Specialist Homecare Nurse - Chemotherapy

Location
Colchester, England
Salary
£31000 - £34000 per annum
Posted
19 May 2017
Closes
16 Jun 2017
Ref
HBCHEMO1
Contact
Zoe Allen
Nursing Field
Community Care
Job Type
Permanent

Position: Specialist Homecare Nurse - Chemotherapy
REF: HBCHEMO
Location: Colchester - Essex
Salary: £31,000 - £34,000 Dependant on Experience + Company Car / Allowance
Hours: Full Time - 37.5 hours

Here at Pulse we are happy to be recruiting on behalf of one of our well established clients, a market leader in patient care at home. This role will require you to work autonomously to give cancer patients the best care from their own homes. This role will therefore require a degree of travelling and will cover the Colchester area.

To work in conjunction with assigned designated hospitals/centres to deliver patient education and support to patients receiving oncology therapies. To education and deliver on other IV therapies are required. To deliver services in a customer focused, patient centric manner than optimises therapeutic benefit, maximises adherence to treatment and provides a positive patient experience, whilst complying with relevant quality and contractual requirements.

Responsibilities -

* To conduct training interaction to ensure the patient or carer are able to safely self-medicate relevant oncology medications.
* 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.
* Complete line care for all IV oncology patients whilst ensuring lines are clean and clear.
* Check blood results and make decisions on whether the patient's critical levels are within safe parameters to continue with treatment.
* Liaise with referring consultants on any concerns around treatment or if the patient is too unwell to receive medication.
* Clinical & Patient Support to Maximise Therapeutic Benefit, Optimise Adherence & Enhance the Patient Experience
* To receive referrals from nurse scheduler and arrange patient contact within 24 hours to discuss service and organise visit & training.
* 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.
* Complete clinical evaluation form (CEF) following each patient contact.
* Report any non-compliance with therapy to client contact, usually Hospital Clinical Nurse Specialist.
* Act as interface with referring centre e.g. liaise with clinical nurse specialists and hospital consultants regarding updating care plans, feedback on service.

IV Oncology Specific Duties

* 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.
* 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.

Criteria -
Registered with the NMC or HCPC.
Approved/ Recognised chemotherapy delivery qualification.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.
Experience within an acute care setting.
Experience of undertaking clinical assessments and administrative sub-cutaneous injections.
Clinical teaching experience

Salary and Benefits -
£31,000 - £34,000 basic salary
Company Car or Allowance
Childcare vouchers
25 days annual leave + 8 Days bank holidays
Pension Scheme
Private Healthcare after 2 years service
Mobile Phone & Tablet
Death in Service.

Key Words - Homecare, Chemotherapy, Oncology, Cancer Care.

Pulse is an employment agency/employment business (as defined by the Conduct of Employment Agencies and Employment Businesses Regulations 2003) and is acting on behalf of its client in relation to this vacancy.

For more information and for full job description please contact Holly Brace at Pulse Jobs on 0161 245 4453 alternatively please forward your CV