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Uro-oncology Nurse Specialist

NHS AfC: Band 6

Main area
Urology
Grade
NHS AfC: Band 6
Contract
Permanent
Hours
Part time: 30 hours per week
Job ref
234-20-S480
Site
Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital
Town
Norwich
Salary
£31,365 - £37,890 per annum, pro rata
Closing
06/08/2020 23:59

At NNUH it is our privilege to provide healthcare to over one million people across Norfolk and surrounding areas. Our vision is to ‘provide every patient with the care we want for those we love the most’, and if this inspires you and you share our values, we really want you to join our team. 

Our values support our vision and guide the behaviour of everything we do, these are:.

People-focused

We look after the needs of our patients, carers and colleagues, to provide a safe and caring experience for all.

Respect

We act with care, compassion and kindness and value others’ diverse needs.

Integrity

We take an honest, open and ethical approach to everything we do.

Dedication

We work as one team and support each other to maintain the highest professional standards.

Excellence

We continuously learn and improve to achieve the best outcomes for our patients and our hospital. 

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The Urology Directorate at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) are seeking a band 6 Oncology Nurse Specialist to work within the urology team and assist in the provision of high-quality care for people with a suspected or proven urological cancer either bladder, kidney, penis, prostate or testes. The right candidate will work within an experienced and supportive team of Specialist Nurses, assist with the diagnosis, treatment and longer-term follow-up of patients with a suspected or proven Urological cancer.

We are seeking an enthusiastic nurse who can demonstrate excellent communication skills, compassion, and tenacity they should have a depth of experience of either Urology or Oncology nursing. Fully training and support will be provided to the right candidate.

A key element of the role is ensuring patients are provided with the information they require regarding investigation, diagnosis, prognosis, treatment options and ensuring that when things change, they are kept fully updated in a timely manner.

We will train the successful applicant in the administration of bladder chemotherapy and when they feel ready they will help run the bladder chemotherapy service.

Attend multi-disciplinary team meetings, acting as the patient advocate and informing your patients of MDT recommendations.

  • Assist diagnostic biopsy clinics.
  • Support patients who have received bad news.
  • Assess the holistic needs of patients, giving advice and referring to other agencies as needed.

The role is varied, interesting, challenging but very much appreciated by our patient group.

In return, we can offer you a friendly and supportive environment together with opportunities for personal development suited to your individual needs in learning.

You will need to have:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • A positive attitude
  • Be organized and methodical
  • Ability to be flexible
  • Ability to work within a team but also use your own initiative
  • A desire to provide high quality individualized care.

Some Saturday working will be required.

Part time: 30 hours per week

Interview date: 14th August 2020

Open for applications: 31st July 2020

Close for applications: 6th August 2020

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Further details / informal visits contact

Name
Sallie Jermy
Additional information

Sallie Jermy - Lead for Cancer Nurse Specialists (Urology)

Tel: 01603 289845

Email: sallie.jermy@nnuh.nhs.uk