Ward Nurse (Oncology) - Private Sector

£24,000 - £26,000
14 Dec 2012
11 Jan 2013
MB - Oncology
Nursing Field
Hospital, Private Healthcare
Job Type

Position:           Nurse – Oncology (previous Oncology experience not essential)

Sector:              Private Sector   

Salary:              Negotiable plus excellent company benefits

Location:          Cheshire

Hours:               Full time – 37.5 hours, permanent

Hospital Information:


Our client is part of a Leading Independent Group of hospitals, with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country.

The hospital has 170 beds all with rooms offering the privacy and comfort of en-suite facilities, satellite TV and telephone. The hospital has seven theatres, a two theatre endoscopy suite, ten bed day care unit, 6 bed intensive care and seven bed progressive care unit, along with a dedicated Oncology ward.


Role Purpose:

Reporting to the Clinical Nurse Manager for Oncology, you will be responsible for the assessment of care needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programs of care. You will be responsible for carrying out all forms of nursing care within the Oncology Suite.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Perform comprehensive assessment of patient nursing needs, plan, implement and evaluate care delivery as determined by care plans
  • Ensure care plans are regularly updated using evidence-based practice
  • After training administer IV Chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy IV treatments, ensuring prescriptions and regimes are followed
  • Ensure that all patient information and treatment is accurately documented in their records
  • Comply with all agreed nursing and organisational policies, procedures and protocols
  • Ensure the safe custody and administration of drugs according to the controlled drug policy
  • Support colleagues and management to ensure communication with all users of the service is of a high standard
  • Address highly sensitive and complex care issues with patients and carers who may have physical/psychological/social/cultural barriers to communication
  • Provide education to patients and relatives on aspects of chemotherapy treatment, including side effects and offer psychological support
  • Ensure all adverse occurrences are reported and you are familiar with the correct process for carrying this out
  • Delegate duties to suitably qualified and experienced members of the unit team as appropriate
  • Support colleagues in other parts of the hospital to ensure all patients have a safe journey through care
  • Ensure all equipment used is checked before use for cleanliness and is fit for purpose
  • Work daily in an environment that is subject to cytotoxic spillage and regular handling of blood and other bodily fluids
  • Able to deal with difficult behaviour on occasions where patients or their relatives feel angry and wish to complain.

Key Accountabilities:

  • In the absence of senior staff be responsible for the supervision of junior staff and running of the clinical area
  • Liaise with the bed management team regarding to changes in bed availability and patient activity
  • Make recommendations regarding supplies and equipment
  • Adhere to the NMC Code of Conduct.

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:

  • RGN
  • Qualification in a relevant oncology course desirable as training will be offered
  • Willing to work towards relevant oncology course
  • Must have evidence of being able to communicate at a high level and be a flexible team player
  • In return for your expertise, our client is able to offer a highly attractive salary and benefits package and exceptional career development prospects

About Pulse:

PULSE recruits health and social care professionals for temporary and permanent jobs in the UK and abroad. We are the UK’s leading independent provider of healthcare bank staff management services and also provide all kinds of specialist care packages in the home and in the community.

We’re an approved supplier to the NHS and we hold contracts with NHS trusts, private hospitals, social service departments and local authorities nationwide. We also work with hospitals in Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please email your cv to Melina.Bolton@pulsejobs.com or call 0161 245 4453