Clinical Nurse Specialist - Oncology

Location
London, GB-LND
Salary
Competitive Salary
Posted
29 Oct 2018
Closes
26 Nov 2018
Ref
HCA12838-131056
Job Type
Permanent

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.

The Wellington Hospital has over four decades of expertise; providing the highest level of care for patients who are looking for the best treatment in key areas of healthcare, including: neurosurgery, spinal surgery, cardiac care, orthopaedics, acute neurological rehabilitation, gynaecology and cancer care.

In our 50-bed Acute Neurological Rehabilitation Unit we care for patients with a wide range of complex neurological conditions. And we're supported by the UK’s largest private intensive care unit. We also offer the latest cancer and robotic surgery treatments, including electrochemotherapy, HIPEC and the da Vinci Robot. Having the largest neurosciences unit in London means we're able to carry out advanced spinal surgery, intracranial and peripheral nerve surgery as well as pioneering neurosurgery.

Our Oncology ward is an 18 bedded unit which provides high quality care to patients in first class private rooms with the latest in innovative treatments and cutting edge technology. We treat a range of different types of cancer and conditions; including Cancer Care, Gastro, Gynaecological, Skin, Liver/HPB Cancers as well as Breast Care

Job Description

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team using your clinical expertise to co-ordinate high quality care and treatment of patients from point of entry, through diagnostic studies, diagnosis and treatment plan for cancer through survivorship. You will also provide a specialist support service for patients under the care of the Oncologist at the Leaders in Oncology (LOC) located at the Wellington’s Platinum Medical Centre.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week Monday – Friday hours between 8am – 4.30pm – needs to be flexible around these daily hours.   

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £45,754 - £50,330.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • To act as a role model and provide supervision in the clinical area demonstrating advanced clinical specialist skills in order to provide the highest standard of care
  • Support patients who undergo treatment either as an inpatient, day case or outpatient. The patients may be having staging investigations, surgery, chemotherapy/hormonal therapy or radiotherapy
  • Promoting the educational programme within the hospital working closely with and supporting our nursing teams, Consultants and other Healthcare Professionals
  • Responsible for the fitting of prosthesis and referral of patients to appropriate departments associated with their disease
  • To assist in audit of the inpatient service, and then act on results to continually monitor and develop the service
  • Act in a supportive role to all clinical staff, offering advice, support and resources to assist them in their clinical practice and development of specialist knowledge

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse with extensive Oncology experience.
  • Experience at a CNS, Sister/Charge Nurse or Senior Nurse level with extensive relevant post registration experience.
  • Oncology/Cancer/Palliative care qualification.
  • Recognised teaching qualification or evidence of Masters level learning would be advantageous.
  • Confident decision maker, with a focus on improvement and development.
  • Excellent communication and problem solving skills as well as a high level of clinical, technical and research skills.

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values.

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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