Cancer Outreach & Unknown Primary Trainee Enhanced Practitioner


University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata

Job Highlights
  • 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 post-holder will act as a Keyworker for patients admitted to the Trust with an oncological emergency, a suspected cancer diagnosis, and complications of Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) or with a cancer of unknown primary.
  • 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.
Job Requirements/Description

ContractFixed term: 21 months (Until March 31st 2026)

Hours: Full time

Flexible working37.5 hours per week (Candidate will be expected to work Wednesday (CUP Clinic day) and Thursday (CUP MDT))

As an organisation we recognise the value of a healthy work-life balance. When applying, speak to us about how we might be able to accommodate flexible working, so your work life fits around your home life.

Job overview

  • The post-holder will act as a Keyworker for patients admitted to the Trust with an oncological emergency, a suspected cancer diagnosis, and complications of Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment (SACT) or with a cancer of unknown primary.
  • The post-holder will continually develop, implement and evaluate the Cancer outreach service to improve and maintain standards of patient care and promote a seamless service within a multi-professional framework
  • Be a clinical expert in Cancer outreach and Cancer of Unknown primary with excellent communication skills. The role requires the ability to work autonomously and independently but within an integrated collaborative team
  • Fixed term position for 21 months. 

Main duties of the job

  • Ensure their role reflects the core components of the clinical nurse specialist which includes: clinical practice, management / organisation, education, research and audit, taking into account the national cancer agenda and its impact on service delivery
  • Delivers quality care by delivering evidence based individualised and personalised care
  • To be a point of contact for patients with a suspected cancer diagnosis / a cancer of unknown primary and patients admitted with complications of Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment or an oncological emergency
  • Act as a role model demonstrating high standards of care and providing clinical leadership to others
  • Use of advanced communications skills when discussing diagnosis, treatment options, prognosis with patients with a new cancer diagnosis / suspected cancer diagnosis
  • Implementation and evaluation of person-centred care for all patients
  • Maintain clinical skills in physical assessment
  • Attend consultant ward rounds to review inpatients admitted with a suspected cancer diagnosis / a cancer of unknown primary and patients admitted with complications of Systemic Anti-Cancer Treatment or an oncological emergency

Working for our organisation

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. 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. Our hospitals are spread across Bristol and Weston, 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. 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.

We hope that you will decide to join us and become part of this exciting journey, helping us to shape our future together.

The Trust is committed to investing in and caring for all 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.

University Hospitals Bristol and Weston NHS Foundation Trust
Location 

Bristol

Employment Hours 

Full Time

Employment Type 

Contract

Salary 

£35,392 - £42,618 per annum pro rata

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