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BANK - Paediatric Bone Marrow Transplant





Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:29/03/2019

About the facility

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

We are looking for experienced Nurses to join our Bank within the new PBMT unit, where you will work as a skilled member of the nursing team, providing a high standard of holistic family centred care to the children and their families.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide the highest standard of nursing care for the children and their families within BMT unit. Planning, assessing, implementing and evaluating programmes of care for individual children and to supervise other staff in this activity.
  • Recognise, react and appropriately manage haematological and oncological emergencies, reporting these appropriately and in a timely manner
  • Ensure an ongoing welcoming, caring and safe environment is provided for the children and their families.
  • Act as an advocate for the child and family, providing them with information and support and directing them to the relevant support services where appropriate.
  • Communicate complex and sensitive information effectively to patients, carers and other staff, overcoming any barriers to understanding and providing support during distressing or emotional events.
  • Start planning discharges from admission, liaising with the multidisciplinary team, other departments and community services as necessary.
Skills and Experience

As a child registered nurse, you will have experience of working within an acute transplant unit.

About the Individual

You will have strong experience of having worked with acute/chronically sick children with an up to date understanding of professional and current issues in children’s nursing. You will have excellent interpersonal skills and a commitment to providing world class patient care at all times and be adaptable and able to meet changing working patterns and case-load, working independently as well as within the team.