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Macmillan Support Worker

Job Description

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Macmillan Clinical Support Worker – Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancers

Banding: Band 4

Full time 375 hrs/week

Do you deliver compassionate excellence? Are you enthusiastic about learning and development? Do you want a new challenge? If yes then read on….

We are looking for a clinical support worker to join our expanding Hepatobiliary and Pancreatic Cancer specialist nursing service at the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust, which is undergoing an exciting development project in collaboration with Macmillan cancer support.
Our specialist teams are central to the delivery of excellent care to cancer patients attending the Oxford University Hospital. Our teams deliver a holistic approach to patient care using the latest technologies to support individualised assessments and care planning. The Macmillan Clinical Support worker role has been developed to:
...provide general information and support about cancer and cancer services, to enable people to navigate the health and social care system and make choices that are best for their cancer and their life. A key aspect of the role involves daily and direct (e.g. face to face and telephone) communication with patients, relatives, carers, and other health and social care professionals. The information and nature of the communication required is sensitive due to the nature of cancer. Communication in this context requires a high degree of empathy, understanding, diplomacy, honesty, confidentiality and integrity.

You will work closely with the specialist nursing team, the wider MDT and cancer and palliative care services, providing a service across care boundaries in liaison with primary care. You will be part of a wider team of cancer specialist practitioners and be supported in your on-going development.

You should have:
• Relevant health or social care experience at AfC Band 3 or equivalent
• Evidence of good communications skills both verbal and non-verbal.
• Understanding of person-centred care
• An understanding of the health and social care environment

• Good IT skills and Effective organisation skills

• An ability to deal with complex and difficult emotional situations

Informal visits are strongly encouraged and advised

Closing date: Monday 10th July 2016
Interview date Tuesday 20th July

For further details / informal visits contact:
Sue Wilner, Advanced Nurse Practitioner – HPB on  ( Phone number removed )  or Karen Mitchell Lead Cancer Nurse on  ( Phone number removed ) 

No unsolicited recruitment agency telephone calls or emails.

Please note that this post is subject to a 6 month probationary period. If you currently hold a contract of employment with the Oxford University Hospitals, this will not apply. This statement does not apply to Medical staff or Executive Appointments.

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Candidates selected for interview will be contacted after the short listing process, usually within 2 weeks. (Please note that shortlisting times vary when applying for a Medical position within the Trust) The majority of correspondence will be via the e-recruitment system, therefore you should check your emails regularly including junk mail folders in web-based email products.

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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.

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