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Skin Cancer Support Nurse

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
22 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Part Time

Job Details

An exciting opportunity exists to join the Skin team as Band 6 - Support Nurse. We are seeking an enthusiastic, forward thinking and motivated nurse to join this busy service. The nurse will have the opportunity to gain experience and knowledge of skin cancer management in secondary care and develop key CNS skills in an environment supported by an experienced nursing team.

Main duties of the job

To support the symptomatic skin clinical services in providing supportive care for patients with skin cancer, their relatives and carers, from diagnosis, throughout treatment, survivorship pathways, and metastatic disease.

To provide a high standard of care to patients who attend for treatment and supportive care.

The postholder will be expected to work closely with the Skin Clinical Nurse Specialists, the Skin Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT), and the Acute Oncology team, in order to implement National Guidance, and ensure patients receive the best care.

To be part of an established, integrated cancer and palliative care service that influences care by specialist practice, encompassing advanced clinical practice, education, and evidence based learning.

About us

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust provides hospital services to a growing population of around 700,000 people living across Bedfordshire and the surrounding areas across two busy hospital sites in Bedford and Luton. Both hospital sites offer key services such as A& E, Obstetrics-led Maternity and Paediatrics.

You will be joining a friendly, high performing Trust committed to ensuring the health and wellbeing of staff. As one of the largest NHS Trusts in our region you will have access to a programme of high quality training and development to help you grow your career.

We have state-of-the art facilities placing us at the heart of cutting edge health care. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology available.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. Please ensure that you make your application as soon as possible.

All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering their first six months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required.

Please review all documents attached to this advert to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

This post will provide support to the current Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists in providing expert cancer supportive care in order to implement National and local clinical guidance and the National Cancer Strategy.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • oRegistered Adult on the NMC Register oEvidence of post registration CPD/ Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or oprofessional knowledge supplemented by specialist oexperience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7 o Recognised mentorship course


Desirable

  • oDemonstrate leadership qualities. oCounselling skills.


Experience

Essential

  • oRegistered Adult on the NMC Register oEvidence of post registration CPoEvidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC oSignificant post registration experience with evidence of passion/ enthusiasm and knowledge for the associated area of specialist practice oExperience and enthusiasm for teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting. oExperience of working in a multidisciplinary and cross agency work environment oHas understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding in relation to the role applied forD/ Post registration qualification in appropriate area of speciality or oprofessional knowledge supplemented by specialist oexperience and short courses to degree / masters level equivalent FHEQ Level 6 /7 o Recognised mentorship course


Desirable

  • oDemonstrate leadership qualities. oCounselling skills.oExperience of managing a patient caseload. oManagement experience ie. ward management.


Skills

Essential

  • oEffective written and verbal skills. oKnowledge of use of support structures. oDevelop and sustain relationships to influence health and good practice. oEducation and teaching skills. oSupporting patients after 'Bad News' has been given


Desirable

  • oDemonstrate leadership qualities. oCounselling skills.


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton

Luton

LU4 0DZ

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418-CAN5113-VR-A

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