Full Time (part time considered)
- Act as co-ordinator for the unit on a rotational basis with the other nurses.
- Assess patient's clinical, physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological well being in preparation for treatment, during treatment and after treatment and plan care accordingly in conjunction with medical staff.
- Develop nurse led pre treatment assessment and teaching.
- Liaise with the multidisciplinary team regarding patient's plan of care.
- Ensure that patients receive their treatment in an efficient, timely and clinically effective manner following the appropriate guidelines and protocols.
- Maintain accurate records of all care delivered.
- Contribute towards relevant multi disciplinary team meetings.
- Be responsible for complying with Company / Trust Infection Control policies and clinical guidelines.
- Maintain patient confidentiality and the utmost respect for patients and their carers at all times.
- Assist in the effective administration and organisation of the unit.
- Monitor standards of care, including clinical audit, reporting any concerns
- Participate in the review of unit policies / guidelines taking the lead for the production of designated guidelines / policies.
- Act as a role model to others.
- Be responsible and accountable for ensuring that all staff under your direction comply with Trust / Company Infection Control policies and clinical guidelines, maintain patient confidentiality and behave towards patients and carers appropriately.
- In conjunction with the Clinical Services Manager and the Gamma Knife Manager ensure efficient use of Medical/Surgical Pharmacy supplies
- Provide advice regarding clinical services to patients and carers and members of the multi professional team.
- Allocate time to work alongside practitioners to assess their competence relating to chemotherapy administration and ensure that staff maintain their competency within this area of practice.
- Participate in the development and delivery of an education programme for nursing staff particularly in relation to radiotherapy and chemotherapy administration.
- Facilitate the development of nurses and Patient Support Assistants in all aspects of cancer nursing.
- Keep up-dated of new developments and treatments and disseminate information and research findings.
- Identify personal training needs and career development in conjunction with the Clinical Services Manager.
- Prepare and actively participate in annual Performance Development Review process and progress reviews.
- Ensure training and development needs detailed in your personal development plan are followed up and the effectiveness of the acquired training and development evaluated in term of self, patient and service.
- The post holder must a flexible approach to workload , be willing to develop their skills and be willing to support Nova Healthcare staff, patients, carers and medical consultants in any ways commensurate with the role.
- The post holder must work positively with the Trust to facilitate effective working relationships between Nova Healthcare and Trust staff.
Health, Safety and Security
In accordance with the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 you have a duty to take reasonable care to avoid injury to yourself and to others by your work activities and you are to co-operate with the Trust and others in meeting the statutory requirements. You will be issued with an identity badge which you must wear at all times on site.
Any matters of a confidential nature in particular any information relating to patients, individual staff records and details of contract prices an terms must under no circumstances be divulged or passed onto any unauthorised person or persons.
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