Chemotherapy Nurse

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Job summary

To work with the multi-disciplinary teams, Oncology Consultants, and site specific Clinical Nurse Specialists to provide a seamless service for patients with cancer, their relatives and carers.

To provide a high standard of care to patients who attend the chemotherapy unit for treatment and other supportive therapies.

To ensure that cytotoxic drugs, blood transfusions and other treatments are administered in a safe manner in a nurse-led setting. It is expected that the post holder will be responsible for their own decisions regarding care, with the support of senior nurses.

To ensure patients and their carers receive ongoing support throughout their treatment.

The post holder will be expected to work closely with the Clinical Nurse Specialists, the multi-disciplinary teams, Consultant Oncologists, and other appropriate professionals involved in the patient's care pathway

Main duties of the job

An exciting training opportunity has become available in our Chemotherapy Unit. We are looking for an experienced nurse to join our Chemotherapy Unit Team. There will need to be a willingness to undertake a recognised chemotherapy course; full support will be given to achieve this.

Main duties:

To provide a high standard of care to patients who attend the chemotherapy unit for treatment and other supportive therapies.

To work with the multi-disciplinary teams, Oncology Consultants, and site specific Clinical Nurse Specialists to provide a seamless service for patients with cancer, their relatives and carers.

To ensure that cytotoxic drugs, blood transfusions and other treatments are administered in a safe manner in a nurse-led setting. It is expected that the post holder will be responsible for their own decisions regarding care, with the support of senior nurses.

You will need to be able to demonstrate key skills as an experienced nurse as well as extensive knowledge and expert experience in delivering chemotherapy treatments. You will need to demonstrate excellent communication skills, supportive care experience and the ability to work autonomously, whist ensuring patients and their family's needs are met.

Desired characteristics:

Effective communication and organisational skills, you should also be educated to degree level or working towards this. You need to be able to show evidence of your ability to work in a stressful 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

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-CAN6633-VR

Job locations

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

To ensure the effective and efficient care and management of cancer patients.

To facilitate the smooth running of the treatment administration clinics on a daily basis.

To assist with the implementation of standard setting, measuring outcomes and taking an active part in clinical audit.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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.

To ensure the effective and efficient care and management of cancer patients.

To facilitate the smooth running of the treatment administration clinics on a daily basis.

To assist with the implementation of standard setting, measuring outcomes and taking an active part in clinical audit.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB N59 or equivalent or willing to work towards.
  • Post-graduation study in relevant area.

Desirable

  • Haematology/Oncology course.
  • MSPP course or equivalent.
  • Degree level study.
  • Chemotherapy Course

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration.
  • Proficient in Cannulation and venepuncture
  • Haematology experience.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Nursing cancer patients

Desirable

  • Experience in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Care of central venous access devices.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of Cancer and Chemotherapy Treatments
  • Understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times
  • National Cancer Agenda

Skills

Essential

  • Assessment skills
  • IV drug administration.
  • Teaching skills & Listening skills.
  • Advanced communication skills & Decision making

Desirable

  • Counselling skills.
Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • ENB N59 or equivalent or willing to work towards.
  • Post-graduation study in relevant area.

Desirable

  • Haematology/Oncology course.
  • MSPP course or equivalent.
  • Degree level study.
  • Chemotherapy Course

Experience

Essential

  • Post registration.
  • Proficient in Cannulation and venepuncture
  • Haematology experience.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Nursing cancer patients

Desirable

  • Experience in the administration of cytotoxic chemotherapy
  • Care of central venous access devices.

Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge of Cancer and Chemotherapy Treatments
  • Understanding of the need of confidentiality awareness at all times
  • National Cancer Agenda

Skills

Essential

  • Assessment skills
  • IV drug administration.
  • Teaching skills & Listening skills.
  • Advanced communication skills & Decision making

Desirable

  • Counselling skills.

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 & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey

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 & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey

Luton

LU4 0DZ


Employer's website

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


For questions about the job, contact:

Macmillan Cancer & Palliative Care Lead Nurse

Jan Chalkley

jan.chalkley@ldh.nhs.uk

01582497103

Date posted

24 June 2024

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 5

Salary

£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa

Contract

Permanent

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

418-CAN6633-VR

Job locations

Luton & Dunstable Hospital

Lewsey

Luton

LU4 0DZ


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