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Clinical Nurse Specialist- Haematology


Location:North West


Facility:The Christie Clinic

Category:Nursing & Midwifery

Closing Date:23/03/2018

Job Description

Salary: Competitive

Working hours: 9am-5:30pm- Monday to Friday

The role of the Haematology Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant Clinical Nurse specialist is to be a clinical expert in the field of Haematology cancer providing expert advice to patients, families and staff in order to enhance the patient journey.

In partnership with members of the multidisciplinary nursing team the Clinical Nurse Specialist will develop, implement and evaluate a seamless specialist service, ensuring that patients receive the highest standard of clinical care. Acting as a lead specialist you must be able to demonstrate a high level of expert clinical advice, education and support to other health care professionals and patients. You must also actively undertake clinical audits and research within the Haematology Oncology specialist area.

The Haematology Clinical Nurse Specialist will be accountable for providing care and being the key worker for any patients with a Haematological Cancer, supporting them from diagnosis, treatment planning and any future decision making and evaluation of care.

You will be able to demonstrate that you are a safe, competent, and effective Clinical Nurse Specialist who is able to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team; who is able to meet the needs of the patient, their families and also supporting the delivery and implementation of policies, procedures and providing leadership.

You will also be expected to work collaboratively with The Christie NHS Trust as part of the Bone Marrow Transplant Programme

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Provide professional and clinical leadership; act as a resource for education and clinical expertise. Directly, support, encourage and advise clinical teams, by the provision of specialist oncology/haematology nursing knowledge and advice in the care of patients.

  • Promote patient centred care, and establish and maintain a supportive relationship with the patient and their family during the period of assessment, treatment and after care.

  • Complete a Holistic Needs Assessment on every patient diagnosed with a Haematological Malignancy

  • Work autonomously; manage a specialist caseload of patients within the speciality whilst working as part of the multidisciplinary team, delivering individualised and personalised direct patient care.

  • Establish, develop and maintain effective working relationship between clinicians, practitioners and managers within the specialty. Lead and participate in education and training programmes within the continence service, and develop training packages as required.

  • Contribute to the development, implementation and monitoring of evidence based standards, guidelines and path ways. Keeping up with current developments and trends in clinical practice. Motivate, develop, support and identify training needs for department staff. 

  • Be able to contribute to the Audit program