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Hybrid SACT and Immunotherapy Advanced Nurse Practitioner

Employer
The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Liverpool
Salary
£50,952 to £57,349 per annum
Closing date
23 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 8A
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hybrid Advanced Nurse Practitioner to join our Immunotherapy and SACT team at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre. This role is based at The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre Liverpool, however you will be required to travel between our network hospital sites, with all expenses covered. This is a unique position with the post holder supporting the Immunotherapy team and SACT delivery nurse led services for patients receiving treatment with Immunotherapy and SACT.

You should possess excellent communication and advanced clinical skills, be highly motivated and ideally have a back ground in cancer nursing. Recent experience in working within the specialty of Immunotherapy would be desirable, however training will be provided. You will need to be resilient to cope with the demands of the role and the service need.This is a really exciting time to work within the specialism of cancer nursing and SACT delivery.The post holder will provide specialist advice and support to patient's experiencing the side effects associated with immunotherapy/SACT, as well as providing education and support to staff throughout the trust.

Main duties of the job

This is a role that offers both collaboration and flexibility. One element of the role is working with the Immunotherapy (IO) Toxicity service which is a regional pan-tumour service supporting patients with immune related adverse events secondary to oncological immunotherapy. The team support both inpatients and outpatients following the identification of irAEs and work alongside the patients' primary oncology teams to support patients throughout their toxicity journey. The team take referrals from across the region and provide digital and face to face monitoring for patients throughout their toxicity treatment.

In addition to this the team co-ordinate and support the delivery of day case management including IV methylprednisolone and Infliximab and deliver acute reviews in the central Clinical Decisions Unit (CDU).

In addition the team collaborates with a medical specialties to coordinate the management of complex toxicities. There are established referral pathways for investigations including endoscopy and cardiac MRI. The team also provide region wide education to both oncology and non-oncology teams.

As a hybrid role, the additional component is supporting the SACT delivery, working along side the nursing teams to support the management of SACT toxicities. Whilst providing education and training for the nursing team.

About us

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre is one of three specialist cancer centres in England. With 1,800 specialist staff and three sites, we are one of the largest NHS providers of non-surgical cancer treatment. The Trust has a unique multi-site care model serving the 2.4 million population across Cheshire and Merseyside and is consistently rated by patients as one of the best performing hospitals.

Our vision is to not only maintain this level of commitment to excellence but to work with our academic and healthcare partners across the region to ensure care, treatment and patient outcomes continuously improve in the future. We are very proud of all our expert and loyal staff and we welcome people who share the collective aim of delivering excellence in everything that we do.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • To act as an advanced autonomous practitioner, demonstrating a high level of practice and knowledge whilst participating in direct evidenced based patient Post holder will be part of a multi-disciplinary team providing professional and clinical support in the care of patients with solid tumour cancer.
  • To undertake health assessments diagnosing, treating and discharging patients with range of cancer related.
  • The Advanced Nurse Practitioner will work alongside the SACT and Immunotherapy team providing expert care and treatment to patients within agreed protocols and clinical however the Advanced Nurse Practitioner will also have the ability to make decisions outside these frameworks, where necessary based on best practice.
  • Provide support within the team and act as role model and resource, encouraging and developing a high standard of clinical skill and improving patient outcome.
  • Functions in a variety of role dimensions: health care provider, educator, researcher, clinical advocate and implementer of clinical
  • With clinical colleagues lead the development of clinical services within Immunotherapy/SACT services and improve the quality of care
  • The post will provide specialist advice regarding Immunotherapy/SACT and its associated toxicities to the multi-professional team within CCC and to external agencies such as other hospitals, GPs and community services.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered General Nurse
  • MSc in Advanced Nursing Practice/ACP
  • Recognised Leadership Qualification
  • Non- medical prescribing qualification with portfolio supporting attainment of competency
  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care or relevant subject
  • Evidence of continued professional development Advanced Communications Skills Training Previous chemotherapy experience
  • Experience of working in an oncology setting Recognised teaching qualification
  • Advanced Life Support qualification.( only ANP's who participate in MET cover)
  • IO needle insertion ( Only ANP's who participate in MET cover)


Desirable

  • Research qualification
  • Psychological skills training - Level 2 training


Knowledge

Essential

  • Knowledge and understanding of SACT and Immunotherapy and its associated side effects.
  • Knowledge of national standards, policies and working knowledge of clinical governance.


Desirable

  • Extensive knowledge of clinical practice and oncology treatments include treatment-induced side effects.


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of assessing and managing a variety of medical problems including acutely unwell patients.
  • Working autonomously and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Leadership and mentoring skills to energise the team and motivate individuals


Desirable

  • Experience in service development/improvement.
  • Experience of writing policies and procedures.


key Skills

Essential

  • Excellent leadership and communication skills with an ability to deal with distressing and conflicting situations
  • Evidence of advanced communication skills


Desirable

  • ECG recording and interpretation


Employer details

Employer name

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHSFT

Address

The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre - Liverpool

Pembrook Place

Liverpool

L78YA

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