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Myeloma Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 a year pa pro rata
Closing date
8 Mar 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
This is an exciting opportunity to join the Myeloma Team as a Band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialist.

You will need to be confident, have excellent clinical skills, knowledge, expertise and understanding of caring for patients with haematological malignancies. You will have excellent communication and organisational skills, be flexible and self-motivated to deliver high standards of care.

Based at the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, in this part-time role you would work closely as part of an established Myeloma Clinical Nurse Specialist.

The role involves
  • Supporting patients and their families/carers through their myeloma journey.
  • Meeting patients at referral, supporting them through the diagnosis, treatment and beyond.
  • Educating and assisting other healthcare providers about the needs of myeloma
  • Developing the Myeloma Service to meet any changing patient needs.

This group of patients have a remitting/relapsing disease so they often are under our care for many years, which gives us a unique opportunity to develop long-term relationships with them and their families and to aid them to live with this illness.

Main duties of the job

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated CNS to join the myeloma team. If you have experience in the haemato-oncology setting and want a new challenge the band 6 role is a great way to develop your skills. You will work alongside the Band 7 CNS to support patients, gradually becoming more autonomous. As part of your development you will be expected to become involved in many aspects of the service such as pathway improvement projects, audit and teaching, as well as undertaking personal education.

About us

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as 'Good' overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds city living within a stone's throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we're meeting our pledge.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a more detailed job description, main responsibilities, and person specification, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Experience

Essential

  • Considerable relevant post registration experience
  • Current appropriate post registration haematology experience
  • Evidence of recent teaching experience
  • Knowledge of national and local specialty issues


Desirable

  • Experience of undertaking research or audit projects


Qualifications and Training

Essential

  • RGN.1st Level or relevant children's qualification
  • Current NMC Registration
  • 1st Degree In nursing or health related subject
  • Relevant Haem-Oncology accredited post registration qualification at level 3
  • Willingness to work towards Masters level academic study


Desirable

  • Qualification in Teaching/ Mentorship


Aptitudes

Essential

  • Flexibility, adaptability to meet needs of a changing service
  • Ability to cope with emotional issues presented in the course of work, and to support others
  • Initiative


Skills and Abilities

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Information technology skills
  • Commitment to the development and provision of high quality nursing care


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW)

Address

Myrtle Road

Kingsdown

Bristol

BS2 8EL

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