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Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist Band 6

Employer
Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Frimley, Camberley
Salary
£37,162 to £44,629 Pro rata Per annum including HCAS
Closing date
30 Apr 2024

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Job Details

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated nurse who is passionate about lung cancer to join the hospital-based Lung Cancer Multi-disciplinary Team for 22.5 per week, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays for 2 year fixed term.

Applications for this post are invited from nurses who have had some experience in either oncology and/or palliative care previous experience of a specialist nursing post would be beneficial. We are looking for an individual who is flexible, dynamic, self-motivated, reliable and is a good team player. You should also have a degree or be willing to develop your academic and clinic practice committed to continuing education. You should uphold excellent communication skills. You will play an active part in clinical practice, education, research/audit and the implementation of national guidelines.

Main duties of the job

The successful applicant will work as part of a well-established dynamic multi-disciplinary team who provide specialist advice, holistic care and support to patients, their relatives and all members of the health care teams within the hospital. You will be supported to manage a caseload of patients with specialist needs and support the development and evaluation of the Lung Cancer service to improve and maintain standards of patient care and promote a seamless service within a multi-disciplinary framework.We offer a friendly and challenging working environment with a strong commitment to personal professional development.

About us

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust provides NHS hospital services for around 900,000 people across Berkshire, Hampshire, Surrey and south Buckinghamshire.

We brought together Heatherwood and Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to create Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust on 1 October 2014.

As well as delivering excellent general hospital services to local people, we provide specialist heart attack, vascular, stroke, spinal, cystic fibrosis and plastic surgery services across a much wider area.

We have three main hospitals - Frimley Park in Frimley near Camberley, Heatherwood in Ascot and Wexham Park near Slough.

Our three core values, and the behaviours that support them, guide everything we do and set out what we expect of our staff in the way they treat patients, visitors, service users and each other, Committed to Excellence, Working Together and Facing the Future.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Be a passionate about lung cancer with excellent communication skills. The role requires the ability to work autonomously and independently but within an integrated collaborative team.

The post holder will work closely with the MDT team and other members of the service to coordinate and deliver a seamless service for lung patients receiving treatment

Ensure their role reflects the core components of the clinical nurse specialist which includes: clinical practice, management/organisation, education, research and audit, taking into account the national cancer agenda and its impact on service delivery

The post holder will work closely with the chemotherapy team and other members of the service to coordinate and deliver a seamless service for lung patients receiving systemic anti-cancer therapy (SACT).

Please see Job Description and Person Specification for further information

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse with current NMC Registration
  • Degree in Nursing or willing to complete
  • Evidence of current continuous professional development


Desirable

  • Lung Cancer module
  • Advanced Communications Skills training
  • Chemotherapy trained
  • Cancer care module


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant current experience in caring for cancer patients
  • Analytical and assessment skills
  • Experience in training and education of staff and patients
  • Experience working with patients having systemic anti cancer therapy treatment


Desirable

  • Management of a team
  • Previous experience of working as a Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Experience of administering chemotherapy


Competencies

Essential

  • Ability to work independently
  • Excellent time management and organisational skills
  • IT skills and competent


Desirable

  • Report writing skills
  • Audit skills


Employer details

Employer name

Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Frimley Park Hospital

Portsmouth Road

Frimley, Camberley

GU167UJ

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