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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 23/12/2019.

Senior Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

Job Reference: 428-ATR10985

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Medical Dermatology
Poole, Dorset
£37,570.00 - £43,772.00 pa pr

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Poole Hospital offers all you need to start or develop your career

Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

It is anticipated that the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust will merge in October 2020 to form University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust. It is a condition of employment that all staff being recruited in the period before merger will work across all sites pre and post-merger.

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced cancer or dermatology nurse to join the Skin Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist team at Poole Hospital.

The post holder will act as an autonomous Clinical Nurse Specialist, and will develop and deliver nurse led services, which will include telephone, clinic and inpatient face to face reviews. Once established in the role, it is expected that the post holder will offer nurse led health promotion and review clinics. The Skin Cancer CNS is a key member of the Skin Cancer Multidisciplinary Team, delivering high quality, person centred care. They act as a key worker to assess and support the holistic needs of patients and their relatives or carers.

The post holder will be a key member in the co-ordination and organisation of individual cancer pathways throughout the disease trajectory from diagnosis and treatment to symptom management, relapse, emergency admissions, survivorship, and living with and beyond cancer.

Additionally, the post holder will participate in the education of all disciplines of staff working with this patient group, and they will act as an expert resource to other professionals.

You should have:

  • Significant relevant post-registration experience at Band 6/7
  • Cancer nursing experience and or plastic/dermatology nursing experience
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience of multidisciplinary collaborative practice
  • Proven leadership and exceptional organisational ability
  • IT and data analysis skills
  • A Nursing Degree and either have or are willing to undertake study at Masters Level.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 23/12/2019

Provisional interview date week commencing: 20/01/2020

For further details / informal visits contact:

Please contact Juliet Hately or Carol Sherman for further information or to arrange an informal visit.

Juliet Hately: 01202 448578

Carol Sherman: 01202 443303

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Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and vulnerable adults, and therefore criminal record checks will be undertaken for successful candidates as applicable to the position. Where this applies and you are successfully appointed, you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining this check via a deduction from your salary.

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