Location: St Helena, South Atlantic Tropical Island
Salary: c £38,000 with overseas tax advantages
Description: This hospital is based on a sub-tropical island of spectacular and beautiful landscapes in the South Atlantic with a warm and friendly population of 4,500. St Helena is a self-governing overseas territory of the UK. It's now poised for transformation with the recent opening of a brand new international airport offering scheduled commercial air access. The 28-bed General Hospital in the capital, covers all areas of acute medical and surgical care.
As a Clinical Oncology Nurse Specialist (RGN/ RN Adult) you will help to improve current screening programmes whilst administering chemotherapy and helping local nurses in learning to do so. Within the hospital you will support screening, palliative care and chemotherapy services. You must champion and contribute to health directorate KPI's for the oncology service in order to provide evidence of productivity, outcomes and quality, requiring you to manage change within a complex environment. You will also help to develop patient focused education, providing survivorship support following curative cancer treatment.
This is a two year fixed term contract!
Person Specification: A Registered Nurse, Level 1, with relevant post-registration supervisory or management experience, you will hold a 1st level degree. Chemotherapy administration trained, you will have a background in palliative care with oncology knowledge. Able to support and influence change and with experience of audit you can work autonomously and show a flexible attitude. You will need emotional resilience to manage exposure to dying people and family distress.
Benefits: They offer an extensive benefits package with 30 days leave pa, fare paid travel, freight, pension contribution and relocation allowance together with tax advantages on personal income earnt in St Helena.