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Advanced Nurse Practitioner-Haematology


Location:North West

Salary:£40,001 - £50,000

Facility:The Christie Clinic

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:09/02/2018

About the facility

The Christie Private Care is a Joint Venture partnership between HCA Healthcare UK and The Christie NHS Foundation Trust and is located in Manchester

Originally opened in 2010, The Christie Private Care provides excellent care for patients requiring treatment and diagnostics for a wide range of cancer specialities. There is a dedicated 18-bedded in patient ward for patients who are undergoing surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, end of life care, and those who are experiencing difficulties with their treatments. There is also a 12-chair dedicated Chemotherapy Unit and Outpatient department, along with a Radiotherapy department.

The Christie Private Care Haematology Unit comprises of 5 hepa-filtered single rooms and 1 non hepa-filtered room, led by a Ward Manager and a team of nurses with a wealth of knowledge and experience in Haematology, Bone Marrow and Stem Cell Transplantation. There are 3 dedicated consultants who lead the Haematology Unit and there is a shared Transplant programme between The Christie Private Care and The Christie NHS Trust. The Christie Private Care also received JACIE accreditation in 2016 and they link in with the EBMT training programme

This post is an exciting opportunity to lead the evolution of the Haematology Unit as it continues to grow, and be at the centre of developing new pathways aligned to the role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP).

We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Job Description

The Advanced Nurse Practitioner in Urgent Care will be accountable for providing care for the presenting patient from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to treatment and evaluation of care. As an autonomous critical thinker, they will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills. They will communicate and work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to meet the needs of patients, supporting the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

Salary between £42,117 -£46,796 plus HCA benefits

Working hours 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm

Please email grace.blake@hcahealthcare.co.uk for a copy of the job description.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Utilising expert decision making and problem solving skills to assess, support the diagnosis, risk assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs

  • In collaboration with the lead Doctor use advanced critical-thinking to analyse and interpret patient history, presenting symptoms, physical findings and diagnostic information to develop the appropriate differential diagnoses

  • Order necessary investigations as required

  • Provide treatment and care both individually and as part of a team through the timely and appropriate referral to other health professionals when patient needs and risks are not within own scope of practice

  • Discuss and agree assessment outcomes with patients, carers and other health care professionals, to enable them to make informed decisions regarding treatment

  • Demonstrate understanding of health and disease, including physical, sociological, physiological and cultural aspects

  • Develop and maintain close working relationships with consultant users, nursing and other staff in the hospital, working collaboratively with all health care professionals and disciplines to ensure that the patient remains the focus of care provision

  • Provide advanced nurse practitioner cover during hours of duty and to act, as may be reasonably required, on instructions given by the consultants regarding patient’s management.

  • Undertake a daily ward round with a member of the nursing staff and / or Lead Consultant/Consultant Specialist ensuring patients are visited where appropriate.

  • Assess patients at the request of the nurse in charge and intervene appropriately to assist the patient in complex, urgent or emergency situations. This may include initiation of effective emergency care as part of the emergency response team.

  • Make entries in the patients’ medical record of any changes in their condition or any actions undertaken. Notes should be legible, dated, timed and signed.

  • Attend emergencies in both inpatient and outpatient areas as requested.

  • Undertake certain routine medical procedures as required such as venepuncture, cannulation, setting up an intravenous infusion, inserting a urinary catheter, arterial blood sampling, or ECGs

  • Be competent in Bone Marrow Aspiration

Skills and Experience

  • Registered Nursing Degree

  • Registered MSc - RCN Accredited Advanced Nursing Practitioner

  • NMC accredited Nurse Independent Prescriber

  • Mentor/teaching qualification

  • Relevant Haematology Qualification

  • Clinical supervision training and experience

  • Advanced clinical practice skills in the management of patients with complex needs

  • Clinical examination skills

  • Advanced Communication Skills

  • Nurse-led management of illness and injury/triage

  • Clinical leadership skills

About the Individual

You will be an excellent communicator with the sensitivity to deliver difficult information to patients and their families when necessary. You will be a mentor to the rest of the team with strong change management experience.