Registered Nurse - Oncology and Haematology

Location
Norwich, Norfolk (GB)
Salary
£23,023 - £29,608 per annum, pro rata
Posted
01 Feb 2019
Closes
14 Feb 2019
Ref
234-19-DOH-02A
Contract Type
Permanent

Full and part time vacancies for Oncology and Haematology

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is home to one of the largest Acute Oncology and Haematology services in the UK which recently scored 100% in our friends and family test.  The service, which is a centre of excellence, operates as one department covering Acute and Palliative care and has recently undergone a period of expansion and refurbishment. 

Due to this investment in patient care, we currently have newly created vacancies on both our dedicated Oncology ward and our brand new Haematology ward for Registered Nurses.

  • Mulbarton ward is the dedicated home of our Acute and Palliative Oncology service. As a ward we care for patients from acute new diagnosis through radiation and symptom control post treatment and end of life care.
  • Mattishall ward is our brand new Haematology ward which will take over the chemotherapy treatment and stem cell transplants for our inpatients allowing us to expand the service further.
  • The department also has a day unit for chemotherapy patients.
  • The department is further supported by a 7 days a week acute oncology service with its own assessment and treatment area.
  • The team is also actively involved with medial trails both local and national as we constantly strive to improve patient care.

The team, including Clinical nurse Specialists and Medical staff work together to provide exemplary care and are supported by staff education, development and clinical supervision.  

“Just to say a massive thank you to you all, you’ve helped me so much to cope with such a difficult time.  From the minute I first walked in I felt at ease, I was so worried but your smiley faces and upbeat atmosphere soon relaxed me.  I just can’t thank you all enough, your cheerful ness has been so lovely when you feel so down and it has helped me cope.”

Duties of the role will include

Patient communication, information giving and support
Holistic care 

Acute Oncology / Haematology triage

Radioactive iodine treatment
Chemotherapy administration through learning package
Blood product support
IV drug therapies
Advanced symptom control
Enhanced skills including venepuncture, cannulation and CVAD access Stem cell re-infusion

 Hours of work– 37.5 hours per week, 12 hour shifts, 7 days a week including night shifts.

Why NNUH?

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is the sixth largest acute teaching hospital in the UK, with a workforce of over 7,500 working in multi-disciplinary teams to provide outstanding care for patients. 

Housed in a stunning purpose built, modern hospital with bright and airy atriums flooding the building with beautiful Norfolk sunshine, NNUH has strong links to the University of East Anglia and Norwich Research Park.  These connections allow NNUH to shine as an example of a Trust supporting staff development and allowing everyone the opportunity to achieve their potential.

Why Norwich?

Whatever you want in life - wild, open spaces, tranquility, culture, excitement or nightlife, you will find it here. Norfolk is a place where you can balance work and leisure to get the life you want for you and your family.

In Norwich a staggering 77% of people say they love their job.   Although less than 2 hours from London and serviced by excellent transport links , Norwich is one of few UK cities that still retain a strong local identity and with that a strong sense of community – people walk down the street and say hello to each other, baristas remember our coffee order, you get to know about interesting local projects.

This strong sense of self along with excellent shopping, eating out, affordable house prices and excellent schooling is why Norwich has been ranked by the Guardian as the best city to work in.

Norwich is really easy to access and is well connected to the rest of the UK.  We have the recently improved A11 which connects Norfolk to Cambridge, London and beyond. Greater Anglia runs fantastic services to and from London every 30 minutes for as little as £10 each way. There are also direct rail services from Manchester, Nottingham and Cambridge. 

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