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Nurse Specialist - Gynaecological Oncology (Band 7)

Job Reference: 317-2019-19-022-A

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
317 NCCC Specialist Nurses - FH
317 01 Freeman Hospital
£37,570 - £43,772 pro rata, per annum

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the most successful teaching NHS Trusts in the country. We have one of the highest number of specialist services of hospitals in the UK. With around 14,000 staff, the Newcastle Hospitals is one of the region’s major employers. We have a long-standing reputation for high quality clinical care with our staff’s commitment to excellence reflected in our consistent performance at the highest level. We are committed to being an “employer of choice” offering our staff superb benefits, looking after their wellbeing, and providing access to high-quality education, training, career progression and support which enables them to provide “healthcare at its very best – with a personal touch”.

The Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is a world class health care provider, and one of the most successful teaching NHS trusts in the country. A tertiary centre, it offers the second highest number of specialist services than any other group of hospitals in the UK, with more than 1.69 million patient contacts each year, delivering innovative, high quality services locally, regionally and nationally and internationally.

The Care Quality Commission has rated us ‘Outstanding’ for the second time in a row.

We are the largest Trust in the country - and one of only five NHS organisations - to receive this accolade twice, which reaffirms our position as one of the UK’s top hospital trusts.

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.

This is a substantive post, however we would welcome applications from candidates who would like to apply for the post on a 12 months secondment with the Trust.

Please note previous unsuccessful applicants need not re-apply.

We are looking for a dynamic and motivated person to join a well-established Gynae-Oncology Team to work in partnership with a second part time CNS. The post holder although based at the Northern Centre for Cancer Care at Freeman Hospital, will be expected to provide specialist nursing and be the point of contact for patients across the whole Gynae-Oncology pathway. This will involve cross site working spanning wards and clinics within the Gynaecology and Oncology Services at the Freeman and RVI hospitals. Driving will be necessary for regular cross organisational travel to the QE Gateshead and a current driving license is required.

This post is Macmillan badged which gives access to additional opportunities and would suit an experienced Cancer Nurse Specialist, or someone who has worked at a senior nursing level across cancer multidisciplinary pathways. You will be able to demonstrate an understanding of current gynaecological and oncological practices, have experience of nurse led services, cancer treatments and chemotherapy. You will also have excellent communication skills, demonstrable leadership ability, as well as the ambition to be responsive in supporting patients and their families across the pathway.

Ideally you will be innovative and motivated to improve practice as well as committed to developing and expanding your clinical skills. As this role involves supporting women with a new cancer diagnosis and those requiring continued care and support, a key aspect of this role will be to ensure patients have access to personalised care, including electronic Holistic Needs Assessment and Care Plans, as well as the wider available support services. There is also a requirement to further develop and grow the provision of nurse led follow up clinics.

Experience of working and participating within multi-disciplinary team meetings would be an advantage as the post holder will be a core member of the regional (based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Gateshead) and local diagnostic Multi-Disciplinary Teams (based at the RVI). You will require the skills to present patients and expertly contribute to treatment planning discussions, as well as following up actions that may need to be co-ordinated across both the Gynaecology and Oncology departments and other cross cutting services.

If you are looking for a new cancer nursing challenge and feel you are able, in alignment with local and national cancer strategy, to demonstrate you have the relevant skills and autonomy required to lead, develop and transform elements of this area of specialist nursing provision, we would like to hear from you and receive your application.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Alison East Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse/Nurse Consultant telephone 0191 213 9400 or if you prefer by email

Important note on completion of reference section of Application Form

All references from current and previous employers will be sought and must cover a minimum of 3 years employment. Therefore, when completing the reference section of your application form, please give the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current/previous line managers that cover 3 years employment. Failure to complete this section may result in your application not being processed.

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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 month’s pay.

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This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

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