• Full Time
  • Chelsea
  • 27,948 - 29,468 £ / Year

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

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  • £27,948 – £29,468 a year

Job type

  • Full-time



Full job description

The Royal Marsden is a centre of excellence with an international reputation for ground-breaking research, complex major surgery and pioneering the very latest in cancer treatments and technologies. At the Royal Marsden we have a distinct set of values that define what we are and how we behave. We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Band 3, Healthcare Assistant for the Outpatients Department in Chelsea. The successful candidate will be enthusiastic working with the nursing team, with the vision and passion to help optimise high quality patient care. Being a good team player you will work together with the Manager and the other nursing team leaders to help foster good communication and improve processes to enhance the patient pathway. The Royal Marsden Trust is committed to the ongoing development of its staff.

To carry out in a responsible and efficient way, the nursing care for patients which has been drawn up in conjunction with the co-ordinator of the shift.

To demonstrate the ability to develop a greater awareness and understanding of the needs of patients with cancer and the different treatment modalities, and work autonomously under supervision of a registered nurse.

As an integral member of the nursing team work with team members to ensure the maintenance of an efficient, safe, clean and pleasant environment for all patients.

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals – one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey – as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That’s why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

For further information please refer to the Job Description/Person Specification

These responsibilities will be carried out under the guidance of the shift co-ordinator.

Clinical Responsibility

To practice the Care Certificate and support junior staff to achieve the standards.

Monitoring and recording patients’ vital signs (including blood pressure, pulse, temperature, oxygen saturation) and reporting any abnormal results to registered nursing staff.

Measuring and recording patients’ height and weight.

Performing venepuncture and venous blood sampling. After training and assessment of competency.

Undertakes clinical tasks relevant to the specific clinical area following competency sign off, for example, ECG, urinalysis, MRSA screening swabs, recording of allergies on EPR and other clinical tasks where training/competency sign off deemed appropriate for HCSW that has been ratified through NRRAC.

Assisting with nutrition where applicable e.g. assisting with menu completion, feeding assistance. Working closely with the ward host/hostess and housekeeper. Understanding the dietary needs of patients and utilise diet charts and fluid balance charts appropriately.

Liaising with the trusts MDT as appropriate to ensure complete holistic care is provided and harm free care is monitored.

Demonstrates an understanding of infection control issues including attendance at mandatory training; an understanding of policy and procedure and accept responsibility for their own infection control practice and a willingness to challenge others’ practice.

Demonstrates and understanding of nursing care plans and utilise them in line with Trust policy and procedure.

Directing or escorting patients and their belongings between departments and clinical areas.

Collecting patient’s medications from pharmacy.

Assisting in the provision of basic care to patients so as to ensure their comfort, cleanliness and well-being, for example mouth care, hygiene and eye care.

To apply for this job please visit www.royalmarsden.nhs.uk.

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