Advanced Nurse Practitioner – Oncology

Location
Manchester, Greater Manchester
Salary
circa £50,000
Posted
16 Jan 2019
Closes
15 Feb 2019
Sector
Acute Trust
Job Type
Permanent

About the Facility

HCA Healthcare UK has developed a dedicated private centre in partnership with The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester. The Christie Private Care treats private patients with a full range of diagnostic, inpatient, surgical, day care and outpatient treatment all on one site.

The Christie is an impressive and well-respected NHS Trust which is a European cancer centre providing advanced cancer care and housing the world's largest early clinical trials unit. The Christie Private Care builds on these services and provides state-of-the-art private patient facilities which include; 28 bedded inpatient Oncology wards, 6 bed Haematology and Transplant unit, Day Case Chemotherapy Unit, Outpatient Department, Specialised Radiotherapy Unit & Psychology services.

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity to lead the evolution of the Oncology Unit at The Christie Private Care as it continues to grow, and be at the centre of developing new pathways aligned to the new role of the Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP).

As the Advanced Nurse Practitioner for Oncology, you will be accountable for providing care for Oncology patients from initial history taking and clinical assessment through to treatment and evaluation of care. As an autonomous critical thinker, you will demonstrate safe, competent clinical decision-making and expert care, including assessment and diagnostic skills. As a senior member of the team, you will also support with the delivery of policy and procedures, and providing nurse leadership as required.

Salary - circa £50,000 plus HCA benefits

Working hours - 37.5 per week, Monday – Friday 9am – 5:30pm

We'll look after you with our contribution pension scheme, the use of all HCA facilities for acute medical conditions, annual salary review, 25 days holiday each year and access to a fantastic flexible benefits scheme. You can expect to be working in an environment that promotes and invests in the development of your skills and knowledge.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • In collaboration with the lead Consultant, utilise expert decision making and problem solving skills to assess, support the diagnosis, risk assess, plan, implement and evaluate interventions/treatments for patients with complex needs
  • Prescribe and review medication for therapeutic effectiveness, appropriate to patient needs and in accordance with evidence-based practice and national and practice protocols, and within scope of practice
  • Support patients to adopt health promotion strategies that promote healthy lifestyles with an emphasis on health education and preventative measures; supporting patients to apply the principles of self-care and supporting patients in helping to manage and live with illness
  • Provide advanced nurse practitioner cover during hours of duty and to act, as may be reasonably required, on instructions given by the consultants regarding patient’s management
  • Undertake a daily ward round with a member of the nursing staff and / or Lead Consultant/Consultant Specialist ensuring patients are visited where appropriate
  • Working with the CNO and governance team to ensure a patient safety culture through managing incident / complaints / near misses and audits ensuring the ownership of quality monitoring and service delivery
  • Undertake mentorship for more junior staff, assessing competence against set standards

Skills and Experience

As a NMC registered nurse who holds an RCN Accredited MSc in Advanced Practice and relevant Oncology/Chemo qualification, you will have extensive experience of working within cancer and haematologyIt is also expected that you will possess a mentoring qualification and have experience of clinical supervision and training.

About the Individual

As the successful candidate will be working collaboratively with senior management and clinicians you will need to be confident, with clear and concise communication skills and a real focus on attention to detail. You will be mature and responsible, with the ability to take your own initiative to develop the service of the hospital. An innovative and flexible approach to the role will ensure you are successful.

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