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Clinical Nurse Specialist Lung Cancer

Barts Health NHS Trust
£46,836 to £52,849 a year Per annum inc
Closing date
7 Jun 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse, Respiratory nurse
Band 7
Contract Type
Full Time
Barts Health NHS Trust is one of Britain's leading healthcare providers. Itconsists of Barts Hospital, The Royal London and Mile End Hospitals,Newham and Whipps Cross Hospitals.

Applications are invited for a Band 7 Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist (CNS),consideration would be given to a Band 6 in a CNS development post, thiswould require competency achievement before progressing to a band 7.Working fulltime in our busy lung cancer service at Whipps Cross Hospital,with 2 x CNS colleagues, you would be part of the wider lung cancer service across Barts Health.

The post holder will work closely with the respiratory and oncology teams,across sites (occasional cross site cover may be required). This is an exciting role that supports patients undergoing referral and investigation for a potential new cancer diagnosis, focusing on diagnostic, treatment and supportive pathways. The post holder will help to improve information and support provided to patients and families, undertake holistic needs assessment, help navigate cancer pathways and referrals between different hospital sites and community services including GPs and community nursing teams.

There will be an opportunity to work in a nurse led clinic and attend MDT's.

We are looking for a patient focused nurse to join our team and help theservice deliver responsive and compassionate care.

Main duties of the job

To provide:
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Mastery
  • Clinical Excellence

The post holder will join an established team of Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialists, to care for patients undergoing treatment for all types of lung cancer.

About us

Barts Health is one of the largest NHS trusts in the country, and one of Britain's leading healthcare providers.

The Barts Health group of NHS hospitals is entering an exciting new era on our improvement journey to becoming an outstanding organisation with a world-class clinical reputation. Having lifted ourselves out of special measures, we now have the impetus and breathing space to chart a fresh course in which we are continually striving to improve all our services for patients.

Our vision is to be a high-performing group of NHS hospitals, renowned for excellence and innovation, and providing safe and compassionate care to our patients in east London and beyond. That means being a provider of excellent patient safety, known for delivering consistently high standards of harm-free care and always caring for patients in the right place at the right time. It also means being an outstanding place to work, in which our WeCare values and behaviours are visible to all and guide us in how we work together.

We strive to live by our WeCare values and are committed to promoting inclusion, where every staff member has a sense of belonging. We value our differences and fully advocate, cultivate and support an inclusive working environment where staff treat one another with dignity and respect. We aim to create an equitable working environment where every individual can fulfil their potential.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Please see attached Job Description and Person Specification for a detailed job description and main responsibilities.

Person Specification



  • Relevant level 3 post-registration course or ENB Course
  • Teaching qualification
  • Relevant 1st level degree or working towards


  • Clinical Supervision course
  • Counselling course



  • Clinical leadership skills
  • Phlebotomy and Cannulation skills
  • Clinical expert/reflective practitioner
  • Personal and professional confidence
  • Well defined presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to develop effective local and national networks
  • Proactive and resourceful


  • Experience of running Nurse Led Clinics



  • Understanding of the disease process and treatment of all types of skin cancer
  • Knowledge of counselling techniques
  • Clear understanding of clinical governance
  • Up to date knowledge of professional and political issues

Other Requrements


  • Computer skills
  • Well presented personal appearance
  • Willingness to work in a clinical capacity as and when required
  • Willingness to wear Trust uniform

Disclosure and Barring Service Check

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (Exceptions Order) 1975 and as such it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service (formerly known as CRB) to check for any previous criminal convictions.

Certificate of Sponsorship

Applications from job seekers who require current Skilled worker sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. For further information visit the UK Visas and Immigration website (Opens in a new tab) .

From 6 April 2017, skilled worker applicants, applying for entry clearance into the UK, have had to present a criminal record certificate from each country they have resided continuously or cumulatively for 12 months or more in the past 10 years. Adult dependants (over 18 years old) are also subject to this requirement. Guidance can be found here Criminal records checks for overseas applicants (Opens in a new tab) .

UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see NHS Careers website (opens in a new window).

Employer details

Employer name

Barts Health NHS Trust


Whipps Cross Hospital


E11 1NR

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