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Macmillan Senior Nurse

Job Reference: 833-AJ-AS-301-20

(AS) Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust
Community Cancer Support Service - ABU
£31,365 - £37,890 Per annum, Pro rata

We are delighted to announce that we have been rated as a “Good” organisation by CQC and our Adults Services were rated ‘Outstanding’ for caring.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Band 6 Macmillan Senior Nurse with a specialist interest in cancer to work in the new Community Cancer Support Service as part of the Leeds Cancer and Macmillan Right By You Programmes, comprising of Senior Nurses and Care Navigator roles.

This is a new service, already in development, and will be based in the local community in various locations across the city. The service will work across organisational boundaries with secondary and primary care, community and voluntary sector colleagues in order to provide personalised support to cancer patients in their local area, throughout and beyond their cancer treatment.

The service will offer support to patients from the point of a cancer diagnosis, acting in a navigation role between services. Cancer Care Reviews and Holistic Needs Assessments will be undertaken using supported conversations to understand the impact of cancer on a persons’ life, identify what matters to them and develop Personalised Care Plans. In addition the service will deliver Health and Wellbeing Events in a community setting and aims to increase the knowledge of the local population and workforce around cancer.

Post holders will need to work flexibly across the city according to the demands of the developing service. Areas covered by the service are Otley and Yeadon, Harehills, Richmond Hill and Burmantofts, Wetherby, Middleton, Beeston and Hunslet.

This post holder will support the Clinical Team Manager in developing close working relationships with all partners within Primary Care Networks and Local Care Partnerships, which includes health, adult social care, pharmacy and voluntary sector organisations, in order to ensure that the needs of the local populations are met. They will have experience of building relationships and overcoming barriers to engaging with services. The applicant should be able to demonstrate good clinical leadership and team development skills. They will be required to contribute to multi-disciplinary meetings (MDTs) and pathway development.

We want to create a measurable improvement in cancer care and the team will be required to collect audit and performance data to support the further development of this.

Applicants are expected to be registered nurses with Band 6 experience of working in a primary, secondary or community settings with people with long term conditions and cancer. A post registration qualification or special interest in cancer would be desirable.

The successful candidate will need to be self-motivated and have a flexible approach to work, with the ability to travel across Leeds as required.

Applicants would be encouraged to call to arrange an informal visit/chat.

If you are successful in being offered a position which involves working with patients, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. The level of check required is dependent upon the position that you have applied for. The Trust will administer the DBS check on your behalf and will recover the cost from your salary. There will be no charge if you are enrolled in the DBS Update Service.

**Please be advised that at all stages of the recruitment process NHS staff from the Yorkshire and Humber region designated ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ will be given priority consideration. If you are ‘at risk’ or ‘affected by change’ please make it clear on your application so that you receive priority consideration.**

Please note: all correspondence regarding this vacancy including the interview process will be sent to your registered NHS jobs e-mail address.

Please ensure you meet all the essential requirements in the person specification before applying for this vacancy.

Recruiting Managers may close an advert once sufficient applications have been received therefore all candidates are strongly advised to complete their application as soon as possible.

If you have not heard within four weeks of the closing date please assume that on this occasion you have been unsuccessful.

The Trust operates a no smoking policy and is a smoke free environment.

We are committed to improving the working lives of our employees and we have an active flexible working policy and welcome applications for job share and flexible working. As an equal opportunities employer we also welcome applications from anyone, irrespective of age, sex, sexual orientation, race, religious beliefs or disability as we embrace diversity within our workforce.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

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.

Tier 2 Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the current Resident Labour Market Test which will be in place until the end of December 2020. UK Visas and Immigration requires employers to complete this test to show that no suitably qualified EEA or EU worker can fill the post. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website.

From 6 April 2017, Tier 2 skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement.

Guidance can be found here Criminal Records Checks For Overseas Applicants

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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