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Lung Cancer diagnostic Clinical Nurse Specialist

Employer
Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust
Location
London
Salary
£51,488 to £57,802 a year p.a Inc HCA
Closing date
14 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
An exciting opportunity has arisen to appoint a highly motivated band 7 Clinical Nurse Specialist with proven clinical skills in respiratory/Cancer nursing to join a well-developed and supportive multidisciplinary team providing optimal care for patients and their families within the Lung Cancer diagnostic pathway. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills, be dynamic, fast-thinking, kind and confident. Your priority will always be a patient-focused service you will have proven organisation and IT skills and demonstrable experience in managing patients undergoing diagnostic procedures in this busy service.

You will be working across both Guys and St Thomas's hospitals, delivering high quality clinical care, often in a time-critical context. You will be open to learning new skills and capable of growing the service while leading a team of Deputy Clinical Nurse Specialists. The successful candidate will have a working knowledge of the timelines in oncology care, and be pro-active in developing service improvements, training and development and acting as a role model, growing constructive working relationships with both in patient and outpatient services.

Closing date: 14th July 2024

Interview date: 22nd July 2024

Main duties of the job

As a CNS you will review patients within both outpatient and inpatient settings offering symptom management and support in our nurse-led clinics.

The role also requires you to support patients and their families, liaising with internal and external services to ensure continuity of care.

You will transfer, apply and develop your nursing knowledge and skills to ensure that the quality of care and the needs of adults within the diagnostic pathway are optimised in accordance with current national and Trust guidelines. You must be organised, confident and have excellent communication skills to enable you to liaise effectively with the MDT and work with a diverse and varied group of patients and carers. You will be an integral part of the team working in partnership with a wide range of clinical and administrative colleagues and be the main point of contact for patients awaiting their interventional procedures.

About us

Guy's and St. Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust comprises of five of the UK's best known hospitals - Guy's, St, Thomas', Evelina London Children's Hospital, Royal Brompton and Harefield - as well as community services in Lambeth and Southwark, all with a long history of high quality care, clinical excellence, research and innovation. We are among the UK's busiest, most successful foundation trusts. We provide specialist care for patients including heart and lung, cancer and renal services as well as a full range of local hospital and community services for people in Lambeth and Southwark.

We have a long tradition of clinical and scientific achievement and - as part of King's Health Partners - we are one of England's eight academic health sciences centres, bringing together world-class clinical services, teaching and research. We have one of the National Institute for Health Research's biomedical research centres, established with King's College London in 2007, as well as dedicated clinical research facilities.

We have around 22,700 staff, making us one of the largest NHS Trusts in the country and one of the biggest employers locally. We aim to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve and continue to develop new and existing partnerships with local people, patients, neighbouring NHS organisations, local authorities and charitable bodies and GPs.

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Managing a caseload of patients, providing information and support.
  • Conducting face-to-face and telephone clinic appointments between Guys and St. Thomas sites, ensuring that patients are seen within recommended time scales and targets.
  • Work closely with the Pathway Coordinators to ensure clinics are managed efficiently and referrals processed in a timely manner.
  • To review inpatients as appropriate to ensure continuity of care and to give advice/ support to hospital staff.
  • To take responsibility for the patient helpline, triaging and responding to patients and their relatives in a timely manner, escalating concerns as appropriate.
  • Co-ordination of care for patients requiring diagnostic procedures within the chest clinic and inpatient setting.
  • Attend and contribute to a range of MDT meetings, internal and external meetings relevant to the service representing GSTT.
  • Over-see nurse-led clinics for patients post thoracic surgery and under surveillance.
  • Requesting scans in line with Non medical referral agreement
  • Ensuring scans are completed in a timely manner and all relevant information collated prior to their appointment.
  • Assessing patients health and holistic needs and make referrals to other services as needed.
  • Guide patients through the lung cancer post-op follow up pathway and providing patients with a point of contact.
  • Audit monitor and review the service developing Standard Operating Procedures to ensure continuity of the service.


Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • NMC registered nurse
  • Mentorship or equivalent
  • Post-registration specialist course
  • Leadership qualification


Desirable

  • Advanced assessment qualification


Experience

Essential

  • Previous Lung Cancer/Respiratory experience
  • Management of junior staff


Desirable

  • Outpatient experience
  • Nurse-led clinic experience
  • Lung cancer diagnostic experience


Skills and Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Sound knowledge of current issues in the profession and practice of nursing
  • Leadership skills
  • Understanding of governance


Desirable

  • Understanding of Cancer pathways


Employer details

Employer name

Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Guy's and St. Thomas' Hospital Chest Clinic

Lambeth Palace Road

London

SE1 7EH

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