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Acute Oncology Clinical Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
Medicine
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 7
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Full time - 37.5 hours per week
Job ref
339-DJF2244
Site
Southmead Hospital
Town
Bristol
Salary
£41,659 - £47,672 per annum
Salary period
Yearly
Closing
Today at 23:59

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Job overview

The Acute Oncology Specialist Nurse will work as an integral member of the Acute Oncology Service at NBT and will be responsible for assessing and assisting in the management of acutely unwell cancer patients, including Haematology patients with support from the Lead Nurse and clinical oncologists. They will use their clinical expertise to ensure a seamless service for patients, relatives and staff and will work closely with the Emergency Department, Acute Medical Admissions Unit,  Haematology Service and multidisciplinary teams across the Trust.

Main duties of the job

Demonstrate specialist oncology knowledge and skills in particular with reference to the acute presentation of malignancy, complications of disease process or progression and complications of treatment

Undertake the care of patients with emergency presentation of cancer within NBT in collaboration with the Lead Nurse, through clearly defined pathways for patients with urgent disease and treatment related problems, cancer of unknown primary and metastatic spinal cord compression 

Apply effective processes for assessment, triage and signposting in collaboration with the Lead Nurse ensuring that all patients with emergency presentation of cancer or suspected cancer are assessed by the Acute Oncology Service within 24 hours of admission

Ensure that patients and their carers receive highly skilled physical and psychological assessment care / support information and advice as appropriate

Working for our organisation

North Bristol NHS Trust employs over 12,000 staff providing healthcare to the residents of Bristol, South Gloucestershire and North Somerset from our award-winning hospital building at Southmead.  We are the regional Major Trauma Centre, and an internationally recognised centre of excellence in a range of services and major specialities. Our vision is that by enabling our teams to be the best that they can be, we will provide exceptional healthcare, personally delivered.

 

We commit to treating each patient as an individual with respect and dignity, aiming to deliver excellent clinical outcomes and a first-class experience for everyone who uses our services.

North Bristol NHS Trust values all people as individuals. We aim to be an anti-discriminatory organisation and are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We welcome applicants from all underrepresented groups.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Demonstrate specialist oncology knowledge and skills in particular with reference to the acute presentation of malignancy, complications of disease process or progression and complications of treatment

Undertake the care of patients with emergency presentation of cancer within NBT in collaboration with the Lead Nurse, through clearly defined pathways for patients with urgent disease and treatment related problems, cancer of unknown primary and metastatic spinal cord compression 

Apply effective processes for assessment, triage and signposting in collaboration with the Lead Nurse ensuring that all patients with emergency presentation of cancer or suspected cancer are assessed by the Acute Oncology Service within 24 hours of admission

Ensure that patients and their carers receive highly skilled physical and psychological assessment care / support information and advice as appropriate.

Person specification

Post registration cancer experience

Essential criteria
  • Significant post registration experience in cancer care
  • Degree or higher in relevant field
  • Teaching experience
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including breaking bad news
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible in approach to service changes
  • Skills in decision making and escalation
Desirable criteria
  • Experience of advanced communication skills
  • Experience of leading/undertaking audit/ service review & development
  • Experience of change management
  • Judgement and decision making skills
  • Ability to support and advise on the care of patients admitted with cancer or treatment issues

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Alessandra Bartlett
Job title
Lead Acute Oncology Haematology Specialist Nurse
Email address
alessandra.bartlett@nbt.nhs.uk
Telephone number
07860783116