Band 5 Nurses
Haematology & Stem Cell Transplantation
‘It’s in our blood, is it in yours?’
The Clinical Haematology service based at Hammersmith Hospital offers nurses a unique and exciting opportunity to select a career pathway that will provide a wide range of malignant and non-malignant haematology experience working at the cutting edge of technological and therapeutic advancements in care. Nurses will have the opportunity to work in a leading specialist haematology centre, which runs one of the largest stem cell transplant (SCT) programmes in Europe, whilst also gaining experience in caring for patients with blood diseases such as leukaemia, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, sickle cell disease, aplastic anaemia, as well as, clotting disorders including haemophilia.
The haematology department operates innovative treatment pathways that include extended day care provision, day pain service, ambulatory care, apheresis and chemotherapy services, triage and assessment providing direct access to in-patient wards. Within this framework, nurses will have the opportunity to develop advanced skills in managing acute patients undergoing SCT that will include administration of stem cells, managing severe immunosuppression and neutropenic sepsis, developing essential skills in chemotherapy, symptom control and end of life care, as well as, being exposed to research and clinical trials. We embrace a collaborative and patient focused approach to care and take pride in developing and promoting a skilled nursing workforce
At the heart of service development in recent years has been the growth of in-patient capacity providing up to 58 beds across three dedicated wards and the expansion of Day Care services that includes launching a seven-day service, providing a nurse-led apheresis service, direct access to specialist triage and assessment facilities, and a dedicated Day Pain service for sickle cell patients. In addition we have developed a successful Ambulatory Care treatment pathway, which includes low-risk out-patient SCT treatment pathways. Within this framework, our nurses have the opportunity across the clinical areas to develop advanced skills in managing acute patients undergoing SCT that will include administration of stem cells, managing severe immunosuppression and neutropenic sepsis, developing essential skills in chemotherapy, symptom control including pain control and end of life care, as well as, having knowledge of research and clinical trials.
We embrace a collaborative and patient focused approach to care and take pride in developing and promoting a skilled nursing workforce. We have also increased the scope of Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) roles and introduced Advanced Nurse Practitioners (ANPs) into the team, as we continue to invest in the development of our nursing workforce.
Previous experience in Clinical Haematology is not essential for band 5 nursing posts as we are committed to the professional development of our staff and provide a variety of educational and training opportunities that include a post-registration modular pathway to a degree in cancer care and other relevant specialist modules. We view this investment in our staff as essential to delivering high standards of patient care and positive patient experience.
Clinical Haematology is an exciting and extremely rewarding speciality to work in. See if a career in haematology is in your blood and watch this short film provided in the links page. You can see how we care for our patients, and you can get an idea of the progress and contribution you can make in our friendly and supportive team.
Please get in touch to find out more, we welcome requests for an informal visit and also look out for our Recruitment Days.
This advert closes on Monday 27 Jan 2020
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