£40,000 - £45,000

Currently recruiting for Britain's leading provider of independent healthcare in Guildford with a nationwide network of hospitals & clinics performing more complex surgery than any other private healthcare provider in the country. 

There is an opportunity for a Specialist Nurse to join a team of dedicated staff in the Oncology department.

This is a Full-time role for 37.5 hours a week. The role holder will be required to cover a flexible shift pattern

Duties of this role include:     

To plan the specialist service for both inpatients and outpatients. Promoting and maintaining high professional standard of nursing; meeting the needs of patients in all aspects.  

To take the lead across specialist services in agreement with Executive Directors and Directors of Clinical services on initiatives to develop and modernise effective patient centred pathways from diagnosis to discharge.

To provide a high profile commitment to professional development, teaching and education for all levels of nursing staff in the hospitals.

The post-holder will actively participate in the hospitals 24 hour speciality helpline rota.

To participate in MDT and ensure all patients are discussed to maintain rigorous health and safety standards to ensure all procedures at ward and unit level are consistent with set policies.  Adhering to national guidelines, corporate and hospital protocols.

To ensure a robust communication system is in place to disseminate information to essential staff and outside agencies.

To ensure all patients attending the hospitals receive high quality care.

To deal with any verbal or written complaints in a timely manner, taking action as required to address any deficiencies highlighted.

This is an autonomous role to support the delivery of holistic assessments and care delivery. The CNS will support the Clinical Service Manager with ensuring best practice is followed in terms of holistic assessments and care, MDTs, and consent.

The post holder will have a flexible approach to work to support the consult clinics for a mixture of tumour groups. Tumour specific training will be provided where deemed necessary. 

Applicants should meet the following criteria:

Registered Nurse Level 1 / Diploma / BSc in Nursing.

Clinical specialist Training in delivery of chemotherapy - Marsden Course appropriate.

Evidence of relevant clinical professional development preferably evidenced by certification RN with valid NMC Registration.

Oncology Qualification

SACT administration qualification

Excellent clinical applied knowledge which is evidenced based and takes account of national best practice standards.

Basic workload / shift management skills.

Mentorship Qualification (ENB 998 or equivalent).

Completion of chemotherapy administration course.

Up-to-date knowledge in area of practice.

Previous experience working within a private healthcare environment.

Willingness and enthusiam to work in busy department fully supporting patients undergoing Oncology care to ensure full holistic care provided. 

Excellent communication skills.

Previous oncology experience essential.

Mentorship experience required.

If you are up for the challenge and would like to discuss it further, please contact me today.