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Staff Nurse – Oncology Ward (The Wellington Hospital)



Salary:£30,001 - £40,000

Facility:The Wellington Hospital

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:31/03/2018

About the facility

Are you a Registered Nurse looking for your first role within Oncology? Or an experienced Oncology Nurse looking for a role that can offer development and progression?

Develop your nursing career with HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare acute and complex care hospital group and winners of 'The Best Private Healthcare provider 2016' and 'Best International Cancer Services provider 2016’.

The Wellington Hospital is the UK's largest independent hospital with over 260 beds and circa 900 employees, spanning 5 sites. We have an international reputation for excellence in complex healthcare and have gained four decades of expertise in treating patients from the UK and overseas.

We are recruiting for an Oncology Staff Nurse to join our Oncology team based at The Wellington Hospital in St Johns Wood, London (NW8 9LE).

Our Oncology ward is an 18 bedded unit which provides high quality care to patients in first class private rooms with the latest in innovative treatments and cutting edge technology. We treat a range of different types of cancer and conditions; including Cancer Care, Gastro, Gynaecological, Skin, Liver/HPB Cancers as well as Breast Care.

Job Description

As an Oncology Staff Nurse, you will be providing care for Oncology patients from diagnosis, collaborative treatment planning, chronic pain control, to integration into the community and end of life care.

This rewarding and yet challenging role allows empathic and caring nursing to utilise the full range of nursing skills from diagnosis support, patient and relative education, administering chemotherapy and treating all illness related symptoms, medically, physically, emotionally and mentally.

• Job Type: Full time post, permanent role.
• Hours: 37.5 hours per week.
• Shift Pattern: 11.5 hour shifts - 8am to 8:30pm or 8pm to 8:30am (Rotation and flexibility required
for days, nights and weekends)
• Salary: £31,630 - £35,822 per annum plus 9% shift enhancement.
• Benefits: Mentorship programme training, structured career development, funded courses,
health & wellbeing support system, pension, private medical cover and much more.

Duties & Responsibilities

• Reporting to the Sister/Charge Nurse your role as a Staff Nurse is to treat all patients in their private
room environment with dignity and respect, focusing on making a difference by offering
individualised and one-on-one patient care and comfort to them and their relatives.
• Assess, plan, deliver, evaluate and implement the highest of nursing standards covering
specialisms; Cancer Care, Breast Care, Gastro, Skin, Liver and HPB.
• Work in a highly experienced and specialist multi-disciplinary team, alongside leading specialist
nurses and world class consultants. Utilise and work with all support services internally and
• Build strong relationships with your patient and your support team, closely monitor conditions of
patients and report any concerns as necessary.
• Administer Chemotherapy if qualified, conduct patient teaching, managing their illness and
accurately document all patient records onto the computerised systems.
• Adhere to all patient safety standard operating procedures, codes of conduct in line with NMC and
Clinical Governance policies.
• Take part in ward audits and contribute to the ongoing research based care and other practice
development initiatives.

Skills and Experience

• Registered General Nurse with full NMC registration.
• Experience in the field of Oncology or Medical and/or Surgical
• Chemo trained is desirable but not essential.
• Excellent communication skills who utilizes an emphatic and caring approach to patients whose
diagnosis and treatment are often painful and life-threatening.
• Supportive team player who is flexible to the needs of the department and willing to progress and
continuously develop.

About the Individual

HCA Healthcare UK offers ground-breaking innovation, leading the way in complex care. The strength of the Wellington Hospital’s Cancer Care service is the combination of specialists we have working with our patients. Consultant surgeons, physician and clinical nurse specialists join the oncologists in a series of multidisciplinary team meetings to ensure surgical and non-surgical treatment options are discussed in full. Each patient is fully involved in their care pathway and treatment decisions.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process. We look forward to meeting you!