Cancer care at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is expanding specialist and advanced treatments for cancer, and we’re looking for nurses with the drive and passion to take these forward. You‘ll need to have experience of working in an acute care setting and an understanding of current acute health service issues.
We’re looking for highly motivated and enthusiastic nurses with a genuine interest in cancer care, along with a commitment to continuous learning, teamwork and mutual support. If you have a strong focus on patient care and are able to work inter-professionally across boundaries and support junior colleagues in their development then we’re keen for you to join our team.
Our care group cares for acutely unwell cancer patients, those having adverse side effects to treatment and palliative patients. All areas work with a wide multidisciplinary team including doctors, physiotherapists, and cancer nurse specialists to put patients’ specific needs at the heart of their care. We work closely with the research teams within the hospital and university to provide trials for cancer patients.
Undergoing cancer treatment is never going to be easy but we are working hard to make sure our patients and their families have the most positive experience possible with us as part of our Trust vision – patients first, working together, always improving.
The cancer care unit cares for patients from a wide geographical area ranging in age from 16 upwards.
C3 CHEMOTHERAPY DAY UNIT
Provides ongoing care for oncology patients in a day unit setting, including outreach centres at Lymington Hospital and Countess Mountbatten House. You will be working with the wider multidisciplinary team in supporting patients throughout their cancer journey including new patients, patients receiving chemotherapy and/or radiotherapy, and routine follow-up patients.
C4 CLINICAL ONCOLOGY WARD
A 23 bedded clinical oncology ward and offers a wide range of treatments including radiotherapy, iodine and high dose radiotherapy treatments, chemotherapy and diagnostic procedures.
C7 HAEMATOLOGY AND TEENAGE AND YOUNG ADULT (TYA) DAYCASE UNIT
Patients attend for chemotherapy, immunotherapy, transfusions and other infusional therapies. C7 also includes the apheresis service that performs autologous and sibling stem cell harvests, plasma exchanges and extracorporeal photopheresis.
A 21 bedded ward that provides intensive chemotherapy to patients with haematological disorders. It is the regional bone marrow transplant service for this area.
A 20 bedded haematology ward delivering care to both malignant and non-malignant conditions.
A 22 bedded medical oncology ward. Takes both elective and emergency admissions and is involved in administering the majority of inpatient chemotherapy to a variety of tumour sites.
TEENAGE YOUNG ADULT (TYA) UNIT
A six bedded ward caring for cancer patients from the age of 16–24, treating both haematology and oncology patients.
We offer opportunities to enhance your skills and be part of a forward thinking and supportive multi professional team. Competency in intravenous therapy and chemotherapy administration is desirable but not essential. If you do not have these skills you will be offered training to support you to develop these skills.
You’ll receive an individualised induction programme when you first start to visit all the different areas within the department. In the future, we are hoping to develop a rotational programme.
Working within cancer care will provide you with an excellent opportunity to develop your cl...
Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large numbers of applications are received.
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Getting to Work
Application can be made for parking on site at UHS or through one of the park and ride schemes. This will be based on specific criteria to determine eligibility for site parking as this can be very limited. UHS encourages staff to utilise other green methods of getting to work such as cycling or walking where possible. UHS is well connected through bus services to the city centre and other areas.
Please note that we will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.
Our staff are positive about working at UHS and rate us above average compared to other NHS Trusts in the Staff Attitude Survey. We are rated strongly on a number of areas including teamwork, communication and engagement.
Equality remains at the centre of all Trust policy making, service delivery and employment practice with all employees being given equality of opportunity to develop, apply for promotion and have working arrangements that enable them to achieve a manageable work-life balance.
The Trust actively promotes a work environment free from harassment and discrimination and provides training for managers and staff to ensure this happens. The Trust also closely monitors recruitment activity, training and development and employment practices to ensure equality of practice with regard to race, colour, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status and age.
As a service provider the Trust ensures equality of access and delivery of our services through the provision of interpreter services, facilities for the disabled and sensitivity for patients ethnic and religious differences and needs.
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|Location:||United Kingdom Hampshire Southampton|
|Salary:||£24,214 - £30,112 per annum GBP per year|
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