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Chemotherapy Nurse

Employer
York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
York
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
23 Jul 2024
This post will provide excellent grounding for any Registered Nurse with a genuine interest in cancer and its treatments, and could lead to a rewarding future in cancer care nursing. The post has to offer:
  • Full training and support in obtaining the nationally recognised Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) UKONs competency
  • Rotation between the out-patient Chemotherapy Unit and the award winning Mobile Chemotherapy Unit
  • Regular education sessions and clinical supervision
  • Being part of a forward thinking, dynamic, supportive and friendly team

With a base and training at York Oncology/Haematology Outpatients, there will be an opportunity to experience training in an area providing full elite care, to those affected by cancer and its treatments.

The role will include supporting the Mobile Chemotherapy Unit (MCU) Team. The MCU visits satellite areas, such as Selby, Malton, Scarborough and Bridlington. This patient-centred initiative brings cancer treatments locally to the patient.

Main duties of the job

  • Maintain a high standard of patient focused care in accordance with York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust policies and procedures
  • Maintain a safe and clean working environment
  • Provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for patients, ensuring accurate written records are kept.
  • Communicate with patients and carers to ensure they have access to appropriate information.
  • Promote and maintain positive relationships between all staff involved in the care of the patient
  • Act in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct
  • Undertake duties on different wards/departments as and when required by service demands
  • Demonstrate personal responsibility for compliance with infection control policies and procedures
  • Education and Training

Thisdescription indicates the main functions and responsibilities of the post. It is not intended to be a complete list. It will be amended as necessary in the event of future changes.

About us

We offer a range of benefits to support our staff including:

Access to the NHS Pension Scheme, providing generous benefits upon retirement, as well as a lump sum and pension for dependants

27 days holiday rising to 33 days (depending on NHS Trust service)

A variety of different types of paid and unpaid leave covering emergency and planned leave

Confidential advice and support on personal, work, family and relationship issues, 24/7, from our Employee Assistance Programme

NHS Car Lease scheme and Cycle to Work scheme

An extensive range of learning and development opportunities

Discounts on restaurants, getaways, shopping, motoring, cinema and finance from a range of providers

A generous relocation package of up to 30% of salary (capped at �18k) to support with relocation expenses. For hard to fill positions where relocation would be an expectation to undertake the role fully. If you would like to discuss a potential relocation package, please speak to the recruiting department/manager

For further information on the fantastic range of benefits we offer please visit the Trust's dedicated Staff Benefits pages.

Job description

Job responsibilities

A full description of the role is available in the attachment: job description.

Please note that if a high number of applications are received this advert may close early. You are advised to submit you application at the earliest opportunity.

Working for the Trust

Across our organisation, people are guided by values that were co-developed with staff: we are kind we are open and we pursue excellence.

Our values play into our ambition to develop a more diverse workforce, truly representative of our communities. We welcome applications from everyone, while working with our Staff Networks - including our Race Equality, LGBTQ+, Disability and Carers Networks - to increase the number of applications we receive from different backgrounds. If there is anything we can do to make our application process more accessible to you, please contact: yhs-tr.recruitment@nhs.net.

As part of seeking to become more inclusive, we will consider requests for flexible working from the start of your employment. It may not be suitable for every role, but we will try and be supportive where we can. We would encourage you to speak to the recruiting manager named within this advert to discuss any requirements you may have.

Armed Forces Friendly Employer

We are holders of the Gold Award from the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme, which is helping actively promote SaBRE - Supporting Britains Reservists and Employers. This means that we have made a statement of intent to support all Defence personnel, including with applications for employment.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements

Our Trust continues to strongly encourage our staff to be vaccinated against COVID19, this remains our best defence to protect our patients, ourselves and everyone else.

Person Specification

Professional Qualification

Essential

  • Must have professional registration


Desirable

  • Relevant training e.g. cannulation
  • SACT competency


Training needs

Essential

  • Aware of training needs and willing to work towards


Practical Skills

Essential

  • Good written and verbal skills
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload
  • Understanding of skills and knowledge required to develop team members


Employer details

Employer name

York and Scarborough Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

York Hospital

Wigginton Road

York

YO31 8HE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

419-6412967-PSD-SN

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