CNS Suppportive/Pallitive Care

London, GB-OXF
Competitive Salary
20 Feb 2019
19 Mar 2019
Nursing Field
Oncology, Palliative
Job Type

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.

Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC) is a specialist cancer treatment centre set up by four leading consultants in 2005. We have over 80 consultants who are experienced in diagnosing and treating all forms of cancer, using the latest medical developments to provide advanced treatment options. At LOC we are committed to investing in excellent people who want to be part of an organisation that is dedicated to providing the most advanced cancer care.

LOC has four day-care facilities across London including Chelsea and St Johns Wood. All staff are given the opportunity to rotate across the sites. There is a very collaborative approach to working and strong team support and commitment

Job Description

Clinical Nurse Specialist / Palliative Care nurse will offer the patient and families the skills of a clinical nurse specialist in symptom management, social, emotional and spiritual care.

The Clinical Nurse Specialist will support and facilitate high quality individualised care to patients in collaboration with the multi-professional team, in line with local and national guidelines and able to participate in quality initiatives within the department and organisation.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week Monday – Friday.
The post has an attractive and competitive salary for this role. The starting salary will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Reward & recognition – We reward your commitment in delivering the highest standard of care with generous and competitive benefits such as  our contribution pension scheme, private medical insurance, annual salary review,  247.5hrs holiday each year; with the option to buy and sell. We invest in your career development with clear career pathways and access to further education. We can also offer you support with relocation if you are living outside of London or the UK; subject to terms and conditions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Be able to demonstrate high level assessment and care planning skills
  • To have in depth knowledge of the options for achieving control of symptoms and ability to advise the appropriate teams
  • Have the ability to explore the personal resources of families / carers in order to ensure patients are cared for in the place of their choice
  • Seek out different styles and methods of communication to assist longer term needs and aims
  • Break bad news in steps appropriate to the understanding of the individual and be able to support distress
  • Have an understanding of the need to involve patients and carers in decision making, offering them informed choices, respecting their views.

Skills & Experience

  • NMC Registration
  • Palliative Care Qualification/ First level degree
  • Relevant post registration experience in cancer, palliative care or the specialty
  • Leadership and management experience
  • Experience of teaching
  • Experience of audit and research

About The Individual

At HCA UK we recognise and value everyone as unique and individual; treat people with kindness and compassion; act with absolute honesty, integrity, and fairness and trust and treat one another as valued members of the HCA UK family. As someone looking to join our family, you will demonstrate these key values. 

You will also actively participate as a member of a team, working together to achieve tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate a lead by example attitude to inspire our colleagues and patients; and deliver information in a clear, concise, and compelling manner to effectively engage others and achieve desired results.

If you wish to find out more about this opportunity, please apply for this role and a member of the team will be in contact shortly.

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