Sister/Charge Nurse- Oncology
Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) is a specialist cancer outpatient clinic with an international reputation as a centre of excellence. Protecting and maintaining this level of clinical excellence is therefore central to everything LOC does. We have 20 treatment chairs in our suite at 95/97 Harley Street, along with 8 at 81 Harley Street and 10 at the Platinum Medical Centre. We strive to provide patients with the highest standard of cancer care possible.
Every single person who works at LOC understands that they play an equally valuable role in helping the patient. LOC has a warm, friendly and incredibly supportive environment, where staff feel valued and recognised for their contribution to our reputation. You will work alongside some of the top Oncologists in UK and work closely with patients having full exposure to the whole patient journey. We support our staff and promote career development through a range of training and learning programmes along with a generous benefits package.
The sister/charge nurse is accountable and responsible for the care delivery and nursing management of the unit, including the supervision of staff and students. In order to achieve this the sister/charge nurse will work in a supervisory capacity and be expected to lead and manage team performance thus enhancing the patient experience, improving patient outcomes and contributing to the organisational priorities of improved patient flow, reduction in sickness levels and safe and effective deployment of the nursing workforce. The Senior sister/charge nurse will act as an exemplar role model delivering high standards of care and compassion at all times.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Create and maintain a safe, therapeutic clinical environment for all patients and their families who come to the area
- Co-ordinate all functions and activities to ensure a smooth running service to patients and their families and ensuring that the operational services and the patient pathway experience is first class
- Undertake the first level assessment of the needs of the patient and family.
- Develop and maintain clinical competency in cannulation, care of CVADs and drug administration techniques
- Facilitate enabling, continuity and consistency of the therapeutic effect of care through consultation with the patient, the family and other health care professionals
- Liaise and work closely with relevant Clinical Nurse Specialists / Clinic Doctor / Clinical Team / Consultants / Primary Care Teams in the provision of a professional critical care / cancer nursing service, and use skills identified for the post to provide a specialist input to the care that is planned for and delivered to individual patients
- Assess the educational and informational needs of the patient and family. This includes producing and using appropriate materials to ensure optimum understanding of nursing care and the likely outcome
- Enable the patient and family to participate in the planning of care
- To assist with teaching in preparation for investigations, treatment and home care
Skills & Experience
- NMC Registered Nurse
- Post registration qualification in Cancer/ Chemotherapy Nursing
- Recognised teaching, assessing, mentoring qualification
- Extensive experience within Cancer specialty with significant experience in the outpatient treatment setting
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Evidence of management experience / training
About The Individual
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they can participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, including support staff to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives. The ability to contribute to the development and maintenance of a positive learning environment for colleagues, patients and visitors will be key to the success of this role. The successful candidate will be approachable and personable as well as being an effective negotiator with a ‘can-do’ attitude.