Specialist Chemotherapy Nurse

  • Salary: £38000 - £57200 per annum
  • REF Number: v-102040
  • Consultant: Key Accounts Team
  • Contact: 01438 870011
  • Date Published: 15.05.2024
  • Industry: Other
  • Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England
  • Functional Expertise:

Description:

Are you a passionate Chemotherapy Nurse seeking your next exciting role?

CK Group are supporting an excellent pharmaceutical services company in their search for a Chemotherapy Nurse to work hand-in-hand with assigned hospitals and centres, delivering holistic care in the comfort of the patient’s home.

Where: Multiple locations

Milton Keynes, Leeds or North West London.

As a Chemotherapy Nurse, you will:

  • Undertake a clinical assessment of patient’s needs.
  • Conduct training interaction(s) to ensure patient and/or carer are able to safely self-medicate relevant oncology medications e.g. oral tablets. This will include making patient aware of service, how to administer medication, how to store, highlighting side effects and what to do or who to contact should they arise. 
  • Provide on-going support to patients through the combination of support programmes to include telephone, clinic-based and home visits as per product and client protocols.
  • Assess patients’ home environment to ensure it is suitable for home IV oncology treatment including ensuring the environment is safe and secure, has working means of communication e.g. telephone and will be a safe environment for nurses to work.
  • Complete line care for all IV oncology patients, ensuring lines are clean and clear.
  • Change dressings and provide advice on caring for lines to patients and care givers.
  • Administer all IV Oncology medications for all patients undergoing IV cancer treatment.
  • Check blood results and made decisions on whether critical levels are within safe parameters to continue with treatment. Liaise with referring consultants on any concerns around treatment or if patient is too unwell to receive medication.
  • Complete blood transfusions with patients or arrange suitably qualified nurse to visit patient to deliver transfusions.

Your Skills and Knowledge:

  • RGN part 1 NMC Register.
  • Chemotherapy delivery qualification.
  • Experience in administering oncology medication, either in hospital or community environment.
  • Experience of undertaking clinical assessments and administering sub-cutaneous injections.
  • Experience in the care of IV devices and administration of IV therapies.
  • Clinical skills required include clinical assessment, administering I.V. injections, administering chemotherapy, cannulation and phlebotomy skills.
  • Strong understanding of therapies relevant to service offering, including NHS knowledge relating to the management of patients with treated conditions.

What's on offer:

  • A basic salary of £38,000-£57,200 depending on experience and location.
  • Company car or car allowance.
  • Private Healthcare cover.
  • Professional Registrations paid for.
  • Company Pension Scheme.
  • Support in achieving your SACT passport.

Apply:

A DBS check will be conducted for this position. It is essential that applicants hold entitlement to work in the UK. Please quote job reference 102040 in all correspondence.

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