Job Reference: J223-A-20-0760
- The London Clinic
- £40,232 - £48,416
We have an exciting opportunity for a Clinical Nurse Specialist (Colorectal Cancer) to join our cancer services team based at our Duchess of Devonshire Wing (Cancer Centre) in Central London, (Close to Regents Park or Baker Street tube stations).
Established in 1932, The London Clinic is one of the UK’s largest private hospitals, with state-of-the-art facilities located on Harley Street. We have circa 1200 employees, a total of 8 premises, and we are dedicated to providing the best, personalised healthcare with a breadth of surgical and medical expertise.
The Duchess of Devonshire Wing is our award-winning cancer centre, which includes state-of-the-art radiotherapy, chemotherapy suites and 47 dedicated patient bedrooms for Oncology & Haematology patients.
As a Clinical Nurse Specialist you will be a core member of the clinical team supporting the Colorectal Oncology Consultants in providing specialist clinical management for oncology patients. You will provide support and advice to patients/carers/relatives/multidisciplinary team, and will be responsible for the provision, quality and development of the colorectal oncology service within The London Clinic with a focus on the Oncology pathway.
- Job Type: This is a full time, permanent position, working 37.5 hours a week, Monday to Friday.
- Salary: The attractive salary for this role is £40,232 - £48,416, and will be dependent upon skills and experience.
- Benefits package: We offer a comprehensive package which includes a contribution pension scheme (total annual contribution up to 20%), Private Medical Healthcare, 33 day’s annual leave (Inclusive), plus much more. We also offer excellent career development; with clear career pathways and access to further education.
Duties & Responsibilities
- Undertake advanced patient assessment, advising on immediate care or referral for medical interventions, ensuring the prompt and effective management of patients.
- Provide patient and their relatives with information and support, and where necessary facilitate communication and decision making between them and the multidisciplinary team.
- Carry an ongoing caseload of patients, working with the multidisciplinary team to facilitate care and refers patients to specialist professionals, as necessary.
- Assist the team to develop and implement integrated care pathways for colorectal patients with the multidisciplinary team, especially within the Oncology pathway.
- Develop complex reasoning, critical thinking, reflection and analysis to inform health assessments, clinical judgements and to make decisions independently regarding the care and priorities.
Skills & Experience
- Registered General Nurse with valid NMC pin.
- Post registration course within the Oncology specialism or working towards.
- Recognised teaching qualification.
- Considerable post registration experience in an acute hospital within an oncology setting.
- Clinical leadership qualities, including team working and team building skills with a proven track record of recognised practice development initiatives.
- Excellent communication, organisational and team building skills, with the ability to problem solve and deal with situations a diplomatic, non-confrontational manner.
Join a supportive and warm working culture, where your contribution is valued, and you can help us deliver our three core values: Caring, Inspiring and Pioneering, which summarise our belief in integrity, compassion and high quality service. We are an organisation that has charitable status and this helps us to drive forward our mission of reinvesting our income to deliver better patient outcomes.
The London Clinic is proud of its diverse workforce and is committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We absolutely welcome applicants from underrepresented groups; if you think you have the skills and experience for the job, please apply - we would love to hear from you regardless of your background.