Sister / Charge Nurse | University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust

Job details
Posting date: 17 May 2024
Salary: Not specified
Additional salary information: £35,392.00 £42,618.00 Per Annum (PA) Pro Rata.
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 16 June 2024
Location: Southampton, SO14 2AA
Company: University Hospital Southampton NHS FT
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 6323849/188-NM4753

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University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to offer a fantastic opportunity to work with us.

Please see below for detailed job description of the role.

An exciting 13 month secondment opportunity has arisen within the Paediatric Oncology Unit at University Hospital Southampton (UHS).

We are looking for a full-time band 6 nurse who wishes to build on their existing experience, clinical skills and leadership qualities on Piam Brown day unit.

Piam Brown Unit is the Principle Treatment Centre (PCT) for Paediatric Oncology in the South of England taking patients from Hampshire, Dorset, Wiltshire, West Sussex, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Wight. We have 12 Paediatric Oncology Shared Care Units (POSCUs) throughout the region.

The unit consists of a 12 bedded inpatient ward and adjoining day unit within Southampton Children’s Hospital. We care for patients who have been diagnosed with cancer from birth up to 16 years old who require Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (chemotherapy).

The day unit currently operates Monday to Friday 0800 – 1800 and works closely with the in-patient ward to ensure smooth patient movement through the unit. We also work very closely with our colleagues within the POSCUs across the region.

The unit is one of only 2 centres in the UK awarded the title of being a MASCC-Designated centre of excellence in Supportive Care in Cancer.

If you are a highly motivated, compassionate and dedicated individual looking to work in an environment where no two days are the same, come and join our friendly and supportive nursing team at Southampton Children’s Hospital.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Specific to this role we are open to discussing flexibility in the hours that you work. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you need, and we will explore what’s possible for the role and service .UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

You will need to have:
• RSCN/RN Child Branch qualification.
• Previous experience of working in Paediatric oncology.
• You will need to be competent in the administration of intravenous therapy.
• You will need to be competent in the administration of chemotherapy.
• Competence in venesection & cannulation is desirable but not essential as training can be undertaken.

You will:
• Participate in the checking and administration of intravenous drugs.
• Participate in the checking and administration of intravenous chemotherapy.
• Give and receive regular reports on the progress of patients, immediately acting on any changes in the patients’ condition, and reporting them to the relevant health care professional.
• Work and liaise with medical staff and other members of the health care team locally & regionally to ensure that treatments are carried out within agreed policies.
• Co-ordinate the running of the day unit alongside existing band 6 colleagues.

This advert closes on Friday 31 May 2024

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