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Staff Nurse Cancer Care (C7 & Hamwic House)

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity has arisen for enthusiastic and motivated Nurses to join the team at Hamwic House (the oncology day unit) and C7 (the haematology day unit). Both units are purpose-built at University Hospital Southampton and provide patients with outpatient cancer services such a systemic anti-cancer therapies (SACT) including supportive infusions and blood products, outpatient clinics, phlebotomy, PICC line insertions, venesections and pentamidine nebulisers. C7 also includes the Apheresis (harvesting of blood components) services including the on-call emergency service, as well as ambulatory pathways for various treatments.Hamwic House's treatment area is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and we are open on Sunday for blood tests and CVAD care. As well as treating patients at UHS we send a team of nurses to Lymington hospital twice a week to offer treatments closer to patients home through an outreach service.C7's treatment area is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 8pm and 8am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. The Apheresis service runs Monday- Friday as well as the 24/7 on-call service.Our goal is to provide all our patients who are undergoing cancer diagnosis, treatment and ongoing care with gold standard support and compassion and hope to grow our wonderful team of nurses and healthcare assistants who provide that care.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

Job description

Job responsibilities

At Hamwic house you will be responsible for caring for adult patients who are mostly undergoing anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy in a day unit setting. To become competent in safely delivering SACT with an understanding you will attend a SACT study day provided by UHS. Through this course you will be supported by a ward mentor as well as the SACT educator team. Additional skills required will be cannulation and venesection, care of CVADS, NG tube insertion and scalp cooling.The unit supports patients by administering therapies within the hospital setting as well as providing an outreach service to treat patients closer to home. This service takes place at Lymington hospital, with scope to develop this service further, meeting the NHS England target of treating patients closer to home. You will become a highly skilled professional leading to opportunities for future career development from ANP, CNS and managerial roles.

Your role will include

Administrating anti-cancer treatments Administering supportive medications and blood products. Working closely with the MDT in providing a patient centred approach for all patients attending the unit. To work flexibly within the Hamwic nursing team to support all services. Recognise deterioration in patients condition, including neutropenic patients and escalating appropriately. You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills in cancer nursing by attending oncology specific study days and courses. Maintaining IV skills including cannulation and phlebotomy

On C7 you will be responsible for caring for adult haematology (blood cancers and non-malignant) patients who are mostly undergoing anti-cancer treatments such as chemotherapy and immunotherapy in a day unit setting. This also involves support in developing the competency to safely deliver SACT and other skills including CVADS, blood products, cannulation and venesection.The unit also supports patients with apheresis, the service of which includes for:

ECP Extra Corporeal Photopheresis Plasma Exchange and emergency plasma exchange for TTP and other emergency procedures Auto transplant stem cell harvest bone marrow transplant Allo transplants sibling donor harvests bone marrow transplant Red Cell Exchange sickle cell crisis prevention Paediatric Harvest (Child Health care group rely on C7 to provide their service)

Your role will include Administrating anti-cancer treatments Administering supportive medications and blood products. Working closely with the MDT in providing a patient centred approach for all patients attending the unit. To work flexibly within the C7 to support all services. Recognise deterioration in patients condition, including neutropenic patients and escalating appropriately. You will be encouraged to develop your knowledge and skills in cancer nursing by attending haematology specific study days and courses. Maintaining IV skills including cannulation and phlebotomy Becoming competent in Apheresis and eventually becoming part of the on-call roster

Person Specification

Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Qualified Nurse (Degree/Diploma)
  • Registered nurse on appropriate part of the register
  • Knowledge of current issues within acute Health Service
  • Understanding of personal accountability
  • Knowledge of own role within the team
  • Provide evidence of teaching and supporting learners in practice in the role of practice supervisor
  • Awareness of evidence-based practice
  • Awareness of responsibilities for management of infection control
  • Evidence of on-going personal development
  • Able to use initiative


Desirable

  • Evidence of recent study
  • Previous experience/qualification in relevant specialty
  • Teaching experience


Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Prioritisation
  • Teamwork
  • Multitasking
  • Time management
  • People management
  • Facilitation skills
  • General IT skills


Trust Values

Essential

  • Patients First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

Southampton General Hospital

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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