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Chemotherapy Nurse

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
17 Jul 2024
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 patient's care pathway

Main duties of the job

An exciting training opportunity has become available in our Chemotherapy Unit. We are looking for an experienced nurse to join our Chemotherapy Unit Team. There will need to be a willingness to undertake a recognised chemotherapy course full support will be given to achieve this.

Main duties:

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.

Desired characteristics:

Effective communication and organisational skills, you should also be educated to degree level or working towards this. You need to be able to show evidence of your ability to work in a stressful environment.

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.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

To ensure the effective and efficient care and management of cancer patients.

To facilitate the smooth running of the treatment administration clinics on a daily basis.

To assist with the implementation of standard setting, measuring outcomes and taking an active part in clinical audit.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB N59 or equivalent or willing to work towards.
  • Post-graduation study in relevant area.


Desirable

  • Haematology/Oncology course.
  • MSPP course or equivalent.
  • Degree level study.
  • Chemotherapy Course


Experience

Essential

  • Post registration.
  • Proficient in Cannulation and venepuncture
  • Haematology experience.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Nursing cancer patients


Desirable

  • Experience in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Care of central venous access devices.


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of Cancer and Chemotherapy Treatments
  • Understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times
  • National Cancer Agenda


Skills

Essential

  • Assessment skills
  • IV drug administration.
  • Teaching skills & Listening skills.
  • Advanced communication skills & Decision making


Desirable

  • Counselling skills.


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

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418-CAN6869-VR

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