Blood, Cells and Cancer Immunology Specialist Nurse Band 6 WTE
The Immunology Team has an exciting opportunity for a band 6 CNS to join our team.
Our team provides expert care and support to children, young people, and families with a wide range of Primary Immune Deficiencies (PIDs). The disorders we treat are often rare and genetically inherited and presentations range from acute and life-threatening illness to stable lifelong conditions requiring careful monitoring. Our work is very rewarding, as children experience positive outcomes, and we build meaningful relationships with families over time.
The Immunology service at GOSH leads on pioneering Gene therapy and Thymus transplantation and research and innovation is embedded in our clinical practice. We are also proud to be part of the national pilot programme for newborn screening (NBS) for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID). We offer cutting edge, complex and lifesaving treatments as well as excellent medical and multi-disciplinary specialist care.
The Immunology Nursing team consists of band 6 & 7 Clinical Nurse Specialists, Research Nurses and Specialist nurses all of whom have their own designated cohort of patients. It is an experienced, dynamic, and friendly team who always put the child first and at the centre of the care.
Main duties of the job
o To act as a resource to families during the child and family hospital admission and help facilitate continuity of care between inpatient and outpatient To support patients requiring the Immunoglobulin Replacement Therapy (IGRT) service IVIg /homecare SCIg. Initiate, prepare, and commence therapy including education for child and family. Monitoring as per NHS England IGRT framework. Set up shared-care service level Review and request IGRT homecare prescriptions for delegated patient cohort; alongside Consultant, Lead CNS for Antibody Deficiency and Homecare service Facilitate the development of the all staff within the team including registered nurses, student nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals in delivering care based upon the most up to date evidence and best practiceo To participate in the clinical preparation of families referred to Immunology, including assistance with tissue typing, pre BMT investigations (as indicated) and psychosocial To establish responsibility of nursing care at time of discharge, liaison with the wider team. To participate in implementing a plan of care which is regularly assessed and evaluated during the child follow up care, while long term follow up is established.
GOSH is committed to recruiting the best person for the job, based solely on their ability and individual merit as measured against the criteria for the role; through a process that is fair, open, consistent and free from bias and discrimination.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive employer and foster a culture where all staff are valued, respected and acknowledged. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, disability status or length of time spent unemployed.
We particularly welcome applications from BAME communities, people with disabilities and/or long-term health conditions and LGBT+ community members.
We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants and employees are treated fairly and consistently. We are proud to be accredited as a Disability Confident Employer, a member of Business Disability Forum and a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
We have active and Executive supported BAME, LGBT+ and Allies, Disability and Long-Term Health Conditions and Women’s staff networks. Staff networks are employee-led groups formed around interests, issues and a common bond or background. Staff network members create a positive and inclusive work environment at Great Ormond Street Hospital by actively contributing to the Trust’s mission, values and efforts specific to inclusion. All of our staff networks are open to any employee.
28 April 2023
Agenda for change
£40,448 to £47,965 a year per annum inclusive
Great Ormond Street Hospital
Great Ormond Street
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role, and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience, and knowledge required. For both documents please view the attachment/s below.
GOSH Culture and Values
- Our Always values
- On the relevant part of the NMC register children’s registered
- Evidence of ongoing, dynamic continuing professional development within the specialty, linked to demonstrable clinical competencies
- Possession of a relevant honour’s degree (on a recognised pathway)
- Sufficient experience at band 5/6 level or equivalent, including within relevant clinical environment
- Understanding of professional and current issues in children’s nursing and healthcare.
- Previous experience of change management and problem solving
- Child protection procedures
- Expert knowledge relevant to the speciality/field or practice (Immunology)
- Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk and quality issues
- Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints
- Excellent relevant clinical skills
- Expert specialist skills and abilities for the post
- Self-discipline and good time management to support periods of lone working.
- Able to work across professional team and organizational boundaries
- Administration of IV drugs, as appropriate
- Ability to initiate, manage and sustain change
- Ability to deal with conflict situations
- Ability to work as an integral part of the multidisciplinary team
- Phlebotomy and canulation skills
Certificate of Sponsorship
Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .
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Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).
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