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Cancer Education Lead

Job Reference: 390-R5321-CEL-CTF

Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Southend University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Southend-On-Sea
£42,414 to £49,969

Here at Southend University Hospital we strive to provide high quality care for every patient, every time.

We would be nothing without our staff. So it goes without saying that when it comes to recruiting new team members, we're looking for the best. We encourage staff to be innovative, to challenge the "as is" and to always put patients first.

We want staff who will live our trust values every day.

Care with compassion, Working together, Professional and accountable

The Cancer Education Lead will be expected to carry out a gap analysis of current education needs across Mid Essex, Southend and Basildon hospitals within the Cancer Nursing workforce.

Within the role the aim will be to standardise cancer nursing competencies for the ward staff that care predominantly for cancer patients. In conjunction with Associate Director of Nursing for cancer and Trust Lead Cancer nurses develop a developmental programme for new and associate Clinical Nurse Specialists (CNSs). Review and standardise competencies and level of advanced practice for Cancer CNSs.

With Cancer leads – work to develop cancer career pathway for nursing within MSB.

The role will work alongside clinical staff one day a week as a Cancer Practice Development post, to increase learning and knowledge on the front line.

The role will help support the implementation and extension of the Oncology rotation programme across the three hospital sites.

Working at a strategic level the post will engage and work with Heads of Dept. and School Deans of Higher Education Institutes (HEI), locally and nationally.

Scope cancer and palliative care education programmes that are available locally/nationally to develop a reference portfolio for staff and their managers.

Work in collaboration with Senior Cancer Clinicians to develop strategies for Cancer Nursing across the Division to develop a robust education service at the Cancer Centre and reflect the education of a leading Cancer centre.

Support the delivery of an ongoing cancer education programme and support further development.

To develop alongside Trust education teams a programme that enables staff to achieve their full potential and clinical effectiveness with the aim of continually striving to improve the patient experience – based on outcome of training needs analysis.

Be education lead for advanced communication courses for all healthcare professionals within cancer care.
For further details / informal visits contact:

Emma Chaplin

Associate Director of Nursing for Cancer

  • Southend University Hospital Staff benefits:
  • Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme
  • Large range of discounts which continues to grow and includes; gym memberships, large retail stores, local builders and mechanics, travel agents, phone line providers, local beauticians and much more.
  • Occupational Health and Wellbeing service
  • Competitive pension
  • Effective 01 April 2019, annual leave entitlement is guaranteed in line with NHS terms and conditions of service

On appointment: 27 days

After five years' service: 29 days

After ten years' service: 33 days

  • Part time and flexible hours may be considered

An onsite nursery with discounted prices for staff members - please see the attached information pack for further information.

We will be moving from Local Terms to AfC on 01 April 2019. Details provided on request.

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.

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