Clinical Nurse Specialist Oncology Lung Cancer
About the Facility
The successful applicant will have access to all of HCA's fantastic benefits. On top of this the successful candidate will work within an established organization based in one of London's most renowned medical locations and known worldwide for its outstanding service. They will also have access to the well priced and high quality food range available within the staff restaurant.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist will provide specialist nursing care and support in the management of patients being investigated for and diagnosed with Lung cancer. This will involve dealing with complex and sensitive situations, providing specialist nursing and individualized care to patients and their families in collaboration with the Senior Lung CNS and the Lung multi-disciplinary team.
Salary between £39,174 and £45,419 plus HCA benefits
Working hours 37.5 per week Monday - Friday 9am - 5:30pm (some flexibility required)
Duties & Responsibilities
- To work cohesively with all members of the multi-professional team in ensuring that the very best services to patients are provided at all times.
- To demonstrate politeness, courtesy and sensitivity in dealing with patients/clients, visitors/relatives and colleagues, maintaining good customer relations. This will include provision of information and support to relatives/ carers as appropriate.
- To assess, plan, implement and evaluate programs of care, providing specialist advice and actively seeking evidence based practice which will improve the quality of care and meet the needs of lung cancer patients. A holistic approach to caring should be planned that will include the appropriate level of physiological; pathological; spiritual, socio-economical and cultural aspects which influence the care of clients within your speciality.
- Maintain, update and develop personal and professional knowledge and skills, using the Performance Review System, enabling standards of patient care to be monitored constantly and improved.
- Participate fully as a team member, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues, including support staff to promote a cohesive team and the achievement of team objectives
- Participate in the collection of audit and research data as required. Identify areas where local audit is needed, conduct the audit and analyse the data with support.
- Promotes patient and public involvement within the sphere of practice. Utilises patient and public experience feedback to drive innovation and change.
Skills & Experience
- Registered General Nurse
- Post graduate qualification in relevant speciality and post-registration experience within a relevant speciality.
- Evidence of continuing professional development, this will be a relevant post-registration qualification or equivalent experience
- Able to demonstrate specialist knowledge of patient group
- Knowledge of research and audit
- Evidence of continuing professional development
- Ability to practice within the scope of the NMC Code of Professional Conduct.
- Excellent level of English language demonstrated through effective written and verbal communication skills