Breast Care Clinical Nurse Specialist
About The Facility
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.
The Lister Hospital and its outpatient centres are located in the heart of Chelsea, and have consistently provided care and treatment in London for over 30 years. We offer access to leading consultants from London's top teaching hospitals and contemporary treatment, with several highly specialised units including fertility, gastroenterology and cardiology.
With 57 beds across three floors, we offer a specialised service, bespoke to our patient’s needs. Our six-bed critical care unit provides dedicated specialised care to seriously ill patients with a range of surgical or medical conditions.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Breast Care Nurse Specialist who is already an experienced nurse working with breast cancer patients (either within surgery or oncology).
We facilitate high quality specialist nursing care to all patients with breast cancer and their families and friends, from diagnosis, during treatment and after treatment, helping them to move forward. The Breast CNS also acts as a liaison to those who develop a recurrence or metastatic disease, supporting the metastatic breast CNS.
As a clinical nurse specialist, you will also act as resource to other healthcare professionals on breast cancer treatments and supportive care issues.
The role is a full time 37.5 hour per week Monday to Friday with flexibility to cover some evening work as required.
The role offers an attractive and competitive salary and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are receive
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
Places quality at the heart of practice by delivering evidence based individualised care, through holistic needs assessment, planning and evaluation of care.
Acts as a Keyworker for a clinical caseload of breast patients and incorporates the responsibilities of the key worker role, working to coordinate care and provide easy access for on-going support for patients, in all clinical areas within the Trust and at home by telephone.
Uses advanced communication skills in all aspects of patient assessment, care and support
Attends MDT meetings and ensure all newly diagnosed patients are discussed.
Acts as patient advocate where necessary.
Assess people’s information needs and provides relevant information to meet those needs
Promote a culture that supports patient centred care and patient empowerment.
Act as a role model demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership to others
Provide specialist education and training to other professionals involved in patient care
Lead the development, management and promotion of the specialist nursing service ensuring the delivery of high quality, cost-effective care
Embed patient and public involvement within the sphere of practice.
Skills & Experience
NMC Registered Nurse
Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care, breast cancer or relevant subject (ENB 998, 237, diploma breast care nursing)
Level 2 psychological skills training as per recognised course or working towards
Recognised teaching qualification or working towards
Relevant post registration experience, at Band 6 or above, in cancer, breast care or palliative care
Highly developed specialist knowledge and experience
Able to conduct reflective practice and participates in clinical supervision facilitated by a level 3 / 4 practitioner
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 to move the team towards completion of tasks, goals, and objectives; demonstrate leadership and influence others to be the best they can be and 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.