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Supportive Care CNS

HCA Healthcare UK – The World’s largest private healthcare group; providing award winning primary, 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.

A 27 bedded inpatient oncology unit, with patients at all stages of their cancer journey, providing acute and complex care. We work as part of a wide MDT and alongside consultants providing treatment for all types of solid tumours. We are a varied ward that includes caring for emergency oncology admissions, acutely unwell patients, those currently undergoing treatments or suffering from the side effects of treatments, such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy or radiotherapy, and those requiring palliative and end of life care.

Job Description

As the Supportive Care Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will be responsible for acting as a key worker within their specialty and scope of professional practice to prioritize people,practice effectively, preserve safety and promote professionalism and trust. You will provide physical and emotional support to your patients, coordinate their care services and inform and advise them on clinical and practical issues associated with their illness. You will also work across specialities to assist with clinical decision making and communication support. 

We understand cancer care is a challenging field and our friendly team work closely together to adopt a supportive culture. As part of HCA Healthcare our team are offered emotional support and career development.

This is a full time role working 37.5hrs per week on internal rotation to include days, nights and weekends.

The attractive and competitive salary for this role is between £45754- £50,000 (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

  • You will provide clinical expertise, specialist advice and support across service boundaries
  • Act as a role mode demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership to others, mentoring associate CNS’s where appropriate
  • You will work closely with the ward sister, clinical nurse specialists and medical teams
  • Act as a safe practitioner and work within the Nursing and Midwifery Council Code of Conduct, ensuring that those in your sphere of responsibility do the same
  • Adhere to national guidelines are adhered to in relation to the administration of medicines, blood and blood products
  • Participate in individual care needs of patients and develop appropriate care plans to implement and evaluate
  • Initiate appropriate actions to isolate patients when required
  • Promote and maintain a safe environment for patients, visitors, and colleagues

Skills & Experience

  • NHS or Private ward experience
  • Relevant post registration experience in cancer, palliative care or speciality area
  • Passionate about patient care, respectful, responsible and committed
  • Candidates to be passionate about delivering high standards of care and willing to invest in their own personal development and invest in the development of the unit in order that we can continue to keep providing exceptional care

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

Supportive Care CNS

City of London, UK

Published on 16 Aug 2019