Staff Nurse – Oncology Ward
As an Oncology Staff Nurse, you will be providing care for Oncology patients from diagnosis, collaborative treatment planning, chronic pain control, to integration into the community and end of life care. This rewarding and yet challenging role allows empathic and caring nursing to utilise the full range of nursing skills from diagnosis support, patient and relative education, administering chemotherapy and treating all illness related symptoms, medically, physically, emotionally and mentally. • Job Type: Full time post, permanent role. • Hours: 37.5 hours per week. • Shift Pattern: 11.5 hour shifts - 8am to 8:30pm or 8pm to 8:30am (Rotation and flexibility required for days, nights and weekends) • Salary: £31,972 - £35,366 per annum (subject to experiance & record to achievement) plus 9% shift enhancement. • Benefits: Mentorship programme training, structured career development, funded courses, health & wellbeing support system, pension, private medical cover and much more.
Duties & Responsibilities
• Reporting to the Sister/Charge Nurse your role as a Staff Nurse is to treat all patients in their private room environment with dignity and respect, focusing on making a difference by offering individualised and one-on-one patient care and comfort to them and their relatives. • Assess, plan, deliver, evaluate and implement the highest of nursing standards covering specialisms; Cancer Care, Breast Care, Gastro, Skin, Liver and HPB. • Work in a highly experienced and specialist multi-disciplinary team, alongside leading specialist nurses and world class consultants. Utilise and work with all support services internally and externally. • Build strong relationships with your patient and your support team, closely monitor conditions of patients and report any concerns as necessary. • Administer Chemotherapy if qualified, conduct patient teaching, managing their illness and accurately document all patient records onto the computerised systems. • Adhere to all patient safety standard operating procedures, codes of conduct in line with NMC and Clinical Governance policies. • Take part in ward audits and contribute to the ongoing research based care and other practice development initiatives.
Skills & Experience
• Registered General Nurse with full NMC registration. • Experience in the field of Oncology or Medical and/or Surgical • Chemo trained is desirable but not essential. • Excellent communication skills who utilizes an emphatic and caring approach to patients whose diagnosis and treatment are often painful and life-threatening. • Supportive team player who is flexible to the needs of the department and willing to progress and continuously develop.
About The Individual
HCA Healthcare UK offers ground-breaking innovation, leading the way in complex care. The strength of the Wellington Hospital’s Cancer Care service is the combination of specialists we have working with our patients. Consultant surgeons, physician and clinical nurse specialists join the oncologists in a series of multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure surgical and non-surgical treatment options are discussed in full. Each patient is fully involved in their care pathway and treatment decisions. If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process. We look forward to meeting you!