An exciting opportunity has arisen for the recruitment of a band 8a registered nurse who is enthusiastic and ambitious to join our Haematology department, in providing acute nursing care to our patients in the specialty and supporting general medical patients on Haematology ward 2A. This is a new post to strengthen the existing complement of 4 Consultant Haematologists and a Haematology Nurse Clinician; additionally we have a full complement of Middle grades and training Doctors. This exciting opportunity will involve collaboration with a well-established Haematology Nurse Specialist team that have very close ties to the MacMillan Support team, including a day case centre on site and a large treatment centre at St Helens Hospital. The ward has 21 beds that flexes between Haematology and Medical patients depending on the service need.
You will need to have a high level of experience in an acute care setting at Band 6 or above and have sound clinical knowledge whilst also demonstrating managerial and leadership qualities and abilities. The successful candidate will have completed their MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice and have extensive Haematology medicine experience.
St Helens and Knowsley Teaching Hospitals has an excellent reputation in training and developing its senior nursing workforce and this post is a new role to continue this trend and support out constantly changing services and service developments as we adapt to new and evolving patient needs.
In order to support our seven day medicine redesign programme and as the Haematology department expands, you may be required to work weekends and Bank Holidays with some shifts of 12 hours duration, dependent upon service need.
You should have the ability to assess, diagnose and develop comprehensive management plans for patients under our specialist care. Evidence of working at an advanced level of nursing is essential, and a degree in nursing and non-medical prescribing qualification will be essential. Modules gained at Masters Level in clinical examination and/or diagnostics are also essential for the role.
The successful candidate will need to be well organised, flexible and reliable with excellent communication and inter-professional skills. They will also need to be a team player and work alongside colleagues from different professional backgrounds. Post holder must have full driving license/access to own car, as this post may involve across site working.
You will have a role in the ongoing service development of Haematology, contributing to management decisions as required.
During the working week, there will be dedicated time for academic study for the duration of the training and you will have an assigned Mentor in the work place.
This is a full time Position for a Band 8A Haematology Nurse Clinician Nurse Clinician
Interviews will include a clinical simulation assessment and short presentation will be required – title to be provided pre interview
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 13th October 2020
For further details / informal visits contact:
NameDr David TaylorJob titleClinical Director, HaematologyEmail addressDavid.Taylor4@sthk.nhs.ukTelephone numberAdditional contact information
For further information or to arrange an informal chat, please contact Dr David Taylor or alternatively Ian Young, Directorate Manager, Medical Care Group on . Ian.Young@sthk.nhs.uk
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