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Practice Educator - Cancer

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Worthing
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum
Closing date
27 Jun 2024

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Profession
Other Health Profession
Grade
Band 7
Hours
Full Time
This fixed term post will support two new exciting workforce development programmes which aim to upskill a cohort of nurses aspiring to become cancer nurses and another cohort with existing experience in cancer care to develop as Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNS) across UHSx.

The novice programme will include the development of SACT skills and completion of the United Kingdom Oncology Nurse society (UKONS) SACT passport and the Fundamentals of Cancer Care Course. Support recruited nurses to gain experience working in the Cancer Division via a range of specialist services Haematology & Oncology wards, SACT units, site specific CNS teams across UHSx as well as placements across the MDT cancer pathway to develop an understanding of all aspects of cancer management and care.

The CNS programme will be working alongside our site specialist MDT Cancer teams, acute oncology and palliative care and CNS teams. This programme will help nurses to develop the skills needed to work in this highly specialist area, and will be underpinned by a MSc pathway.

They post will ensure the rotational cohort are well supported during their placement, meeting with them regularly and achieving objective agreed for the programme. This post will be also working alongside other educators within the cancer division and support the current workforce with educational opportunities.

Main duties of the job

  • Support promotion of rotational programmes internally and externally to encourage recruitment.
  • Work alongside Band 7 educators within the division and other mentors, devising action plans for novice nurses to teach complex chemotherapy regimens and skills and experienced nurses CNS skills.
  • Attend steering group meetings to help support the development of the novice cancer nurse and aspiring CNS rotational programmes, setting goals, deliverables and benefits realisation to define project and resource requirements.
  • Review, analyse and interpret ongoing individual project deliverables to assess the impact on achieving the wider programme objectives, and adjust plans accordingly. Make dynamic adjustments to project plans to ensure key milestones are met.
  • Work alongside current educators to streamline teaching opportunities cross site and support in-house courses developed by the cancer division
  • Review new or emerging national guidance and its impact on programme delivery.
  • Deputise for Band 8A when applicable.


About us

At UHSussex, diversity is our strength, and we want you to feel included to help us always put the Patient First, as shown in our Outstanding for Caring CQC rating. Your uniqueness and experiences will be part of our creative and innovative communitywhere everyone is encouraged to succeed. We have a range of Staff Networks to help break down barriers, and can offer a buddy to help new members settle in. We're proud to be a Disability Confident Employer (Level 2) and a Veteran Aware Trust.

We treat our patients and staff with the same compassion and empathy we expect for ourselves. We're here for them when they need us, and we go above and beyond to meet their needs. This can be seen in our Wellbeing Programme for staff which is extensive and designed to support you when you need it - because we know that to look after others we must first look after ourselves.

As a university trust and a leader in healthcare research, we value learning, teaching and training so that we can be the best that we can be. From the moment you start with us and throughout your career we will help you to grow and develop. We hope that in choosing UHSussex you are choosing a long and happy career where you will be able to see the difference you make and feel valued for all that you do.

We look forward to receiving your application and the start of your journey with UHSussex.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Support promotion of rotational programmes internally and externally to encourage recruitment.
  • Work alongside Band 7 educators within the division and other mentors, devising action plans for novice nurses to teach complex chemotherapy regimens and skills and experienced nurses CNS skills.
  • Attend steering group meetings to help support the development of the novice cancer nurse and aspiring CNS rotational programmes, setting goals, deliverables and benefits realisation to define project and resource requirements.
  • Review, analyse and interpret ongoing individual project deliverables to assess the impact on achieving the wider programme objectives, and adjust plans accordingly. Make dynamic adjustments to project plans to ensure key milestones are met.
  • Hold others to account, in line with agreed milestone plans and delivery targets, identifying risks and initial remedial actions.
  • Report any longer term impact at strategic, organisational or operational levels to the Divisional Director of Nursing & AHPs and the Cancer Alliance Lead Nurse
  • Review new or emerging national guidance and its impact on programme delivery.
  • Deputise for Band 8A when applicable.


Person Specification

Qualifications and Experience

Essential

  • Registered Nurse
  • Experience in cancer nursing and SACT passport qualification
  • Mentorship qualification
  • Chemotherapy module or equivalent in service training course
  • Up to date and evidenced based knowledge of current clinical and professional issue
  • Evidence of service development and implementing change


Desirable

  • Teaching experience
  • Evidence of quality improvement initiative
  • Masters or working towards this / equivalent experience
  • Cancer or Haematology Nursing Pathway or equivalent


Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Essential

  • Evidence of having championed diversity in previous roles (as appropriate to role).
  • Evidence of having undertaken own development to improve understanding of equalities issues


Employer details

Employer name

University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)

Address

Worthing

Lyndhurst Road

Worthing

BN11 2DH

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279-6245855-JUN24

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