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Staff Nurse Recruitment Day - Oncology

Job Description

Our Trust
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust comprises Addenbrooke’s Hospital and the Rosie Hospital in Cambridge. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge, together with specialist services, dealing with rare or complex conditions, for a regional, national and international population. We have a world class reputation for excellent care, research and teaching.

Working in this speciality
The Cancer and Haematology Directorate at Addenbrooke’s Hospital provides specialist care and treatment to patients from all over the East Anglia region. Working in cancer and haematology provides excellent opportunities to develop specialist knowledge and skills, including caring for patients and their families undergoing chemotherapy, radiotherapy, stem cell transplantation and newer targeted treatments, for example immunotherapy. We also care for patients who are receiving symptom control and palliative care, and we pride ourselves in caring for patients and families undergoing the most challenging of times. We would support you to quickly develop the skills required to care for patients undergoing complex cancer treatments.

Are you a nurse looking for a new challenge?
Are you able to demonstrate sound clinical skills?
Is making a difference what drives you most?
Are you reliable, hardworking person who has high standards and likes to do an excellent job?
Are you known for always going the extra mile?
If these sounds like you and you meet the person specification we look forward to receiving your application.
We are transforming the way in which we deliver treatments. We will be delivering more and more complex treatments to outpatients, whilst giving increasingly specialised treatments to inpatients. An example is delivering ambulatory stem cell transplant conditioning chemotherapy to patients as day case, which will mean less time in hospital for our patients. We are currently investing in a new Haematology Day Unit, and as a result we are excited to have opportunities for newly qualified and experienced nurses to join our excellent team,
In addition to this expansion, we are delighted to be offer a number of opportunities for band 5 Registered Nurses across our cancer and haematology services including outpatient and inpatient areas. This includes opportunities for rotation programmes for RN’s wishing to transfer to the Cancer speciality or who are newly qualified. Rotation opportunities include placements a cross medical oncology/haematology and surgical urology,
Day case opportunities include:
Haematology Day Unit: due for relocation and expansion in 2017, patients with haematological conditions and cancers are treated and followed up on this unit.
Apheresis Unit: planned for relocation in 2017, patients undergo highly specialised procedures including plasma exchange, red cell exchange, ECP (extra-corporeal photopheresis) for a complication of stem cell transplantation, and stem cell harvests are performed.
Cancer Assessment Unit: this team is part of the wider Acute Oncology Service. Nurses triage, assess and treat patients known to us on this unit, which is planned for expansion to 9 beds in 2017.
Oncology Day Unit: the unit has 16 treatment spaces and delivers anti-cancer therapies & supportive treatments to patients including chemotherapy to patients with solid tumours.

Inpatient opportunities include:
Ward D9 (Acute oncology ward) – 33 beds. Patients are admitted for complications of their disease and/or treatment, palliation and for delivery of treatments.
Ward C10 (Haematology) – 16 beds. Patients undergo autologous and allogeneic stem cell transplantation and complex treatments for their disease and side effects of treatment.
Ward D6H (Haematology) – 11 beds. Patients undergo autologous stem cell transplantation and complex treatments for their disease and side effects of treatment.
Ward N2 (Surgical Urology) – 22 beds. A variety of innovative and complex surgeries are performed on patients including laparoscopic robotic surgery.

We can provide accommodation upon request, and there is an on- site nursery. These posts are full time however alternative hours would be considered upon request.
Want to know more? Why not apply for our open day so you can make an informed decision about your career.
We are holding the open day on the 12th November 2016, attendance on the day is through formal application and shortlisting. If successfully shortlisted you will be invited to interview. On the day you will be able to meet the team, and have a tour of the units.

Transforming care through eHospital
we have made a massive investment in eHospital – the first in the UK to use the world leading Epic electronic patient record. This will provide: information at employee’s fingertips; easy handovers from clinicians; documentation built progressively as care is provided; test results delivered back to clinicians without the need to chase. This will enable the delivery of care in a safer more effective way, enabling more time for our patients.

Benefits for you
• Opportunities for continuous professional development
• A wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.

To help you relocate to the historic university town of Cambridge, we are offering a £1,000 relocation package.

For further details / informal visits contact:
Lead Chemotherapy Nurse Hannah Brown:  ( Phone number removed ) 
Clinical Practice Facilitator Marion Tigg:  ( Phone number removed ) 
Senior Sister Lorraine King (Haematology Day Unit):  ( Phone number removed ) 

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust includes Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie Hospitals. We are one of the largest and busiest hospitals in the country with an outstanding reputation that is down to the exceptional people that work here.

Our philosophy is to keep the patient at the heart of everything we do. Every person that works for the Trust, regardless of their role, comes into contact with our patients and visitors and so is expected to uphold our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent at all times.

We look for people who are willing to go the extra mile, not because they are asked to, but because they are committed to being part of a healthcare team that delivers an excellent caring service to our patients.

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all employees, volunteers and contractors to share this commitment.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship (formerly a Work Permit)

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