Do you have Paediatric Oncology experience? Then we would love to hear from you.
Southampton Children’s hospitals Paediatric oncology service are expanding and are looking for experienced nurses to join the friendly, well established and high performing team, delivering high quality care provision to children/young people with cancer and their families. We currently have two full time positions at band 7, one Paediatric oncology outreach nurse specialist and one Paediatric neuro-oncology outreach nurse specialist.
Piam Brown is a regional paediatric oncology/haematology unit currently supporting 12 inpatient beds and a day ward facility. The ward was recently refurbished and is currently undergoing a service expansion. The ward has a dedicated facilitator ensuring clear educational pathways are provided for staff.
If you are highly motivated and committed to giving our children and their families a seamless quality service from the principal treatment centre, home, community and share care centres and have the drive and passion to challenge practice and participate in developing the service, we would like to hear from you.
You will be required to:
You will need to be a registered nurse (child), hold a Paediatric Oncology Qualification, ideally have palliative care experience, as well as experience of managing a caseload and have the knowledge and skills to act as an expert practitioner in this specialty.
We offer professional development opportunities for professional growth along with a supportive working environment. The post does include an on-call telephone service between 4 members of staff.
About Southampton Children’s Hospital
Southampton Children’s Hospital is part of University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust, and is one of the biggest Children’s hospitals in the UK, catering for a wide range of specialties. We are a leading paediatric trauma centre and accept referrals from across the Wessex network and beyond.
We are currently in the process of building our own dedicated paediatric emergency department, as well as a dedicated children’s hospital, bringing all our services under one roof. This development will provide state of the art equipment and deliver world-class healthcare to the children in our region. We currently have over 100 beds catering for the paediatric healthcare needs of our patients over a wide geographical area.
About our Trust
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. We've recently been rated ‘Good’ by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey we ranked seventh in the country for staff engagement, and fourth best nationally for our proportion of staff saying that they would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care. One of our main objectives has been to become a top ten research trust, with the pharmacy department being an integral part of achieving this.
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and only an hour on the train from central London. The New Forest National Park and the beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep.
The city offers living costs 20% lower than those in London, 13 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted and 13 nearby green spaces to enjoy.
Want to find out more?
You can find more details about the role in the attached person specification and job description.
If you are interested in applying for this role but have some questions, we would encourage you to get in touch using the contact information at the bottom of this advert, or if you would like to arrange an informal visit.
If you’re ready to apply, please use the link below to complete an application.
Closing date for applications Sunday 28 October.
Interviews for this post will take place on Thursday 15 November.
You must have appropriate UK professional registration.
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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