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Clinical Nurse Specialist

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust
£51,488 to £57,802 a year per annum incl. HCAS
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Band 7
Part Time
Job summary

We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced nurse to join the Royal Marsden Hospital Pain Management Team as Band 7 Pain Clinical Nurse Specialist .

As a Clinical Nurse Specialist, you will work as a core member of the multi-disciplinary team using your clinical expertise to co-ordinate high quality care and treatment of patients requiring pain services across both sites (one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey). This will include supporting both for in-patients and for outpatient clinic.

The role will include provision of formal and informal education and participation in audit and research projects.The successful applicants will be required to work across both sites .

For further details / informal visits contact:Roya Hejazi, Lead Nurse in Pain Management or Margaret Pietrzyk Matron CCU , Outreach , resus and and Pain Team, , 02078528860

Main duties of the job

  • To assist in the provision of professional and clinical leadership and expertise in the care of the patient under your care, acting as a resource and consultant to provide information and support to patients, carers and staff.
  • To develop or contribute to the formulation of policies.
  • To develop or contribute to the formulation of patient information.
  • To liaise effectively with all members of the multi-disciplinary health care team so as to achieve a synchronised specialist service.
  • To provide informal and formal teaching, for patients, staff and carers as relevant e.g. academic courses provided by The School.

About us

The Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust is a world-leading cancer centre. Our role is to offer our patients the best cancer care available anywhere in the world, and to continue to make a global contribution to finding better ways of diagnosing and treating cancer. We employ over 4,500 staff in a diverse range of careers including nursing, medical, science, radiography, pharmacy, occupational therapy, finance and administrative services. We have two hospitals - one in Chelsea, London, and one in Sutton, Surrey - as well as a Medical Daycare Unit in Kingston Hospital

At The Royal Marsden, we deal with cancer every day, so we understand how valuable life is. When people entrust their lives to us, they have the right to demand the very best. That's why the pursuit of excellence lies at the heart of everything we do.

At the heart of the hospital is our dedicated team. We offer a stimulating and dynamic working environment, a wide range of staff benefits and learning and development opportunities. We are looking for employees who aspire to excellence, share our values and can play a crucial role in our on-going achievements.

Job description

Job responsibilities

For further information on this role, please see the attached detailed Job Description and Person Specification.

Clinical Excellence
  • The CNS will use advanced communication skills in all aspects of patient assessment, care and support.
  • To act as a key worker for a clinical caseload incorporating the responsibilities of the key worker role, working to coordinate care and provide easy and timely access for ongoing support for patients.
  • To lead in-depth discussions about the patients particular diagnosis, all treatment options, including research-based treatments with sensitivity, knowledge and expertise to enable patients to make an informed choice. To act as patient advocate when appropriate and respect patient confidentiality and privacy with respect for diverse cultural backgrounds and requirements.
  • To influence the patient care pathway, refer to other professionals, and sign-post patients to other agencies and services as appropriate.
  • To provide clinical expertise, specialist advice and support across service and organizational boundaries.
  • To sustain a high-quality specialist service for the patient throughout their journey
  • In conjunction with the clinical team, to undertake risk stratification for patients having cancer follow up.


To Demonstrate and apply high level clinical, technical and research skills through breadth and depth of knowledge. To use creative reasoning, critical thinking, experience and vision to advance care and influence patient outcomes. To demonstrate continuous evaluation and reflection of own practice and make changes where appropriate. To take personal responsibility for life-long learning and personal development through clinical supervision, appraisal and appropriate professional and Trust standards / frameworks for skills and behaviours and actively engage with learning and development opportunities


To develop new skills in response to emerging knowledge and techniques. To work across professional boundaries using creative reasoning and problem-solving to facilitate new ways of working to influence improvements in the patient care pathway. To instigate and manage changes in clinical practice within a complex environment. To evaluate and report on the impact of change including any impact on the patient care pathway. To provide and support education in practice to enable others (MDT, nursing roles, etc.), to develop their clinical practice through a range of methods, including workplace based teaching, one to one training and mentoring To deliver classroom based / group training as appropriate

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse with active NMC registration
  • First level degree in related subject
  • Evidence of Masters level learning or prepared to work towards
  • Post-basic qualification in cancer/palliative care and or relevant subject
  • pain management module at level 6 or 7
  • Evidence of continued professional development
  • Be willing to undertake Trust CNS role development programme or be able to demonstrate equivalent competencies


  • Research qualification
  • Level 2 psychologic al skills training as per recognised course or working towards
  • Advanced Communication s Skills Training or working towards
  • Recognised teaching qualification or working towards



  • Relevant post registration experience, at Band 6 or above, in acute pain, cancer or palliative care
  • Experience of teaching
  • In-depth specialist experience
  • Able to conduct reflective practice and participates in clinical supervision facilitated by a level 3 / 4 practitioner
  • Experience of multi-professional working
  • Evidence of advanced communications


  • Previous experience of working as a clinical nurse specialist
  • Experience of audit and research
  • Leadership and management experience



  • IT literate
  • Teaching/assessment and presentation skills
  • Organisation and negotiation skills
  • Effective communication
  • Leadership and motivational skills
  • Ability to motivate self and others
  • Ability to work autonomously and as part of a team


  • Europea n Computer Driving License or equivalent
  • Project leadership /management experience

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