An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lung Cancer Specialist Nurse to join the existing team in a secondment post. The post holder will support the team in providing expert nursing and supportive care to patients and their families throughout the lung cancer journey from time of initial referral, through diagnostic investigations, treatment and into end stage care.
You will work in a collaborative way to ensure implementation of the National Optimal Lung Cancer pathway and Faster Diagnosis cancer initiative to meet set targets by assisting in the proactive management of patients through the pathway.
The post holder will support and contribute to the development and promotion of the lung cancer nursing service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective care.Main duties of the job
- Be competent in discussing diagnosis and treatment options with new patients
- Work with other key staff within the MDT to develop a seamless service for patients prior to and with a diagnosis of lung cancer.
- Provide professional support to nursing colleagues during the care of patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
- Support and contribute to the development and promotion of the lung cancer nursing service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost effective care.
- Actively participate in and work alongside the multi-professional team to provide a professional service that meets the needs of patients diagnosed with lung cancer.
- Request diagnostic investigations and interpret within agreed protocols e.g. blood tests, CT/US scans and action appropriately within competence.
- Undertake and support holistic needs assessment of patients and carers to ensure appropriate and timely signposting.
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) King's Lynn is West Norfolk has a superb unspoilt coastline with pretty villages, all with their own individual charm. The medieval port of King's Lynn has some very interesting architecture.
We provide a comprehensive range of specialist and general acute services to around 331,000 people across West and North Norfolk, in addition to parts of Breckland, Cambridgeshire and South Lincolnshire. We have more than 4,000 staff and volunteers and approximately 500 beds on a single site. Some specialist services and clinics are provided in community facilities, such as the North Cambridgeshire hospital in Wisbech. We work in partnership with neighbouring hospitals for the provision of tertiary services.
In February 2022 the QEH the Care Quality Commission rated the Trust as 'Good' in all of the core services they inspected, and recommended the Trust moves out of the recovery support system (formerly special measures).Job descriptionJob responsibilities
Please see attached job description and person specification for further information about the job rolePerson SpecificationQualifications/training and professional developmentEssential
- First Level Registered Nurse Diploma in Nursing or working towards ENB998/Mentorship
- Respiratory nursing course
- Cancer Care Foundation Care of the Dying
- 3 years post registration nursing experience
- Multidisciplinary Professional Working
- Evidence of a record of achievement
- Evidence of change management experience
- Policy & guideline development
Skills, abilities, and knowledgeEssential
- Audit/Risk assessment
- Cancer/Respiratory nursing experience
- Ability to cope with stress and difficult emotional situations
- Commitment to deliver high quality care
- NHS Cancer Plan & wider cancer agenda
Employer detailsEmployer name
- IRMER training or willing to undertake within 2 months
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital King's Lynn NHSFTAddress
The Queen Elizabeth Hospital
King's Lynn, Norfolk
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