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Clinical Nurse Specialist in Melanoma

Employer
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
Location
Maidstone
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Are you a band 7 nurse looking for a new challenge or a band 6 nurse seeking to progress? Do you want to work as part of a specialist team continually striving to deliver quality care and improve patient experience and pathways?

Do you have a specialist interest in melanoma and immune checkpoint inhibitor toxicities and pathway management? If you have a passion to make a difference working within the Melanoma MDT team and work as a key working for this category of patients and carers, then please apply.

We are currently looking for a compassionate, motivated and enthusiastic nurse to join us in the role of Band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist to provide personalised care and to work as a clinical nurse specialist and within Melanoma MDT and wider teams.

You will bring a wide range of experience and expertise including excellent communication skills and be committed to work as part of a team providing individualised, holistic patient centred care to this patient group, utilising all four pillars of advanced practice to support MDT working and nurse led clinics and contribute to the remodelling and service development within this specialist area.

Main duties of the job

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will be named key worker for patients and work with the team to ensure equity and accessibility supporting he best treatment for their individual diagnosis offer holistic care, that is provided by Kent Oncology Centre at MTW. The Melanoma Clinical Nurse Specialist will support the delivery of melanoma research studies across the Trust as required. They will also be responsible for their own case load and this role required the professional to have the ability to work alone as well as in a team.

You will work closely with and as part of, a multi-disciplinary team which includes Oncologists, Surgeons, Therapeutic Radiographers, community colleagues and administrative staff to ensure the delivery of a dynamic, seamless and compassionate service. You will support patients, their families and supporters to maximise their quality of life from the point of diagnosis throughout their cancer pathway.

About us

Trust in the county of Kent.

The Trust provides a full range of general hospital services and some areas of specialist complex care to around 760,000 people living in the south part of West Kent and the north part of East Sussex.

The Trust's core catchment areas are Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells and their surrounding boroughs. We work from two main clinical sites: Maidstone Hospital and Tunbridge Wells Hospital at Pembury. Tunbridge Wells Hospital opened in 2011 and provides single rooms with en-suites for all in-patients - the first of its kind in the country.

We employ more than 7,000 full and part-time staff in a huge range of clinical and non-clinical roles across both of our hospital sites.

Would you like to work flexibly?In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Once your pre-employment checks have been completed you will be contacted by Recruitment to arrange your start date which will be in line with one of our Corporate Inductions.

You will be expected to attend the Trusts 2-week Induction Programme for RNs, NAs, RMs, ODPs and Paramedics. The programme is full-time (please email mtw-tr.professionalstandards@nhs.netif this is problematic)and will involve travel to both Trust sites. The programme includes supernumerary shifts in the clinical area, classroom-based sessions and e-learning.

Please note that appointment to this post will be subject to a satisfactory Disclosure & Barring Service Check at Enhanced level. (Enhanced level now includes regulated checks against vulnerable adults and children)

At MTW, we seek to develop a culture where everyone can reach their full potential with opportunities to grow and develop their career. We recognise and value the unique contributions that each of our staff bring, delivering the best quality care and service to our patients. We are committed to being a diverse employer and strive to reflect everyone in our local communities. We welcome applications from people of diverse backgrounds, perspectives and experiences and celebrate the diversity of thought, viewpoints and ideas that will make our Trust the best place to work.

Interview Date: To be confirmed.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC Level 1 Registered nurse
  • BSc/1st degree (Health Related) or equivalent qualification / training and experience
  • Post registration course in cancer/palliative care or relevant experience in dermatology, specialist area.


Desirable

  • Counselling skills training
  • Advanced Communication Skills Training
  • Working towards Master's Degree


Experience

Essential

  • Worked specifically with cancer or oncology patient group for at Band 6 level or above, or equivalent
  • Expert in nurse-led practice.
  • Knowledge of current management of patients with melanoma
  • Knowledge of current clinical and nursing research related to melanoma malignancy.


Desirable

  • Knowledge symptom management in relation to melanoma
  • Knowledge of national guidance relating to melanoma oncology services and the NHS Cancer Plan


Skills

Essential

  • Able to communicate empathically and compassionately with patients and families
  • Able to work well within a Team and support colleagues with the same degree of compassion and empathy reserved for patients
  • Excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and as a member of a small team, as well as part of the wider multi-disciplinary team
  • Ability to prioritise workload achieving a balance between clinical work and other aspects of the post
  • Ability to communicate patient information and education


Desirable

  • Experience of Holistic Assessments such as EHNAs
  • Ability to deliver informal and formal lectures at all levels
  • Experience in using spreadsheets and databases


Employer details

Employer name

Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust

Address

Maidstone Hospital

Hermitage Lane

Maidstone

ME16 9QQ

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359-6237444-T1

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