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Nurse

Employer
University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust
Location
Stoke-on-Trent
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata Per annum
Closing date
24 May 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
This post will provide a comprehensive specialist service to clients with benign breast disease, women undergoing breast screening and patients with breast cancer. They will act as an expert and resource for members of the multi-disciplinary team, providing clinical leadership within this area of care, developing specialist education and supporting research relevant to the speciality.

The post holder will act as the key worker and liaise with other healthcare professionals to provide the best possible specialist care for their patients

The post holder will support the nursing lead to develop the breast services, adhering to the NICE guidance and the 10 key roles for Nursing and Midwifery.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide and receive, sensitive, highly complex or contentious information and barriers to understanding.
  • Facilitate communication, which results in clear responsibilities being identified within the multi-professional team
  • Communicate highly sensitive condition related information to patients, relatives providing empathy and reassurance
  • To co-ordinate the patients journey, acting as a key worker.
  • Exchange verbal and written information with patients, staff and carers requiring tact and diplomacy.
  • Under the guidance of the leads you will assist in the assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and reflect the Trusts policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • It is expected that ALL employees of the Trust will take part in the appraisal process each year with the first appraisal taking place within the first 6 months from appointment.


About us

Together
  • We are a Team - I will be considerate, help others to achieve our goals and support others to make positive changes
  • We are Appreciative - I will acknowledge and thank people for their efforts and contributions
  • We are Inclusive - I will be open and honest, welcome people's views and opinions and involve people in decisions that affect them

Compassion
  • We are Supportive - I will be empathetic and reassuring. I will support and encourage people when they need it
  • We are Respectful - I will treat people fairly, with respect and dignity, protect their privacy and help them to feel comfortable
  • We are Friendly - I will be welcoming and approachable. I will make eye contact, say hello and introduce myself #hellomyname is

Safe
  • We Communicate Well - I will explain clearly, share relevant and timely information and keep people updated
  • We are Organised - I will plan ahead, manage time well and be prompt
  • We Speak Up - I will contribute to ensuring constructive feedback , we can feel safe to challenge inappropriate care and behaviour and promote our values

Improving
  • We Listen - I will welcome people's views and ideas, invite people to ask questions and share their opinions and respond to what I hear
  • We Learn - I will share best practice, celebrate good performance and support others to use their skills, learn and grow
  • We Take Responsibility - I will have a positive attitude encouraging people to take the initiative and make improvements


Job description

Job responsibilities

Communication & Relationships Skills
  • Provide and receive, sensitive, highly complex or contentious information and barriers to understanding.
  • Facilitate communication, resulting in clear responsibilities within the multi-professional team
  • Communicate highly sensitive condition related information to patients, relatives providing empathy and reassurance
  • To co-ordinate patients journey, act as a key worker.
  • Exchange verbal and written information with patients, staff and carers requiring tact and diplomacy.
  • Under the guidance of the leads you will assist in the assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and reflect the Trusts policies, procedures, standards and guidelines.
  • It is expected that ALL employees of the Trust will take part in the appraisal process each year with the first appraisal taking place within the first 6 months from appointment

Knowledge, Training & Experience
  • Current NMC registration
  • Completed the Principles of Breast Care Practice Course at level 6/7or a willingness to undertake complete the Principles of Breast Care Practice Course at level 6/7
  • Minimum of 2 years post registration experience to preferably include 1 year experience of a leadership position.
  • Evidence of study at degree level in Health/Nursing Related Studies or have a willingness to undertake degree/masters level study.
  • ENB 998/ Mentorship/Assessor module or equivalent or have experience of teaching and assessing
  • With guidance of the leads to assist in change and support new ways of working
  • Leadership and management skills

Analytical & Judgemental Skills
  • The post holder will be responsible for the assessment of needs, development, implementation and evaluation of programmes of care in line with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and reflect the Trusts policies, procedures standards and guidelines.
  • The post holder will demonstrate the skills for assessing and interpreting specialist acute and other patient conditions, initiating actions as appropriate.

Planning & Organisational Skills
  • The post holder will prioritise and plan own specialist workload and organise own time according to their delegated job plan.
  • Contribute to the principles of clinical governance ensuring that quality standards are set and monitored. Ensure that clinical risk management and clinical audit are an integral part of the department function.
  • Required to co-ordinate activities with other professional agencies and support groups.
  • To support the development of Specialist information booklets and leaflets for

patient care.

Physical Skills
  • Required to have dexterity and accuracy required for relevant tasks and procedures including seroma drainage, complex wound dressings and is able to demonstrate clinical skills to aid the education of others
  • The post holder must have standard keyboard skills, and be able to use presentation, projection/multi media equipment and e-learning resources

Responsibility for Patient/Client Care
  • To act in accordance with the NMC Code of Professional Conduct for nurses, midwives and health visitors and to be accountable for own clinical practice and professional actions at all times.
  • Ensure continued and effective registration with the NMC
  • Assesses, develops and implements specialist nursing care programmes, advising patients and relatives on matters relating to their clinical condition
  • To promote patient health, and to assist in education strategies for healthy lifestyles and to sign post patients to specialist help
  • Ensure the care provided reflects the requirements of the CQC, Proud to care and other Nursing initiatives.

Responsibility for Policy/Service Development
  • Implements policies and procedures, and proposes changes to practices for own area, contributing to the development of specialist protocols.
  • Assist in the delivery of education to support staff in the adoption of new policies and procedures.
  • Support the development and implementation of local Standard operating procedures, patient information and policies

Responsibility for Financial and Physical Resources
  • Demonstrate safe working practices in the use of equipment in the clinical areas, and support Sisters/Charge Nurses to maintain equipment training records for all staff.

Responsibility for Human Resources
  • Working with the Leads, provide leadership to the clinical team and identify innovation in clinical practice
  • Provides clinical supervision to other staff and students
  • Contributes to the training of other staff on the specific clinical condition
  • Contribute to the formal induction and preceptorship of all new staff.

and the education of learners, students and clinical support workers

Responsibility for Information Resources
  • To maintain adequate and accurate records of all educational sessionsand records for personal use.
  • To collect statistical information and reports as requested for the Trust.
  • Updates and maintains patient records.

Responsibility for Research and Development
  • Working in conjunction with the Breast Care team the post holder will be required to use, and disseminate current research findings to professional colleagues through the education process.
  • To collaborate with other members of the service to develop clinical audit to measure outcomes related to education and practice
  • Support patinys in research or clinical trials as required
  • Participate as an individual in surveys and audits as necessary to own work.

Freedom to Act
  • Accountable for own professional actions not directly supervised.

Physical Effort
  • The post requires a combination of physical effort including sitting, standing, walking and occasional moderate effort for several short periods

Mental Effort
  • The post requires frequent regular levels of concentration within an often unpredictable work pattern and environment.
  • Concentration on patient assessments / procedures

Emotional Effort
  • The post holder will deal frequently with distressed patients, relatives and carers and occasionally with distressed members of staff

Working Conditions
  • The post holder will work flexibly across both sites to fulfill service requirements
  • The post holder will have exposure to bodily fluids.

Personal/Professional Development
  • To take every reasonable opportunity to maintain and improve your professional knowledge and competence to enable you to use research/evidence based practice.
  • To participate in personal objective setting and review, including the creation of a personal development plan and the Trusts appraisal process.

Equality and Diversity

UHNM is committed to the implementation of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy

Which ensures equal opportunities for all. UHNM is also committed to embracing diversity

and eliminating discrimination in both its role as an employer and as a provider of services.

It aims to create a culture that respects and values each others differences, promotes

dignity, equality and diversity and encourages individuals to develop and maximise their

potential. All staff are required to observe this policy in their behaviour to other workers and

patients/service users

Infection Prevention

Infection Prevention is the obligation of every employee both clinical and non-clinical at the University Hospitals North Midlands NHS Trust. Driving down healthcare associated infection is everyones responsibility and all staff are required to adhere to the Trusts Infection Prevention policy

All staff employed by the UHNM Trust have the following responsibilities:

Trust Dress Code
  • Trust approved uniform/dress code must be adhered to
  • When in clinical areas all staff must be bare below the elbow, without wrist watches, stoned rings, wrist jewellery, false nails, nail polish or plaster casts
  • No personal bags to be worn during clinical duties

Hand Hygiene
  • Decontaminate your hands as the per The five moments of hand hygiene

Own Practice
  • Lead by example
  • Encourage and praise good practice
  • Be prepared to accept advice about your own practice

Trust Policies
  • Ensure that you know and strictly follow relevant Infection Prevention policies for your role and apply standard precautions at all times, which is available in the Infection Prevention Manual on the UHNM intranet


Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • Post Registration years experience 3 years
  • Experience in clinical nurse specialist role or equivalent senior level cancer related role
  • Degree Level Study


Desirable

  • Good working Knowledge of Breast cancer services nd treatment pathways
  • understanding Management of Data
  • Physical assessment course


Qualifications

Essential

  • degree level study
  • leadership course or equivalent


Desirable

  • advanced communication course or equivalent
  • Cancer related Course/ Chemotherapy / Oncology


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospital of North Midlands NHS Trust

Address

Royal Stoke University Hospital

Newcastle Road

Stoke-on-Trent

ST4 6QG

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205-6248896

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