An opportunity has arisen within the acute oncology team at Brighton and Princess Royal Hospitals providing specialist oncology advice and support to patients with cancer admitted with symptoms relating to cancer, complications due to advancing cancer, acutely unwell patients with a new diagnosis of cancer or with symptoms relating to anti-cancer treatments.
The role will participate in the planning and support development of the acute oncology services in accordance with the Trust's policies and procedures utilising the most effective use of resources and manpower. Support the design and maintain Acute oncology (AO) education programmes/training that facilitates acquisition of the necessary skills knowledge on acute oncology and to support student placement within the cancer services team.
To promote and contribute to the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice. To work collaboratively with the Band 7 team, matron and Advanced nurse clinical practitioner(ACP) to develop and deliver AO projects locally and Trust wide. Support the implementation of national and local cancer strategies.Main duties of the job
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- To be able to give significant news effectively and ensure appropriate support. Engage in highly complex conversations and dialogue with patients and carers utilising advanced communication skills. Able to manage distressing situations with patients.
- Highly autonomous practitioner within acute oncology, often working alone clinically and making complex decisions
- Provide patient representation (advocate) at local MDT meetings. Explore and introduce innovative ways of working with the Multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and carers to continuously improve the care of acute oncology patients within the hospital and community.
- Work with nurses and AHP's in general ward areas supporting and developing their skills in caring for patients admitted acutely particularly when communicating often complex, sensitive issues.
- Working with staff and patients in an advisory, teaching and support capacity and maintaining professional competence, authority and credibility
- Respond to other teams where requests have been made for specialist review of the patient.
- Clear communication between teams including inpatient areas so that patient care is seamless
- Act as central point for communications during MDT acting as patient advocate
- Management and communication of patient needs across their pathway of care involving multiple organisations including tertiary centres
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As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.Job descriptionJob responsibilities
To provide specialist oncology advice and support to patients admitted with symptoms relating to cancer, complications due to advancing cancer, acutely unwell patients with a new diagnosis of cancer and patients admitted with symptoms relating to anti-cancer treatments.
To participate in the planning and support development of the futureacute oncology and cancerservices in accordance with the Trust's policies and procedures utilising the most effective use of resources and manpower.
Support the design and maintain AO education programmes/training that facilitates acquisition of the necessary skills knowledge on acute oncology and to support student placement within the cancer services team.
To promote and contribute to the implementation of evidence-based nursing practice. To work collaboratively with the lead cancer nurse, matrons and staff in the clinical areas to develop and deliver projects locally and Trust wide. Support the implementation of national and local cancer strategies. To work in accordance and contribute to the Trust Values, True North and Patient First Programme.
The post holder will work in our acute oncology team and liaise with our network acute oncology colleagues supporting service development and responds to NHS changes.Person Specificationessential and desirableEssential
- Registered Nurse with degree
- Evidence of Communication skills
- Evidence of experience working with cancer patients
- Evidence of team working
Employer detailsEmployer name
- Acute oncology experience
- SACT experience
- Evidence of further academic learning since qualification
- evidence of experience working with audit
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)Address
Eastern Rd, Brighton and Hove, Brighton
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