Oncology Sister

London (Central), London (Greater)
£40000 - £50000 per annum
16 Apr 2014
23 Apr 2014
Rebecca Garrie
Nursing Field
Hospital, Private Healthcare
Charge Nurse
Job Type
About Facility and Benefits:
This hospital is a specialist cancer outpatient clinic with an international reputation as a centre of excellence. Protecting and maintaining this level of clinical excellence is therefore central to everything they do. They have 20 treatment chairs in their suite at one of their locations, along with 8 at their other location (on the same street) and 10 at the Platinum Medical Centre. They strive to provide patients with the highest standard of cancer care possible.

Every single person who works at this hospital understands that they play an equally valuable role in helping the patient. They have a warm, friendly and incredibly supportive environment, where staff feel valued and recognised for their contribution to their reputation. You will work alongside some of the top Oncologists in UK and work closely with patients having full exposure to the whole patient journey. They support their staff and promote career development through a range of training and learning programmes along with a generous benefits package.

Job Description:
This role is based at the Platinum Medical Centre, and the Sister will be responsible for ensuring that patients and visitors receive an exceptional level of service. You will provide specialist nursing advice to support and facilitate high quality individualised care to patients / clients and relatives / carers, without supervision, in collaboration with the multi disciplinary team.

Duties and Responsibilities:
-Create and maintain a safe, therapeutic clinical environment for all patients and their families who come to the area
-Co-ordinate all functions and activities to ensure a smooth running service to patients and their families and ensuring that the operational services and the patient pathway experience is first class
-Undertake the first level assessment of the needs of the patient and family.
-Develop and maintain clinical competency in cannulation, care of CVADs and drug administration techniques
-Facilitate enabling, continuity and consistency of the therapeutic effect of care through consultation with the patient, the family and other health care professionals
-Liaise and work closely with relevant Clinical Nurse Specialists / Clinic Doctor / Clinical Team / Consultants / Primary Care Teams in the provision of a professional critical care / cancer nursing service, and use skills identified for the post to provide a specialist input to the care that is planned for and delivered to individual patients
-Assess the educational and informational needs of the patient and family.
This includes producing and using appropriate materials to ensure optimum understanding of nursing care and the likely outcome
Enable the patient and family to participate in the planning of care
-To assist with teaching in preparation for investigations, treatment and home care

Skills & Experience:
-NMC Registered Nurse
-Post registration qualification in Cancer/ Chemotherapy Nursing
-Recognised teaching, assessing, mentoring qualification
-Extensive experience within Cancer specialty with significant experience in the outpatient treatment setting
-Evidence of continuing professional development
-Evidence of management experience / training

About the Individual:
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, including support staff to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives. The ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment for colleagues, patients and visitors will be key to the success of this role. The successful candidate will be approachable and personable as well as being an effective negotiator with a ‘can-do` attitude.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information on 0207 861 8950 Ext 1553 or email me by clicking on the blue link below