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MacMillan Lung Cancer CNS

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year None
Closing date
1 Jun 2023

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Other Health Profession
Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
Job summary

An opportunity has arisen for an innovative and experienced registered nurse to join our cancer services at Chesterfield Royal Hospital. Chesterfield Royal Hospital is a district general hospital which opened the award winning NGS Macmillan Unit in June 2017. The post holder will have an office based in the NGS Macmillan Unit and will attend clinics within the unit but also support patients in inpatient areas across the hospital also.

This is an exciting opportunity to assist in the development the lung cancer nursing service and includes supporting people along the whole pathway including pre-diagnosis to living with and beyond cancer or transition to end of life care. We are looking for an individual with excellent communication skills and a passion for developing cancer services. The post holder will have a wealth experience working with people affected by cancer and a good understanding of both local and national lung cancer guidelines and pathways.

Main duties of the job

They will be responsible for the ongoing development and management of the Lung cancer Assistant post. They will support the Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist to ensure high quality services are provided to all patients. The post holder needs to work autonomously and will lead on own portfolio of work but also be a key member of the lung cancer nursing team.

About us

The trust has achieved the status of Disability Confident Employer and guaranteed to invite applicants to interview who meet the essential criteria for the job vacancy. We encourage applications from all sections of the community

Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a well performing Foundation Trust serving a population of around 441,000 across the Bolsover, Chesterfield, Derbyshire Dales, North Amber Valley, High Peak and North East Derbyshire districts. With a workforce of around 3,800 staff and good financial control, currently operating with a positive financial surplus and was recently rated \Good by the CQC following their latest inspection in February 2017.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see the Job description and Person Specification in the attachments section on this page. This document contains a full detailed description of the role and what the main responsibilities and duties are, along with the criteria that are required for the role

Person Specification



  • 1st level RGN
  • 1st level degree or equivalent experience
  • Speciality related course at degree level
  • Mentorship course


  • Teaching and assessing qualification
  • Non-medical prescriber (or willing to work towards)
  • Advanced communication course
  • Sage and Thyme course



  • Significant, relevant (post registration) experience with two years or more in speciality area
  • Ability to conduct nurse led clinics
  • Facilitate and support learning
  • Awareness of Quality Assurance/peer review process
  • Management and leadership experience


  • Evidence of leading a change project
  • Experience of quality assurance/peer review process

Skills & Knowledge


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Audit experience and subsequent quality improvement
  • Evidence of continuing professional development
  • Sound IT skills
  • Good record keeping
  • Awareness of local and national guidelines
  • Evidence of developing clinical skills


  • Advanced communication course
  • Research experience
  • Leadership course
  • Presentation skills
  • Risk management awareness

Personal Attributes


  • Able to use own initiative and work autonomously
  • Positive attitude, self-motivated
  • Able to manage and organise own workload with conflicting priorities
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Recognise own limitations
  • Work effectively with the MDT
  • Proactive in the continued development of the service
  • Adaptable to meet service needs

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