The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
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This brand-new post within the Board of Medicine and Urgent Care. The Vague Symptom pathway aims to ensure that patients with non-specific (Vauge) but concerning symptoms which could indicate cancer have access to rapid diagnosis, or the exclusion of cancer, within a maximum of 28 days. This will be delivered through all necessary diagnostic tests carried out and reported in a streamlined innovative pathway. Our ambition is that patients receive outstanding information, guidance, and support along their pathway.
This role offers the opportunity to help shape the service at a formative stage as well as delivering hands-on patient care. Your ability to think beyond the norm, embrace change and be open to new ways of working are essential for this role.
The pathway offers an urgent referral service for patients with non-specific symptoms which could indicate cancer, to complement existing site specific Two Week Wait pathways. The service will provide a rapid holistic evaluation of the patient to determine a diagnosis pathway, provide advice to the patient on management of their condition, signpost to appropriate support services, and rapid onward referral to specialist teams should cancer be diagnosed.
- Interview date 31/10/2023
- 37 Hours 30 Minutes/Week
- You will be redirected to Trac to apply for the vacancy. Please expand the job details section and read all of the information before applying for the vacancy.
Main duties of the job
Developing individual investigation pathways tailored to each patient.
Coordinating patient's pathways to ensure rapid progression.
Liaising with multiple other departments to enable effective MDT working.
Providing holistic patient support from referral to discharge.
Maintaining accurate patient records and communicating pathway steps to patients, GPs, and other practitioners as required.
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the busiest, largest and most successful teaching NHS foundation trusts in the country, with over 18,000 staff and an annual income of £1 billion.
We have a long history of providing high quality care, clinical excellence, and innovation in medical research regionally, nationally and internationally.
We're also proud to be the second largest provider of specialised services in the country. This means we support people with a range of rare and complex medical, surgical and neurological conditions, cancers and genetic orders.
Our staff oversee around 1.84 million patients 'contacts' each year, delivering high standards of healthcare.
Please see attached information on what Staff Benefits we have to offer at our Trust.
We are committed to promoting equality and diversity and recognise the benefit in providing an inclusive environment. We value and respect the diversity of our employees and aim to recruit a workforce which reflects the communities we serve, and is equipped to deliver the best service to our patients. We welcome all applications irrespective of people's race, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity and in particular those from under- represented groups.
The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust define a nurse practitioner as a qualified nurse where the primary purpose of role is to perform a specific technological procedure/s e.g. endoscopy, ultrasound in a defined patient group and/or advanced patient assessment and clinical decision making in a broad patient group e.g. H@N, pre assessment.
To deliver a quality of service matching clinical need to available resources within the focus of specialist nursing practice:
- To ensure that the patient is the central focus of a streamlined patient journey ensuring optimal quality of care.
- Working as a nurse practitioner, provide a prompt response to calls from colleagues, prioritising importance and clinical need.
- Manage own caseload to include assessment, investigation, diagnosis and treatment within defined parameters and training.
- Provide immediate care management of patient including communication of plan to patients and significant others.
- Review and refer to appropriate person, e.g. AHP, resident medical staff, specialist registrar or critical care outreach team.
- Liaising with Patient Services Coordinator where necessary.
- Communicate within multidisciplinary team, ward/departmental staff and/or out of hours team.
- Provide specialist education and training to departmental nursing staff, nursing and medical students.
As a flexible working friendly organisation, we want to be sure that you can work in a way that is best for us and for our patients, and for you. Speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate a flexible working arrangement. If it works for the service, we will do our best to make it work for you.
Please note it is a requirement of The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust that all successful candidates who require a DBS for the post they have been offered pay for their DBS certificate.The method of payment is a salary deduction from your first months pay.
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