Staff Nurse - Private Patients Opd & Mdu
Job overview We are currently looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Band 5 Staff Nurse to join our team on the medical day unit and outpatient department at Cavendish Square.Having opened in April , Cavendish Square is a new private diagnostic and treatment centre located close to Harley Street. Our service provides access to many same day diagnostic tests and procedures alongside a medical day unit where we administer a variety of systemic anti-cancer treatments (SACT) to our patients.This is an exciting role, where you will enjoy supporting the nursing team across the outpatient and day unit ambulatory care setting. Working in our outpatient department you will have the opportunity to work closely with consultants; supporting patients undergoing diagnostic tests for suspected cancer as well as those who are referred for further oncology care and treatment. Within our medical day unit, you will develop the skills and knowledge needed to provide holistic care to patients receiving SACT. This is dynamic and fast paced environment and will offer the opportunity to develop in a wide variety of oncology nursing skills across a multitude of specialities.Although previous oncology or SACT experience is desirable, if successful you will be fully supported to develop the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in your role. Main duties of the job To plan, document, deliver and evaluate evidence-based nursing care for patients in a responsible and efficient way, which has been drawn up in conjunction with the co-ordinator of the shiftTo develop a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of patients with cancer and the different treatment modalities administered within the unit.To develop an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of managing a shift with the guidance of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse. Detailed job description and main responsibilities For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.These responsibilities will be carried out under the guidance of the shift co-ordinator: To complete the first level assessment of the patients needs to gain an understanding of the physiological, psycho-social, spiritual and cultural needs of the patients with cancer and their families and to develop a positive, realistic and supportive attitude to ensure that the needs of the patient and family are met. To assist with teaching patients in preparation for investigations, treatment and home careTo be aware of the side effects of any treatment in progress, and adopt a problem-solving approach to minimise the potentially adverse reactions.Be involved in the direct delivery of skilled specialised nursing care with supervision until competent, e.g. wound dressings, removal of drains, and insertion of urinary catheters.To develop an awareness of the protocols involved for patients undergoing clinical trials.To be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.To be rostered as part of the ward to care for patients over a 24 hr period. Person specification Education/Qualifications Essential criteria RegistrationEvidence of ongoing professional development Desirable criteria Qualification in oncology or speciality Diploma or Degree level study (or equivalent) Recognised teaching qualification Experience Essential criteria Experience in intravenous drug administrationSufficient post registration nursing experience in oncology or speciality to be confident and competent in using the required skills to do the job Desirable criteria Experience in chemotherapy administrationExperience in Clinical ManagementEvidence of relevant teaching experienceKnowledge and understanding of clinical trials management Skills Abilities/knowledge Desirable criteria Venepuncture and/or cannulation skillsEvidence of effective negotiating and influencing skillsAbility to lead a teamAbility to motivate others The Royal Marsden values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of underrepresented minority groups. We particularly welcome applications from Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates and candidates with disabilities. As a Disability Confident Employer, we are working to create a workplace that enables all staff to reach their full potential. We are committed to this because we know that greater diversity and inclusion will lead to an even greater positive impact for the people we serve.Due to the high volumes of applications we receive, we reserve the right to close any adverts before the published closing date once we have received a sufficient number of applications. We advise you to submit your application as early as possible to prevent disappointment.All applicants will be contacted by email to the address supplied on your application. Applicants are advised to check their email accounts regularly and to ensure that email filters are set to allow our emails.Flu Vaccination What We Expect of our StaffAt The Royal Marsden we have an immune compromised patient population who we must protect as much as we can against the flu virus. Each year, seasonal flu affects thousands of people in the UK. Occurring mainly in winter, it is an infectious respiratory disease capable of producing symptoms ranging from those similar to a common cold, through to very severe or even fatal disease.The wellbeing of our staff and patients is of the upmost importance to us, and it is the expectation of The Royal Marsden that all patient-facing staff have an annual flu vaccination, provided free of charge by the Trust. Applicant requirements You must have appropriate UK professional registration. 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