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Specialist Nurse Practitioner for Skin Cancer and Sarcoma

Employer
University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Southampton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Per annum - Pro rata
Closing date
16 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time
The recruitment team at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust (UHS) are looking for a friendly, enthusiastic and motivated individual for the role of Specialist Nurse within the surgical Skin Cancer and Sarcoma service.

This is a role which gives exciting clinical opportunities. If you are looking to expand on your current skills in surgery, within the speciality of plastic surgery, this could be the role for you.

The Skin Cancer and Sarcoma service works closely with the wider multi-professional team (MPT), looking after a caseload of patients requiring surgical management with complex wound needs. Following training the post holder will cover both an in-patient and out-patient caseload and play a key role in the support of the Skin Cancer and Sarcoma surgical service.

Main duties of the job

Attached you will find the person specification document which provides more detail about the essential and desirable skills and experience needed for this role. We highly recommend you review this document and use it when completing your application as these criteria are used by hiring managers as guidance during shortlisting.

For an overview of the main duties of the role please see the 'Job Description and Main Responsibilities' section below. To understand the day-to-day responsibilities in more detail please read the full job description document attached.

About us

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

All non-clinical roles may involve a mixture of on site and remote working, Specific details and flexible working options can be discussed as part of the interview process. UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme.

As one of the largest acute teaching Trusts in England, we offer learning and development opportunities to help you achieve the career you aspire to. UHS is rated 'Good' by the CQC and in the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff recommending the hospital as a place to work or receive care.

Job description

Job responsibilities

As part of this role, you will actively manage a caseload of both inpatient & outpatients working as an independent practitioner under the supervision of the lead Specialist Nurse Practitioner.

Following training this will involve running a Nurse Led Outpatient clinic reviewing complex surgical wounds (for example skin grafts and flaps) and reviewing post operative inpatients as well as managing ad-hoc queries and patient related concerns.

You will act as a link between the medical and ward nursing staff to expedite patient care, teach, and support the Multi Professional Team.

Working collaboratively with our administrative services you will develop and ensure robust case management systems and tracking of patients under our care.

You will need to be able to demonstrate further evidence of speciality competence within Plastic Surgery and evidence decision making skills.

This role may involve cross site working and is 30 hours across 4 days, with flexibility of these 4 days required between Monday to Friday.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Southampton is an attractive place to live and work situated on the south coast, with an international airport and direct trains to London. The New Forest National Park and beaches of the Jurassic coast are also right on our doorstep. The city offers living costs 20% lower than London and 14 schools rated outstanding by Ofsted.

At UHS we are committed to providing a flexible working environment. We believe that it benefits everyone if we achieve a positive work-life balance. Whether you are balancing family, study, or your wellbeing with your career, we want to support you so you can help our patients.

Were proud to have been voted in the Top Five acute Trusts for our commitment to supporting our staff to achieve work-life balance.

UHS employees are able to access a range of NHS discounts, are entitled to a minimum of 35 days paid holiday (pro rata), and we offer a generous pension scheme and life insurance.

Person Specification

Trust values

Essential

  • Patient First
  • Always Improving
  • Working Together


Qualifications, knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Degree qualification, 120 credits at L6 or possess an equivalent knowledge to be assessed through evidence of relevant specialist training, experience or portfolio
  • Significant post registration experience / qualification / training, including experience and knowledge within relevant speciality
  • Completion of all Band 5 (preceptorship) competencies
  • Higher Education Institute approved course in supporting learners in practice or evidence assessed to be of equivalent experience, demonstrating support to a range of learners in practice. Provide evidence of both supporting a range of learners in practice and supporting colleagues to promote effective learning in practice
  • Extensive post registration experience within surgical specialty.
  • Knowledge of current issues within the acute health service.
  • Understanding of personal accountability.


Desirable

  • Change Management, clinical practice development.
  • Multidisciplinary team working.
  • Experience working within Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery


Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Ability to learn and assimilate information quickly
  • Communication
  • Critical thinking
  • General IT skills
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation skills
  • Organisational skills
  • Prioritisation
  • Teamwork
  • Working under pressure


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust

Address

University Hospital Southampton

Tremona Road

Southampton

SO14 2AA

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