Nurse Practitioner and Regional Lynch Syndrome Nurse

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

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Job summary

This role presents an exciting opportunity for a cancer nurse specialist with an interest in inherited bowel cancers and genomics to join the North Thames GMS Alliance/Lynch Syndrome Transformation Project Team and the St Mark's Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer as a nurse practitioner and regional Lynch Syndrome Nurse.

This is a full time role on a fixed term contact for 12 months from start date.

The North Thames GMSA and St Mark's Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer aim to significantly improve the diagnosis and management of Lynch Syndrome. The appointed clinical nurse specialist will help develop and embed transformative Lynch testing pathways across the geography, in conjunction with the regional MDT Lynch Champions and Lynch Syndrome Transformation Project Working Group, with support from the regional GMSA Nursing team.

The role is suitable for a cancer specialist or senior nurse who is passionate about improving care for this previously under-identified group. The post holder would provide regional level nursing leadership in the embedding of transformative Lynch testing pathways through the colorectal and endometrial cancer MDTs within the North Thames GMSA region. Although beneficial, no prior knowledge of genomics is required for this role and all appropriate induction, training and ongoing support will be provided.

Main duties of the job

  • Raising awareness, disseminating information and supporting the integration of Lynch Syndrome testing and screening into routine clinical care with the aim of equal access to for all patients to diagnostic testing for Lynch Syndrome.
  • Aiding in an education programme for colorectal and endometrial nurse specialists in accordance with the objectives as set out by the St Mark's Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer.
  • Providing patient information support for regular Lynch syndrome clinics at the host Trust.
  • Providing patient information support for regular Lynch Syndrome clinics at St Mark's Centre for Familial Intestinal Cancer.
  • Providing support to the nominated link CNS at colorectal and endometrial MDT to identify patients with Lynch Syndrome.
  • Acting as an advocate for patients with Lynch Syndrome including:
    • Identification of opportunities to positively impact diagnostic timelines and treatment pathways
    • Adoption and dissemination of national guidance and documents
    • Support of entry of eligible patients into approved research including clinical trials, subject to patients giving fully informed consent
  • Working across the NTGMSA geography with local champions to ensure optimal sharing of expertise and sharing of educational resources.
  • Work closely with Cancer Alliances.

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

About us

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust (LNWH) cares for the people of Brent, Ealing, Harrow and beyond.

Our team of more than 8,200 clinical and support staff serve a diverse population of almost one million people.

We run major acute services at:

  • Northwick Park Hospital: home to one of the busiest emergency departments (A&E) in the country. The hospital provides a full range of services including the country's top-rated hyper-acute stroke unit and one of only three hyper-acute rehabilitation units in the UK
  • St Mark's Hospital: an internationally renowned specialist centre for bowel disease
  • Ealing Hospital: a busy district general hospital providing a range of clinical services, as well as 24/7 emergency department and urgent care centre, and specialist care at Meadow House Hospice
  • Central Middlesex Hospital: our planned care site, hosting a range of surgical and outpatient services and collocated with an urgent care centre.

We are a university teaching NHS trust, in recognition of the important role we play in training clinicians of the future and bringing the benefits of research to the public.

Date posted

04 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

337-NP-4950AC

Job locations

Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane

Park Royal

NW10 7NS


Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Qualified RN with substantial post registration experience (including specialist nurse experience). A further experience in genomics/genetic counselling and/or GI nursing would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to liase successfully within multidisciplinary teams to formulate and carry out audit work and improve clinical pathways.
  • A desire to initiate and implement research activity.
  • The ability to work autonomously and independently with appropriate support.
  • Work with the project leads and the oversight group to ensure delivery of the GMSA Alliances national proposal for Lynch syndrome transformation project
  • Work closely with cancer alliances, nurses and other clinicians in cancer teams to ensure that pathways are in place to improve the identification and management of individuals with Lynch syndrome, implementing the NICE guidance and Lynch syndrome testing pathway consistently across the geographies
  • Support the reviewing and agreement of implementation plan for national testing pathway, using NHSE/I Handbook
  • Engage with clinical leads in all colorectal and endometrial multidisciplinary teams to ensure adequate understanding, leadership and management of patient pathways at all providers
  • Explore potential digital tools and informatics solutions to streamline testing pathways
  • Assess clinical impact of Lynch Syndrome testing; undertaking & managing audits
  • Support or establish nursing roles within regional networks to support mainstream clinical pathways
  • Support the regional lead GMSA for Develop education and training resources
  • Support the management of the financial elements of the transformation project
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic reports relating to the transformation project

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Job description

Job responsibilities

  • Qualified RN with substantial post registration experience (including specialist nurse experience). A further experience in genomics/genetic counselling and/or GI nursing would be an advantage, but not essential.
  • Educated to Degree level
  • Advanced communication skills with the ability to liase successfully within multidisciplinary teams to formulate and carry out audit work and improve clinical pathways.
  • A desire to initiate and implement research activity.
  • The ability to work autonomously and independently with appropriate support.
  • Work with the project leads and the oversight group to ensure delivery of the GMSA Alliances national proposal for Lynch syndrome transformation project
  • Work closely with cancer alliances, nurses and other clinicians in cancer teams to ensure that pathways are in place to improve the identification and management of individuals with Lynch syndrome, implementing the NICE guidance and Lynch syndrome testing pathway consistently across the geographies
  • Support the reviewing and agreement of implementation plan for national testing pathway, using NHSE/I Handbook
  • Engage with clinical leads in all colorectal and endometrial multidisciplinary teams to ensure adequate understanding, leadership and management of patient pathways at all providers
  • Explore potential digital tools and informatics solutions to streamline testing pathways
  • Assess clinical impact of Lynch Syndrome testing; undertaking & managing audits
  • Support or establish nursing roles within regional networks to support mainstream clinical pathways
  • Support the regional lead GMSA for Develop education and training resources
  • Support the management of the financial elements of the transformation project
  • Assist in the preparation of periodic reports relating to the transformation project

To view the main responsibility, please see the attached the Job Description and Person Specification

Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree Level
  • Qualified adult nurse with NMC registration
  • Advanced communication course

Desirable

  • Independent prescribing

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience with GI nursing experience
  • Experience of working independently within a multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Experience in supporting and teaching staff

Skills, abilities and attributes

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
  • Experience of case load management
  • Ability to work as part of team, across professional boundaries and use own initiative
  • Able to teach large and small groups of staff

Desirable

  • Experience in using databases and specialist software e.g. progeny
Person Specification

Education and Qualifications

Essential

  • Educated to degree Level
  • Qualified adult nurse with NMC registration
  • Advanced communication course

Desirable

  • Independent prescribing

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Significant post qualification experience with GI nursing experience
  • Experience of working independently within a multidisciplinary team

Desirable

  • Experience in supporting and teaching staff

Skills, abilities and attributes

Essential

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
  • Experience of case load management
  • Ability to work as part of team, across professional boundaries and use own initiative
  • Able to teach large and small groups of staff

Desirable

  • Experience in using databases and specialist software e.g. progeny

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Additional information

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab).

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab).

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane

Park Royal

NW10 7NS


Employer's website

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

Employer details

Employer name

London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust

Address

Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane

Park Royal

NW10 7NS


Employer's website

https://www.lnwh.nhs.uk (Opens in a new tab)

For questions about the job, contact:

Laura Monje-Garcia

laura.monje-garcia@nhs.net

02084532656

Date posted

04 May 2022

Pay scheme

Agenda for change

Band

Band 7

Salary

£45,024 to £50,806 a year pa inc

Contract

Fixed term

Duration

12 months

Working pattern

Full-time

Reference number

337-NP-4950AC

Job locations

Central Middlesex Hospital

Acton Lane

Park Royal

NW10 7NS


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