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					                                   The London Clinic
                                    Job Description
                                     STAFF NURSE


Job Title             Staff Nurse
Grade:                E
Department:           Stem Cell Transplant
Hours:                35 per week with Internal Rotation to day/night duty
Reporting To:         Co-ordinator of Transplant Services
Accountable To:       Director of Nursing (Matron)

To be responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of care and service to the
patients. This includes the appropriate assessment and evaluation of care in keeping
with:

      The   philosophies of The Clinic
      The   NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the Scope of Professional Practice
      The   Clinic Policies and Protocols
      The   FACT-JACIE (2008) and BSBMT accreditation standards.

                             DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE

                                          Matron

                         Haematology/Oncology Services Manager

                            Co-ordinator of Transplant Services

                                G grade / Quality manager

                                   Senior Staff Nurses

                                       Staff Nurses

                                         Clerical


PRINCIPAL AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

PROFESSIONAL/CLINICAL

To take responsibility for individualised patient care acting as the named nurse, using
the Roper Logan and Tierney model and documentation for the department.

 To adopt a holistic, pro-active and dynamic approach to clients with
  oncological/haematological care needs.

 To promote partnership with patients in their care.

 To ensure legibility and accuracy of nursing records and to be aware of the legal
  implications of these documents.

 To embrace Meditech.

 To ensure that all aspects of confidentiality are upheld in relation to patient/employee
  records in accordance with the Clinic’s data protection policies.
 To promote safe practice and professional conduct.

 To encourage good working relationships within the multidisciplinary team, to ensure
  the effective care and treatment of patients.

 To be flexible with regard to staffing assisting in other areas or on other floors as
  required.

 To participate in the promotion of the Department and The Clinic.

 To regularly participate in department meetings to enhance team communication.

 To adhere to Clinic guidelines and policies and assist in implementation and review.

 Be aware of and understand The Clinic Disciplinary and Grievance procedures.

 To become conversant with The Clinic’s patient information system.

 To promote research based practice, quality assurance and clinical audit where
  appropriate.

The participate in the Cancer Centre bleep holder scheme.


TRAINING/ EDUCATION

 To continue to develop and consolidate skills in assessing, monitoring, developing and
  evaluating care for patients with a wide variety of physical, psychological and social
  needs.

 To assist with the orientation of new staff

 To successfully complete the oncology/haematology training programme

 To be a member of at least one Clinic forum or committee and to participate in
  department projects.

 To participate in individual performance review within the first three months of
  employment and annually thereafter.

 To achieve quarterly targets and personal developmental plan forecasts as set by
  mentor or line manager.

 To attend mandatory updates on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and I.V. Assessment

 To have a willingness to extend the clinical role in helping with innovations in
  oncological/haematology practice.

 To successfully complete the cytotoxic assessment

 To attend the Stem Cell Transplant Unit Multidisciplinary meeting at least twice each
  year.

 To develop a wider clinical awareness through continuing education.

 To attend all mandatory updates in clinical practice.

 To achieve and maintain competencies in all areas of clinical practice as appropriate.
HEALTH AND SAFETY

 To be familiar with Health and Safety representative for your area.

 To be familiar with and adhere to Clinic policies relating to Fire, Moving & Handling,
  Risk Management, and The Health & Safety at Work Act.

 Attend mandatory updates relating to Health & Safety.

 To be competent in the use and storage of all equipment in the department and to
  promptly report any faults.

To be familiar with the COSHH guidelines relating to the reconstitution and
administration of cytotoxic drugs


To undertake any other projects or duties commensurate with the grade of the post and
as agreed with the line manager.

This job description is intended as a general guide to the post but it may change in line
with the needs of the department or at the request of the line manager


FACT – the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
JACIE –
The Joint Accrediatation Commettee – International Society for Cellular
Therapy and European Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
BSBMT – British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation.




                                   Personal Specification

Staff Nurse Stem Cell Transplant unit – E Grade

Essential Requirements

Experience:

         1 year post registration experience working in the acute setting.
         Must have worked in the last year.

Knowledge:

         Must have knowledge of acute nursing

Qualifications:

         RGN

Skills:

         Excellent communication skills.
         The ability to make decisions, organise and prioritise own workload.
         To show a degree of autonomy.
         To have excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.

Personal Attributes:
         Flexibility.
         Commitment to speciality.
         Friendly disposition and smart appearance.
         The ability to be calm and organised in emergency situations.

Professional Development:

         Evidence of professional development


Desirable Requirements

Experience:

         Some oncology or haematology experience.
         Reconstitution of cytotoxic drugs

Knowledge:

         Knowledge of basic cytotoxic drugs, chemotherapy protocols
          haematological malignant diseases.

Qualifications:

         ENB 237, N59. ENB A27, ENB 998 or equivalent.

Skills:

         Knowledge of central lines, phlebotomy and cannulation.

Professional Development:

         Prepared to undertake further professional development in haematology nursing.



 Document Parameters                             LOLC
 Department - Two character reference            OT
 (Appendix A)
 Sub-Department - Two character
 reference - Future use
 Category - Policy/Guideline/Inventory           Job Description
 (Appendix B)
 Group - Two character reference                 CP
 (Appendix C)
 Issue Date - Date Document is to be             10/11/ 2001
 applied
 Authors - Press Return to add additional        Gravett P
 names                                           Monroe D
 Review Date                                     19/06/10
 Ratification Date                               19/02/04
 Ratification Officer                            D Monroe
 Audit reference                                 Type          Date          Reference

 Security Level - Number (Appendix D)            20
 Key Words (separate by a semicolon)             Job; Description; FACT; JACIE;
                                                 Haematology
 Revision - Enter 1 for a new document           8
                                Terms and Conditions Sheet

Post                   Staff Nurse

Department             Stem Cell Transplant

Location               The London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6BW

Grade                  E1 (days and weekends)
                       E2 (nights and weekends)
Point Scale            21 - 25

Salary Scale           E1 - £24,369.00 - £28,661.00 per annum
                       E2 - £26,345 - £30,985 per annum
London Weighting       £3,993.00 per annum

Cost of Living         £878.00 - £1,000.00 per annum
Allowance
Hours per week         35 hours per week

Increments             The incremental date is the anniversary of date of commencement
                       with the Clinic. An incremental increase will take place on the 1st of
                       the month following 12 months service, until the employee reaches
                       the top of the scale.

Annual Leave           175 hours per annum. The annual leave year currently runs from
                       January - December. Annual leave entitlements are calculated on
                       complete months of service and those employees starting after
                       January will have their leave calculated on a pro-rata basis for the
                       rest of the leave year.

Bank Holidays          8 per year, pro rata

Superannuation         The Clinic operates a contributory pension fund which employees
                       are eligible to join on completion of the trial period.

Associated Life        This applies from the date of commencement at 3 x annual salary.
Assurance
Remedi Health Care     Non-contributory, with eligibility to join on completion of the trial
Plan                   period

Interest Free Season   Available on appointment
Ticket Loan

  NB All offers of employment will be subject to references satisfactory to the Clinic, health
  check and satisfactory completion of the specified Trial Period, usually 3 months.
                                     The London Clinic
                                      Job Description
                                       STAFF NURSE


Job Title               Senior Staff Nurse
Grade:                  F
Department:             Stem Cell Transplant – Oncology
Hours:                  35 per week with Internal Rotation to day/night duty
Reporting To:           Co-ordinator of Transplant Services
Accountable To:         Director of Nursing (Matron)


                                       JOB SUMMARY

To assist the Manager in ensuring the department is efficiently and effectively managed
at all times. To be responsible for the delivery of the highest standards of care and
services. To maintain specialist training and experience in stem cell transplantation as
detailed in the FACT-JACIE accreditation standards B3.700 (2008). This includes the
appropriate assessment and evaluation of care in keeping with:

       The philosophy of The Clinic.
       The NMC Code of Professional Conduct and the Scope of Professional Practice.
       The Clinic Policies and Protocols.
       Current JACIE-FACT, BSBMT accreditation standards.
       HQS and National Care Commission Standards.
       Human Tissue Authority.
       National Patient Safety Agency.



DEPARTMENTAL STRUCTURE


                                         Matron

                    Haematology/Oncology Services Manager


                         Co-ordinator of Transplant Services

                              G Grade / Quality Manager

                                  Senior Staff Nurses

                                      Staff Nurses

                                        Clerical




Principal areas of responsibility (not in order of priority)

Clinical/Professional

       To participate in the Cancer Centre bleep holder scheme.
       To take responsibility for individualised patient care, using the Roper Logan &
        Tierney model of care and documentation for the department.
                                 Senior Staff Nurse
       To promote the partnership between nursing staff, patients and their care.
       To attend and participate in department meetings.
       Ensure that all aspects of confidentiality are upheld in relation to
        patient/employee records in accordance with the Clinic’s Data Protection Policy.
       To contribute to the planning and implementation of the department budget and
        business plan.
       To provide leadership and motivation and to be flexible in staffing situations,
        deputising for the ward manager when necessary. Assisting as a specialist nurse
        in other areas as required.
       To be aware of and understand The London Clinic Disciplinary and Grievance
        procedures.
       To participate in staff recruitment and induction.
       To be competent in the use of the clinic computer system.
       Embrace Meditech.
       To ensure that drug administration and control is in accordance with legislative
        requirements and the clinic regulations.
       To develop and participate in research based practice, quality assurance and
        clinical and local audits.
       To establish effective interdepartmental liaison to achieve optimum levels of
        patient care and to encourage working relationships within the multidisciplinary
        team.
       To participate in Matron’s Office hospital cover scheme.
       To oversee and advise on individualised patient care, using the Roper Logan &
        Tierney Model.
       To monitor legibility and accuracy of nursing records and to be aware of the legal
        implications of these documents.
       Ensure policies and guidelines are adhered to.
       To act as an Intravenous Assessor.
       To promote and safeguard the well being and interest of patients, relatives and
        colleagues.
       To be familiar with all Clinic Policies and Procedures.
       To act and rectify unsafe practice or unprofessional conduct.
       To contribute to team goals and audit and to attend at least 4 Multidisciplinary
        Meetings per year.
       To be aware of the accountability aspect for practice and the need for a
        knowledgeable and skilful response to the needs of the patients.
       To act as an effective resource for patients, their families and staff members.


Training/Education

       To identify, develop and support staff training needs within the department.
       To consolidate and develop specialist nursing and management skills in line with
        the Scope of Professional Practice.
       To act as mentor to junior nurses.
       To develop a wider clinical awareness through continuing education.
       To organise and participate in teaching, assessing and orientating staff.
       Be a member of at least 1 Clinic forum or committee and participate in
        department projects.
       To attend mandatory updates on all clinical practice as appropriate.
       To recognise haematological emergencies and be familiar with their
        management.
       To achieve and maintain competencies in clinical practice as appropriate.


Health & safety

       To be familiar with Clinic policies relating to Fire, Moving and Handling, Risk
        Management and Health and Safety at Work Act by ensuring that they are
        implemented and complied with at all times.
         To attend mandatory updates relating to Health & Safety.
         To assist the Manager to ensure all nursing staff attend mandatory updates.
         To be competent in the safe use of all equipment in the department.
         To report promptly any faults and ensure appropriate action is taken.
         To ensure staff are competent to use all equipment.
         To ensure that all temporary workers to the department are familiar with the
          Clinics Health and Safety Regulations and the training records are kept up to
          date.
         To be familiar with the COSHH guidelines relating to the administration and
          management of cytotoxic drugs.

To undertake any other projects or duties commensurate with the grade of the post and
as agreed with the manager.

This job description is intended as a general guide to the post but it may change in line
with the needs of the department or at the request of the line manager.

FACT – the Foundation for the Accreditation of Cellular Therapy
JACIE –
The Joint Accrediatation Commettee – International Society for Cellular Therapy and
European Blood and Marrow Transplantation.
BSBMT – British Society for Blood and Marrow Transplantation




                                 PERSON SPECIFICATION

              SENIOR STAFF NURSE ‘F’ GRADE - STEM CELL TRANSPLANT UNIT

Essential Requirements

Experience:

         To have a minimum of 4 years post registration experience with a minimum of 2
          years experience on an Oncology/Haematology Unit.
         To have at least 6 months experience in Stem Cell Transplantation.

Knowledge:

         To have an up to date knowledge of current chemotherapy protocols and drugs
          and transplant related procedures.
         To have knowledge of the haematological Accreditation Standards.

Qualifications:
    Registered nurse
    ENB 237/ 998 – or equivalent

Skills:

         To have effective organisational skills and to be able to demonstrate high
          standards of Clinical Practice.
         To have the knowledge and ability to administer intravenous cytotoxic drugs.
         To have knowledge and experience in the management of Central Venous
          Catheters.
         To have phlebotomy and cannulation skills.

Professional Development:
       To have evidence of further professional development.

Personal Attributes:

       To possess a loyalty to nursing and the organisation and have a commitment to
        the speciality.
       To have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
       To be articulate, enthusiastic and flexible.
       To have a calm and pleasant disposition with a good sense of humour.
       Smart appearance.

Desirable requirements

Qualifications:
    ENB N23/ A27/N59
    Advanced haematology course.
    Evidence of general nursing/people management courses/moduels.

Knowledge:
    To set up and operate a Cobe Cell Separator and manage patients undergoing
      leukapheresis.
    Knowledge of clinical audit.

Experience:
    Involvement in the preparation of academic papers for publication.
    Giving lectures & presentations.




 Document Parameters                         LOLC
 Department - Two character reference        OT
 (Appendix A)
 Sub-Department - Two character
 reference - Future use
 Category - Policy/Guideline/Inventory       Job description
 (Appendix B)
 Group - Two character reference             CP
 (Appendix C)
 Issue Date - Date Document is to be         19/02/04
 applied
 Authors - Press Return to add additional    Gravett P
 names                                       Monroe D
 Review Date                                 06/06/10
 Ratification Date                           19/02/09
 Ratification Officer                        Monroe D
 Audit reference                             Type              Date       Reference




 Security Level - Number (Appendix D)        20
 Key Words (separate by a semicolon)         Nursing; JACIE; FACT; stem cell;
                                             transplantation; Oncology; Transplant;
                                             Staff Nurse; F Grade
 Revision - Enter 1 for a new document       8

                            Terms and Conditions Sheet
Post                   Senior Staff Nurse

Department             Stem Cell Transplant

Location               The London Clinic, 20 Devonshire Place, London W1G 6BW

Grade                  F1 (Days and weekends)
                       F2 (Nights and weekends)

Point Scale            23 - 30

Salary Scale           F1 - £25,695.00 - £33,694.00 per annum
                       F2 - £27,778 - £36,251 per annum
London Weighting       £3,905.00 per annum

Cost of Living         £926.00 - £1,000.00 per annum
Allowance
Hours per week         35 hours per week

Increments             The incremental date is the anniversary of date of commencement
                       with the Clinic. An incremental increase will take place on the 1st of
                       the month following 12 months service, until the employee reaches
                       the top of the scale.

Annual Leave           175 hours per annum. The annual leave year currently runs from
                       January - December. Annual leave entitlements are calculated on
                       complete months of service and those employees starting after
                       January will have their leave calculated on a pro-rata basis for the
                       rest of the leave year.

Bank Holidays          56 hours per year, pro rata

Superannuation         The Clinic operates a contributory pension fund which employees
                       are eligible to join on completion of the trial period.

Associated Life        This applies from the date of commencement at 3 x annual salary.
Assurance
Simplyhealth Health    Non-contributory, with eligibility to join on completion of the trial
Care Plan              period

Interest Free Season   Available on appointment
Ticket Loan

  NB All offers of employment will be subject to references satisfactory to the Clinic, health
  check and satisfactory completion of the specified Trial Period, usually 3 months.

				
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