Nursing - Urology Clinical Nurse Specialist

  • Department Urology
  • Salary £30,401.00 – £37,267 per annum
  • Closing Date 23/07/2019
  • Location The Royal Shrewsbury Hospital
  • Grade NHS AfC: Band 6
  • Job ref 223-UCN-353
  • Pension NHS Pension
  • Holidays Generous Holiday Allowance
  • NHS discount Eligible for NHS Discounts
  • Contract Permanent
  • Hours Full Time, 37.5 hours per week
  • Contact Julia Cheetham (Clinical Nurse Specialists)
  • Email
  • Telephone 01743 261000 ext 3577

*Band 6 progressing to band 7 on completion of competencies*

We are excited to announce a permanent role in our Urology Nursing Team; this role will complement our established workforce and help implement further Nurse-led services.

We are looking for a nurse with personal and professional maturity, highly motivated and dynamic with experience in Urology and a particular interest in prostate cancer to work full time across our two main hospital sites.

Within the Urology department at The Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospital Trust, there are currently four Nurse Specialists, five substantive Consultants and 2 locum Consultants along with a team of Medical Secretaries.

As a Nurse Specialist in urological cancer you will provide specialist nursing advice, support and information to patients (in-patient and out-patient), their relatives and carers.  Working in conjunction with the lead clinicians for urology and oncology and the urological CNS team to further develop and maintain the delivery of best practice in the care and management of urological cancers.  You will be supporting the patients through the 62-day cancer pathway, pre-diagnosis through to treatment, and their ongoing cancer journey, including the care of metastatic advanced prostate cancer patients.

You will have specialty related nursing expertise and a high level of communication skills to assist communicating highly complex, sensitive information in a compassionate and empathetic way, along with coordinating the care pathway and interacting with core members of the Urology MDT.

The post holder will work as an important member of the multidisciplinary team acting as a key worker for a group of patients, ensuring the patients and their holistic needs are represented at the weekly MDT meetings and acting as a referral and liaison point for the MDT and as an information resource for all those (in both primary and secondary care) who are involved in the care and management of urological malignancies.

You will be expected to make autonomous decisions, utilising your specialism related knowledge, analysing problems, providing solutions and initiating action, seeking advice and guidance, where necessary, and working within your Professional Code, Trust, Cancer Network and National guidelines.

Furthermore by working collaboratively with Trusts that provide Uro-oncology specialist care and treatment provision; such as University Hospitals North Midlands the post holder will ensure the local MDT remains pivotal in the provision of a seamless service.

You will need a minimum of 3 years’ experience at Band 5 or above (or equivalent), knowledge of the specialty and evidence of continued professional development. You will be willing to undertake or already be working towards qualifications as both a non-medical prescriber and non-medical physical assessor.

Flexibility is required as the post involves cross-site working.

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