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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 18/12/2019.

Triage/ SACT Co-Ordinator

Job Reference: 153-HK-8504-A

Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Bournemouth
£18,813 - £20,795 pa

‘Providing the excellent care that we would expect for our own families’

Join the HSJ 2018 Highly Commended Trust of the year, to deliver our vision to more than 500,000 people across Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch. Currently The Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RBCH) includes Royal Bournemouth Hospital, Christchurch Hospital and a Sterile Services Department at Alderney Hospital.

It’s a very exciting time here in Dorset with a recent review kick-starting major improvement to the way healthcare is provided. Among which is the proposed merge with fellow acute hospital Poole Hospital. Our Joint CEO Debbie Fleming is passionate about our collective goal to create a new organisation that is even better, and change how we deliver care in a way that will improve services and deliver better outcomes

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in 2020 to form University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger

We are looking for an enthusiastic Band 3 HCA to join our very busy but friendly Haematology and oncology Day Unit and ward 11 Team based in Bournemouth Hospital.

The ward is comprised of a 15 bedded Acute Haematology Inpatient area including a bone marrow transplant suite and isolation unit.

Ward 11 activities include the administration of chemotherapy, supportive care, stem cell transplants and an integrated clinical trials unit. Successful applicants will be offered the opportunity to gain experience in both areas, inpatient and day-care when undertaking chemotherapy training

Haematology and oncology day comprised of 10 chemotherapy chairs ,4 acute review beds and private patient room.Hodu treats approximately 35 to 40 patients a day .

The Triage/ SACT (Systemic anti-cancer therapies) coordinator for Haematology and Oncology patients is responsible for the coordination of all chemotherapy visit scheduling including the accurate scheduling of the nurse, the resource and the provider visit to ensure the patient arrives to the visit at the time the nurse, the resource i.e. the chair or bed is available and that the timely flow of patients occurs on the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit. The Triage/ SACT coordinator is responsible for contacting the patients in the instances where the patient is not here in the building to obtain their appointment time. The Triage/ SACT coordinator works closely with the Ward sister/ senior staff nurses overseeing the Haematology and Oncology Day Unit and Ward 11 to ensure that schedules are accurate and the daily nurses’ schedule is complete.

Alongside the SACT coordinator responsibilities, this role will include triaging the 24 hour hotline, Monday to Sunday, 8am-8pm using the UKON’s triage tool with support from the Acute Oncology and CIP specialist nurse and the senior nurses on the ward.

Interview date: to be confirmed

For further details / informal visits contact:

Sr Tess George or Matron Marie Miller for further details on 01202705197

Why join us? Not only do we offer an excellent service to our patients, we also work hard to support our staff and ensure they feel valued and supported. Every day, we value great team work, improving and adapting, communicating well and taking pride in what we do for patients. We also enjoy a great place to live on the south cost, from award winning beaches to beautiful views!

Advert may be removed before the end date if applicant numbers are high.


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2. You will find out if you have been shortlisted by checking your email (including junk and spam mail) and NHS jobs account regularly. If you have not heard from us within 21 days of the closing date we regret that your application is unsuccessful this time.

3. If you join us and need a DBS check, we will deduct from your salary all or some of the cost (dependent on your banding) currently £48.43. Many staff use the DBS update service at a cost of £13.00 p.a. but you need to sign up for this asap via their website.

4. If you come with no previous NHS experience, it is usual to appoint to the minimum of the band.

5. The Trust is committed to equality of opportunity and welcomes applications from everyone regardless of ethnicity, disability, gender, age, faith or sexual orientation. We seek to establish a workforce as diverse as the population we serve.

6. In completing this application you are giving us permission to contact the Home Office/UKBA to establish your immigration status and eligibility to work with us. Previous NHS service will be verified with the relevant employers (if relevant).

7. Travel expenses are not always payable so please check with HR before you travel.

8. Appointment to the post is subject to satisfactory completion of a 6 month probationary period.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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