Macmillan Community Health & Wellbeing Coach

Health and Wellbeing Coach - Macmillan Community Nursing Service – West Cumbria

Band 3, total 46.75 hours available, fixed term / secondment

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a number of Band 3, Health and wellbeing Coaches to support the Lead Cancer Nurse to deliver a Macmillan Community Cancer Nurse service to provide bespoke care for cancer patients across West Cumbria. The posts will be offered as a 12 month secondment opportunity or on a fixed term contract.

Macmillan and North Cumbria CCG have invested funding into the North Cumbria health economy to create a Community Cancer Nursing Service for the people of West Cumbria, to provide an integrated care approach and support individuals living with a cancer diagnosis to have access to cancer care and support closer to home.

Based in primary care and employed by NCIC, working across the West Cumbria Primary Care Network, you will work in partnership with primary and secondary care health care professionals, acting as the link person for our patients and carers. Your role will involve working within a multi-disciplinary team based in each Primary Care Network, your duties will include:

  • Provide support for all cancer patients following a diagnosis
  • Signposting to services
  • Promoting health and wellbeing
  • Supporting Health and Wellbeing events
  • Work closely with acute oncology and cancer care coordinators in hospitals
  • Working with DNs GPs and community teams/ Liaise with LD and MH services
  • Coordinating care needs
  • Fast track referrals to Secondary care as required
  • Track patient pathway
  • eHNA (Electronic Holistic Needs Assessment)
  • Referral to appropriate support services
  • Skills in managing SACT side effects (skin/mouth care advice)
  • Competent in Central Venous Line Care (Dressing)
  • Phlebotomy

We are therefore looking for highly motivated individuals with excellent communication skills, who can demonstrate effective time management and organisation skills. Previous experiences of working with cancer patients are desirable.

The posts are available initially on a 12 month secondment / fixed term opportunity, however we do hope to secure further funding to be able to continue the service further. If you are applying on a secondment basis please ensure you have discussed if your current role enables this with your current line manager before applying.

We would encourage anyone interested in applying to please contact either Lynsey Robson, Macmillan Lead Cancer Nurse NCIC on or Phil Utting, Macmillan Senior Project Manager on .

The essential criteria for this role includes the requirement to have a care certificate or the willingness and ability to undertake this. For further information, please see the additional information link which can be viewed under the “read this before applying” section.

  • Please ensure that you document evidence of meeting all the essential criteria in the supporting information.
  • If sufficient response is received this post could be closed earlier than the specified closing date, please apply as soon as possible to ensure that your application is considered.

The Trust is committed to safeguarding adults and children therefore if the post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended) the successful candidate(s) will be subject to a criminal records check with the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The cost of the DBS must be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction. DBS charges are as follows if applicable to the post:

Standard Check: £26 + Administration cost of £4.20 = deducted at £10.20 from 1st month salary and £10 deducted from salary over following 2 months.

Enhanced Check: £44 + administration cost of £4.20 = £15.20 deducted from 1st month salary and £11 deducted from salary over following 3 months.

As part of the one of the largest employers in the UK NCIC future employees will have also access to the following benefits.

A lease car may be available for this position; further details will be provided upon appointment if applicable.

27 day holiday scheme rising to 33 after 10 years

Flexible working Scheme

Excellent opportunities for development

Competitive NHS Pension scheme

Access to NHS discounts with retailers and leisure companies

EAP (Employee Assistance Programme) a free, confidential counselling and information service to assist with personal or work-related problems

These schemes are subject to availability

Reference: 41269163

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