Chemotherapy Nurse - Cambridge

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10 Jan 2018
15 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Chemotherapy Nurse - Cambridge
We're looking for experienced Chemotherapy Nurses in Cambridge for a private healthcare centre. You must be Band 6 and above for this position.

The primary purpose of the role is to provide assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care to patients. This role is to support the oncology in the day to day management of the chemotherapy team. You will be empowered and accountable for ensuring that our patients undergoing chemotherapy have the most positive experience possible throughout their cancer journey.

You would be responsible for Providing specialist nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through all stages of treatment. Ensuring continuity of a high standard of evidence based nursing care for patients undergoing chemotherapy, assessing health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care This will include Managing a patient caseload, Close liaison with medical consultants, Ordering diagnostic tests within agreed parameters, Running nurse-led clinics.

What do you have that we want?
Work cooperatively within senior leaders, exchange information, and assist the achievement of team objectives and work outcomes.

Maintain your own continuing personal and professional development in accordance with NMC requirements, expectations and business objectives

Achieve a range of clinical competencies as required to fulfil the role

Lead on the specific areas of development of nursing practice within the team

Supervise and participate in the delivery of programmes of education and training according to the identified needs of clients, carers and other involved in their care. Work with junior staff to identify knowledge gaps in relation to chemotherapy patients and ensure staff are appropriately educated

To provide expert knowledge and advice in own specialist area, ensuring maintenance of clinical excellence underpinned by evidence-based practice.

Practice advanced life support in order to facilitate rapid stabilisation and the appropriate on-going management of patients who develop acute treatment complications

Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skills in intravenous access, the management of central venous catheters, venepuncture, and chemotherapy delivery, including the management of anaphylaxis and extravasation

Rotate into the 24-hour on call team to provide out of hours support and triage to patients

Fulfil the role of mentor, providing peer support to staff working within the chemotherapy service

Please reach out to Emma Gorman for more information.