Staff Nurse - Oncology

  • To support the delivery of clinical services to Nova Healthcare patients, in relation to Radiotherapy, Chemotherapy, Brachytherapy, Robot Assisted Surgery and Gamma Knife services as required and with appropriate training if necessary.
  • To support the Clinical Services Manager and the Gamma Knife Manager and act in their role in their absence, as authorised to do so.
  • Review the progress of patients before, during and after their treatment.
  • Manage and run Nurse led radiotherapy review clinics, assessing patients before and during their treatment and managing their ongoing needs.
  • Deliver chemotherapy to patients within agreed protocols and actively review patients during their treatment.
  • Support the Gamma Knife service as required to support patient teaching, preparation, treatment and follow up.
  • In  conjunction  with  the  Clinical Services Manager  and the Gamma Knife Manager ensure  new  and  existing  staff  maintain  their competencies and participate in the training of other members of the team as appropriate.


Department:
Nursing
Hours:
Full Time (part time considered)
Salary:
£30,000

Job Details:

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Clinical:

  • 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.

Management responsibilities:

  • 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

Educational responsibilities:

  • 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.

Other

  • 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.

Confidentiality:         

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.

 

Contact:
Mark Almond
Telephone number:
0113 206 7830
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