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Clinical Nurse Specialist band 7

Employer
North Bristol NHS Trust
Location
Bristol
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to join our Breast cancer Clinical Nurse specialist Team as a band 7 CNS.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will lead the North Bristol Trust Breast Care CNS team across Southmead Hospital and Weston General Hospital.

They will work as an important member of the Cancer Multidisciplinary Team within North Bristol NHS Trust collaborating with a range of health care providers in the local community and across the regional Network. The post holder will provide high quality, specialist, expert nursing care and support for patients with a cancer diagnosis throughout the care pathway.

The post holder will utilise skills of leadership, clinical expertise, specialist education and management to ensure a seamless service for patients, carers and staff. The post holder will provide highly complex advice, support and information from the time of referral through to diagnosis and throughout the cancer pathway.

The post holder will work closely with the multidisciplinary team to deliver evidence based personalised care and support (PCS) according to patients changing health care needs, through holistic assessment and in line with the NBT PCS quality strategy.

The CNS is an autonomous practitioner and has the freedom to act to influence patient care and service provision. They will be a patient advocate at multidisciplinary team meetings on their specialist area.

Main duties of the job

  • To provide highly specialist nursing care for a patient caseload ensuring everyone receives a high standard of personalised care, working to co-ordinate care and provide easy access to services and ongoing physical and emotional support for patients and families.
  • To act as an autonomous practitioner, independently planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care achieved through systematic and holistic assessment, skills and personalised care planning.
  • To provide patients and staff with specialist advice to manage complex symptoms within area of expertise.
  • To expertly deliver highly complex sensitive condition related information to patients and relatives, including delivering diagnosis, treatment option discussion and activating MDT clinical management plan.
  • Promote a culture that supports self-management ensuring that people living with cancer are aware of the full range of resources and services available, navigating and supporting where necessary and enabling individuals to manage their ongoing health and wellbeing needs.
  • Demonstrate highly developed communication skills to provide guidance, advice, and support to the individual /carer regarding their holistic care to support what matters to the patient.
  • To demonstrate the ability to work well within a team and maintain professional relationships and communication.
  • To ensure that all patients and families are aware of all treatment options, including clinical trials, exercising shared decision-making skills.


About us

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead. We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Bristol is consistently voted the best place to live in the UK, with vibrant local music, arts and gastronomic scenes, a wide range of modern and state of the art shopping, recreation and leisure facilities, a wealth of great local family days out, fantastic transport links for local, national and internal holidays, and it has a rich history

Job description

Job responsibilities

To provide highly specialist nursing care for a patient caseload ensuring everyone receives a high standard of personalised care, working to co-ordinate care and provide easy access to services and ongoing physical and emotional support for patients their carer and families.

To act as an autonomous practitioner, independently planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of care achieved through systematic and holistic assessment, skills and personalised care planning,

To provide patients and staff with specialist advice to manage complex symptoms within area of expertise.

To expertly deliver highly complex sensitive condition related information to patients and relatives, including delivering diagnosis, treatment option discussion and activating MDT clinical management plan.

Promote a culture that supports self-management ensuring that people living with cancer are aware of the full range of resources and services available, navigating and supporting where necessary and enabling individuals to manage their ongoing health and wellbeing needs.

To act as an expertise resource in the care of patients needs, ensuring an optimum level of service to patients and their carers

Demonstrate highly developed communication skills to provide guidance, advice, and support to the individual /carer regarding their holistic care to support what matters to the patient.

Act on professional judgement about when to seek help, demonstrating critical reflection on own practice, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, and openness to change.

To demonstrate the ability to work well within a team and maintain professional relationships and communication.

To ensure that all patients and families are aware of all treatment options, including clinical trials, exercising shared decision-making skills.

To analyse and respond to challenging and complex clinical situations utilising highly developed specialist knowledge and analytical and judgemental skills to assess a range of options to formulate solutions and recommendations.

To lead on and participate in the planning and delivery of formal and informal specialist education programmes for patients, carers and all staff e.g. The NBT Living Well programme and personalised care and support

To lead on and participate in education and cancer forums locally

To ensure that professional knowledge and practice is regularly updated.

To lead on the implementation of clinical competency, supervision and assessment framework in place to assure a consistently high standard of nursing care for cancer patients.

To take personal responsibility for life-long learning, personal and professional development through clinical supervision, appraisal and Knowledge and Skills Framework.

To collate and record quantitative and qualitative data that provides evidence of productivity, outcomes and quality, through audit and research

To regularly lead on and participate in clinical audit and research.

To promote a culture of evidence based practice

To be involved with health promotion

To be responsible for the gathering, analysis and evaluation of patient and other feedback to inform ongoing improvement in the patient experience in specialist area, and embed patient and public involvement.

To work alongside the Team Leader to ensure the service meets the wide range of needs of people living with and beyond cancer e.g personalised support plans, remote surveillance, telephone follow up, nurse-led clinics, across sites.

To lead on the development and implementation of protocols/policy/procedures for specialist area of work and for the wider healthcare community served by North Bristol Trust

To provide professional leadership for band 6 Clinical Nurse Specialists and Cancer Support Workers, and be a role model in relation to nursing in specialist area

To be responsible for developing and coordinating job plans in order to maximise team effectiveness and efficiency

To lead on responding to complaints and queries, and have a working awareness of the North Bristol NHS Trusts complaints procedure

To lead on quality improvement, using improvement methodology to motivate and reassure staff through negotiation and training, to facilitate service improvement.

To maintain accurate and concise records that produce statistical data for the purpose of evaluation and development of the service

To lead the development of the Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist Nursing service operational policy, alongside the team leader and actively engage in peer review in collaboration with cancer strategy.

To be responsible for the effective, efficient and safe use, maintenance and storage of resources and equipment used in the performance of the role.

Person Specification

Essential/ desirable

Essential

  • Registered Nurse and current NMC registration
  • Degree level qualification in relevant subject
  • Evidence of formal ongoing professional development
  • Significant post registration experience in cancer Nursing or Breast care


Desirable

  • Specialist training in relevant speciality
  • Communication skills training at level 2 or equivalent


Employer details

Employer name

North Bristol NHS Trust

Address

Southmead Hospital

Bristol

BS10 5NB

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