Sister/Charge Nurse - Oncology

26 Feb 2019
26 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care. 

Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties. 

The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.

A 27 bedded inpatient oncology unit, with patients at all stages of their cancer journey, providing acute and complex care. We work as part of a wide MDT and alongside consultants providing treatment for all types of solid tumours. We are a varied ward that includes caring for emergency oncology admissions, acutely unwell patients, those currently undergoing treatments or suffering from the side effects of treatments, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy, and those requiring palliative and end of life care.

Job Description

As an Oncology Sister, you will be providing care for Oncology patients from diagnosis, collaborative treatment planning, chronic pain control, to integration into the community and end of life care. 

This rewarding and yet challenging role allows empathic and caring nursing to utilise the full range of nursing skills from diagnosis support, patient and relative education, administering chemotherapy and treating all illness related symptoms, medically, physically, emotionally and mentally. 

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week on rotation to include long days, nights and weekends.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £45,754- £50,330 (include Shift enhancement) and will be dependent upon skills and experience. 

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Effectively manage and develop a nursing team and provide professional and clinical leadership in the delivery of high quality, safe, cost effective care of patients, families and staff
  • Work across the clinical area with nurses on a one to one/group basis to develop and enhance clinical skills and practice
  • Assume responsibility, as delegated by the Matron for the management of both human and financial resources within the ward in an effective and efficient manner
  • Use clinical expertise and works in a collaborative way to extend the role of nursing to meet the needs of the patient, carer and family
  • Acts as a role model to develop and encourage harmonious working relationships and professional rapport within the department and with other disciplines, departments and external agencies
  • Adopt a team leadership style that motivates and empowers ward staff in attaining and developing high standards of patient care and professional development
  • Manage clinical risk by ensuring all nurses take individual responsibility for the assessment of patient care needs and the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care within the ward

Skills & Experience

  • Registered General Nurse with full NMC registration
  • Experience in the field of Oncology
  • Chemotherapy trained
  • Experience of mentoring and managing change 

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. 

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results. 

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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