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Clinical Nurse Specialist - Macmillan Metastatic Breast

Employer
Medway NHS Foundation Trust
Location
Gillingham
Salary
£43,742 to £50,056 per annum/pro rata
Closing date
16 Jul 2024

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Profession
Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Grade
Band 7
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Clinical Nurse Specialist - Macmillan Metastatic Breast

Division: Cancer and Core Clinical Services

Care Group: Cancer Services

Band: 7

Salary: �43,742 - �50,056 per annum/pro rata

Interview Date: Monday 22nd July 2024

We are recruiting for a Clinical Nurse Specialist who shares our ambition and vision to deliver the Best of Care by the Best People and has the drive to take us forward, by ensuring that the Trust continues to be the first choice for patients and our staff.

Main duties of the job

In conjunction with the breast MDT and support services, the post holder will assist with the co-ordination of the treatment pathway, incorporating information provision, physical and psychological support and completion of holistic needs assessment.

The post holder will provide specialist advice and support to provide co-ordinated high quality patient centred care for patients with metastatic breast cancer during the cancer patient journey from diagnosis, treatment, follow up and palliative care both as an inpatient, outpatient and liaise with healthcare providers within the community setting,

Our values are Bold, Every Person Counts, Sharing and Open and Together. It is important that you understand and to refer to our values when completing your application and always reflect our values throughout your employment with the Trust.

We are committed to endorsing diversity, multiculturalism, and inclusion our policies / procedures ensure that all applicants are treated fairly at every stage of the recruitment process.

To contribute to our exciting future and become part of our team, apply today.

About us

Here at Medway, we pride ourselves on working together as one to ensure that our shared vision of Better, Best, Brilliant is achieved. Our culture and values are what drives the Trust and is the heartbeat of who we are as an organisation.

Our Trust is a great choice for people who want to develop their career in an ambitious environment.

Would you like to work flexibly? In the NHS, we are reminded every day of how important life is. As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us, for our patients and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement which will not mean sacrificing time for personal interests or family commitments. We aim to support you to work flexibly in a way that will suit you and us.

All of our substantive & fixed term employees can enjoy a range of staff benefits, a gym, an active health and wellbeing programme, an on-site nursery and a cycle to work scheme.

We are taking positive action to ensure that we can attract, recruit and retain the best talent and would welcome more applicants from under - represented groups to support the Trusts commitment to a diverse, inclusive and an employer of choice workforce.

All staff at Medway comply the Trust's and the Kent and Medway Safeguarding Board's policies on safeguarding children, young people and vulnerable adults.

Job description

Job responsibilities

To practice autonomously, applying specialist expertise and knowledge of breast metastatic cancer in providing patient-centred care during cancer patient journey (investigations, diagnosis, treatment, follow-up, palliative care)

To be wholly accountable for own clinical practice continually strive to expand professional expertise, knowledge and evidence-based practice by availing self of educational opportunities (seminars, conferences, tertiary courses) actively participate in professional organisations

To actively participate as an integral part of a multidisciplinary team attend MDT meetings and weekly ward rounds

To ensure that specialist counselling and health promotion are integrated into programmes of care and liaison is facilitated within MDT

To act as advocate for patients and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and needs

To offer a supportive service including signposting for counselling to patients and their family/friends or carers through their cancer patient journey in conjunction with other healthcare professionals, empowering patients to make informed choices and decisions.

To maintain Nurse-led clinics whereby the problems and needs of the patients and their family/friends and carers are appropriately channelled

Person Specification

Qualifications

Essential

  • Registered Nurse - level 1
  • Oncology/Palliative Care Qualification
  • Teaching & Assessing Course


Knowledge

Essential

  • Up to date knowledge of current clinical and professional issues
  • Expert knowledge and understanding Of advanced breast cancer biology, and clinical management of systemic anticancer treatments
  • Advanced knowledge of clinical trial portfolio, and inclusion criteria for patients with advanced breast cancer


Experience

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience in acute setting, preferably 2 years as Senior Nurse within speciality
  • Experience of breast cancer care management and in-depth knowledge of the disease processes


Skills

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills to work across professional groups
  • Leadership skills


Values Based Question

Essential

  • Give an example of a time where you have demonstrated a 'can do' attitude (including the situation you were in) and the outcome


Employer details

Employer name

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Address

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Windmill Road

Gillingham

ME7 5NY

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