An exciting opportunity exists to join the breast care nursing team as a band 6 breast care support nurse. You will be caring for patients diagnosed with breast cancer and supporting them through their treatment. We are seeking a motivated nurse to join this busy service. You will have the opportunity to gain expert experience and enhanced knowledge of breast cancer management in secondary care and develop skills in an environment supported by an experienced nursing team. You will be based in the breast unit here at Addenbrooke's Hospital working alongside the established team of band 7 breast care nurses. The service holds outpatient clinics on a daily basis Monday to Friday, seeing symptomatic and seeing patients for assessment. Due to the nature of the role, to encourage all women of all cultures and religions in our community to access breast screening, applicants must be female. This is deemed to be an occupational requirement in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 paragraph 1 and the Employment Statutory Code of Practice Chapter 13 paragraphs 13.5-13.9.Main duties of the job
The post holder is responsible for the provision of high quality, patient focused care.
Responsible for assessing, developing and implementing specialist nursing care programmers.Responsible for providing specialist advice and support to, and liaising with, other staff.About usCome Nurse with us...
Cambridge University Hospitals (CUH) NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest teaching Trusts in the country. It comprises Addenbrooke's Hospital and the Rosie Hospital. We provide accessible high-quality healthcare for the local people of Cambridge and regional and national specialist services. It's a great place to nurse, work and live.
You will work on a vibrant hospital campus with a friendly community feel we have excellent facilities to practise your skills and abilities to support your career pathway and development. Our values of Together - Safe, Kind, Excellent
support the delivery of outstanding care. We have a fully electronic patient record system that is improving health-care quality this is transforming services, improving patient safety and clinical outcomes.
CUH is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive community - a place where we can all be ourselves. We value our differences and fully advocate and support an inclusive working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential. We want to ensure our people are truly representative of all the communities that we serve. We welcome applications for all positions in the organisation irrespective of people's age, disability, ethnicity, race, nationality, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership status, or pregnancy and maternity status or social economic background.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see the attached Applicant Information Pack (combined Job Description and Person Specification) for key duties and responsibilities.
Please note:- Internal applicants on permanent contracts can only apply for this post as a secondment and must have the approval of your current line manager before applying.
Closing date is midnight on 9 October 2023
Interviews are due to be held in the week commencing 16 October 2023 Why choose Cambridge University Hospitals?
Benefits to you
- Our values and reputation for outstanding care
- Opportunities to experience a range of specialities
- Career and development opportunities
- Preceptorship and mentoring programmes delivered by a dedicated clinical education support team
- Research experience and opportunities
- Lovely location and quality of life
- Excellent schools/colleges and transport links (road, rail and air)
We offer development opportunities and a wide range of benefits including on-site leisure facilities, shopping concourse, day nurseries and access to a great transport system with easy access to airports and rail travel.
Please note if you would like to discuss the required hours of this role further, you should approach the contact given. In some cases alternative working hours will be considered.
We welcome applications from the Armed Forces.Person SpecificationQualificationsEssential
- Registered nurse.
- Relevant experience in surgery
- Evidence of continuous professional development
- Teaching or mentoring qualification
- Post registration qualification in speciality or willingness to complete
- Demonstrate expert nursing skills
- Evidence of mentorship/preceptorship roles
- Accept personal accountability for own practice
- Experience of formal/informal teaching
- Understanding of evidence based practice
- Understanding of Clinical Governance
- Understanding and knowledge of specialist field
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
- Adaptable to changing situations due to both workload and colleagues needs
- Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
- Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time management.
- Effective interpersonal skills
- Commitment to multidisciplinary working.
- Assertiveness/perceptive counselling skills
- Documentation, audit and presentation skills
- Leadership Skills
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- To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with the NMC Code of Conduct
- Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic institutions.
- The ability to understand and behave at all times, towards patients, visitors and colleagues according to the Trust values of safe, kind, excellent.
Cambridge University Hospital NHS Foundation TrustAddress
Addenbrookes Hospital-Division B
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