Clinical Nurse Specialist Haematology (FTC)
Please note this is a 12 month fixed term contract
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.
As the Macmillan Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS), you will work alongside a team of Clinical Nurse Specialist whilst autonomously managing a caseload of patients diagnosed with and having treatment for haematological malignancies. You will collaborate and liaise with consultant medical staff, ward/departmental staff and other CNSs within the hospital.
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist 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 and the salary for this role is competitive.
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
- Provide a level of advanced and comprehensive holistic nursing assessment based on specialist knowledge and experience and where appropriate maintain a client caseload
- Lead and support with specialist nursing knowledge, the development and implantation of evidence based programmes
- Provide expert clinical advice to the healthcare team taking into account all aspects of clinical governance
- Support individual consultants within clinics and ward areas as appropriate and establish a robust and workable job plan in conjunction with the lead nurse
- Ensure that people affected by cancer are aware that they are interacting with a Macmillan professional and have access to all the resources and services available through Macmillan
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.