Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oseophaegal Gastric - oncology)
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, acute and complex care.
Working in our cancer care services at HCA Healthcare UK will keep you challenged and will give you the opportunity to develop your existing skills. Our cancer care services for this role can be found across our renowned hospitals including; The Harley Street Clinic, The Princess Grace and Leaders in Oncology Care (LOC).
We have been at the forefront of delivering excellent cancer care to private patients which we achieve through our dedicated and highly skilled team of nurses, state of the art facilities; with the latest technology and world renowned consultants. Our team of haematology and oncology nurses are passionate about delivering outstanding patient care at all times and go above and beyond in everything that they do.
We provide a full range of innovative diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment. We have over 80 consultants whom are experienced in diagnosing and treating all forms of cancer, using the latest medical developments to provide advanced treatment options. In addition to this, our haematology units enables nurses to deliver high standards of holistic care to their patients and deal with patients who have a variety of haematological malignancies.
With ongoing funding, our hospitals continue to stay at the forefront of ground-breaking cancer treatment techniques and technology in the UK. Working with us in this role, you’ll receive specialist training in working with oncology patients in order to provide them with support every step of the patient pathway.
As the Clinical Nurse Specialist (Oseophaegal Gastric - oncology) you will lead the service across a number of HCA facilities in the W1 area to provide specialist nursing advice and act as a clinical expert to support and facilitate high quality, individualised care to patients with related diseases. You will use your skills and expertise in cancer care to provide physical and emotional support in addition to advising them on clinical and practical issues associated with their illnesses
The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £45,754 - £52,000 (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
- Independently carry an ongoing caseload of patients, acting as key worker and working with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate care for patients requiring oesophageal gastic oncology care
- Define a clear care pathway and refer to other professionals and signposts to other agencies as appropriate
- Support patients and carers with symptom control, psychologically, survivorship and end-of-life care
- Lead on implementation and monitoring of adherence to relevant clinical guidelines
- Enable people to access, identify, appraise and interpret complex technical information, to enable people to determine their own future
- Provide expert clinical expertise, specialist advice and support across service boundaries.
- Liaise closely with the MDT coordinator to support the collection of clinically sound, robust cancer data by the MDT as mandated by local and national policy
- Influence strategic developments in pursuit of advancement of quality patient care and the patient’s experience.
- Involve patients and carers/relatives in the planning and delivery of care and development of services to enhance the patient/carer experience
- Work as the ‘team ‘service expert’, sharing knowledge and information and supporting colleagues to promote a cohesive team
Skills & Experience
- Registered Nurse Level with relevant post registration experience in cancer, palliative care or
- with Neuro and skin cancer experience. Neuro Oncology is the required experience. Skin oncology would be desired.
- NMC Registration
- Experience of working within the Clinical Nurse Specialist role or similar senior level
- Knowledge of relevant national cancer policies and procedures
- Strong oncology background
- Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills
- Leadership experience
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.