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Breast Nurse Specialist, Band 7

Employer
Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gloucestershire
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
21 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
In line with the Trust Vision to provide the Best Care for Everyone...

The role of Breast Nurse Specialist is a great opportunity to develop your clinical and professional practice along with leadership and management experiences. Excellent communication skills and self-awareness are required for your own and others well-being. The post holder will be an effective core member of the Breast Multidisciplinary Team (MDT) within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, acting as an expert practitioner within the breast team demonstrating highly developed specialist knowledge in the management of patients with breast diseases and their physical and emotional care. This will include supporting their holistic needs assessments and care plans as they move through their treatments and breast/oncology care pathways and meeting the personalised care agenda. Will have the ability to manage complex patients and their complex needs. This will ensure patients are able to make informed decisions about treatments offered to them. You will be a highly skilled practitioner acting as a specialist resource to support the team. The post holder will also contribute to the day to day running within Thirlestaine Breast Centre, support changes to our services within the surgical division and wider developments within Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Working hours are 37.5 hours a week (Monday to Friday) either over 4 or 5 days a week.

Main duties of the job

An exciting opportunity is available at Thirlestaine Breast Centre to be a Breast Nurse Specialist.

We are looking for a motivated breast nurse specialist to join the Breast Care Nursing Team to develop their clinical and professional practice along with leadership and management experiences.

Key aspects of the role include:

- Excellent communication skills and self -awareness for your own and others well-being.

- An effective core member of the breast multidisciplinary team (MDT).

- To act as an expert practitioner within the breast team demonstrating highly developed specialist knowledge in the management of patients with breast diseases and their physical and emotional care.

- To support holistic needs assessments and care plans as patients move through the breast/oncology care pathways in order to meet the personalised care agenda.

- The post holder will also contribute to the day to day running of Thirlestaine Breast Centre and will support changes to the service within the surgical division and wider developments in the Trust.

About us

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is the largest employer in the county and with over 8,000 staff, we are one of the largest NHS trusts in the UK. We offer a generous annual leave allowance, excellent bank rates, access to the excellent NHS Pension Scheme, discounts for local shops, restaurants and services, access to our health and well-being hub, access to our two on-site nurseries, flexible working options, discounted public transport, reward and recognition schemes, exercise and activity classes and membership to our popular hospital choir.

We are passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity.

The Trust is supportive of the NHS Model Employer ethos committed to ensuring Ethnic Minority representation at Senior management level and beyond matches that across the NHS workforce. Applications are irrespective of age, disability, sex, gender identity and gender expression, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or other personal circumstances and have policies and procedures in place to ensure that all applicants are treated fairly including consideration of reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the attached job description and person specification for more information on the main responsibilities of the vacancy.

The proposed interview date is Friday 31st may

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and clinical experience
  • Advanced Communication skills course


Desirable

  • Level 7 Post Graduate Diploma/Masters Degree within relevant speciality or commitment to work towards
  • Recognised management/leadership course or equivalent level of skill gained through experience or commitment to work towards


Experience

Essential

  • Specialist clinical skills and experience within specialist area (Cancer/Breast Care)
  • Evidence of change management, leadership and innovation
  • Previous experience as a Band 6 CNS (1 year minimum)
  • Evidence of managing cancer patients complex needs
  • Evidence of policy development and implementation


Knowledge/ Skills

Essential

  • Able to manage and prioritise own workload autonomously
  • Personally resilient and able to manage complexity and work in a changing environment
  • Excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Acts as a role model and are able to lead by example to ensure the Trust's values and behaviours are reinforced throughout their area of practice
  • Able to promote patient safety by undertaking comprehensive risk assessments and action plans, supporting Breast Clinical Governance processes


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Trustwide

Gloucestershire

GL1 3NN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

318-24-SUR-R12489

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