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Clinical Nurse Specialist (Macmillan)

Employer
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Location
Haverforwest
Salary
£35,922 to £43,257 per annum pro rata
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
This is a Fixed Term/Secondment vacancy until 30/04/2026.

If you are a Hywel Dda University Health Board employee and are applying for this post as a secondment, agreement for the secondment is needed from your current manager prior to application.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and dynamic nurse to join the Macmillan breast cancer clinical nurse specialist team on a fixed term basis. We are looking for an individual who has a flexible approach to the needs of the service, is dynamic, self-motivated, who is committed to development and improvement, ensuring we continue to offer excellent holistic effective care to patients, their families, and carers. The right person must have the passion and drive to provide high-quality person-centred care. The successful applicant would have a period of mentorship by the experienced specialist nurse teams as well as competencies set out by the RCN.

Breast cancer services sit within the planned care service, under the surgical division. This is a fixed term band 6 post at 30 hours per week. The base location would be at Withybush Hospital but with an expectation to travel to the other hospital sites within a timely manner to meet expectations of the service delivery.

Main duties of the job

The post holder will organise and manage a caseload for a defined group of patients / service users, providing specialist nursing support, advice and education and care to that specific group under the supervision of the band 7 clinical nurse specialist.

The post holder would be a key worker for diagnosed cancer patients and would be expected to provide expert holistic assessment and care to these highly complex client groups within Hywel Dda University Health Board.

You should be willing to develop your academic and clinic practice and have a commitment to continuing professional development. You should have excellent communication skills as will need to play an active part in clinical practice, education, research/audit and the implementation of national guidelines.

The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post English and/or Welsh speakers are equally welcome to apply.

Interviews to be held on 08/05/2024.

About us

Hywel Dda University Health Board is the planner and provider of NHS healthcare services for people in Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and its bordering counties. Our 12,000 members of staff provide primary, community, in-hospital, mental health and learning disabilities services for around 384,000 people across a quarter of the landmass of Wales. We do this in partnership with our three local authorities and public, private and third sector colleagues, including our volunteers, through:

Four main hospitals: Bronglais General in Aberystwyth, Glangwili General in Carmarthen, Prince Philip in Llanelli and Withybush General in Haverfordwest

Seven community hospitals: Amman Valley and Llandovery in Carmarthenshire Tregaron, Aberaeron and Cardigan in Ceredigion and Tenby and South Pembrokeshire Hospital Health and Social Care Resource Centre in Pembrokeshire

48 general practices (six of which are managed practices), 47 dental practices (including three orthodontic), 99 community pharmacies, 44 general ophthalmic practices (43 providing Eye Health Examination Wales and 34 low vision services) and 17 domiciliary only providers and 11 health centres

Numerous locations providing mental health and learning disabilities services

Highly specialised and tertiary services commissioned by the Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee, a joint committee representing seven health boards across Wales.

Job description

Job responsibilities

You will be able to find a full job description and person specification attached within the supporting documents.

The Health Board is committed to supporting its staff to fully embrace the need for bilingualism thereby enhancing patient and service user experiences. In our commitment to increase the number of staff who are able to communicate in Welsh with patients and professionals, we welcome applications from Welsh speakers.

The ability to communicate in Welsh is desirable for this post. If you do not meet the Welsh Language requirements specified, the Health Board offers a variety of learning options and staff support to help you meet these minimal desirable requirements during the course of your employment with us.

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Person Specification

Qualifications & Knowledge

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Part 1)
  • Current NMC Registration
  • Bachelors Degree
  • Specialist post graduate qualification or equivalent experience
  • Proficient level of knowledge in clinical speciality
  • Knowledge of service improvement
  • Able to undertake a literature search and critically appraise research papers


Desirable

  • Teaching qualification (or equivalent experience)
  • Advanced clinical skills
  • Non-medical Prescribing (v300)


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant experience at Band 5
  • Experience in the relevant specialty
  • Experience of working in a multi-professional environment
  • Experience of working with pre-registration nursing/midwifery students in a mentorship role
  • Experience of undertaking audit


Desirable

  • Band 5 experience
  • Experience of participating in research
  • Experience of participating in practice change


Language Skills

Desirable

  • Welsh Speaker (Level 1)


Employer details

Employer name

Hywel Dda University Health Board

Address

Withybush General Hospital

Haverforwest

SA61 2PZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

100-NMR130-0424

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