Staff Nurse - Oncology
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
HCA Healthcare UK has developed a dedicated private centre in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The Christie Private Care treats private patients with a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment all on one site.
Both Christie Private Care and The Christie NHS trust have been inspected by CQC in 2018 and both parties achieved a rating of outstanding
The haematology unit enables nurses to deliver high standards of holistic care to their patients and deal with patients who have a variety of haematological malignancies. This includes the delivery of systemic anti-cancer treatments for acute leukaemia, high grade lymphomas and multiple myeloma and managing side effects of these treatments.
Our unit is JACIE accredited jointly with the Christie Trust haematology transplant programme and we are excited that we have the opportunity to deliver innovative CAR T cell treatments in the near future. Due to the fact that the haematology unit is a specialised unit we have a clinical practice facilitator who ensures that staff are trained clinically in order to deliver care safely and with competence.
Patient care is consultant led but we have a team of Resident Medical Officers based on the unit 24/7 and we are also supported by a critical care outreach team who support deteriorating patients.
We are keen to hear from newly qualified nurses as we can develop and train you.
The Staff Nurse working within oncology will be responsible for working in a supporting experienced nursing team to assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of specialist care to ensure that patients are cared for in a safe, caring and comfortable environment. This will include meeting their medical, physical and emotional needs by effectively communicating with the patient and their families.
As a Staff Nurse we understand cancer care is a challenging field and our friendly team work closely together to adopt a supportive culture. As part of HCA Healthcare our team are offered emotional support and career development.
This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week working on rotation long days, nights and weekends – shift pattern are 7.30am – 8pm and 8pm – 7.30am. Rotational posts through general oncology and chemotherapy day case unit can also be considered for interested candidates.
The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £26,643 - £29,307 (include Shift enhancement) and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review, 247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.
Duties & Responsibilities
- As a staff nurse on the ward you will contribute to the smooth operational running of the unit, acting as a role model for junior team members and supporting the development and delivery of a high standard of specialist nursing care
- You will work closely with the ward sister, clinical nurse specialists and medical teams
- Act as a safe practitioner and work within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, ensuring that those in your sphere of responsibility do the same
- Adhere to national guidelines are adhered to in relation to the administration of medicines, blood and blood products
- Participate in individual care needs of patients and develop appropriate care plans to implement and evaluate
- Monitor patient care and interventions appropriately
- Recognise deterioration in patients’ condition at an early stage, (including neutropenic patients) Refer to the senior nurse and medical team appropriately
- Attend IV/ chemotherapy drug administration training, complete workbook competence
- Report and document adverse incidents appropriately
- Initiate appropriate actions to isolate patients when required
- Implement a holistic approach in the care of patients requiring infection control precautions.
- Liaise with multi-disciplinary team (MDT)
- Maintain ward area in stocked items, equipment and waste to maintain a clean and safe environment
- Promote and maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors, and colleagues
- Apply resourcefully when making decision to maximise revenue without compromising patient care
Skills & Experience
- NMC Registered nurse, with post qualification
- NHS or Private ward experience
- Pro-active team player wishing to pursue and develop a career in Oncology/Chemotherapy and Haematology
- Passionate about patient care, respectful, responsible and committed
- Haematology experience is desirable. We offer a three month supportive probationary period which includes some supernumerary time
- Candidates to be passionate about delivering high standards of care and willing to invest in their own personal development and invest in the development of the unit in order that we can continue to keep providing exceptional care
About The Individual
At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.
You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.
If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.