Oncology Liaison Nurse ; Medical Oncology

Dublin
Trinity Recruitment € 29860.0 - 48736.0 Per year Full time Save This Job
Pay
€ 29860.0 - 48736.0 Per year
Hours
Full time
Type
Permanent, Contract, Bank
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
Posted
28 Aug 2021
Closes
28 Feb 2022

Job Description

Job Title ; ?Oncology Liaison Nurse

Department ; Medical Oncology

Reports to ; CNM 3 Cancer Services

Working Relationship with Consultant Medical Oncologists at our client Hospital

Accountable to Director of Nursing

Overview of the Role

The Oncology Liaison Nurse will have a pivotal role in meeting the psychological, emotional and information needs of cancer patients and their families and significant others. He or she will be a key member of the multi-disciplinary team responsible for the care of cancer patients and will provide exceptional patient care in an environment where quality, respect, caring and compassion are at the centre of all we do.

The Oncology Liaison Nurse will liaise closely with all clinicians involved in the diagnosis, management, and on going care of all patients referred to Cancer Services at our client Hospital. He or she will liaise with other health care professionals involved in patient care within the hospital, with other health care agencies as appropriate and with community services.

While being autonomous, the Oncology Liaison Nurse shall be aware of their scope of practice, and the need to refer patients to specialist services. The post holder will have an important educational role within the inter-disciplinary team and will play a role in the development of quality initiatives.

This role will be for Prof Ray McDermott only and to provide clinical support to the Oncology Day Unit.

There will be an expectation to work in the Oncology Day Unit when Prof McDermott’s service allows.

Main role, duties and responsibilities of the Oncology Liaison Nurse

Clinical Focus

Help meet the psychological, emotional and informational needs of cancer patients at the time of diagnosis, and throughout treatment.

The support will be provided in the following areas:

Inpatient oncology unit

Oncology Day Unit.

Throughout the hospital to patients who are referred to the Oncology Service via a consultant.

Provide support to the family and significant others, through listening, problem solving, and education.

Provide outreach support to patients at home.

Access patients regarding their need for referral to specialist services.

Collate and organise multidisciplinary meetings on a fortnightly basis or more often if required.

Attend all multidisciplinary meetings.

Foster good working relationships with all members of the oncology team.

Maintain accurate clinical records (via meditech system), which comply with legislation and best practice.

He or she will ensure that all cancer patients who are referred to the service are seen by the Oncology Liaison Nurse.

Demonstrate specialist knowledge of and clinical expertise in the delivery of patient care.

Be aware of all hospital policies and procedures and collaborate with other health care professionals to ensure that these are observed.

Be actively involved in the preparation and implementation of policies, and in collaboration with other health care professionals ensure that they are observed.

Be actively involved in the preparation and implementation of policies and nursing guidelines in relation to the management of care to cancer patients.

Demonstrate leadership ability and good communication skills.

Patient Advocate

Provide an efficient, effective, and high quality service.

Act as a resource and contact person for oncology patients attending other departments within the hospital or outside the hospital for treatment.

Provide patients and family or significant others with contact details as per business card.

Be aware of existing resources and services, which help patients and their families or significant others, e.g. social services, support groups, entitlements.

Act as an advocate for patients undergoing clinical trials, providing information as appropriate and communicating with research staff.

Participate in team discussions regarding treatment of oncology patients.

Person Specification

Core Domain - Essential/Desirable

Qualifications

§ Nursing & Midwife Board Registered General Nurse (NMBI) Registration.

§ H.Dip in Oncology Nursing.

§ Masters in Oncology Nursing.

Professional Training and Development

§ Minimum of 5 years post registration experience.

§ With 3 years experience in the area of medical oncology.

§ Management Development.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities

§ Excellent communications skills.

§ Excellent time management and organisational skills.

§ Ability to work within a multidisciplinary team.

§ Ability to work alone and organise own caseload.

§ Ability to work under pressure.

§ Ability to initiate and manage change.

§ Good IT and computer skills.

Course in teaching and assessing in clinical practice.

§ Experience in research.

Apply with CV here for further information

Ref: RGNs

Job Details

Oncology Liaison Nurse ; Medical Oncology

Dublind Trinity Recruitment
Pay
€ 29860.0 - 48736.0 Per year
Job level
Qualified (non-manager), Deputy Manager / Senior Staff, Newly qualified
Hours
Full time
Posted
28 Aug 2021
Type
Permanent, Contract, Bank
Closes
28 Feb 2022

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