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Sister/Charge Nurse Oncology

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.

Job Description

As a Sister/Charge Nurse, you will be responsible for the care delivery and nursing management of the unit, including the supervision of staff and students. You will be 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.

We understand that 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 on internal rotation to include days, nights and weekends.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £36,910 – £40,889 (dependent upon skills and experience) plus 9% enhancement. 

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

  • 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 manager 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

  • NHS or Private ward experience
  • Passionate about patient care, respectful, responsible and committed
  • 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

Sister/Charge Nurse Oncology

London, UK

Published on 3 Oct 2019