Lead Nurse Oncology

Kensington and Chelsea, London, England
Bupa Benefits
08 Nov 2017
06 Dec 2017
Nursing Field
Clinical Lead
Job Type

The Bupa Cromwell Hospital is recruiting for a Lead Nurse to join our Oncology Directorate

Our oncology services include a 29 bedded ward, 7 bed day unit, gamma knife and radiotherapy treatments, an on site aseptic suite, and provides an excellent environment for patients, families and staff. Our nursing team takes a multidisciplinary approach to provide patient and family focused care, in an environment that supports lifelong learning and opportunities for professional development.

This is an influential role and recognised as being critical to the delivery of Bupa Cromwell Hospital's Strategy. The Lead Nurse will be a team player who treats all colleagues with equal respect, is inclusive and democratic but also prepared to manage staff to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective services. As a key member of the leadership team, you will be responsible for advancing change in four main areas of impact - quality, patient experience, finance and efficiency, and leadership and skills development.

Informal visits are strongly recommended and encouraged for this position. Please be in touch with Rosemary Hackett on rosemary.hackett@cromwellhospital.com or call 020 740 5983

Skills and Experience:

  • Registered Nurse with active NMC pin
  • Extensive post registration experience in an acute setting (preferably Oncology)
  • Evidence of substantial clinical experience and ability to function at level required of the post
  • Teaching/Assessing qualification
  • Management qualification
  • Strong record of proven clinical leadership
  • Experience of successfully managing the implementation of change.
  • Evidence of successful cost management
  • Evidence of professional leadership, leading to innovation in practice.
  • Evidence of continuous professional development.
  • Strong record of proven clinical leadership
  • Experience of teaching, research and knowledge of current CQC Regulations

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Demonstrate clinical expertise in nursing management, including infection prevention and the implementation of policies and SOPs for safe practice E.g. WHO surgical checklist.
  • In collaboration with the Clinical Director and other consultants maintain a robust clinical governance system to assure patients of the highest standard of care acting within an assurance framework.
  • Act as a change agent and innovator, promoting an effective change culture within the nursing, medical and multi professional teams, with particular reference to current research and relevant NICE guidance.
  • Provide clinical advice to nurses, doctors and clinical professionals throughout the BCH and referring practitioners Participate in development and facilitation of new procedures, techniques and protocols for the BCH actively supporting business development identifying opportunities when possible.
  • Teaching senior nurses to be commercially aware.
  • In collaboration with nursing colleagues and chief nurse promote the nursing strategy and provide specialist advice for own work stream, guiding the staff with the vision of the most advanced hospital in London.

About The Cromwell Hospital and Bupa

Located in the heart of Kensington, Bupa Cromwell Hospital is an international hospital committed to providing the highest quality healthcare for our patients. We are the preferred health care provider for leading consultants, complex patients, international and local patients alike. We deliver an unparalleled patient experience, tailored to cultural needs and are continuously improving best practice.

Bupa's purpose is helping people live longer, healthier, happier lives. Our status, as a company limited by guarantee with no shareholders, enables us to make our customers our focus, reinvesting our profits to provide more and better healthcare for current and future customers.We employ over 86,000 people, principally in the UK, Australia, Spain, Poland, Hong Kong, Chile, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, India, New Zealand and the US.

Around 70% of our revenue is from health insurance, with the rest from health and care provision. We fund healthcare around the world and run clinics, dental centres, hospitals, care homes and retirement villages in a number of countries.

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