appropriate professionals involved in the patients care pathway.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oRGN oPost graduation study/Haematology/Oncology course. oSACT accredited course/Passport oEvidence degree level study


Desirable

  • oBSC/MSC oMentorship/teaching


Experience

Essential

  • oProven experience post registration oncology/chemotherapy oProficient in Cannulation and venepuncture. oLeadership skills. o Extensive experience in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy. oCare of central venous access devices


Desirable

  • oBSC/MSC oMentorship/teaching


Knowledge

Essential

  • oKnowledge of cancer and chemotherapy treatments. oUnderstanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times. oCytotoxic treatments and management of treatment side effects oCurrent relevant research oTeam working


Desirable

  • oBSC/MSC oMentorshiQuality assurance Data collection service improvement p/teaching


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable

Lewsey Raod

Luton

LU4 0DZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-CAN2277-VR

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