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Specialist Nurse Practitioner

Employer
The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Rotherham
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 Pro rata/per annum
Closing date
4 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
37.5 per week

Until1st March 2025

As Cancer Nurse Specialist you will act as an advocate for patient care, providing seamless and timely management of patients who are referred to the Skin Cancer service. Working within the Skin Cancer team you will support patient's who present with suspected or confirmed skin cancer or a pre-cancerous condition of the skin. You will provide an individualised, holistic plan of care ensuring effective information gathering and clinical assessment of new and follow up patients. We are looking for an individual who is caring, shows enthusiasm to improve a patients cancer journey and is able to provide support at all levels throughout diagnosis, treatment and follow up care. You will work cohesively within the wider MDT and associated services, providing a high-quality cancer service for patients at The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust, to ensure the service is effective and accessible. You will provide advice and clinical expertise to health professionals and patients within the trust. You will ensure that patients receive appropriate care at the right time and that decisions about care are not delayed, promoting visibility within their clinical pathways. This unique opportunity requires you to be committed, organised and an excellent communicator with excellent verbal and written communication skills. You must be able to work as part of a team, co-ordinate a caseload of patients whilst also supporting each other in a fast paced environment

Main duties of the job

The ideal candidate will be an experienced nurse working at Band 5 or 6 with a keen interest in the management and treatment of Skin Cancer. The main purpose of the role will be to provide support to the Skin Cancer team, taking responsibility for a case load of patients within nurse led clinics with suspected or confirmed skin cancer, or a pre-cancerous skin condition. You will be willing to undertake training to perform specialist clinical procedures and treatments utilised in the management of skin lesions.

You will provide specialist holistic support and treatment whilst co-ordinating services and personalising the cancer pathway for skin patients. You will work closely with the MDT, wider dermatology team and associated services, and must be able to forge good working relations, and work cohesively within a fast paced environment. Participate in audit, gather information and be able to input this on to various data collection forums and present this to others. Act as an advocate for patient care, be able to liaise with multiple professionals across both TRFT and other cancer/general Hospitals, formulate treatment plans and communicate these effectively. We are keen to invite to interview Nurses who encompass the above, meet the essential criteria in the person specification and can show a caring nature and specific interest in skin cancer.

For further details / informal visits please contact Emily Davies, Lead skin cancer Nurse on 01709 424735, emily.davies12@nhs.net

About us

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) is a combined acute and community Trust serving our local population of around 270,000 people. Our vision is to always act the right way and be proud to provide exceptional healthcare to the communities of Rotherham.

As a Trust we are on a journey to excellence and our people and culture are at the heart of everything we do for patients. In the latest NHS Staff Survey, we are the second most improved Trust in England for would you recommend the Trust as a place to work?, and were one of the most improved for staff engagement overall.

But dont just take our word for it each year hundreds of colleagues receive nominations for our Excellence and Proud awards, showcasing our brilliant people and recognising their achievements. Our people make a difference to the lives of patients every day and we are proud of the improvements we are making.

All of our 5,100 colleagues are key to our improvement journey, and we are continuing to improve our services by upholding the Trusts values of Ambitious, Caring and Together. If you are passionate about making a difference, then please apply to join us on our journey to excellence.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached the job description and person specification for the full details about the role and the responsibilities.

Person Specification

Knowledge

Essential

  • IT literate
  • Teaching and presentation skills
  • Organisations skills
  • Effective communication skills


Qualifications

Essential

  • 1st level registered nurse qualification
  • NMC registration
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Qualification in skin surgery techniques or willingness to work towards


Desirable

  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care or relevant subject or working towards
  • Advanced Communications Skills Training or prepared to work towards
  • Clinical Psychology Level 2


Experience

Desirable

  • Experience of working at Senior Level.
  • Experience within dermatology or skin lesion identification


Employer details

Employer name

The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust

Address

The Rotherham Nhs Foundation Trust

Moorgate Road

Rotherham

South Yorkshire

S60 2UD

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C9165-24-04-116

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