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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Urology, Band 7

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

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Join us in leading the way at Cheltenham General Hospital Urology Department, now located in a state-of-the-art facility featuring 10 clinic rooms. Here, collaboration is key, with Consultants, Administration and the Managerial team all working side by side.

As the leader of this dynamic nursing team within the specialty, you'll provide expert care and unwavering support to patients from diagnosis and throughout their recovery pathway. You'll be at the heart of our multidisciplinary team, serving as a central point of coordination for the patients, families, and the wider team. Our mission is clear, to enhance patient pathways and experiences. From ensuring access to support services to facilitating early signposting, your role will be pivotal in guiding patients safely through their treatment journey.

We're looking for an experienced Urology Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist with exceptional leadership, management, and communication skills. Are you enthusiastic, forward-thinking, and ready to make a real difference? If so, join our busy service where your understanding of patient needs will empower our team to deliver the highest quality care.

With opportunities to enhance and develop your leadership and clinical experience, you'll help shape our service into the Center of Excellence it aspires to be. Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now and be part of our journey towards excellence in Urology.

The proposed interview date is 11th June

Main duties of the job

- Assesses patients, plans and implements care, provides specialist advice maintains associated records.

- Works as a lead specialist for patients with suspected or diagnosed urological cancers.

- Provides nurse specialist cover for other Urological cancer patients

- Provides specialist education and training to other staff, patients and carers.

- Undertakes research activities and leads clinical audits in own specialist area.

- Provides psychological support to patients and their families also breaking bad news of a cancer diagnosis or disease progression on a regular basis. This will include undertaking the Holistic Needs Assessments at appropriate stages in the patient's pathway.

- Provide support to the Band 6 Urology Oncologist Nurse Specialist/PSA Tracker role and Cancer support worker

- Communicates with a range other staff of all disciplines, acting as a highly specialist resource including liaison with health care providers both within and outside of the Trust regarding diagnosis and treatment advice. To include referral to other professionals e.g Oncologists, for continuation of patient care. Maintaining confidentiality at all times

- Specialist for a defined clinical area providing line management to other members of the team on lower bands.

- Lead and Manage team of CNS ensuring : Appraisals are timely, rosters are completed, HR issues escalated and managed , audits and risk assessments completed and financial awareness and budget reviews completed.

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.

The Urology Team is made of 13 Consultants, 8 Clinical Nurse Specialists and 2 Cancer Support Workers along with a specialist administrative team to support the patient journey and experience. Which has been enhanced by the move to a new Urology Department on Alstone Clinic.

Job description

Job responsibilities

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

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered nurse on relevant part of the NMC register
  • Evidence of ongoing professional development and clinical experience
  • Advanced Communications skills course
  • Counselling Skills module/ Psychological Support module


Desirable

  • Level 7 Post Grad Diploma/Master's Degree within relevant speciality or commitment to work towards
  • Urology Care module
  • 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 (Urology - cancer)
  • Evidence of change management, leadership and innovation
  • Previous experience as a Band 6 CNS (Cancer/Urology Care) - appropriate years experience
  • Evidence of managing cancer patients complex needs
  • Evidence of policy development and implementation


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • 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
  • Demonstrates ability to keep up to date with professional issues that influence clinical practice, management, education and research
  • Able to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of policies/protocols/guidelines relevant to area of practice


Employer details

Employer name

Gloucestershire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Cheltenham General Hospital

Cheltenham

GL53 7AN

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

318-24-SUR-R12613

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