London Bridge Hospital – London
Clinical Nurse Specialist – Apheresis
London, Private Care at Guy’s (Part of London Bridge Hospital)
Full Time 37.5 hours per week (Monday – Friday
Salary: Competitive dependent on skills and experience
We are also offering an attractive £5000 Golden Hello welcome incentive payment to successful candidates who join us before 29.02.2024
We’re looking for a skilled Apheresis Clinical Nurse Specialist to become part of our growing haemato-oncology team at London Bridge Hospital, Private Care at Guy’s. The Apheresis Unit will provide Autologous and Stem Cell Harvesting and ad hoc Therapeutic procedures such as Plasma Exchanges and White Blood Cell Depletions. Future plans will involve the process of starting CAR- T therapy and Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplant within our Transplantation Programme.
Private Care at Guy’s, one of our state-of-the art cancer centres and, currently rated “Outstanding” by the CQC. Featuring theatres, chemotherapy and radiotherapy, oncology and surgical wards, and a four-bed intensive care unit we deliver a level of care rarely found in the private sector. A centre of excellence, we’re also constantly at the forefront of clinical innovation, whether that’s through our investment in pioneering robotic surgery, our JACIE accredited stem cell transplantation unit for blood cancers and Multiple Sclerosis or other treatments, such as revolutionary bispecific antibody therapy, which we’re currently the only private hospital able to offer.
As the apheresis/haematology CNS, you will lead the development of the apheresis unit situated in H3 ward of London Bridge Hospital, Private Care at Guy’s alongside the apheresis clinical lead and the project and quality manager. Your key responsibilities are in relation to governance and the running operationally of the apheresis service, ensuring that we meet the regulatory and accreditation requirements in order to commence the service as soon as possible. Once the apheresis unit has been established, you will serve as a source of knowledge and are expected to train the haematology clinical nurse specialists with apheresis procedures to serve as reinforcements. Apheresis procedures are expected to be initially once a week only, therefore you will also be required to work together with the other haematology clinical nurse specialists in coordinating stem cell transplant and reviewing patients. You will have primary responsibility for the provision of specialist nursing for people undergoing apheresis procedures, practicing autonomously as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team. You will also have the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in apheresis and undertake a range of nurse led activities with the appropriate training. As the post holder, you will work closely with the wider MDT to deliver excellent, compassionate, patient centred care. You are expected to continue your own professional development and keep up to date with developments in the field of Haemato-Oncology, Apheresis and Stem Cell Transplantation.
At HCA UK we care about what you care about. We care that you want to deliver the very best care. We care that you want a career you can be proud of. We care that you want working conditions that support your health and wellbeing. Let us care for you and your career, the same way you do for others.
What you’ll bring:
- NMC Registration
- Haematology/Oncology experience or stem cell transport experience
- Evidence of post-registration education/qualification relevant to specialty
Why HCA UK?
Originally founded over 50 years ago by Dr Thomas Frist, HCA has gone on to become one of the world’s leading healthcare providers. In the UK, we’re one of the largest providers of privately funded healthcare and have invested over £500 million in the latest treatments, technology, techniques, medication and facilities. Being part of a large multisite, established healthcare group we can offer you unrivalled opportunities for career progression through internal and external courses, as well as working conditions that prioritise both your mental and physical wellbeing.
We believe that by caring for our employees, we empower them to provide exceptional care for our patients. That’s why we offer a host of flexible benefits that reflect the invaluable contribution they make every day. As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you’ll be eligible for:
- 25 days holiday each year (plus bank holidays) increasing with service, with option to buy or sell leave to suit you
- Private Healthcare Insurance for treatment at our leading hospitals
- Private pension contribution which increases with length of service
- Season Ticket Loan and Cycle to Work scheme
- Group Life Assurance from day one
- Critical illness cover
- Enhanced Maternity and Paternity pay
- Corporate staff discount for all facilities including Maternity packages at The Portland
- Comprehensive range of flexible health, protection and lifestyle benefits to suit you
- Discounts with over 800 major retailers
Diversity and Inclusion
Patients first. Colleagues always. That’s the guiding philosophy behind our approach to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging. We believe healthcare is built on a foundation of inclusion, compassion and respect for our patients and for each other. By working together with our colleagues we’re creating a truly inclusive environment, where individual differences are celebrated and everyone can achieve their potential.
We believe everyone should feel comfortable to bring their full self to work and be afforded the same opportunities. That’s why we’re happy to discuss flexible working arrangements to suit your needs as well as offer reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, and in the workplace, to anyone that needs them.