Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.
The Trust comprises four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton General Hospital in Banbury.
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Many of our recruitment programmes use Value Based Interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significant difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.
Band 7 SACT Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Oncology & Haematology OPD/DTU/Brodey Centre
Churchill Hospital, Oxford & Horton General, Banbury
Are you looking for opportunities to progress your career?
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If the answer is yes then read on!
The SACT Specialist Nursing Team cares for patients with cancer who are receiving a wide range of Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapies, (SACT - which includes chemotherapy and newer novel agents, e.g. immunotherapies and gene therapy). We are looking for an Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our small nurse led SACT specialist team to provide expert care to oncology and haematology patients. The team is based at the Churchill Hospital, with clinics at the Brodey Centre, Horton General Hospital, Banbury and you will be expected to work across both sites. A full UK driving licence and access to a car is essential.
As a SACT Advanced Nurse Practitioner you will run your own clinics and be identified as the key worker for agreed regimens and patient/client caseloads as well as provide advice, education and support to patients, their carers and other health care professionals. The SACT Advanced Nurse Practitioner will also work on the Day Treatment Units providing an autonomous nurse-led service to patients receiving SACT treatment particularly in relation to hypersensitivity/anaphylactic type reactions and other newly diagnosed complications of cancer or co-morbidities e.g. spinal cord compression, type 2 diabetes. The SACT Advanced Nurse Practitioner will be responsible for ensuring patients attending the Brodey Centre in Banbury and Day Treatment Unit in Oxford receive care of the highest possible standard while improving the efficiency of the DTU service and complimenting the Acute Oncology and Triage services.
We are looking for an experienced Advanced Nurse Practitioner who is an excellent team player with the ability to autonomously manage a comprehensive patient care pathway within a given multi-disciplinary consultant led service. The applicant should ideally be experienced in the administration of SACT and Oncology or Haematology experience is essential. All candidates should have a proven ability to work autonomously to a safe level. The applicant will be expected to contribute to service improvement and developing/line managing the SACT Nursing Team. Previous experience in an acute setting, sound clinical assessment and diagnostic skills, demonstrable leadership experience and service development along with a commitment to learning new skills are all essential to the role. A full induction and training will be provided. The role is supervised and clearly linked to competencies that require completion within a pre-arranged time frame.
Successful candidates can look forward to working in a professional environment with a team that is passionate about delivering outstanding care to patients and their families. There are many opportunities for personal and professional development for candidates who shine and want to progress their career within the NHS.
We recommend that you call us for a chat to find out more about this exciting role and if possible, arrange to come and visit us to see what we can offer you.
Please contact: Caley Hockaday, Lead SACT Nurse on Tel: 01865 222307 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing Date:20th September 2020
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