Job overview

We are currently recruiting a dynamic Band 5 Registered Nurse with at least more than 1 year experience for our busy but friendly Haematology Day Unit.

We look after patients with different haematology condition on our department which has 11 chairs. It is a fast-paced department where you develop excellent time management skills while extending your nursing skills.

Our Registered Nurses take great pride in providing quality and compassionate patient care. These roles are essential to the experience of our patients and their relatives and carers and they complement the clinical care provided by our multi-disciplinary team of doctors and therapists. In addition the staff nurses assists in quality initiatives, supports more junior staff and takes a leading role within the department.

Main duties of the job

The main duties include planning the delivery of patient care and taking responsibility for implementing and evaluating that care, using an appropriate nursing model.

To provide advice and education to patients, staff and learners within the directorate as required.

To develop communication networks across specialities and throughout the multidisciplinary team.

To be able to prioritise their own workload and of those working with them such as learners and Healthcare Assistants.

Carrying out nursing care to the highest possible standard according to Trust Policies and Practice and Clinical Guidelines.

This requires a thorough understanding of policies and guidance related to for example: infection control, hygiene and individualised patient needs.

To administer oral and intravenous medication, chemotherapy, blood and blood products to patients according to Trust Policy after completing required competences.

The post holder will have a comprehensive knowledge of nursing and will be able to care for a patient from admission to discharge.

Working for our organisation

University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, rated as good by the Care Quality Commission, is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the UK.

We are extremely proud of our employees across our hospital sites, with high quality patient care at the heart of everything we do.

Boasting some of the most modern facilities in Western Europe, the Trust is renowned for being at the forefront of research and innovation as part of its blossoming reputation as a worldwide leader in healthcare.

By joining our exciting journey, you will form part of a passionate, talented team and will be able to access a wide range of learning and development opportunities. There has never been a better time to join our team.

The Trust is committed to building an organisation that makes full use of the talents, skills, experience, and different perspectives available in our diverse society. We want everyone to feel they are respected, valued, can achieve their potential and receive the most appropriate and relevant care. We will create an environment where the equality and human rights principles of fairness, respect, equality, dignity and autonomy are promoted and are part of the organisation’s core values.

At UHCW NHS Trust we actively encourage and support all staff to be COVID19 vaccinated as this remains the best line of defence to protect patients, colleagues, friends and family members.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

1. Accountable for own actions in accordance with the Code of Professional Conduct. Contribute to corporate objectives, acting within local, Trust and statutory guidelines and policies at all times.

2. Effectively communicate information regarding clinical decisions, policy and care pathways to patients/carers and the multi-professional team including situations where difficulties in comprehension occur.

3. A competent practitioner, teaching, assessing and supervising/providing mentorship to appropriate students or junior staff.

4.Responsible for administering chemotherapy treatment in accordance with the trust policy. Training is provided.

5. Managing invasive devices i.e. Central, Hickman, and Picc lines in accordance with trust policy and supervision. Training is provided.

6. Responsible for clinical assessment of a group of patients and management of a team, ensuring appropriate care is planned, implemented and evaluated, involving patients and users.

7. Organisation of cross-departmental/organisational activities to support patient care pathways