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Staff Nurse - Breast

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

Situated in the heart of London's world-renowned medical district, The Princess Grace Hospital is recognised as one of the best-equipped multidisciplinary private hospitals in the capital. Our dedicated and highly trained team is committed to delivering an exemplary standard of clinical care across all specialties.

The Princess Grace Hospital has 127 registered beds, including 90 inpatient, 21 day case, 8 endoscopy, an urgent care unit and a Level 3 intensive care unit containing 9 beds, with 24-hour consultant cover and a high dependency unit. The hospital also has a several specialised centres, including; The London Breast Institute, recognised as one of the best private breast screening and diagnostic treatment centres in the UK; the London Digestive Centre, a highly specialised outpatient facility offering diagnoses and treatments for all conditions of the stomach, small and large intestines, liver, pancreas, and bile ducts; and The Institute of Sport Exercise and Health, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to sport and exercise medicine.

The London Breast Institute at The Princess Grace Hospital sets new standards of delivery for breast care in the independent sector. This involves demonstrable and audited excellence of the three essential components required - medical staffing, diagnostic and therapeutic equipment, and research activity.
Since being the first breast unit in the UK to install and use Full Digital Mammography, The Princess Grace Hospital has maintained its leading position in the equipment field and is regularly visited by other UK centres. Several members of the Institute staff have major National and International profiles and collaborative research programmes
Platinum levels of required standards have been set for eligibility of staff to work in the unit as well as volume levels of unit throughout to maintain skill and expertise.

Job Description

Working as a Breast Care Nurse at the London Breast Institute, you will provide high quality nursing knowledge and care for patients, their families and healthcare professionals in the management and treatments associated with breast cancer and benign breast conditions

This is a full-time role working 37.5hrs per week Monday – Friday covering hours from 8am – 6pm working 7.5 hours per day on internal rotation

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £33,037 - £36,708 this will be dependent upon skills and experience.

Please note we will close this role early if suitable number of applications are received

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

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of breast cancer and associated treatments
  • Use higher levels of communication to identify patients and carers anxieties and concerns; provide support and information accordingly
  • Undertake a full nursing assessment to identify the specific needs of patients diagnosed with breast cancer and their families/carers. To provide support and advice with the aim of promoting optimal quality of life
  • Actively work with the breast care specialists, colleagues within HCA, other hospitals, and the community to provide seamless co-ordination of patient care across the patient pathway to maximise patient satisfaction and outcomes
  • Contribute to the development of policies, procedures and guidelines for the management of patients with breast cancer
  • Maintain effective communications with colleagues and members of the multidisciplinary team including community colleagues and voluntary organisations
  • Work with the CNS team to continually evaluate the changing needs of the role and the development of the service

Skills & Experience

  • Registered Nurse Level 1
  • NMC Registration and PREP requirements
  • Experience in Breast care
  • ENB course/experience relevant breast cancer speciality desirable but not essential
  • Knowledge of relevant NMC/national guidelines, policies and procedures (Code of conduct)

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.

Competitive Salary

Staff Nurse - Breast

City of London, UK

Published on 11 Sep 2019