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Nurse Specialist - Gynaecological Oncology (Band 7)

Job Reference: 317-2019-19-022

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.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person to join the gynae-oncology team. The role although primarily based at The Northern Centre for Cancer Care in Newcastle, provides specialist nursing support to patients across the gynae-oncology pathway spanning wards, clinics and services within the Trusts’ Gynae and Oncology Services.

The role involves supporting women with a new cancer diagnosis and those requiring continued care and support.

The successful post holder will be a core member of the regional and local Multi-Disciplinary Teams (MDT), they will need to maintain and expand upon the strong links with the gynaecology and oncology departments and other cross cutting services.

Experience of working and participating within multi-disciplinary team meetings would be an advantage, as this role includes attendance at the regional MDT meeting at the gynae-oncology centre based at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Gateshead. The gynae nurse specialist requires the skills to present patients for discussion as well as expertly contributing to the wider patient treatment planning discussions, and following up actions from the meeting.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they have the relevant skills required for this post, that they are enthusiastic, self-motivated and passionate about this specialist area of nursing. They will need to demonstrate that they are experienced in working autonomously with the skills to lead, develop and transform elements of specialist nursing provision. They should have knowledge of local and national cancer strategy in order to implement and drive forward local cancer service priorities, such as personalised cancer care. This will include further development of, but not limited to, nurse led clinics, risk stratified follow up and holistic needs assessment.

This post would ideally suit an experienced cancer nurse specialist, or someone who has worked at a senior level across cancer multidisciplinary pathways. You will need to demonstrate an understanding of the gynaecological and oncological pathway, have experience of nurse led services, cancer treatments and chemotherapy. You will also need excellent communication skills, demonstrable leadership skills and an understanding of services available to support patients and their families across the pathway.

All candidates would be expected to travel between sites (Freeman, RVI and QE Gateshead) as clinical needs demand so a current driving license is required.

This post is Macmillan adopted which gives the nurse specialist access to all of the benefits available to all other Macmillan professionals and Macmillan will be represented on the interview panel.




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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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