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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Lung Cancer

Employer
King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Orpington
Salary
£49,178 to £55,492 per annum, inc HCAS
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
- To work as an expert clinical practitioner and effectively deliver an expert nursing service in the specialist area

To further develop the lung cancer service (including optimising patient pathways, improving the patient experience, and developing proactive patient support models).

To assist in the facilitation of the ongoing lung cancer support group

To independently manage a caseload of patients/clients

To ensure that patients and their families are fully informed and supported by providing clinical and social support

To lead the development of evidence-based clinical nursing practice in line with current research and guidelines

To establish clear lines of communication with primary healthcare teams to increase knowledge and facilitate the care of this group of people in the community

To link with healthcare teams to increase knowledge and facilitate the care of this group of people in the community or their healthcare setting

Main duties of the job

Clinical responsibilities:

To provide and manage an expert specialist nursing service for people with specialist needs

To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence-based nursing care, assessing health, health-related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care. This can include:

Managing a patient caseload

Ordering diagnostic tests

Making and receiving referrals

Admitting and discharging patients for specified conditions and within agreed protocols

Running nurse-led clinics

Service Management:

To play an integral role in the operational and strategic development of specialist service, both in and outpatients.

To develop policies and protocols to improve patient care.

To liaise effectively with all other disciplines within the Trust and at the local level.

To initiate and participate in the management of change to improve standards and communication links from Acute trust through Primary Care.

Education and Training

- To work towards meeting Cancer CNSs ACCEND framework assessment competency and capabilities as appropriate to the role and level of practice

About us

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the UK's largest and busiest teaching Trusts with a turnover of �1 billion, 1.5 million patient contacts a year and more than 15,000 staff based across South East London. The Trust provides a full range of local and specialist services across its five sites. The trust-wide strategy of Strong Roots, Global Reach is our Vision to be BOLD, Brilliant people, Outstanding care, Leaders in Research, Innovation and Education, Diversity, Equality and Inclusion at the heart of everything we do. By being person-centred, digitally-enabled, and focused on sustainability, we aim to take Team King's to another level.

We are at a pivotal point in our history and we require individuals who are ready to join a highly professional team and make a real, lasting difference to our patients and our people.

King's is committed to delivering Sustainable Healthcare for All via our Green Plan. In line with national Greener NHS ambitions, we have set net zero carbon targets of 2040 for our NHS Carbon Footprint and 2045 for our NHS Carbon Footprint Plus. Everyone's contribution is required in order to meet the goals set out in our Green Plan and we encourage all staff to work responsibly, minimising their contributions to the Trust's carbon emissions, waste and pollution wherever possible.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Clinical Responsibilities

To provide and manage an expert specialist nursing service for people with specialist needs

To provide expert nursing advice and support to patients, their families and other healthcare professionals following diagnosis and through treatment

To ensure continuity of a high standard of evidence-based nursing care, assessing health, health-related and nursing needs of patients, their families and other carers by identifying and initiating appropriate steps for effective care. This can include:

Managing a patient caseload

Ordering diagnostic tests

Making and receiving referrals

Admitting and discharging patients for specified conditions and within agreed protocols

Running clinics

Prescribing medicines and treatments

To accept responsibility for own patient caseload, ensuring all patients have an accurate plan of care, which reflects the assessment undertaken and incorporates the issues and recommendations made ensuring clear documentation in the patients record and hand held records

To be actively involved in inpatient care, liaising with ward staff to ensure high quality nursing care

Where appropriate to lead nurse led out patient services ensuring nurse consultation with all newly diagnosed patients

To follow-up patients as appropriate and ensure all relevant information is available to enable patients to make an informed choice about their treatment.

To coordinate a seamless service through the development of enhanced Multidisciplinary team (MDT) processes and communication.

To lead the identification and development of clinical protocols and strategies to enhance both the continuity and standard of specialist care whilst ensuring equity of access to the service.

To ensure operational policies are reviewed annually following national standards

To ensure all care is given by agreed protocols.

To liaise with the ward staff to ensure appropriate and timely discharge/follow-up arrangement in place for patients.

To identify, implement and maintain a suitable mechanism for MDT referrals to the Clinical Nurse Specialists.

To work with the MDT to develop, implement and evaluate integrated care pathways and systems of MDT documentation.

To liaise with the local community, social services, paramedics and voluntary organisations in order to develop existing services for clients, careers and health professionals.

To actively involve service users in providing feedback on their experience of the current service and suggestions for improvements.

To lead the development of appropriate patient group directives to facilitate/enhance the discharge process.

To participate in relevant fora at Divisional, Trust or PCG/PCT or National/International Level to represent the service perspective.

To contribute to the development of nursing practice within the team. Additionally, where appropriate, to act as a practice supervisor to Trust and honorary contract employees.

Service Management:

To play an integral role in the operational and strategic development of specialist service, both in and outpatients.

To develop policies and protocols to improve patient care.

To liaise effectively with all other disciplines within the Trust and at the local level.

To initiate and participate in the management of change to improve standards and communication links from Acute trust through Primary Care.

To actively contribute to any relevant initiatives within the care group and provide support to senior colleagues and the Head of Nursing.

To provide information for clients, careers and health professionals about all aspects of specialist care.

To contribute positively to the leadership of nursing within the care group acting as an effective role model.

To work with the support managers and clinical staff to identify areas where changes in practice are required.

To introduce measures to actively manage and reduce risk to patients. Ensure the formal reporting and recording of adverse incidents in line with Trust policy.

To support the Heads of Nursing in implementing Trust initiatives and strategies.

To network with the team of clinical nurse specialists within the Trust to evaluate, develop and promote the specialist-nursing role.

To utilise and maintain information systems to aid audit and to provide regular active analysis reports.

To maintain records and send reports set by various bodies pertaining to the specific speciality.

To maintain contemporaneous and accurate treatment records, submitting relevant statistics, reports and activity data as requested.

To evaluate the service in terms of clinical effectiveness, clinical excellence and value for money.

To ensure the best use of available resources is within the agreed budget to provide a cost-effective service.

To forge effective links within primary secondary and tertiary care to ensure effective communication.

To ensure compliance with the Trusts Equality and Diversity Policy, supporting the delivery of the Trust's Race Equality Scheme and the Trusts duty to positively promote race equality and equality of opportunity for disabled people ensuring services are responsive to the needs of equality groups.

Education and Training

To work towards meeting Cancer CNSs ACCEND framework assessment competency as appropriate to the role and level of practice

To ensure appropriate information and education literature, including services provided by the Macmillan Information Centre at KCH, is available to help patients, make informed choices as to their treatment plan and continuing management developing and regularly updating literature.

To initiate, lead and develop programmes of education to enhance the nursing contribution and quality of care to nurses both across the Trust, Nationally and Internationally.

To act as a clinical expert and advise on educational opportunities that will facilitate the development and support of their specialist knowledge and skills to ensure they develop their clinical practice.

To work with and support ward managers and other clinical staff to identify areas where changes to practice are required.

To improve treatment and support for patients.

To actively participate in educational events provided by the Trust and primary care sector.

To attend meetings and conferences as appropriate ensuring that you are fully conversant with current issues both within the Trust and within the specialist services locally and nationally.

To lead on clinical audit, in particular ensuring patient experience surveys are completed and action plans developed.

To lead nursing research initiatives and support research activity within individual Divisions and also through collaboration with other agencies.

To identify, apply and disseminate research findings relating to specialist nursing practice.

To participate and assist with any Trust-approved research projects conducted within the department.

To publish and present relevant clinical practice and service developments.

PERSONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

To achieve a range of clinical competencies as required within the Trust and Care Group.

To keep up to date with current literature and research in nursing and the speciality.

To maintain your own personal and professional development in accordance with PREP requirements, attending mandatory study sessions as required.

To undergo and actively participate in your own performance appraisals.

To keep up to date with NMC, relevant specialist Faculty and Trust guidelines and protocols.

To adhere to the NMC Code of Professional Conduct working within and accepting responsibility for maintaining agreed levels of competence.

- To be working towards a master's degree

Person Specification

Experience

Essential

  • NMC Level 1 or Level 15 Registered Nurse
  • Relevant post-registration qualifications (communication/psychological care/cancelling /speciality care/cancer care/SACT)


Experience

Essential

  • Relevant, current and demonstrable experience in the speciality area


Desirable

  • Lung cancer and respiratory care experience


Employer details

Employer name

King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Princess Royal University Hospital

Farnborough Common

Orpington

BR6 8ND

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213-CAX-6398960-A

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