Nurse Specialist - Cancer Information Team Lead

London, Greater London, England
EC2V 8AF
Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust £ 47154.0 - 52936.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
£ 47154.0 - 52936.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Posted
4 Aug 2022
Closes
3 Sep 2022

Job Description

Detailed job description and main responsibilities
Organisational and Information Management
  • To work autonomously in the information drop-in centre conducting holistic assessment/triage of patients and significant others to identify their information and support needs.
  • Provide specialist advice and/or information from appropriate and up to date resources.
  • Signpost and/or refer to other health care professionals (HCPs)/organisations when necessary.
  • Liaise with HCPs, medical teams, clinical nurse specialists and other Dimbleby Cancer Care teams when necessary.
  • Keep up to date with advances in oncology and haematology, treatment options and potential side effects.
  • Keep up to date and develop links with supportive services in the local community to improve access to information and support services for diverse service users.
  • Ensure all written information used is current and of high quality.
  • Ensure there is a good level of stock and re-order information as needed.
  • Compile service/service user reports as required.
  • Attend Cancer Information team and Dimbleby Cancer Care meetings at Guy's and relevant meetings at Guy's Cancer at Queen Mary's Hospital.
  • Supervise and support volunteers.
  • Act as a role model, demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership in the specialist area.
Education
  • Work alongside the Guy's Cancer Charity team to organise training for volunteers.
  • Assist with oncology and haematology services induction programme for HCPs.
  • Attend and present at health and well-being events and educational programmes run by specific tumour groups to promote Dimbleby Cancer Care services.
  • Act as a specialist resource on cancer management and support services for HCPs.
  • Assess own educational needs and take steps to keep up to date with clinical and nursing developments in line with requirements of the Nursing & Midwifery Council.
  • Contribute to the Trust's clinical supervision programme for staff
  • Ensure that appropriate written induction programmes are available and utilised for all new staff within the department
Research and Development
  • Promote and undertake nursing research and publish the outcome, updating own knowledge to promote excellence in clinical practice.
  • Utilise research findings in the delivery of specialist patient care, developing new ways of working and disseminate relevant information to staff.
  • Participate in and be aware of other clinical research trials for patients
  • Lead and contribute to audit and research within the specialty in collaboration with colleagues, developing action plans and disseminating information.
Management, Leadership and Service Development
  • Be a role model and demonstrate expert knowledge and high standards of clinical practice.
  • Provide leadership, management support and facilitate the development of the Cancer Information team alongside the Clinical Lead
  • Develop the role according to patients changing needs and research findings, within the resources available.
  • Work with the Cancer Information team, wider Dimbleby Cancer Care service and key partners within the trust to plan and deliver workshops and group support, and evaluate patient experience
  • Maintain accurate records and ensure that confidentiality of information is adhered to
  • Organise own work and manage own caseload and practice, identifying and maintaining supportive networks for self and other staff members.
  • Implement new initiatives where possible to run a cost effective, timely service
  • Provide cover for the other members of the Cancer Information team as appropriate.
  • Develop policies and protocols in support of the specialist service.
  • Implement and work within the Trust's HR policies on all staffing matters, including sickness, capability and disciplinary issues. Take corrective measures if indicated in liaison with Human Resources.
  • Adhere to Trust and departmental policies and procedures, ensuring that all staff do the same.
  • Organise team meetings at an appropriate frequency, recording and circulating minutes of these to ensure a good method of communication within the department at all times and to encourage the exchange and implementation of new ideas and evidence based practice.
  • Assist the Head of Nursing, Clinical Lead and Delivery Manager with the strategic planning for the service within Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation Trust, as an expert practitioner. Represent Guy's and St Thomas' Foundation trust as an expert practitioner in the speciality in external situations e.g. conferences, committees, etc.
  • Establish, develop and maintain effective working rel

Ref: 196-NM9363

Job Details

Nurse Specialist - Cancer Information Team Lead

London, Greater London, Englandd Guy's and St Thomas NHS Foundation Trust
Pay
£ 47154.0 - 52936.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager)
Hours
Full time
Posted
4 Aug 2022
Type
Permanent
Closes
3 Sep 2022

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