Teenage Cancer Trust Clinical Nurse Specialist


Posted: 1 week ago

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

£37,570.00 to £43,772.00 pa pr

Fixed term (12 months)

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Come and join us at Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Not only is it a great place to work; it's also a wonderful place to live. The town has great transport links, a bustling quay and some of the best beaches in England. You’ll also have easy access to the Dorset countryside, renowned for its areas of outstanding natural beauty and the spectacular Jurassic Coast, ideal for sports and outdoor activities.

Poole Hospital is one of the largest employers in the region and highly regarded across the NHS, consistently featuring within the top twenty per cent in both national patient and staff satisfaction surveys. We pride ourselves on positive team work, professional development and support staff to reach their fullest potential. All of this is underpinned by our unique philosophy, The Poole Approach, which pledges that we will strive at all times to provide friendly, professional, person-centred care with dignity and respect for all.

This is an exciting time for our staff, following a recent review of healthcare services in Dorset which will see major changes to the way healthcare is provided in our region. As one of the two acute NHS providers in the east of the county, our services will be closely linked to those provided at the Royal Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. We’re working in close collaboration to deliver excellent emergency and planned care over the two sites, for the people of east Dorset.

Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is delighted to be hosting the West Wessex Teenage Cancer Trust Clinical Nurse Specialist post. This exciting new position will serve teenagers and young adults who are being treated for cancer across Dorset and South Wiltshire, including Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospital, Dorset County Hospital and Salisbury District Hospital.

The post is jointly funded for 24 months by the Robert White Trust Fund and the Teenage Cancer Trust. We hope to create a substantive post after this time, if the service is established successfully. It is expected that this new role will make a significant contribution to improving outcomes for Teenagers and Young Adults with cancer in the region.

The successful candidate will be supported to undertake Masters level study at Bournemouth University, where the content will depend on academic background. The focus of this postgraduate study will be to support the potholder to enhance and improve patient care.

You will have a genuine interest in Teenager and Young Adult cancer nursing and be confident to set up a new service across the four acute Trusts. To do this you will have excellent communication, organisational and leadership skills in addition to specialist clinical skills and experience.

You will have previous experience at Band 6 in a relevant speciality and a clean driving licence and access to your own car is essential.

Please note: if this job requires you to have a DBS check to enable you to properly fulfil the requirements of the job, on appointment you will be required to repay the cost of obtaining a DBS check and this amount will be reclaimed from your salary.

Closing date: 04/10/2019

Provisional interview date: 24/10/2019

For further details / informal visits contact:

Helen Keefe, Lead Cancer Nurse

on 01202 442562.



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