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DATE ADDED: Wed 05/06/2019

Junior Sister / Charge Nurse - Stem Cell Transplant Unit

London, UK


JOB TYPE: Permanent

The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest independently owned non-profit hospital, where we pride ourselves on our values, and putting the patient at the heart of everything we do. We have an exciting opportunity for a Junior Sister / Charge Nurse in Stem Cell Transplant (Band 6) at our Duchess of Devonshire Wing (Cancer Centre) in Central London, W1G 6JA. The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest independently owned non-profit hospital, and we have been providing exceptional care since 1932. We have 8 premises, where we perform highly complex procedures as well as routine surgery & medicine. Our main hospital spans 8 floors comprising of 234 beds and 10 theatres, and The Duchess of Devonshire Wing is our award-winning cancer centre, which includes state-of-the-art radiotherapy, chemotherapy suites and 47 dedicated patient bedrooms for Oncology & Haematology patients. Our Oncology Inpatients Ward comprises of 18 beds, all in separate, private en-suite rooms. We treat a range of cancers at The London Clinic including; Brain, Pancreatic, Cervical, Head & Neck, Bowel, Lung, Prostate, Bladder, Neuroendocrine, Skin, and Uterine cancer. Our stem cell transplant unit comprises 12 beds, and we treat acute leukaemia, lymphomas and other malignant haematology. We are the first private independent hospital to gain JACIE accreditation and we are also the preferred provider as a stem cell harvesting centre for the Anthony Nolan and other Registries Job Description As a Junior Sister / Charge Nurse in Stem Cell Transplant you will work in a clinical and service development capacity to ensure the service to patients is planned, delivered and evaluated in line with current evidence. This is a full time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday). This position has a competitive salary ranging between £37,005 - £47,024 alongside a comprehensive benefits package including: contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 17%); Private Medical Healthcare; 25 day’s annual leave; season ticket travel loan and a wide range of discounts with a variety of retailers and services. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education. Duties & Responsibilities
•Responsible for the delivery of high standards of care and service to the patients, and to work within a team to provide assessment and evaluation of care.
•Ensure that drug administration and control is in accordance with legislative requirements and the clinic regulations.
•Participate in the Cancer Centre triage bleep holder scheme.
•Develop and participate in research based practice, quality assurance and clinical and local audits.
•Act as a role model, with a willingness to be a mentor to junior nurses.
•Encourage good working relationships within the multidisciplinary team, and deputising for Sister / Charge Nurses in their absence.
•Must be a chemotherapy giver.
•Must be passionate about haematology and stem cell transplant. Skills & Experience
•Registered Nurse with valid NMC pin.
•Post registration experience within an Oncology/Haematology Unit, with experience in Stem Cell Transplantation.
•Knowledge and ability to administer intravenous cytotoxic drugs, and experience in the management of Central Venous Catheters.
•To have an up to date knowledge of current chemotherapy protocols and drugs, as well as transplant related treatments, and the haematological Accreditation Standards.
•Highly motivated individual who possesses strong communication, interpersonal, and organisational skills. Join a supportive and warm working culture, where your contribution is valued, and you can help us deliver our three core values: Caring, Inspiring and Pioneering, which summarise our belief in integrity, compassion and high quality service. We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes. The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.