Being diagnosed with cancer can be devastating, frightening and confusing, it provokes so many emotions, and turn people’s worlds upside down.
This is why I have been a cancer nurse for over 15 years and joined HSC 18 months ago. I am passionate about making a difference and supporting people on their cancer journey.
I have experience of working in a hospital environment, hospice and in people’s homes so I have a good insight into the availability of services, and the difficulties people face at different stages of their journey.
At HSC, I am one of the clinical team supporting Care Navigators and Case Managers.
Day to day I provide clinical, emotional and practical support to individuals and their families/carers who have a diagnosis of cancer. They may be newly diagnosed and struggling to come to terms with their diagnosis and need someone that can listen to their fears and anxieties, and provide information to help them move on to the next step. It may be someone who has completed treatment and is struggling with the after effects of treatment and their energy levels and would like to regain health and fitness. There is no set pattern to someone’s needs or when they may need us. We have the time, expertise and resources to be able to give an individual the level of support, information and encouragement that they require at any given time.
In my role, I can play a part in easing the burden that cancer places on individuals, making a difference to how they and their family cope and plan for their future. As a result, I feel very privileged to be a nurse working for HSC.
- Position: Cancer Nurse Specialist
- Location: Basingstoke, Hampshire, RG21 4EB
- Salary: £35k – £40k, dependent upon
skills and experience
- Travel: Frequent travel to Central London and around UK may be required
What Mel says
“There is no set pattern to someone’s needs… We have the time, expertise and resources to be able to give an individual the level of support, information and encouragement that they require at any given time.”
“In my role, I can play a part in easing the burden that cancer places on individuals, making a difference to how they and their family cope and plan for their future. As a result, I feel very privileged to be a nurse working for HSC.”
What Rebecca says
“It’s disheartening when you can’t offer cancer patients the time that they need, at a time when they need it the most. Due to the time constraints and patient volumes within a hospital setting, it became difficult to support those going through treatment to the best of my ability. Since joining HSC, I end my shift on a daily basis feeling that I have made a real difference. This is by offering my clients time to express their greatest needs and supporting them throughout the most daunting journey anyone could take.”
“It has been by far the best decision to come and work as a Cancer Nurse Specialist for HSC; the support I have received has been like no other. I have been lucky enough to go on study days and attend additional training to support my CPD as a nurse.”
“The team at HSC work tirelessly to support our clients from pre-diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.”
“At HSC, I am able to utilise my nursing skills by supporting our clients but I now work in a comfortable environment with minimal time constraints and a world class team behind me to support my practice.”