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Neuro Endocrine Tumour (NET) Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)

Employer
East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust
Location
Across East Lancashire Sites
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
19 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Full Time
To be responsible for providing high standards of holistic nursing to all neuro endocrine tumour (NET) cancer patients and their family/carers across East Lancashire NHS Trust ensuring ongoing provision of support, education and guidance

To work autonomously as well as part of the wider Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) being accountable for own professional practice.

Work as a resourceful member of the NET Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team supporting the NET CNS in ongoing service development, liaising effectively with all members of the multidisciplinary team.

Main duties of the job

Act as patient advocate to ensure the delivery of care is focused on the NET patient and family

Support relevant clinical and non-clinical staff across hospital wards and departments and community care settings as well as the other 3 trusts in the LSC alliance

Proactively support the wider MDT with planning, implementing and evaluating care

Support in the tracking of patients to ensure timely access to agreed treatment plans ensuring organisational compliance and achievements of cancer performance targets

Support in the developments and delivery of nurse led risk stratified follow up and patient Supported Self-Management

Work closely and collaboratively with other teams within cancer services.

Encourage patients and carers to be involved in decision making for their care planning and treatment choices.

Be able to communicate sensitively with patients/ carers, giving information, offering support, empathy and reassurance regarding their on-going condition.

Communicate very sensitively with often very distressing information for patients and their family/carers.

To maintain precise nursing documentation relating to patient care and ensure that all clinical and legal documents completed are both accurate and legible and maintain confidentiality at all times.

Be able to communicate in demanding and often challenging situations.

Provide professional clinical advice either via the telephone or in person to other colleagues both internal and external to the organisation.

About us

Be able to work autonomously, prioritise and organise own specialist workload.

Be able to work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team (MDT) and adapt to the role of mediator/ protagonist to improve service provision.

Help with the development and training needs of student and/ or other members of staff or general public.

Be aware of legislation, local and national cancer strategies and their effect on service provision for NET patients and their families.

Be aware of budgetary controls and ensure the economical use of resources, supplies and equipment.

Be flexible and aware of the need to cover clinics/ colleagues/ services within the NET team across the four trusts within the LSC alliance (BVH, LTHT, MBT, ELHT).

Ensure all patients have Holistic Needs Assessments and Treatment Summaries at all key stages of their clinical pathway.

Participate in and undertake clinical audit to aid service development.

Take responsibility for own professional growth and keep up to date with professional developments and research.

Participate in the development and implementation of clinical guidelines and policies with other members of the team and review them on a regular basis.

Support patients within NET trials pathways.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Undertake Holistic Needs Assessment and implementation of subsequent plans of care

Be responsible for the safe and effective care of NET patients by effective assessment of complex needs which may require specialist intervention

Act as patient advocate to ensure the delivery of care is focused on the NET patient and family

Support relevant clinical and non-clinical staff across hospital wards and departments and community care settings with regard to cancer issues and agendas

Proactively support the wider MDT with planning, implementing and evaluating care

Support in the tracking of patients to ensure timely access to agreed treatment plans ensuring organisational compliance and achievements of cancer performance targets

Support in the developments and delivery of nurse led risk stratified follow up and patient Supported Self-Management

Work closely and collaboratively with other teams within cancer services.

Provide comprehensive education and advice to patients/ carers and colleagues on issues relating to NET management.

Maintain own personal development to meet the requirements of the service

To participate in regular 1-1 meetings with line manager

To participate in annual Personal Development Review

Take an active role in maintaining effective communication with all members of the MDT, implementing any changes positively to enhance the cancer experience.

Represent the NET CNS team at meetings and be prepared to take the lead in terms of preparing and presenting meetings.

Support inpatient pre & post operative on the surgical wards

Person Specification

Essential

Essential

  • Experience working in Cancer Services
  • Further relevant education
  • Qualified nursing experience normally minimum of 2 years


Desirable

  • SACT experience
  • Leadership Experience
  • Advanced Communication Skills Training
  • Surgical ward experience
  • Palliative Care Experience
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist within a relevant tumour group


Employer details

Employer name

East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust

Address

Across East Lancashire Sites

Haslingden Road

Across East Lancashire Sites

BB2 3HH

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435-S124-24

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