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Advanced Nurse Pract Acute Oncology & Cancer of Unknown Primary

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Medway NHS Foundation Trust
21 December 2013
06 January 2014
Job Type
Commencing at £39,239 pa rising in annual increments to £47,088 pa

Further information

Due to the National drive for the Acute Oncology Services, the Medway Maritime Hospital are delighted to be able to appoint two Advanced Nurse Practitioners to take forward the evolving Acute Oncology Service across the Trust. The post holders will be key to the co-ordination and implementation of the service in line with the Cancer Services Peer Review requirements.. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced senior nurse, you will need current and extensive experience in cancer, haemato-oncology or palliative care nursing, be familiar with the emergency management of cancer symptoms, have experience of caring for patients receiving chemotherapy and have leadership skills to ensure integration of the acute oncology service into the trust. A strategic and innovative thinker you will be able to achieve results through a combination of direction and influence, and demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills. The aim is to launch this new initiative, applying project management skills to scope the work plan and formulate our approach to the next phase of the AO Service. Post holders will also have line management responsibility for a group of Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialists. It is essential that you possess a high level of up-to-date relevant clinical knowledge and experience in haematology, oncology or specialist palliative care with evidence of ongoing professional development. The post holders will have vision, innovation and the ability to work across professional boundaries underpinned by a real desire to provide the highest standards of patient care. The post holders will be expected to give advice, instigate investigations and implement patient care as appropriate to manage the acutely unwell oncology patient presenting to the Trust as result of cancer treatment, disease progression or symptoms of previously undiagnosed cancer. The post holders, in conjunction with the Acute Oncology Consultant, will be instrumental in the development and implementation of local and network wide management and treatment protocols and pathways. You will work closely with key assessment areas of the Trust including Accident and Emergency, AMU, SAU, CDU, inpatient wards and the Chemotherapy Day Unit. The post holders will provide expert training and education to staff in A & E and medical units within the Trust in line with the requirements of national guidance. The post holders will provide essential cross department liaison and communication to improve the patients’ journey and experience, reduce length of stay and when possible avert hospital admissions. Working days and/ or shift patterns will be agreed by the line manager to meet the needs of the service. For an informal discussion please contact Alison Griffiths, Macmillan Head of Cancer or Paul Wickens Cancer Service Manager on 01634 – 830000 ext 5210. Interviews to be confirmed the week 20th January 2014

Medway NHS Foundation Trust

Medway NHS Foundation Trust