Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist – Urology

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An opportunity has arisen for an Advanced Clinical Nurse Specialist. You will use clinical expertise, leadership and management skills to ensure co-ordination of the care of patients with urological cancers providing a seamless service for patients and their families. In collaboration with the multi disciplinary team, which includes surgical, medical and clinical oncologists, CNS, research nurse and pharmacist, will develop a model of care to provide support, assessment and education for this group of patients. This will include nurse led clinics and prescribing of systemic therapies using established protocols. As a registered nurse who has acquired additional specialist knowledge and experience you will have completed, or demonstrated the ability to complete, a Masters degree. You will have the expert skills and competencies required to manage a caseload within agreed boundaries and protocols in line with clinical governance, entwined around this clinical core are ties of consultancy, teaching, management and research and its application. You will empower patients to take an active role in their health care, well-being and future lifestyle by practising in an open, transparent and inclusive manner, thereby ensuring patients have the relevant information to participate in treatment decisions and care planning. You will maintain expert professional practice through continuing education, professional updating and involvement with specialist groups. You will identify the educational and developmental needs of staff, patients and carers in relation to the specialty, in conjunction with others where appropriate. It is essential that you are currently a Registered Nurse with the NMC and that you have relevant experience in a senior nursing role. You should have comprehensive knowledge of the care and management of patients with urological cancers or be willing to undertake an agreed training pathway. The shift pattern for this post is Monday – Friday. This post requires membership of Disclosure Scotland’s PVG Scheme. PLEASE READ AND SAVE THE CANDIDATE APPLICATION PACK BEFORE SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION. This post will be closing on the 7th December 2018.