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Uro-oncology Nurse Specialist

Employer
Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust
Location
High Wycombe
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 per annum
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 5
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This role is to support specialist cancer nursing services at Buckinghamshire Hospital NHS Trust (BHT). The role will consist of providing specialist urology and oncology knowledge to patients and to act as an important member of the multi-professional team, providing a service to patients with urological cancer and their carers, from the time of investigation with a suspicion of cancer, to diagnosis, treatment, and surveillance throughout the course of their disease.

The rightful candidate will promote flexible working, adjusting their practice to the service and patient needs. The successful applicant will facilitate patients journey within uro-oncology services, making sure that the care is delivered safely and appropriately

Main duties of the job

  • To work as part of the Uro-Oncology CNS team in the management of patients with urological cancers supporting them and their families throughout their cancer journey.
  • To take part in clinical duties such as removal of catheter following Radical Prostatectomy and administration of Intravesical Chemo/Immunotherapy. Appropriate training will be provided.
  • To be involved in the established nurse-led results clinic for patients following prostate, bladder biopsies and radical surgery. Ensuring patients are discussed at the Urology MDT meeting to establish their treatment plan. This will include receiving and providing patients and their families with highly distressing, sensitive and complex information, using developed empathy, reassurance and counselling skills.
  • To provide specialised clinical advice for urological cancer patients and ensure all clinical practice is evidence-based, drawing on published literature and policy guidelines.
  • To provide telephone advice and assessment as required.
  • To promote liaison between the Trust and the Primary Care Team.
  • To actively take part in Holistic Needs Assessments, which explores and provides additional support to patients and their carers through the cancer journey. Appropriate training will be given.
  • To participate in nurse-led clinics and to work alongside the urology consultants, to provide a designated specialist service to patients.
  • To actively participate as an integral part of the Urology weekly and specialist MDT


About us

Why colleagues think we are a great place to work!

What does Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust offer you?

As part of our BHT family, you'll benefit from learning and development opportunities to support your career progression.

Alongside NHS benefits of generous annual leave entitlement and pension scheme, you'll have access to NHS discount schemes.

We provide a range of health and wellbeing services to promote a healthy, happy workforce.

What do we stand for?

Our vision is to provide outstanding care, support healthy communities and be a great place to work.

Our mission is to provide personal and compassionate care every time.

We are working hard to increase diversity at all levels within the trust. We believe a diverse workforce can have a positive effect on both staff wellbeing and patient outcomes.

We welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, LGBTQ+ candidates, candidates with disabilities and care-experienced candidates.

We are proud to achieve the Gold award for the Armed Forces Covenant and support applications from the Armed Forces Community. Please contact Pam.Daley@nhs.net (our Armed Forces Covenant Lead) if you would like guidance or assistance with your application.

We make employment decisions by matching our service needs with the skills and experience of candidates, regardless of age, disability, gender, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For a comprehensive list of responsibilities and duties, please kindly refer to the Job Description and Person Specification by downloading the JD and PS attachment in the advert.

Person Specification

Education & Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse (Adult Nursing)
  • SACT or Care of the Patient Receiving Chemotherapy course (or willingness to undertake)


Desirable

  • Oncology or Urology postgraduate Qualification (or willingness to undertake)
  • Mentorship and Support for Professional Practice (MSPP)


Experience

Essential

  • Experience of working at senior nursing level in the last 2 years
  • Oncology or Urology experience for the last 2 years
  • Broad experience in oncological or urological nursing


Desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Advanced communication skills


Employer details

Employer name

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Wycombe Hospital

High Wycombe

HP11 2TT

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

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