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Macmillan Associate Nurse Specialist Lower GI Team

Employer
University Hospitals Sussex NHS Foundation Trust (279)
Location
Brighton
Salary
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum pro rata
Closing date
3 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 6
Hours
Part Time
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We are passionate about developing and improving cancer services at UHSussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

The Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) team for colorectal cancer is looking for motivated, flexible, and resilient band 6 cancer nurse specialist to join our team to cover an 18 month secondment.

Working with the guidance and support of the CNS matrons and wider CNS teams, the post holder will provide individualised patient-centered care for those who have been diagnosed with colorectal cancer.

The post holders will also be involved in service development and improvement.

We are a dynamic, motivated, and supportive team, who work flexibly to meet the needs of the whole service and improve it while supporting each other.

Based across RSCH and PRH, but travel across University Hospitals Sussex sites is expected, to support the needs of the service.The cancer division is currently developing consistent standards of care and collaborative working across the Trust.

They will be instrumental in reviewing and improving communication and pathways between the multidisciplinary teams involved in the patient's care and management - involvement in service improvement projects is required

This post would be ideal for nurses with surgical/acute care or cancer nursing experience.

Main duties of the job

  • Support patients and colleagues at breaking bad news and through the investigation/staging pathway
  • Contribute to the personalised care of the patient.Provide appropriate information and advice to patients and others affected by cancer
  • Provide a responsive service to queries and concerns - being able to triage and make appropriate clinical decisions, working within your limitations referring to senior colleagues as necessary
  • Signpost and refer to services appropriately, such as counselling, and palliative care
  • Provide support to junior members of the team
  • Liaise effectively with members of the multi-disciplinary teams, including oncology, stoma care and ERP.
  • Provide cross-cover across disease site teams as required
  • Work effectively and collaboratively with the CNS teams across UHSx and with our partner organisations
  • Be a support and mentor to junior staff members
  • To actively lead on and contribute to service development - including developing appropriate KPIs that are measurable which demonstrate service improvement


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 community where 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

Please see JD and person specification for full details

To include but not limited to:
  • Attendance at the Multidisciplinary meetings and clinicsTriaging helpline contacts and making clinical decisions appropriate to your grade.
  • Contact, according to standards of care, from point of diagnosis through staging, treatment and transition to palliative care as required
  • Completion of Holistic Needs Assessments at appropriate points of the patient pathway
  • Signposting and making appropriate referrals
  • Liaise regularly with oncology, stoma care and ERP teams.
  • Contribute to the service development of individual and wider cancer CNS teams.
  • Presence at breaking bad news clinics as required
  • Delivering and supporting patients when receiving life-altering / limiting news
  • Demonstrate effective and compassionate enhanced communication skills
  • Ensuring pathways for investigations and treatments are timely - managing and escalating as required any concerns that may impact the diagnostic and treatment target dates
  • Working clinically autonomously to provide advice in response to unscheduled contacts from patients and professionals and in nurse-led clinics
  • Reviewing current practice and working collaboratively to improve, including the development of nurse-led clinics
  • Contribute to effective teamwork
  • Contribute to audit.
  • Working in line with trust values and the NMC code of conduct


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registration


Knowledge and Skills

Essential

  • Relevant experience at band 6
  • Demonstrable enhanced communication skills
  • MDT / cross boundary working
  • Service development / improvement / change management experience inc audit and data analysis
  • Demonstrates commitment to personal and professional development
  • Leadership and mentorship experience
  • Evidence of relevant further study


Desirable

  • Degree level study
  • Breadth of nursing experience


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

Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton and Princess Royal Hospital, Haywards Heath

Eastern Road

Brighton

BN2 5BE

Any attachments will be accessible after you click to apply.

279-6288700-JUN24

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