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Clinical Nurse Specialist- Hepato-biliary and Pancreatic (HPB) Cancer

Job Description

North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust is at a truly exciting time of transformation. Through our Trust Strategy we will achieve the delivery of safe, accessible, high quality and sustainable healthcare services in North Cumbria for the next generation.

The Trust has had to rise to a number of challenges in recent years and is now on a rapid path of improvement. The Trust is committed to the long term development of a culture of continuous improvement as a way of working across all areas of the organisation to respond to changes in health care need and demand. The post holder will be expected to be flexible and open to changes, to identify opportunities for improvement and to play an active role in developing, implementing and sustaining improvements to working practices and patient services.

A new state-of-the-art hospital has recently opened in Whitehaven, representing the single biggest investment in healthcare in west Cumbria for over 50 years. This is a really important milestone for our organisation which will allow us to further expand our range of local services as we continue to improve safety and quality. The modern hospital is something for our staff and the local community to celebrate.

The Trust provides a comprehensive range of general acute hospital services; we are currently working with the Commissioners to help develop a comprehensive service for the whole of Cumbria, which will work cooperatively with other providers in the area.

This vacancy offers the opportunity to be part of a growing, vibrant team, providing effective health care to the people of Cumbria and working to bring about dynamic change in the way patients requiring health care are managed in Cumbria.

Based at the Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, but with the requirement to provide cross site cover at the West Cumberland Hospital, Whitehaven, you will work with the associated gastroenterologists, Upper GI surgeons, clinical and medical oncology teams in order to provide a specialist nursing service to patients, carers and health care professionals by:-

• Caring for the specific needs of the individuals requiring information, advice and psychological support.

• Acting as a co-ordinator of the care pathway, facilitating multidisciplinary working across healthcare sectors, and organisational boundaries for the service.

• Demonstrating sound knowledge of the principles of hepato-biliary and pancreatic nursing ensuring optimum standards for patients.

Applications are invited from Registered Nurses with Registered nurse with current registration, Bachelor’s degree in Gastroenterology /Upper GI specialism or equivalent experience, Teaching certificate/diploma and Essential IT skills (EITS) or equivalent. An independent prescribing qualification is desirable.

For a full list of duties and responsibilities, please refer to the job description.

The post offers the opportunity to live in an area of outstanding natural beauty including the Lake District National Park with:

  • highly desirable country and executive properties at realistic prices
  • an excellent standard of education from both state and private schools
  • excellent road (M6) and rail communications, and easy access to major airports
  • Scottish Border region, South West Scotland and the Pennines all easily accessible.

For an informal discussion, please contact Kerry Watts, Operational Services Manager, Medicine, tel: (01228) 814680 or Mark Irving, Upper GI Clinical Nurse Specialist, tel: (01228) 523444.

Interviews will be held on 2nd November 2016.

In order for your application to be successfully processed we will require references from your current and previous employer(s) which must cover a minimum period of three years. Please ensure that the reference section of your application is completed appropriately giving the address, telephone number and work email address of each of your current and previous line manager(s). If this section is not fully completed your application may not be processed.

Please note: We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date for this post if sufficient suitable candidates apply.

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