Registered Nurse Band 5 - Haematology/Oncology (Fixed Term Contract)

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

We are a dedicated 12 bedded inpatient Haematology Unit who pride ourselves on transforming the way we deliver treatments to a range of Haematology patients. This allows us to deliver more complex inpatient treatments. Our services includes inpatient treatment for malignant and non malignant haematological disorders.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated nurse with interest of treating patient with a range of haematological disorders to join our team.

Main duties of the job

You will be required to provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care. To work closely with the department / ward manager and multi-disciplinary team members in monitoring and maintaining policies, standards of nursing care, staff and service development with in the department / ward environment.

To carry out all relevant forms of care under supervision and when proficient demonstrate procedures of care; supervise junior qualified and / or unqualified staff including student nurses whilst maintaining a safe working environment.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A&E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-MED4109-JB

Job locations

Luton

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess patient care needs and the development and implementation of programmes of patient care and participate in the evaluation of these.

To ensure a high standard of nursing care is performed at all times and assist in the review and regular update of these standards.

Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to changes in the patients condition and safety.

Adhere to all Trust Policies to maintain professional, clinical and patient safety.

Ability to administer oral drugs safely and independently and that they are administered in line with the NMC and Trust Policy guidelines.

Be aware of the principles of infection control and the prevention of cross infection in relation to patient care and the clinical environment.

Be able to communicate basic care information and answer queries to patients, their relatives/carers and the multidisciplinary team members.

To undertake intravenous drug therapy administration following a training programme which will assess the competencies and practical levels required to achieve safe working within the Trust policies and procedures.

Care and control of medication and controlled drugs used for patient care, being aware of the systems used for safe administration and the ordering and maintenance of stock.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Assess patient care needs and the development and implementation of programmes of patient care and participate in the evaluation of these.

To ensure a high standard of nursing care is performed at all times and assist in the review and regular update of these standards.

Ability to recognise and respond appropriately to changes in the patients condition and safety.

Adhere to all Trust Policies to maintain professional, clinical and patient safety.

Ability to administer oral drugs safely and independently and that they are administered in line with the NMC and Trust Policy guidelines.

Be aware of the principles of infection control and the prevention of cross infection in relation to patient care and the clinical environment.

Be able to communicate basic care information and answer queries to patients, their relatives/carers and the multidisciplinary team members.

To undertake intravenous drug therapy administration following a training programme which will assess the competencies and practical levels required to achieve safe working within the Trust policies and procedures.

Care and control of medication and controlled drugs used for patient care, being aware of the systems used for safe administration and the ordering and maintenance of stock.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC pin

Desirable

  • Working towards a teaching and assessing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting

Desirable

  • Knowledge of clinical effectiveness, research and audit
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Competent in the administration of intravenous medication

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate reflective practice and work as a team player

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Desirable

  • Counselling or coaching skills
  • Work well within a multidisciplinary team
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC pin

Desirable

  • Working towards a teaching and assessing qualification

Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working in an acute hospital setting

Desirable

  • Knowledge of clinical effectiveness, research and audit
  • Venepuncture
  • Cannulation
  • Competent in the administration of intravenous medication

Personal attributes

Essential

  • Able to demonstrate reflective practice and work as a team player

Communication Skills

Essential

  • Excellent written and verbal communication

Desirable

  • Counselling or coaching skills
  • Work well within a multidisciplinary team

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

https://www.bedfordshirehospitals.nhs.uk/working-here/ (Opens in a new tab)


For questions about the job, contact:

Ward Manager

Angela Antunes

Angela.Pires-antunes@ldh.nhs.uk

01582718103

Date posted

20 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-MED4109-JB

Job locations

Luton

Luton

LU4 0DZ


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