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Oncology Sister/Charge Nurse

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care. 

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care. 

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery. 

Our Oncology ward is an 18 bedded unit which provides high quality care to patients in first class private rooms with the latest in innovative treatments and cutting edge technology. We treat a range of different types of cancer and conditions; including Cancer Care, Gastro, Gynaecological, Skin, Liver/HPB Cancers as well as Breast Care.

Job Description

As an Oncology Sister, you will be providing care for Oncology patients from diagnosis, collaborative treatment planning, chronic pain control, to integration into the community and end of life care. 

This rewarding and yet challenging role allows empathic and caring nursing to utilise the full range of nursing skills from diagnosis support, patient and relative education, administering chemotherapy and treating all illness related symptoms, medically, physically, emotionally and mentally. 

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week on rotation to include long days, nights and weekends.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £45,754- £50,330 (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

  • Effectively manage and develop a nursing team and provide professional and clinical leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe, cost effective care of patients, families and staff
  • Work across the clinical area with nurses on a one to one/group basis to develop and enhance clinical skills and practice
  • Deputise for the ward sister to ensure appropriate senior cover at all times
  • Assume responsibility, as delegated by the Matron for the management of both human and financial resources within the ward in an effective and efficient manner
  • Use clinical expertise and works in a collaborative way to extend the role of nursing to meet the needs of the patient, carer and family
  • Acts as a role model to develop and encourage harmonious working relationships and professional rapport within the department and with other disciplines, departments and external agencies
  • Adopt a team leadership style that motivates and empowers ward staff in attaining and developing high standards of patient care and professional development
  • Manage clinical risk by ensuring all nurses take individual responsibility for the assessment of patient care needs and the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the ward

Skills & Experience

  • Registered General Nurse with full NMC registration
  • Experience in the field of Oncology
  • Chemotherapy trained
  • Experience of mentoring and managing change 

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.

Competitive Salary

Oncology Sister/Charge Nurse

City of London, UK

Published on 13 Sep 2019