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Band 6 Head & Neck FDS Nurse

Barking, Havering and Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust
£40,701 to £48,054 a year per annum inclusive
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 6
Full Time
Job summary

The Surgical Division of Barking Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals (NHS Trust) (BHRUT) is recruiting a for Band 6 Posts currently available on the Fast diagnostic service team at its 2 hospitals in East London.

Fast diagnostic service team is offering you the opportunity to join our friendly, caring team. We believe in The Trust' PRIDE values of Passion, Responsibility, and Innovation, Drive & Empowerment from which, we pride ourselves in providing the quality of care our patient' expect from us. The 6 C's are central to our care and if you believe you can help enhance the patient experience on our wards, we would be delighted to welcome you into our team.BHRUT has a team of highly trained, dedicated and experienced professionals across the two hospitals. The division is committed to providing high levels of training and education to staff and is also active in developing multidisciplinary team working and research development. We use and continue to develop minimally invasive (keyhole) techniques for many procedures.A full range of diagnostic assessment and treatment services are provided in our unit. Queen's Hospital provides a comprehensive, round the clock.

Main duties of the job

This role is to support the 28 day FDS target for patients referred via the Head & neck suspected cancer pathway. The post holder will be responsible for triaging patients referred onto the suspected Head & Neck cancer pathway, organising appropriate investigations, review and action the results of investigations with support of senior colleagues, working with the multidisciplinary team to achieve coordinated and excellent standards of care. Improve patient experience by ensuring effective communication and being a point of contact within the Head & Neck team.

About us

Under the leadership of our Chair Jacqui Smith and Matthew Trainer, our Chief Executive, we provide care for the residents of three of the most diverse London boroughs. More than half of our 7,500 strong workforce are from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups and most live in Barking and Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge. We also provide healthcare services to people in south west Essex, and specialist neurosciences services to the whole of the county.

Our services include all the major specialties of large acute hospitals, operating from two main sites - King George Hospital in Goodmayes and Queen's Hospital in Romford. We also provide outpatient services at Brentwood Community Hospital, Barking Hospital, Loxford Polyclinic, and Harold Wood Polyclinic. We have two of the busiest emergency departments in London.

As we recover from Covid-19, we're proud to be leading the way nationally in reducing the time our patients wait to get the treatment they need. The pandemic provided the drive forour teams to innovate and change.

We know we have more work to do to improve waiting times for urgent and emergency care, and our performance against the four-hour emergency access standard remains challenged, in comparison to many other London trusts.

We are particularly proud of our regional Neurosciences Centre; Radiotherapy Centre; Hyper Acute Stroke Unit; and dedicated breast care service at King George Hospital. We're also pleased to be part of the NEL Cancer Alliance.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

The person specification listed below is not the full specification requirements for the role. Please ensure you review the full specification on the job description prior to submitting your application.

Applicants are advised to read all the information on the advert and the supporting information before completing and submitting an application. As you complete your application please ensure you clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria in the person specification for this post by adequately completing the supporting information section of the application form.

All new staff appointed at the Trust are subject to a probationary period.

Applications should be made online, however, queries regarding the application process or assistance with completion of the form (for applicants with a disability) can be made to Miss Mothiga Chandrakumar, Recruitment Advisor, on 01708 435000 ext. 5934. Further details regarding the post may be obtained by contacting the manager as per the contact details above.

Person Specification



  • Registered General Nurse


  • Advanced communication skills training or prepared to work towards



  • Ability to work within a multidisciplinary forum with credibility and in a time-effective manner



  • Relevant post registration experience at Band 5/6


  • Post-basic qualification in cancer or a relevant subject in H&N nursing care/management care / management
  • Previous Surgical/ Cancer experience

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