Join us and become part of the most engaged workforce of any NHS trust in England, according to the latest national NHS Staff Survey results – for the second year running.
You will be joining a dynamic and forward-looking organisation in the heart of the capital where you can develop your career and broaden your horizons.
We think you will enjoy working for us but you don’t have to take our word for it – 79% of staff who took part in the latest national NHS Staff Survey would recommend Guy’s and St Thomas’ as a place to work.
Are you passionate about a career in cancer care or end of life care?
Do you strive to challenge yourself both clinically and professionally?
Do you advocate for patients and relatives and approach difficult conversations head on?
If so, we want you to join us!
We are looking for experienced nurses to join our team of Band 6 senior staff and help us continue in leading the way in individualised cancer care for our inpatients.
Hedley Atkins ward is a 24 bedded Oncology ward caring for people with cancer both undergoing active treatment such as chemotherapy/radiotherapy, as well as those coming towards the end of their cancer journey.
Excellent communication skills are required along with an ability to manage a caseload of patients in a proactive way; you will be expected to be flexible and well organised in your approach to your work. Our band 6 nurses are expected to co-ordinate the workload of the unit, supporting staff and deputising for the Ward Manager in their absence. A qualification in mentorship is essential in this role as you will be expected to support, teach and mentor junior staff, students and nursing assistants, enabling them to develop their knowledge and skills.
You will gain experience in the following:
-chemotherapy, radiotherapy and adjuvent therapies
-palliative care and symptom control
-end of life care
-caring for teenagers and young adults with cancer
-complex communication skills such as breaking bad news
-managerial skills such as complaint management, root cause analysis and day to day management of the ward.
We are an energetic team who love to go the extra mile for our patients and colleagues. If the above excites you, we would love to hear from you.
Closing Date 21 August 2018
Interview Date 4th September 2018
For further details / informal visits contact:
Informal visits are highly recommended please contact Dennis Paquiz on email: Apply
Ward Manager Apply
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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.
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