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Breast Oncology Staff Nurse

Employer
Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Luton
Salary
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa
Closing date
18 Jun 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 5
Hours
Part Time
We currently have a great opportunity for a dynamic, motivated and experienced nurse to join our Breast Cancer team. If you take pride and ownership in delivering a high standard of patient care with oncology experience this would be a great opportunity.

Main duties of the job

We currently have a great opportunity for a dynamic, motivated and experienced nurse to join our Breast Cancer team. If you take pride and ownership in delivering a high standard of patient care with oncology experience this would be a great opportunity.

The role will involve studies working as part of a pro-active, multi-professional Breast Cancer team, as well as the acute Oncology team.

This post involves working closely with the Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist, Acute Oncology CNS, Chemotherapy unit, patients, relatives as well as clinical staff including consultants, wider CNS team and administrative staff.

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. The Trust continues to be committed to delivering the best patient care using the best clinical knowledge and technology.

Our Values

We not only recruit based on qualifications and experience - we recruit individuals who demonstrate the behaviours which underpin our Trusts core values. We achieve this by using values based recruitment. We are dedicated to making our recruitment practices as inclusive as possible for everyone, we are committed to promoting equality and diversity, and creating a culture that values differences.

Please note that vacancies may close prior to the advertised closing date when sufficient number of applications have been received. All new staff will be subject to a probationary period covering first 6 months in post. Travel between hospital sites may be required. Please review all documents attached to ensure you familiarize yourself with all requirements of the job.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To support the Breast Care Nurse Team providing supportive care and information within the outpatient setting to patients and their families with breast cancer.

The post holder will provide a high standard of nursing care by assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating programmes of patient care. To work closely with the breast care multi-disciplinary team members to ensure patients are supported and their needs are assessed within the outpatient setting.

To promote a patient focused approach to care in collaboration with all relevant health care professionals.

The staff nurse is a member of the multi-disciplinary team providing skilled care and advice to cancer patients and their families / partners / friends in the inpatient and outpatient setting.

The staff nurse will assist in the management and organisation of the nursing service in all clinical cancer areas when required

KEY WORKING RELATIONSHIPS

Including:

Chemotherapy UnitTumour site Multi-disciplinary teams / Clinical Nurse SpecialistsAcute Oncology ServicePharmacyPathologyAdministration servicesEmergency service

Person Specification

Skills

Essential

  • oAbility to prioritise and organise workload oAbility to assess, plan and evaluate patient care needs according to the individual


Desirable

  • oComputer/IT literate oCannulation and venepuncture skills oIntravenous drug administration skills oPort a caths, and PICC oInvolvement in standard setting and audit


Qualifications

Essential

  • oCurrent Registered Nurse with the NMC or working towards (e.g. IELTs, CBT, OSCE) oDegree in Nurse related specialty or working towards


Desirable

  • oMentorship or teaching qualification


Knowledge

Essential

  • oDemonstrates awareness of current changes in the NHS - in particular related to Nursing oEvidence of further education, training and on-going learning


Desirable

  • oKnowledge of clinical effectiveness, research and audit


Employer details

Employer name

Bedfordshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Luton & Dunstable

Lewsey Road

Luton

LU4 0DZ

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

418-CAN2256-VR

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