Our philosophy Cwm Taf Cares is at the heart of everything we do as we are committed to the health, wellbeing and development of our staff.
We provide hospital and community based services to people living in Rhondda Cynon Taf and Merthyr Tydfil. Our vision is to care for our communities and patients by preventing ill-health, promoting better health, providing excellent services and reducing the need for inpatient care wherever possible through the provision of strengthened home, primary and community care.
For more information about life in Cwm Taf, please visit our http://joincwmtaf.wales page.
We value the diversity of our staff and welcome applications from people from protected groups under the Equality Act 2010, this specifically includes age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion, disability, pregnancy and maternity and marriage and civil partnership.
PLEASE NOTE THAT WE WILL ONLY ACCEPT APPLICATIONS FROM STAFF CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY CWM TAF UNIVERSITY HEALTH BOARD.
THIS POST IS FIXED TERM/SECONDMENT FOR 6 MONTHS DUE TO FUNDING.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN APPLYING FOR THE SECONDMENT POSITION, YOU MUST OBTAIN PERMISSION FROM YOUR CURRENT LINE MANAGER PRIOR TO APPLYING FOR THIS POST.
Cancer Nursing Health Care Support Worker/Navigator
Do you have the passion and drive to be the Cwm Taf Cancer nursing health care support worker/navigator? Could you work alongside the Lung cancer team to ensure the patient’s holistic needs are met? Do you enjoy challenge and the opportunity to innovate?
This individual will support the Clinical nurse specialists (CNS) for lung cancer, in guiding patients and their families through their cancer journey, signposting them to the relevant available support. A key element of the role will be ensuring co-ordination of care for lung cancer patients across the cancer pathway from diagnosis through to end of life.
As a member of the specialist cancer team, the post holder will provide support and care to the holistic needs of adult cancer patients, ensuring that cancer patients have support in navigating through the often complex health and social care systems. This will ultimately improve the cancer patient experience.
As this role is new and innovative, the successful candidate will need to develop the scope of the role and capture outcomes.
This is a 6 month fixed term/secondment.
The successful candidate will be; required to undertake a range of assigned tasks involving direct and indirect care for the benefit of the cancer patient in accordance with agreed protocols; be well organised having good time management skills and the ability to work as part of a team or on their own initiative and have good communication skills.
The ability to speak Welsh is desirable for this post.
Closing Date: 31st May 2018
This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.
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Macmillan lead nurse for cancer services
Lung Cancer nurse specialist
Tel 01443 443443 ext 4068