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Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

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.

Job Description

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an ambitious and dynamic individual to join the Upper Gastro-Intestinal Oncology Service as the OG Cancer CNS. 

The successful candidate will join an established multidisciplinary OG team, including a group of CNS’s for upper and lower GI and hepato-biliary and pancreatic cancer. The post will involve working autonomously across the Harley Street Clinic, Princess Grace hospital and the London Digestive Centre leading the service and providing specialist nursing care and advice. The post-holder will primarily work alongside OG Surgeons providing high quality specialist OG CNS led management of patients having complex OG Surgery. 

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £45,754 - £52,000 (dependent upon skills and experience.

Working hours 37.5 per week. Monday - Friday (late clinic on a Thursday evening)

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

  • An integral part of the role is to review the inpatients daily on ITU and the surgical wards as they recover from their surgery.
  • You will maintain close contacts with the Surgeons on a daily basis and support the nursing staff with any educational needs.
  • We have access to good prehabilitation services and you will lead on co-ordinating the prehabilitation and rehabilitation of these patients. 
  • You will also work closely with the PA's and MDT Co-Ordinators, supporting them in managing/triaging referrals from all over the world in a timely fashion. 
  • The post holder will also be expected to attend some Oncology Clinics in order to follow the neo-adjuvant and adjuvant Surgical patients through their whole treatment pathway. This will occasionally include a clinic at the Sarah Cannon Research Institute where there is an opportunity to develop your knowledge of the relevant genetic testing/clinical trials available for OG patients.
  • Independently carry an ongoing caseload of patients, acting as key worker and working with the interdisciplinary team to facilitate care for patients requiring OG 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 GI Surgery. 
  • Experience of working within a Clinical Nurse Specialist role or similar senior level
  • Knowledge of relevant national cancer policies and procedures
  • 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.

Competitive Salary

Oesophago-Gastric Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist

City of London, UK

Published on 19 Aug 2019