Oncology Sister

The Harley Street Clinic
05 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

About The Facility

The entire focus of our cancer unit, from the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to leading drug development and treatment options, is centred on the needs of the individual patient. The Harley Street Clinic was the first in the UK to treat patients using a technology known as the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system. We have been treating patients with CyberKnife technology since 2009 and therefore have the most clinical experience in the UK.

We carry out highly specialist cancer surgery involving procedures in the following areas; Breast, Gynaecological, Colorectal, Upper gastro-intestine, Head and Neck, Hepatobiliary and Sarcoma

Salary: £39,174 - £45,419 + 9% enhancement for nights, evenings & weekend work.

Job Description

The sister/charge nurse is accountable and responsible for the care delivery and nursing management of the unit, including the supervision of staff and students. In order to achieve this the sister/charge nurse will work in a supervisory capacity and be expected to lead and manage team performance thus enhancing the patient experience, improving patient outcomes and contributing to the organisational priorities of improved patient flow, reduction in sickness levels and safe and effective deployment of the nursing workforce. The Senior sister/charge nurse will act as an exemplar role model delivering high standards of care and compassion at all times.

Duties & Responsibilities

If you have significant experience in oncology/haematology/chemotherapy nursing, it's your chance to join a world-class team and help provide exceptional healthcare for patients from across the UK and beyond.

The role of the Staff Nurse will see you arranging and implementing individualised care plans for our patients. That will mean undertaking a variety of oncology interventions, closely monitoring patients and maintaining accurate records. You'll need excellent time management skills, as well as the ability to plan and prioritise care effectively.

We pride ourselves on taking a holistic approach to cancer care. So as well as meeting individual care plans, you will ensure we maintain a welcoming environment for the families of patients. That means you'll need not just strong communication skills, but also excellent interpersonal skills.

As well as your day-to-day clinical duties, you will also provide support to junior members of the team and help us to develop the department.

This is an excellent opportunity not just to help provide some of the most advanced cancer care in the world, but also to build a career with an internationally renowned hospital group.

  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate care to meet the patient and their family's needs
  • Plan and deliver care for admissions and discharges
  • Early recognition of clinical problems and report or take appropriate action
  • Maintain accurate records
  • Undertake extended roles such as venepuncture, cannulation and phlebotomy
  • Initiate improvements and developments in clinical issues and delivery of care
  • All ad hoc nursing duties as required by senior staff, including potential deputising for seniors in their absence

Skills & Experience

  • NMC Registered Nurse (RN Adult)
  • Experience in oncology/haematology is essential
  • All applicants must be able to administer chemotherapy

About The Individual

The successful candidate will be adaptable and able to meet changing working patterns and case-load, working independently as well as within the team. They will possess a passion for delivering customer service and a desire to provide an exceptional patient experience. Due to the nature of the role, adherence to policy, procedure and guidelines will be of paramount importance in conjunction with the customer-centric attitude.