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Nurse Specialist- CYP HSCT and Apheresis

Band 6

Main area
317 Paediatric Oncology Spec - RVI
Grade
Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
317-2022-22-006
Site
Royal Victoria Infirmary
Town
317 02 Royal Victoria Infirmary
Salary
£32,306 - £39,027 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59
Interview date
18/07/2022

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with around 16,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Newcastle Hospitals are proud to be one of the exemplar organisations across the NHS on sustainability, with a long history of delivering Sustainable Healthcare in Newcastle (Shine) and the first healthcare organisation in the world to declare a climate emergency. Our strategy includes commitments to being Net Zero by 2030, for our direct carbon footprint, and Net Zero by 2040 for our footprint plus. Delivering these ambitions will not be possible without the help, support and action of every single member of our team.

Job overview

An opportunity has become available within the Paediatric Oncology Stem Cell Transplant and clinical apheresis service for a Band 6 Nurse Specialist based in the Principle Treatment Centre for Paediatric Oncology at the Great North Children’s Hospital working with children, teenagers and their families.

This post offers an opportunity to be involved in an exciting service expansion.  The successful candidate will be motivated, innovative and work well within a multi-disciplinary team. The post would be within the CYP HSCT and Apheresis, Child and Adolescent Haematology Oncology Service with a focus on clinical apheresis and autologous transplant.  You would be a member of a specialist team with a planned induction package.  Opportunities to undertake further education to support this role development are available and would be dependent on your educational needs knowledge and skills in line with your continuing professional development.

  • Interview Date: 18th July 2022
  • 37 hours, 30 minutes/week
  • You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.

Main duties of the job

You will be involved in all aspects of clinical apheresis and autologous transplant, maintaining high standards of clinical care and specialist nursing practice. There is an expectation that you will develop the skills to work as an autonomous practitioner and be an effective part of this specialist service.

You will ensure compliance within our clinical governance framework for Haematopoietic transplantation motivating colleagues, drive continuous improvements and prioritising patient safety.  

You will be asked to provide a 5 minute PowerPoint presentation for interview on the following:

What do you feel are the key points for this service development?

Working for our organisation

Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.

Rated ‘Outstanding’ by the CQC for the second consecutive time in 2019, we have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.

We’re also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.

Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients ‘contacts’ each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people’s race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse 
specialist as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of the role is to provide guidance and support based on advanced level knowledge to patients, carers and health professionals concerning a specific disease/condition.

Within the sphere of specialist practice: 

  • Is working towards advanced knowledge and skills within specialist sphere of practice.
  • Contributes to the facilitation of the planning, delivery and evaluation of care pathways for a designated group of patients.
  • Support the development of nursing practice within the specialist field and contribute to the body of nursing knowledge.
  • Contributes to training and education within specialist area.

Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate. The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first month’s pay.

Newcastle Hospitals encourages all staff and volunteers who are appointed to join the Trust to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Person specification

Knowledge

Essential criteria
  • Meets Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) requirements for mentorship if relevant to role
  • Evidence of on-going continuous professional development
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant NHS policy or project specific policy context
  • Has understanding / experience of adult / child safeguarding
Desirable criteria
  • Knowledge of clinical apheresis
  • Knowledge of autologous transplant

Skills

Essential criteria
  • Good IT skills
  • Effective report writing skills
  • Able to work independently and as a member of a team
  • Effective organisation and time management skills
  • Current driving licence if relevant to role
  • Good communication / interpersonal skills
Desirable criteria
  • Change management skills and involvement in project work
  • Clinical skills within apheresis
  • Clinical skills around transplantation preparation
  • Able to prioritise workload
  • Time management

Experience

Essential criteria
  • Some post registration experience within related specialist area of practice
  • Extended clinical practice underpinned by training and assessment
Desirable criteria
  • Research or audit experience
  • Evidence of contribution towards education and training programmes

Qualifications

Essential criteria
  • Registered Nurse (appropriate to branch)
  • Current NMC registration
  • Diploma plus specialist qualifications / experience within specialist area; prepared to take degree level study
Desirable criteria
  • Degree in health related subject

Employer certification / accreditation badges

Veteran AwareApprenticeships logoNo smoking policyPositive about disabled peopleInvestors in People: GoldMindful employer.  Being positive about mental health.Age positiveDisability confident employerCare quality commission - OutstandingDefence Employer Recognition Scheme (ERS) - GoldArmed Forces Covenant Gold AwardRIDI Awards Finalist 2021Stonewall Gold 2022

Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

Apply online now

Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Julie Guest
Job title
Stem Cell Transplant Nurse Specialist
Email address
julie.guest2@nhs.net
Telephone number
01912829837