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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Paediatric Oncology

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 per annum, inc HCAS
Closing date
27 Apr 2024
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust in South East London is a large teaching hospital and is at the forefront of academic and nursing excellence. We are looking for a highly motivated, flexible and enthusiastic individual to recruit into a band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist role for Paediatric Oncology.

The clinical nurse specialist will work with children and young people (patients and clients) and groups (including carers) with cancer, and the survivors of cancer, in meeting their health, health related and nursing needs . Working collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team to meet the objectives of the NICE Improving Outcomes Guidance for Children and Young People with Cancer.

Working The successful applicant will join the existing specialist nurses to effectively co-ordinate and deliver an expert nursing service to oncology patients in Child Health and mange a caseload of patients. Assessing patients, planning and implementing care, providing specialist advice maintaining associated records and provide specialist education and training to other staff and students.

For more information about Child Health please watch our video -https://vimeo.com/795290612/ae443fa495

Main duties of the job

Provide a specialist nursing service for children and young people with cancer, providing expert nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following them through their cancer journey, and beyond, to long-term follow up and survivorship.

Assess health, health related and nursing needs of patients or clients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care through the management of patient caseload

Ensure full awareness of the targets set out in the NHS plan and Cancer plan

Ensure all care is given in accordance with agreed protocol including working within a suitable mechanism for MDT referrals to the Clinical Nurse Specialists.

Provide support and guidance to others so that they are able to support the team in delivering a child focused service that meet the objectives of the NICE Cancer Guidelines.

Contribute positively to the leadership of nursing within the care group acting as an effective role model supporting the senior nursing team in implementing Trust initiatives and strategies.

Develop effective working relationships based on trust and open co-operation

Contribute to the development of nursing practice within the team

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Practice/Care Delivery1. Provide a specialist nursing service for children and young people withcancer, providing expert nursing advice and support to patients, theirfamilies and other healthcare professionals following them through theircancer journey, and beyond, to long-term follow up and survivorship2. Assess health, health related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care through the management of patient caseloadThis includes: - Ordering diagnostic tests - Making and receiving referrals - Admitting and discharging patients for specified conditions and within agreed protocols - Assist in running clinics including long-term follow up for patients who have completed treatment- Administration of chemotherapy protocols3. Ensure all patients have an accurate plan of care, which reflects theassessment undertaken and incorporates the issues and recommendations made4. Maintain up to date and comprehensive records of care at all times.5. Implement and evaluate standards and criteria of nursing interventionby planning, providing and evaluating specialist clinical nursing careto meet the health needs of individuals and groups requiring specialist nursing6. Follow up patients as appropriate and ensure all relevant information isavailable to enable patients to make an informed choice about theirtreatment7. Assess and manage critical and clinical events to ensure safe andeffective care8. Support and empower patients, their families and othercarers to influence and participate in decisions concerning their care both during and post-treatment9. Facilitate learning in relation to identified health needs for patients, and carers10. Provide counselling and psychological support for individuals and theircarers11. Act independently within a multi-disciplinary/multi-agency contextliaising with local community, social services, and voluntary organisations in order to develop existing services for children/young people, carers and health professionals12. Promote childrens well-being, safeguarding them from harm, andworking within agreed policies for reporting concerns including concerns about colleagues13. Challenge existing boundaries of practice where patient care can beenhanced by broader nursing rolesCare Management1. Ensure full awareness of the targets set out in the NHS plan and Cancer plan2. Ensure all care is given in accordance with agreed protocol including working within a suitable mechanism for MDT referrals to the Clinical Nurse Specialists3. Provide support and guidance to others so that they are able to support the team in delivering a child focused service that meet the objectives of the NICE Cancer Guidelines4. Assist in coordinating and chairing MDT meetings5. Ensure involvement in cross-department processes and planning6. Regularly review those clinical notes of patients requiring imminentadmission, ensuring all assessments, diagnostic investigation andtest results are up-to-date and in place to ensure a smoothadmission process7. Liaise with the Paediatric Bed Manager and ward staff to ensure appropriate and timely discharge/follow-up arrangement in place forpatients8. Contribute to the development of appropriate patient group directives to facilitate/enhance the discharge process9. Assist in the development of policies and protocols to improvepatient care10. Ensure appropriate information and educational literature is available to help patients make informed choices as to their treatment plan and continuing management11. Involve service users in providing feedback of their experience ofthe current service and suggestions for improvements12. Be aware of, and comply with, all Trust infection prevention and control policies, to include hand hygiene, personal hygiene, environmental and food hygiene13. Actively contribute and support colleagues in clinical risk management activities within the clinical setting14. Ensure the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents in line with Trust policy15. Utilise and maintain information systems to aid audit and to provideregular activity analysis reports16. Maintain records and send reports contemporaneous and accuratetreatment records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and activity data as requested by various bodies17. Forge effective links within primary secondary and tertiary care toensure effective communication 18. Ensure the best use of available resources within agreed budget to provide a cost effective service19. Recognise ethical and legal issues, which have implications for nursing practice and take appropriate action20. Ensure compliance with the trusts EDI Policy, supporting the delivery of the Trusts Race Equality Scheme and the Trusts duty to positively, promote race equality and equality of opportunity for disabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equality groups21. To cross cover other cancer services when peers are on leave22. To deliver a seven day service for children with cancer treatmentsin exceptional circumstancesClinical practice leadership1. Contribute positively to the leadership of nursing within the caregroup acting as an effective role model supporting the seniornursing team in implementing Trust initiatives and strategies2. Develop effective working relationships based on trust and open cooperation 3. Contribute to the development of nursing practice within the team4. Participate in relevant fora at Care Group, Trust or PCG/PCT, Network or National/International Level to represent the service perspective as appropriate5. Recognise ethical and legal issues which have implications for nursing practice and take appropriate actionTraining, education and practice development1. Act as a clinical expert and advise on educational opportunities that willfacilitate the development and support of others specialist knowledgeand skills to ensure they develop their clinical practice2. Create an environment in which clinical practice development isfostered, evaluated and disseminated3. Working with the Child Health Practice Development Team to lead anddevelop programmes of education and practice developments to enhance the nursing contribution and quality of care both across the Trust, nationally and internationally4. Identify specialist learning activities in a clinical setting that contributeto clinical teaching and assessment of learning in a multi-disciplinary environment within scope of expertise and knowledge base5. Ensure effective learning experiences and opportunity to achieve learning outcomes for students through preceptorship, mentorship, counselling, clinical supervision and provision of an educational environment6. Work with academic colleagues to improve practice within a range ofservice/practice developments7. Contribute to the development of nursing practice within the specialistteam8. Work with and support matrons, ward managers and other clinical staffto identify areas where changes to practice are required. Also where opportunities exist to improve treatment and support for patients.9. Actively participate in educational events provided by the care group,Trust and primary care sector10. Attend meetings and conferences as appropriate ensuring that you arefully conversant with current issues both within the Trust and within thespecialist services locally and nationally11. Publish and present relevant clinical practice and service developments.Research, evidence based practice and audit1. Promote and facilitate research, evidence based practice and clinicalaudit within the Trust, raising the profile enhancing the contribution ofnursing to patient care and informing business and service development plans2. Contribute to clinical audit, in particular involving service users in providing feedback ensuring patient experience surveys are completed and action plans developed3. Contribute to nursing research initiatives and support research activity within individual Care Groups and also through collaboration with otheragencies4. Apply and disseminate research findings relating to specialist nursingpractice5. Participate and assist with any Trust approved research projects conducted within the department6. Ensure that the rights of patients, and others are protected at all timeswhen involved in audit and research studies7. To collate and record agreed activity data, and evidence of service provision, to measure the effectiveness and impact of the service8. To ensure, and promote, service user involvement in service developments and undertake, in conjunction with others in theteam/service, a regular survey of the patients experiences of the service offeredPersonal Professional Development1. Achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trustand Care Group2. Keep up-to-date with current literature and research in the speciality.3. Maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with CDP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required4. Adhere to the NMC Code of Professional conduct working within andaccepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competenceGENERAL:The post holder has a general duty of care for their own health, safety andwell being and that of colleagues, visitors and patients within the hospital, in addition to any specific risk management or clinical governanceaccountabilities with this postTo observe the rules, policies, procedures and standards of Kings CollegeHospital NHS Foundation Trust together with all relevant statutory andprofessional obligationsTo observe and maintain strict confidentiality of personal information relating to patients and staffTo be responsible, with management support, for their own personaldevelopment and to actively contribute to the development of colleagues

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Current NMC Registration RN 1 Child.
  • Recognised teaching/mentoring qualification
  • Relevant first degree and capacity to work towards master level
  • Recent evidence of continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Advanced assessment skills
  • Higher degree in a health related subject


Experience

Essential

  • Expert relevant paediatric clinical skills, including intravenous therapy and central venous access devices
  • Awareness of Safeguarding procedures
  • Understanding of resource management, health and safety, clinical risk ,quality and equality and diversity issues
  • Experience of handling clinical incidents and complaints


Desirable

  • Research and publication record
  • Previous Experience as a Ban
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