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Clinical Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer

Employer
East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust
Location
STEVENAGE
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
2 Mar 2024

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We are looking for a highly motivated qualified nurse who can demonstrate current experience/significant experience at Band6/ 7 working in the field of Lung cancer or oncology care or screening.

The successful candidate will be motivated, proactive excellent communicator, who works well within a team, whilst also autonomously managing a case load.

You will be responsible for the day to day delivery of lung cancer care services within the trust as agreed with the Lead Nurse, in accordance of the Trust and national guidance.

You will work with patients being investigated and having a confirmed diagnosis of lung cancer or Mesothelioma , ensuring that national targets are meet in the delivery of the care.

Our Values are Include, Respect and Improve. It is important that you understand and refer to our values during your recruitment process and beyond!

Main duties of the job

Liaising with all appropriate members of multi-disciplinary team and ensuring a seamless service between acute and primary care services

Communicating very sensitive condition related information to patients and relatives, requiring high levels of empathy and reassurance. This includes highly complex information that needs to be conveyed in easily understood language.

Ensuring the provision of appropriate verbal and written patient information, thus empowering the patient to make informed decisions.

Maintain own knowledge, competence and skill level through regular clinical supervision, appraisal, personal development plans and appropriate training programmes.

Work in partnership with other professional, health and social care organisations, trade union and voluntary sector organisations to embed these principles.

About us

At East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, we are proud of the range of general & specialist services we provide & our 6,000 or so dedicated staff ensure our patients get the best care. Our ability to be flexible & innovative in the way in which we work and deliver our services to our catchment has never been more important than it is now.

We run the following hospitals:
  • The Lister Hospital, Stevenage
  • New Queen Elizabeth II (New QEII), Welwyn Garden City
  • Hertford County, Hertford
  • Mount Vernon Cancer Centre (MVCC), Northwood

We have ambitious plans to become an outstanding, patient-led Trust where dedicated staff provide high-quality, compassionate care to our patients. We continue to undergo significant transformation our staff & patients are at the heart of delivering this ambitious agenda.

We understand that finding and starting a new job is an important life decision. If you need reasonable adjustments for a disability, or a life event, such as menopause - so that we can consider your application fairly & to get the best out of you during the selection process, please let us know.

We are committed to a positive work life balance for our employees. Employees are entitled to seek to work flexible working patterns & we are committed to listen and consider all requests. Such requests, of course, have to be made & considered formally, & will need to be balanced against service needs, but our starting point will always be to find ways to support making them happen.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached Job Description and Person Specification applicant pack for further detailed information regarding this role.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse education to Degree level or willingness to undertake
  • Post registration qualification in speciality or experience
  • Evidence of continuous professional development
  • Teaching qualification
  • Advanced communication skills/counselling qualification or willingness to undertake
  • Advanced clinical assessment or willingness to undertake


Desirable

  • Research Module Masters Degree


Previous experience

Essential

  • Significant relevant experience in the Specialty or another and ability to demonstrate expert nursing skills
  • Accept personal accountability for own practice
  • Experience of formal/informal teaching
  • Experience of initiating change
  • Understanding evidence-based practice
  • Experience of Clinical Governance
  • Understanding of patient pathways and it's complexities and how to support patients through this


Skills

Essential

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Capable of working as an integral member of a small team
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing situations due to workload and colleague's needs
  • Ability to undertake teaching of staff and patients
  • Leadership skills
  • Ability to work unsupervised and manage own workload effective time - management
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead developments in practice
  • Commitment to multi-disciplinary working
  • Demonstrate analytical and judgmental skills
  • Ability to quickly appraise situation and act accordingly


Desirable

  • Advanced communication skills


Other Requirements

Essential

  • To act in a professional manner at all times in accordance with NMC Code of Conduct
  • Capable of developing liaisons with other practice areas/academic situations
  • Experience and evidence of engagement around equality, diversity and inclusion issues in relation to policy, service development and service delivery in respect of both services to users and the management of staff
  • Role model our Trust values every day


Desirable

  • Knowledge of broader issues related to specialty - political and Trust


Employer details

Employer name

East and North Herts NHS Trust

Address

Lister Hospital

Coreys Mill Ln,

STEVENAGE

SG1 4AB

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361-CAN-5868999

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