Sister for Oncology Wards- Northampton

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Position- Sister for Oncology Wards- Northampton 
Reference – DBONCSIS0
Location – Northampton 
Salary – Up to £35,000 – DOE 
Hours – Full Time – 37.5 Hrs 

Role Purpose : 
• To provide excellent customer service 
• To have day to day management responsibility for the oncology unit and its staff 
• To provide clinical leadership in the effective and efficient management of the ward and its resources 
• Ensure and drive clinical excellence in all aspects of care received by patients 
• Lead and support the nursing team to meet all aspects of the clinical governance agenda 
• Work with the Senior Management Team to deliver the clinical strategy for cancer care services.
• Be a credible role model maintaining high professional standards at all times 
• Work with the team to maintain and enhance the customer service and satisfaction 

Core Responsibilities:
• Provide clinical leadership to ensure the highest standards of clinical practice
• Develop and co-ordinate systems and processes which support delivery of the clinical governance agenda
• Clinical educator, mentor and coach
• Effective role model
• To have responsibility for the induction of staff to ensure they receive a robust orientation to the unit and hospital including completing all mandatory requirements and thereby equipping the employee with the requisite knowledge to help them fulfil their role and responsibilities
• Build sound working relationships with all consultants by being proactive in establishing mechanisms for involving them in the evaluation and development of the service
• To attend multidisciplinary team meetings and oversee all aspects of the patients pathway from outpatient consultation through to end of treatment
• To lead and continuously develop an enthusiastic team focused on working together to achieve strategic goals.
• To be responsible for the assessment, planning, delivery and evaluation of patient care.  Individual care plans for all patients will be implemented and maintained.
• To work closely with the oncologists, developing the chemotherapy service as required meeting patient needs.
• To encourage patients and their families to be involved in decisions regarding care and treatment.
• To communicate effectively all information relating to patient care to colleagues, consultants and staff working in other departments.
• To support more colleagues and assist in their training and understanding of chemotherapy issues.
• To have a flexible approach to meet the changing needs of health care within the hospital.
• To comply with hospital policies and procedures and to be involved in their regular review, especially those pertaining to the chemotherapy service.
• To comply with all Health & Safety legislation and current COSHH regulations, thereby providing a safe hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors.
• To comply with hospital policy regarding patient confidentiality
• To ensure accurate completion of all care plans and nursing documentation.
• To assist in the control and requisition of consumable products, ensuring an efficient use of supplies.
• To assist with the monitoring and maintenance of equipment used on the wards.
• To report to the Director of Nursing any unusual occurrences and incidents.
• To be involved in the development of departmental quality standards and clinical audit, especially relating to the chemotherapy service.
• To support colleagues and participate in study projects and initiatives, establishing research as an important aid in evaluating the quality of care delivered.
• To continue one’s own professional development by attending study days, in-service training and by personal study.
• To participate fully in individual performance reviews.

Key Accountabilities:
• Basic day to day decision making authority within the role of the job description.
• Participate in the planning of off duty rota considering skill mix, patient dependency, and Key performance indicators.
• Lead the clini9cal audit program within the ward ensuring ongoing improvement
• Participate in recruitment process

Key Performance Indicators: 
• Provision of high standard of nursing care to ensure that the patient satisfaction survey results are in line with the business plan.
• Nursing documentation undertaken in line with hospital standards.
• Positive clinical outcomes
• Retention of staff
• Appraisal objective achievements

Knowledge / Skills / Qualifications:

• NMC registration
• Chemotherapy in cancer care course or equivalent
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Organizational and planning abilities
• Three years post registration experience, one of which must have been caring for patients undergoing chemotherapy/receiving palliative care
• Experience of ward management

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

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