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CNS Palliative Care (Project Nurse) (BAND 7)

Employer
The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Sutton
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Mar 2024

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The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust has a unique history of leading the way in the development of new approaches to cancer care. The Palliative care team continues this tradition. The fixed term role, is a unique opportunity to deliver Palliative Care service improvements to the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust. This service has been designed to promote early referral to palliative care, advance care planning and referral to specialist palliative care through the use of a set of triggers in site specific tumour groups in the out-patient department. The post holder will be responsible for educating the primary treating teams in the use of the triggers and subsequent collation of data to report on key outcome measures. The postholder will take responsibility for the co-ordination and management of the project alongside the Consultants in Palliative Medicine. We are now looking to recruit a C Nurse Specialist to work as part of this multi-professional team. In the first instance, you will need to be a registered nurse with demonstrable post registration experience in cancer/palliative care. Educated to at least degree level, you will also need to be confident in delivering education and training to all staff groups, having attained some form of post registration qualification in this. This post will offer this service to patients at both the Chelsea and Sutton sites of the hospital. We would welcome and encourage an informal visit.

Main duties of the job

This experienced CNS will work as a self-directed practitioner playing a key role in the delivery of two service improvement initiatives.
  • This post will support the Triggers Service to promote early and timely referral to palliative care, advance care planning and referral to specialist palliative care through the use of a set of referral criteria / Triggers.
  • The post holder will be responsible for supporting oncology team colleagues in the use of the triggers tool and subsequent collation of data to report on key outcome measures. The postholder will take responsibility for the co- ordination and management of the service alongside the Consultants in Palliative Medicine.
  • The post holder will be part of the wider Symptom Control & Palliative CareTeam.
  • To assist with the organisation and implementation of the Triggers service and liaising closely with the multi-disciplinary team to facilitate a co- ordinated approach to patient care.


About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital.

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits, learning and development opportunities and clear career pathways. There are opportunities to work flexibly across a range of areas and specialities and we welcome flexible working requests from point of hire to support employees work life balance. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.
  • Where appropriate to support patients with symptom control and involve specialist palliative care team as needed.
  • To assist the medical team in the assessment of patients/volunteers and monitoring their condition as appropriate.
  • To establish and maintain good working relationships with supporting clinical services and primary teams.
  • To work effectively as part of the multidisciplinary team and to contribute to the ongoing development of the clinical unit by acting as a role model for staff in areas related to Palliative Care
  • To work within the NMC Code of Conduct and within your individual scope of professional conduct.


Person Specification

Attainments

Essential

  • First Level registration
  • First and/or Higher Degree
  • Teaching qualification/experience
  • Experience in research


Desirable

  • Oncology qualification
  • Palliative Care qualification


Special Aptitudes & Disposition

Essential

  • Ability to deliver formal lectures to a high standard


Desirable

  • Evidence of numeracy and computer literacy skills.


Employer details

Employer name

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Royal Marsden Sutton

Downs Road

Sutton

SM2 5PT

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282- SA1245616

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