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Cancer Information Nurse
Responsible to: Lead Clinician/Coordinator
Salary: £16-£18 per hour (dependent on experience)
Part time: 15hrs per week (hrs and days TBC)
Job Type: Permanent

About Star Throwers:

 Star Throwers is a local cancer support charity based in Wymondham, Norfolk dedicated to supporting people with cancer and their carers, from diagnosis through to life after cancer. Star Throwers provides an individually focused support service for cancer patients and their carers.

We help to empower people to take control of their cancer journey by helping them to become well-informed about their cancer and all of their treatment options – including clinical trials. We also support people with the effects of their cancer and cancer treatments through our holistic wellbeing support, including complementary therapies, nutrition talks and advice, lymphoedema support, gentle exercise groups, counselling, writing therapy and support groups.

 Job Specifications:

 Duties of this role include working with the Lead Clinician/Coordinator to deliver our information and support to service users and their carers at any stage of a cancer diagnosis.

Essential Qualifications: NMC Adult Registered Nurse

Responsibilities:

  • Supporting service users when they have received a cancer diagnosis providing information from sources that are trusted and credible that help our users understand their disease and it’s impacts.
  • Debriefing users following any consultation, treatment or investigation or service to ensure they have the opportunity to ask questions and gain clarity on any aspect of their diagnosis or treatment plan.
  • Communicating relevant information about appointments and tests to service users.
  • Identifying areas where service users have issues or require guidance to help them manage their disease and treatments and to alleviate their concerns.
  • Identifying activities using holistic needs assessment to help tailor care and support that Star Throwers provides to meet their needs.
  • Researching and analysing cancer data from multiple different sources such as studies and journals.
  • Reviewing medical notes and translating them to language that can be understood by our clients.

Person Specification (Essential):

  • Knowledge of cancer pathways including oncology treatments and its impacts on those affected by it.
  • Commitment to independent learning in order to develop personal cancer knowledge.
  • A keen interest in keeping up to date with cancer research and innovation.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as a team member and also as an autonomous practitioner.
  • Good record keeping skills to ensure all relevant documentation is collated and completed prior to and following each consultation.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the Caldecott Principles.
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and Outlook)

Key Skills

  •  Excellent interpersonal skills
  •  Strong communication skills – both written and oral
  •  Good organisational skills
  •  IT literacy
  •  Ability to work under pressure
  •  Ability to work unsupervised
  •  Ability to work flexibly on own initiative or as part of a team

Personal Attributes

  • Positive, proactive approach to work and a good team player
  • Energy and enthusiasm for the role and the charity
  • Patience
  • Sense of humour 

How to apply  

To apply please send a CV, Covering Letter and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form by 10am on Monday 2nd August 2021 to: info@starthrowers.org.uk.

The selection process
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview – date TBC. Please note that this role is subject to suitable references.

Location

The interview will be held at the Star Throwers Centre:

30 Melton Road
Wymondham
NR18 0DB

Any questions please do not hesitate to contact Victoria Pigg, Operations & Fundraising Manager: victoria@starthrowers.org.uk or 01953 423304.