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Macmillan Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer

Job Description

Be part of an award-winning and innovative NHS Foundation Trust that is at the forefront of clinical technology and patient care. As Wirral’s largest employer, Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is the thriving heart of the local community. Comprising Wirral’s only Emergency Department, it is one of the biggest and busiest acute NHS trusts in the North West.

With state-of-the-art facilities based within a fast-paced and ever-developing environment, this forward-thinking Trust is on an exciting journey of transformation. We are enormously proud that we continue to have low mortality rates, impressive results in national audits such as for stroke, children’s inpatient services and maternity and breast services as well as some outstanding patient feedback. The Trust has been recognised by numerous national awards over the past 12 months in areas including dermatology, dementia, patient experience, patient safety, scientific innovation and staff engagement to name drop just a few.

The health and wellbeing of our colleagues is also really important to us, and our latest NHS Staff Survey reflects this. It’s great to know our engaged staff are feeling even more positive and enthusiastic by recommending the Trust as a place to work.

Why not see what Wirral has to offer yourself by applying to join our #proud global workforce at our award-winning organisation.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest and busiest acute trusts in the North West of England. We operate from two main sites (Arrowe Park Hospital and Clatterbridge Hospital), while also providing a range of services in community settings. Providing a comprehensive range of high quality acute care services, our 5,600-strong workforce serves a population of approximately 400,000 people across Wirral, Ellesmere Port, Neston, North Wales and the wider North-West footprint.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic and highly motivated Lung Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist to join our Lung Team, within the Medical Division of the acute Trust.

The role involves supporting cancer patients and their families through diagnostic tests, at diagnosis and throughout their cancer journey. You will be instrumental in the implementation of the recovery package, promoting a culture that supports and enables self-management. You should be skilled in holistic needs assessments and working with patients to plan care appropriate to their needs.

A back ground in Cancer /Oncology or palliative care would be essential and the ability to provide teaching and education to patients and health care professionals.

Excellent communication skills are essential, an ability to prioritise and organise workload, whilst working as part of a team is also essential.

For an informal discussion please contact Macmillan Clinical Nurse Specialist Kay Hughes on  ( Phone number removed )  or Matron Sue Ryan on  ( Phone number removed )  Extension 7584.

Wirral University Teaching Hospital is committed to employing only those individuals whose values, behaviours and competency match our high expectations. The Trust has a Probationary Periods policy. A probation period is time for a new recruit to the Trust, to demonstrate suitability for the role. It allows objective assessment of the individual's overall capability, skills, performance and general conduct in relation to the job to ensure they meet the requirements. The probationary period is part of the employee’s contract of employment. In instances where the appointed individual proves to be unsuitable or incapable in the role they can be dismissed for failing to achieve the necessary standards of performance within the probationary period. References will be requested prior to interview for shortlisted candidates.

Posts working with Children or Vulnerable Adults are subject to enhanced disclosure of criminal records. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects staff and volunteers to share this commitment by following Trust’s policies, acting promptly on concerns, communicating effectively and sharing information appropriately. If you are successful and a Disclosure & Barring Service check is required, the cost of the disclosure will be deducted from your salary.YOU MUST, DISCLOSE ANY PREVIOUS CONVICTIONS,CAUTIONS REPRIMANDS OR WARNING ON THE APPLICATION FORM THAT ARE NOT PROTECTED BY THE REHABILITATION OF OFFENDERS ACT 1974.The Trust will not fund applications for Work Permits and Further Leave to Remain. Those who require Tier 2 sponsorship to work in the UK will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post as the Trust is unlikely in these circumstance, to satisfy the Resident Labour market Test

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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