This is an exciting opportunity for the right person to join our existing team of Acute Oncology CNS's as a Lead Nurse for Acute Oncology. The role is for 12 months funded initially by the Cancer Alliance with the hope that we will be able to demonstrate the benefit of the role sufficiently to justify retaining the post after the initial 12 months. The successful appointee will lead the team and undertake service development including development of a weekend CNS led service which will commence in January 2022.
Main duties of the job
This role will act as a Lead Nurse for the existing team of Band 7 Acute Oncology nurse specialists who work across both The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital (RSH) and The Princess Royal Hospital, Telford (PRH) site. The team will commence weekend working in January 2022 and the successful appointee will be part of this weekend cover rota. You will provide care for patients who have complications of their cancer treatment, this may include review of patients admitted into the hospital with these complications, or admission avoidance through our outpatient clinics.
Working for our organisation
As a Trust, we are passionate about helping our staff to achieve their career aspirations, and can offer a variety of learning and development opportunities to support your continued professional development.
We are an organisation that strives to provide high quality, safe care for our patients in an environment which our staff are proud to work in. We believe that by adhering to our Vision (To provide excellent care for the communities we serve) and working with our Trust Values in mind (Partnering, Ambitious, Caring, Trusted) we can achieve the right results for the people that matter most - our patients and their families.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.
Experience and knowledge
RN 1st level current NMC Registration
Expert knowledge, clinical skills and experience in Acute Oncology
Post registration experience within the NHS, the majority in Oncology speciality
Demonstrate a high level of interpersonal and communication skills
Leadership across organisation and within team
Evidence of on-going CPD in specialist area of practice
Significant senior nurse experience
Teaching qualification and the ability to facilitate learning to others
Advanced Communication skills where topics many be highly sensitive and complex in nature
Advanced knowledge of chemotherapy treatments, side effects and patient assessment skills.
Experience of developing and working within outpatient clinics or willingness to do so.
Advanced clinical examination skills
Independent Nurse Prescriber or willingness to undertake
Knowledge and experience of developing, implementing and reviewing policy and guidance.
Experience with service development / improvement
Experience of attending relevant local , Network , National meetings / forums.
Masters Degree relevant to nursing practice or sufficient equivalent clinical experience in the area and willingness to undertake Masters in the near future E Evidence of 1st level degree E A/I N49 Chemotherapy Course, E A External Oncology or Haematology course E 998 (equiv) and evidence of supporting others with individual professional development E A
External Oncology or Haematology course
N49 Chemotherapy Course,
Evidence of 1st level degree
998 (equiv) and evidence of supporting others with individual professional development