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Macmillan skin cancer support worker

Job Reference: 188-NM1131-B

University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust
Cancer Care
Princess Anne Hospital, Southampton
£ 21,089 - 23,761 pa pro rata

We have an exciting opportunity for a band 4 Macmillan support worker to join a rapidly expanding and dynamic service to contribute to the care of patients with melanoma and other complex skin cancers. This is an 18 hours a week post.

The overall purpose of this post is to work independently but under the guidance and supervision of a clinical nurse specialist, to enable and support patients who have a diagnosis of skin cancer or ocular melanoma.

The support worker role will include:

Coordinate the necessary assessments, investigations and appointments required prior to patients starting treatment.

Coordinate the transfer of care between service teams, or facilitation of service provision across interfaces of care - for example, primary and secondary care

Triage incoming calls from patients and initiate appropriate responses based on clear protocols and frameworks

Make pre-planned outbound telephone calls to patients under the guidance of the CNS

Refer and signpost to the clinical team as appropriate for decisions

Initiate holistic needs assessment at identified points of the patients’ pathway and contribute to the development of a resulting care plan and review of care delivered under the supervision of the clinical nurse specialists.

Evaluate outcomes of care support with a registered nurse

Contribute to the review of service quality/effectiveness in relation to the patient pathways

You will have training and development for your role and will work with a caring and supportive team.

UHS, rated ‘Good’ by the CQC, is one of England's largest acute teaching trusts. In the latest national NHS Staff Survey, we were in the top 10 acute trusts for staff engagement and for staff would recommend the hospital as a place to work or to receive care.

The closing date for applications is September 5th.

Previous applicants need not apply.

For further details / informal visits contact:

Samantha Coombes


Helen Moorey

02381 204108

Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if we receive a large number of applications. We will not accept any applications or queries via agencies, under any circumstances.


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