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Junior Sister - Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant (Golden Hello)




Facility:The Harley Street Clinic

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:31/03/2018

About the facility

This opportunity will include our new Golden Hello bonus which will see you receive an additional months pay upon commencement and an additional months payment upon completion of 24 months service. 

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

As the UK’s largest private children’s hospital across two sites, The Portland Hospital and The Harley Street Clinic Children’s Hospital, we offer the full breadth of children’s services, delivered by leading consultant paediatricians, paediatric surgeons and an expert team of nurses and allied healthcare professionals.

The Harley Street Clinic Children’s Hospital is now expanding the paediatric services it offers to our patients, with the introduction of a new dedicated four bedded Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant unit (PBMT). This exciting new unit will treat a variety of malignant and non-malignant haematology conditions in children and young people requiring blood and marrow transplantation, as well as providing autologous transplantation for specific oncology disorders.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work closely with world-leading paediatric haematology consultants, whilst receiving ongoing support from our in-house training and development team, allowing you to provide a seamless world-class service to children and their families.

The unit will be supported by HCA’s Sarah Cannon Research Institute and will also be working towards obtaining JACIE accreditation.

Job Description

As Junior Sister you will provide clinical leadership to the team and ensure the provision of high quality nursing care to children and their families, acting as a role model for staff members as an expert clinical practitioner in bone marrow transplant. As a senior member of the team, you will also be in-charge of night shifts.

This is a full time position: 37.50 hours per week on rotation (Although we will consider flexible working requests)

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is £35,673 - £40,401 plus a 9% shift enhancement and will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Benefits: 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. We can also offer you a relocation packages if you are living outside of London or the UK. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes the development of your skills and knowledge.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the provision of excellent, evidence based nursing care for the children and their families, ensuring each child is assessed and that their care is planned, implemented and evaluated

  • Promote Family Centred Care and ensure the provision of a welcoming, caring and safe environment for the children and their families; communicating complex information

  • Provide clinical expertise within the field of paediatric bone marrow and haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT)

  • Awareness of and competence in the management of haematological emergencies

  • Competent in the administration of medication, systemic anti-cancer therapy and HSC and/or bone marrow infusions

  • Competent in the care and maintenance of central venous access devices

  • Actively manage the department on a daily basis, ensuring skill mix appropriate and planning ahead.

  • Assist in the development and review of policies and standards for the safe use of equipment and any new equipment introduced to the department.

  • Participate in events or publications that promote The Harley Street Clinic and Children’s Hospital and children’s nursing.

Skills and Experience

As a child registered nurse, you will have extensive experience of working within an acute transplant unit and chemo competent. As you will be incharge on shifts, it is also important you have a mentoring qualification and experience of leading a department.

About the Individual

As the successful candidate, you will be calm and capable under pressure within a team in an environment with constantly changing priorities. You will also be professional, have excellent interpersonal skills, and recognise the need to work flexibly to best serve the needs of our department and patients.

Ready to support with the development of a new service? Please send through your details and we would be happy to accommodate an informal visit as part of your application process and look forward to meeting you!