Staff Nurse - Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant

City of London, London / London
£31630 - £35822 per annum + enhancements + benefits
20 Sep 2017
20 Oct 2017
HCA Healthcare
Contract Type
Full Time

HCA Healthcare UK - World's largest private acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services' provider 2016.

As the UK's largest private children's hospital across two sites, The Portland Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital, we offer the full breadth of children's services, delivered by leading consultant paediatricians, paediatric surgeons and an expert team of nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

The Harley Street Clinic Children's Hospital is now expanding the paediatric services it offers to our patients, with the introduction of a new dedicated four bedded Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant unit (PBMT). This exciting new unit will treat a variety of malignant and non-malignant haematology conditions in children and young people requiring blood and marrow transplantation, as well as providing autologous transplantation for specific oncology disorders.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work closely with world-leading paediatric haematology consultants, whilst receiving ongoing support from our in-house training and development team, allowing you to provide a seamless world-class service to children and their families.

The unit will be supported by HCA's Sarah Cannon Research Institute and will also be working towards obtaining JACIE accreditation.

Job Description

The staff nurse in PBMT will work as a skilled member of the nursing team, providing a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and their families.

Salary between £31,630pa upto to £35,822pa plus enhancements and benefits)

Shift patterns TBC

Benefits: We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families across the BMT and Oncology unit.
  • Plan, assess, implement and evaluate programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
  • Achieve and maintain clinical competency in the nursing care of patients who receive chemotherapy, radiotherapy and undergo autologous and allogeneic transplants
  • Achieve and maintain competency in the care and management of central venous access devices
  • Recognise, react and appropriately manage haematological and oncological emergencies, reporting these appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
  • Act as an advocate for the child and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
  • Identify any Safeguarding issues and manage these effectively, escalating as necessary
  • Start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
  • Develop and maintain clinical skills and knowledge necessary to provide holistic, evidence based nursing care.
  • To be competent in the administration of medication.
  • To support members of the ward team and ensure that all patients receive appropriate care acting as a role model at all times
  • To work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team. To ensure that treatments prescribed by the medical staff are carried out, and that multidisciplinary team members including Consultants are informed of changes in the patient's condition.

Skills & Experience

  • NMC Child Registered Nurse (RN Child/RSCN)
  • Assessing & Mentoring qualification
  • Relevant courses / experience in paediatric nursing
  • Safeguarding Level 3 course
  • PILS course
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development linked to demonstrable competencies
  • Administration of IV drugs
  • Experience of supervising and assessing students
  • Previous experience within a PBMT unit

About The Individual

You will have strong experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children with an up to date understanding of professional and current issues in children's nursing. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing world class patient care at all times.

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