Breast Clinical Nurse Specialist
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
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Early Breast Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist (2x12-month fixed term, 1X7-month fixed-term)
An exciting opportunity to join the team (Charing Cross Hospital). We have three fixed-term posts within early breast cancer. The Trust strives to provide world-class healthcare, through excellence in research, education and training. The breast service also contains the West of London Breast Screening Service.
Are you self-motivated, enthusiastic, eager to learn and keen to develop skills to work both autonomously and as part of a specialist multidisciplinary team? Is providing excellent nursing care a key driver? Is making a difference and delivering a quality breast care service fundamental to you?
We are looking for keen nurses. You will be responsible to care and support people with early breast cancer, and assist by ensuring patients' experiences reflects their wishes. You will be pivotal in shaping and promoting the nursing vision and direction of the breast service.
The post holder will join the established breast cancer CNS team giving specialist information and support to those with early breast cancer and acting as Key Worker.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced nurse with relevant experience of either working directly with people with breast cancer or of working as a cancer CNS in another speciality with an interest in breast cancer.
We may consider employing someone to a band 6 development role if you show the potential for the required skills/core values/ability.
Main duties of the job
- Provision of specialist, high quality, expert nursing care and support for patients and their carers with a diagnosis of breast cancer being assessed, co-ordinated or cared for within Imperial and in liaison with the multidisciplinary team and other health agencies.
- To perform an effective key role within the MDT to deliver cancer waiting times targets and pathways communication.
- To act as a specialist resource for patients and the clinical team by providing comprehensive advice, information, teaching and training both within ICHT and externally.
- Update own clinical and specialist knowledge. Contribute in audit processes. Undertake, where appropriate, nursing research with published outcomes.
- Promote excellence in clinical practice, and the setting of quality standards within specialty.
- Formulate an annual report/clinical audit of own CNS service and outcomes.
- Active involvement in the development of the service locally and nationally.
At Imperial College Healthcare you can achieve extraordinary things with extraordinary people, working with leading clinicians pushing boundaries in patient care. Become part of a vibrant team living our values - expert, kind, collaborative and aspirational. You'll get an experience like no other and will fast forward your career.
Benefits include career development, flexible working and wellbeing, staff recognition scheme. Make use of optional benefits including Cycle to work, car lease schemes, season ticket loan or membership options for onsite leisure facilities.
We are committed to equal opportunities and improving the working lives of our staff and will consider applications to work flexibly, part-time or job share.
The full job description provides an overview of the key tasks and responsibilities of the role and the person specification outlines the qualifications, skills, experience and knowledge required. For both overviews please view the Job Description attachment with the job advert.
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SKILLS AND ABILITY
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