About The Facility
HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private hospital group; providing award winning acute and complex care.
Rated as 'outstanding' by the CQC, the London Bridge Hospital campus in South East London encompasses an outpatients and diagnostic centre in The Shard; the large world-class hospital based at the Tooley Street site; Private Care at Guys, which is on the top four floors of Guys Hospital Cancer Centre; and outpatient and diagnostic centres across the City, Canary Wharf and Kent.
With 160 beds, 22 ICU beds and 10 operating theatres we offer our patients exceptional treatment across a multitude of acute and complex care, and have use of the latest technologies and healthcare innovations.
The Clinical Nurse Specialist within our Head and Neck, acts as key worker within their specialty and scope of professional practice to prioritise people, practice effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. Using their specialist CNS skills and expertise, the CNS provides physical and emotional support to their patients, coordinates their care services, and informs and advises them on clinical and practical issues associated with their illness. This leads to a more positive outcome for patients. The CNS will also work across specialties to assist with clinical decision making and communication support.
This is a part time role 18.75 per week Monday – Friday
This role offers an attractive and competitive salary and 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
Provides clinical expertise, specialist advice and support across service boundaries
Promotes the philosophy of person centre care by supporting the patient, their next of kin and family/carers delivering excellent evidence based individualised and personalised care through holistic needs assessment, care planning and evaluation of care and all care interventions
Act as a ‘key worker’ for a clinical caseload, working to coordinate care and provide easy access for ongoing support for patients
Assesses people’s information needs and support needs by providing understandable information and signposting, to determine their own treatment pathway
Makes sure that people affected by cancer are aware that they are interacting with know the full range of resources and services available within and beyond HCA, including appropriate cancer charities
To effectively participate within the multidisciplinary team to ensure optimum care is delivered to the patient
Be a key worker for key points throughout the patient pathway, regardless of facility and when the patient is transferred between facilities for different treatments, the CNS will ensure support continues.
Skills & Experience
First level registration at Diploma or Degree level
Extensive experience within a CNS role
Post basic qualification in clinical specialty relevant to practice area
In possession of or working towards first level degree
Teaching and Assessing and/or Mentorship qualification
Experience of research and audit
Working towards, or have the intention to do so, a degree at M level
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.