University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, bringing together a combined workforce of over 13,000 staff and over 100 different clinical services across 10 different sites, serving a core population of more than 500,000 people across South West England. The Trust has many and varied career opportunities for you to choose from.
UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to the people of Bristol, Weston and beyond. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust and a digital exemplar committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.J
The Teenage and Young Adult (TYA) cancer service in University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) was commissioned in 2009 and has been through a period of rapid development. This includes setting up a clinical network service to support the TYA patient, the development of an online MDT meeting, and the establishment of the first ever age-appropriate Teenage Cancer Trust Unit in the southwest. The service was awarded a Macmillan Professionals Excellence Award in Innovation Excellence and a British Journal of Nursing (BJN) Award for Innovation.
As the lead nurse at UHBW the post-holders primary focus alongside the TYA Lead Clinician is to lead the regional southwest TYA cancer service. This includes maintaining, developing, and improving the quality of patient care, positively influencing both outcomes and experiences in line with peer review measures and the national service specification for TYA cancer. Working as part of the extended Children, Teenage & Young Adult Cancer Operational Delivery Network team, the post holder will improve networking across the southwest between professionals, Trusts and other interested parties, and develop and support shared care arrangements and facilities within designated hospitals outside UHBW.
Main duties of the job
The post holder will also lead the development of excellence in clinical care for TYA with cancer as the lead nurse to the newly formed TYA cancer operational delivery network. In this capacity the lead nurse will influence specialist commissioners and local clinical teams, providing leadership, expert nursing advice, service-planning and strategic decision making in TYA cancer care.
The post holder will be required to work autonomously and exercise a high level of clinical expertise when identifying and caring for the specific needs of TYA patients with cancer. Funded by Teenage Cancer Trust the post holder will promote and support their philosophy of care surrounding TYA with cancer.
Working for our organisation
University Hospitals Bristol & Weston NHS Foundation Trust (UHBW) is one of the largest acute Trusts in the country, with a workforce of over 13,000 staff and 100+ different clinical services across 10 sites, serving a population of over 500,000 people across Bristol and Weston. UHBW has been rated by the CQC as ‘Good’ overall and our staff are proud to deliver excellent care to patients. As a forward-thinking multi-award winning Trust, committed to improving patient care, our world-leading research and innovations are having a positive local and global impact.
Join us and you can enjoy city living, be in the countryside or by the seaside, with easy access to all the South West offers. UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
As an equal opportunities employer, actively working towards a diverse workforce, we aim to create a workforce that represents the diversity of our community and are committed to designing our services around the needs of patients and their loved ones. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.
Detailed job description and main responsibilities
For a more detailed job description and main responsibilities, please refer to the job description document attached to this vacancy.
Person specification Qualifications and Training Essential criteria
- Registered Adult / Child Nurse on the NMC Register
- Professional knowledge acquired at MSc level supplemented by specialist training & experience
- Post Graduate Qualification / Short Course in specific speciality
- Recognised Teaching & Mentoring qualification
Knowledge and Experience Essential criteria
- Evidence and ability to revalidate as required by the NMC
- Extensive post registration experience as a Clinical Nurse Specialist or equivalent at Band 7 or above in oncology or haematology care (paediatric, TYA or Adult)
- Extensive experience of working autonomously at a specialist level
- Evidence of achievements and career development in current post and of ongoing professional development/ competence
- Demonstrate expert knowledge underpinned by theory and CPD relevant to specialty
- Experience and enthusiasm for developing educational programmes an teaching / assessing and supervising others in a clinical setting
- Working in a multi-disciplinary and cross agency work environment
- Experience of patient service user advocacy role
- Experience of resource and budgetary management
- Experience of leading on the writing / updating of organisational Policy / Procedure / Guidelines associated with the speciality /field
- Has understanding / experience of the principles of Safeguarding
- Awareness of current research related to the speciality
Aptitudes Essential criteria
- Ability to adapt behaviour to changing circumstances
- Positive and enthusiastic attitude
- Ability to communicate articulately and motivate others
- Evidence of flexible and innovative approach to service delivery and development
- Ability to act on own initiative
- Ability to travel locally, nationally and internationally
Skills & abilities Essential criteria
- Ability to explain the requirement to balance clinical caseload
- Ability to communicate with a wide range of health care professionals, on a variety of complex and sensitive issues which require persuasive and empathetic skills
- Ability to work autonomously, manage / prioritise own workload
- Competent in a range of clinical skills and expanded practices relevant to the scope of practice required
- Ability to work under pressure across competing priorities
- Ability to lead clinical audit, analyse information and develop robust measureable action plans to support improvement / change
- Knowledge of current evidence based practice and ability to apply to service and policy development
- Ability to lead and manage a team
Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston-super-Mare, join us and you can enjoy the very best of both worlds; city living within a stone’s throw of the countryside or beside the seaside, both with easy access to all that the South West has to offer.
The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all of our staff. We will support you in maintaining and improving your health and wellbeing, as well as your career development through management and training support - developing exceptional people for exceptional careers.
We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.
UHBW is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. As an equal opportunities employer actively working towards a diverse workforce we aim to recruit and retain a workforce which represents the rich diversity of the local population at all levels and are committed to designing our services around the needs of individual patients and those around them. Anonymous information will be used from your application in order to ensure we’re meeting our pledge.
With strong links to the University of Bristol and University of West of England we are the major medical research and training centre in the region, using findings to continually improve our patient care and attracting the highest calibre clinical staff from across the UK.
To comply with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 all applicants must be able to speak fluent English to an appropriate standard which will be assessed at Interview.
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