Macmillan Lead Breast Care Nurse

Nursing 1990

Job Summary:

KIMS Hospital, Maidstone has an extremely rare and exciting opportunity for an experienced Breast Care Nurse to join Kent’s largest independent hospital as a Macmillan Lead Breast Care Nurse.

As the Macmillan Lead Breast Care Nurse, you will provide clinical, operational and leadership the Breast Care Team.

As part of the multidisciplinary team you will work in partnership with our specialist cancer providers to ensure that patients with breast malignancies receive the highest standard of care and support from the time of diagnosis and throughout the cancer pathway.

You will be required to have significant experience in this field of breast cancer nursing. We require someone who can work both autonomously and as part of a team, with excellent communication skills being essential.

You will be based primarily at the Maidstone site but will be expected to set up and support the breast service at Sevenoaks Medical Centre.

The Macmillan Lead breast care nurse will:

  • To be a highly visible role model to all staff within the breast team and Hospital
  • To act as the go-to person for Surgeons, Radiologists and patient’s with respect to patient pathways for patients under our care
  • In association with patient and staff assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care
  • To provide specialist knowledge, expertise and care to Breast cancer patients both seen in the outpatient and inpatient environments
  • Provide pre and post-operative counselling, fitting of prosthesis both temporary and permanent when required

Person Specification:

  • Be a registered nurse with significant experience in breast care/oncological malignancies
  • 5 years post registration experience, 3 of which will have been related to breast care
  • Have proven post registration professional development in the breast care specialist field (for example, breast care module, counselling course etc)
  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Proven experience leading a team

Experience in the private healthcare sector is desirable but not essential.

KIMS Hospital employees enjoy the following benefits:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Health Insurance
  • 33 Days annual leave plus extra time off for your birthday
  • Life Assurance
  • Annual Flu Vaccination
  • Free Eye Test
  • Subsidised dedicated staff parking
  • Relocation packages available

If you do not receive a reply within 1 working week from the closing date, please assume you have not been shortlisted on this occasion.

Previous applicants need not apply.

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy, Diane would be happy to help. Please give her a call on 01622 237634 or email diane.arthur@kims.org.uk.

At KIMS Hospital we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive working environment. We strive to create a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Any offers of employment made by KIMS Hospital for this/these position(s) will be subject to proof of eligibility to work in the UK and receipt of a satisfactory DBS Certificate from the Disclosure & Barring Service.   Information about the DBS checks can be found at https://www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check

Posted 30th November 2021

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