Nursing - Breast Care Nurse

  • Department Mammography Department
  • Salary £35,392.00 – £42,618 per annum
  • Closing Date 25/06/2024
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-BCN-271
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours 22.5 hours per week

Job overview

This post covers the role of the BCN in  the breast screening service for Shropshire, Telford, and The Wrekin. The ability to deal with complex and difficult emotional situations is vital.

The post holder will work with other Breast Care Nurses, supporting breast screening clients throughout the screening and assessment processes. Clear communication of reasons for recall to assessment within a holistic care assessment in a sensitive and empathic manner is essential.

Ensure there is continuity of specialised nursing support for individual screening clients, symptomatic patients and their family / carer at key and significant stages in their pathway and to ensure care is co-ordinated.

Main duties of the job

Following referrals for Breast Screening Assessment, ensuring patients are fully informed and supported throughout their one-stop investigations.

Undertake post-biopsy wound check, provide written aftercare instructions and ensure all clients leave the department with an appropriate follow-up appointment.

Preparing for MDT meetings, recording on Somerset any relevant clinical information for the rest of the multi-disciplinary team.

Attendance at weekly MDT meetings, recording clinical outcomes of breast biopsies and procedures.

Communicating MDT decisions to patients, referring clinician (if not a member of the LSMDT) and other key relevant health care professionals.

Actioning MDT decisions to progress patient care.

Liaising with MDT cancer pathway co-ordinator to ensure cancer wait time targets are achieved and sustained.

Organise time effectively to ensure effective management of workload.

The post holder:-

Will require good sensory skills to enhance communication.
Will be expected to respond to unpredictable work patterns and interruptions - these may occur due to individual patient needs.
Will support the wider Breast multi-disciplinary team in meeting Government Cancer targets in both the screening and symptomatic setting.
Will undertake Health Promotion 

Working for your organisation

You will be joining us at an incredibly exciting time as, having recently being awarded more than £300 million government funding, The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is about to undergo a major transformation as part of our sustainable services programme.  This will lead to breast imaging and surgery being co-located at one of the two hospital sites in a purpose built breast services department.

Due to the nature of the work, mammography posts have a gender protected character. This is a genuine occupational requirement and as a result this post is exempt under Schedule 9; Part1 of the Equality Act 2010 and, therefore, only female applicants should apply.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

For full duties and responsibilities please refer to the attached document entitled Job Description.

The well-being of our staff is of the upmost importance to us.  If you are offered a role at our Trust, and fall into the increased and higher risk categories as set out by Public Health England (PHE) and NHSI/E, your line manager will complete an risk assessment with you.  This will be completed in conjunction with the latest guidance from Public Health England in relation to Covid-19.

By submitting your application to Trac, you are giving your consent for parts of your application data to be transferred to the NHS Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other secure, internal NHS Workforce systems. This is to support and manage your recruitment and employment within your employing organisation. 

If successful, by completing the NHS Jobs application form you authorise the Trust to obtain any previous NHS service details including all electronically held sickness information, via the Inter Authority Transfer process on the national ESR.

If the role requires a qualification/professional registration, you will need to provide proof during the recruitment process. By submitting your application you are giving the Trust permission to check the qualification certificates provided back to the source provider. Please note that a sample of all applicant’s qualifications will be checked with the educational institution or provider.

In the event of a high response to this advertisement, this post will be closed. Early applications are advised.
Unfortunately we do not accept CVs or keep them on file. If you are unable to apply online please contact the person named in the advertisement for the post you are interested in.
We are committed to offering an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the above position and will support reasonable adjustments wherever possible.  In addition, whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from candidates who are male, from black and minority ethnic backgrounds or who have a disability, as these are currently under-represented in our workforce.
We are committed to equal opportunities in employment. The policies and practices of the Trust aim to promote an environment that is free from all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination and values the diversity of all people. At the heart of our policy, we seek to treat people fairly, flexibly and with dignity and respect.

Thank you for your interest in The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust, we look forward to receiving your application for employment.

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