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Staff Nurse - Haematology - HCA @ UCH

Haematology Inpatient Unit Staff Nurse

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

As a joint venture within University College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, HCA UK at University College Hospital (HCA@UCH) is a dedicated private facility offering exemplary care for patients with haematological disorders and solid tumours. Our multi-disciplinary team of experienced staff provides excellent personalised care at all stages of treatment for patients, families and carers.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by CQC, ongoing investment in our facilities ensures patients have access to the latest treatments and technology. We offer specialist haematology and oncology care including a JACIE accredited bone marrow/stem cell transplant service and our newly developed CAR T-cell therapy programme.

We continue to develop our service and in 2020 the private inpatient unit will transfer to the new UCH state-of-the-art hospital designed to the highest specification to meet the needs of haematology and oncology patients. Our favourable nurse to patient ratio enables you to deliver exceptional care with pride and confidence.

Working within the haematology and oncology inpatient setting, you will be a member of a well-led, experienced nursing team working in an open, respectful environment. You will plan, deliver and evaluate excellent, holistic nursing care and ensure high levels of customer service alongside your multi-disciplinary colleagues. You will utilise specialist skills including chemotherapy administration, bone marrow transplant care, advanced communication and management of complex patients.

We understand that haematology and cancer care is a rewarding and challenging field so our friendly team work closely together to provide a supportive and welcoming culture adhering to shared respect and values.
As part of HCA Healthcare our team receive ongoing support, access to educational programmes and planned career development.

These are exciting times for HCA@UCH and we are looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic staff to join our team to continue and build upon excellence in care and service delivery.

Job Description

As a Staff Nurse working on the haematology/oncology inpatient unit, you will assess, plan, deliver and evaluate high standards of specialist care to ensure that our patients are cared for in a safe, compassionate and comfortable environment. This will include meeting physical, psychological and spiritual needs by effectively communicating with the patient, their families and your colleagues.

This is a full time role working an equivalent of 37.5 hours a week as 13 x 11.5 hour shifts over 4 weeks.
Internal rotation includes days, nights and weekends. Flexible arrangements may also be available.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role would be between £32,270 – £35,855 (plus 9% shift enhancements) and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment to delivering excellent care with generous and competitive benefits such as our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review and 247.5hrs holiday each year, with the option to buy and sell hours. We will invest in your career development with clear progressive pathways and access to further education.
We can offer support with relocation if you live outside London or the UK, subject to terms and conditions.

Aim of the Role

To work, according to the Nursing and Midwifery Code of Professional Conduct and relevant professional guidelines, as a named nurse for a defined group of patients within boundaries recognising personal accountability.
Work collaboratively within the multi-disciplinary team to promote high standards of specialist nursing care and the effective running of the clinical area/department.
Deliver and promote high quality, effective, individualised holistic patient care that is evidence-based with minimal supervision from senior staff.
Acquire specialist skills and knowledge within the field of acute haematology/oncology nursing to develop competence and performance.
Demonstrate effective communication with patients, relatives and carers that is responsive, respectful and promotes a sense of well-being and confidence.
Maintain accurate, legible and contemporaneous patient records in accordance with HCA policy and NMC professional standards.
Assume responsibility for undertaking tasks delegated by the line manager, including mentor/preceptorship, link nurse responsibilities, auditing, clinical governance and initiatives that safeguard clinical care standards, including supporting quality regulatory/accreditation processes, e.g. Care Quality Commission (CQC).  
Contribute to the development of services and quality improvement initiatives within a collaborative framework to enhance overall patient experience.
Report incidents promptly and coherently, taking appropriate action to mitigate risk and actively participating in investigations and supporting learning.
Ensure the efficient and effective use of resources, e.g. ward equipment/supplies and workforce.

Duties & Responsibilities

Assess, plan and deliver care to meet individual patient and family needs in accordance with agreed protocols (SOP’s/policies)
Demonstrate impeccable clinical practice at all times and respond appropriately to deteriorating patients, changing patient condition and safety triggers e.g. NEWS 2, SBAR
Work productively within a team and promote a multi-disciplinary approach whilst recognising own responsibility and accountability.
Participate in research based care and other practice development initiatives.
Contribute towards clinical audit and quality initiatives towards the continual improvement of patient care and experience
Provide a welcoming, caring and safe environment for all patients, families and carers regardless of race, culture or beliefs.

Skills & Experience

Registered General Nurse with valid NMC pin
Post registration experience within haematology or oncology setting or equivalent
Intravenous chemotherapy administration experience
Mentorship and Preceptorship experience, or willingness to work towards this
Motivated and forward thinking individual with excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Ability to prioritise and manage own workload
Evidence of self-development and service improvement and a willingness to continue this

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 actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a ‘lead by example’ attitude to inspire your colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise and confident manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity,
please apply and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

Staff Nurse - Haematology - HCA @ UCH


Published on 20 May 2020